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The Play Cycle Observation Method: A Pilot Study / Peter King

International Journal of Playwork Practice, Volume: 1, Issue: 1

Swansea University Author: Peter, King

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DOI (Published version): 10.25035/ijpp.01.01.02

Abstract

A pilot study was undertaken on recording children's Play Cycles using a new observational tool: The Play Cycle Observation Method (PCOM). Using a single four-minute video, five participants mapped the Play Cycles of a boy (aged 5–6 years) and a girl (aged 9–10 years) and recorded quantitative...

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Published in: International Journal of Playwork Practice
ISSN: 2689-9124
Published: 2020
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa54569
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Abstract: A pilot study was undertaken on recording children's Play Cycles using a new observational tool: The Play Cycle Observation Method (PCOM). Using a single four-minute video, five participants mapped the Play Cycles of a boy (aged 5–6 years) and a girl (aged 9–10 years) and recorded quantitative data in relation to: recording the play cues prior to and then within established Play Cycles; the number of Play Cycles; and how long each Play Cycle lasted
Keywords: play cycle; Play Cycle Observation Method; play; playwork
Issue: 1