THE VIEWS OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN ABOUT SPORTSJournal: International Journal of Science Culture and Sport (IntJSCS) (Vol.3, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2015-08-25
Authors : Yasemin AYDOĞAN; Arzu ÖZYÜREK; Gülümser GÜLTEKİN AKDUMAN;
Page : 595-607
Keywords : Early childhood education; Sports; Sportsman;
People’s early experiences related with sports are the good determinants of their attitudes and behaviors about sports in their future life. Early childhood period is very critical in people’s life span getting children adopt different habits besides enhancing their development. Therefore, the aim of this study is to determine the views and expectations of preschoolers about sports. The sample is 24 preschoolers who are between 3-and-6-year-olds. In this study qualitative research design is used and semi-structured interviews are conducted with participants. Data are analyzed and interpreted under categories by using content analysis. The results of this study are determined as; children could not quite understand the terms; sports and sportsman, children have limited knowledge about who do sports, and how and where do sport, children know football and swimming as sports. The results were discussed by adhering the literature and the supportive preschool sports activites were suggested.
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