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Piloting the Play Cycle Observation Method in ‘real time’: Recording children’s Play Cycles in pre-school provision / Peter King, LaDonna Atkins, Brandon Burr

Journal of Early Childhood Research, Volume: 19, Issue: 3, Pages: 298 - 308

Swansea University Author: Peter King

Abstract

The Play Cycle Observation Method (PCOM) is an observational tool developed to focus on the process of play and has shown good reliability when watching videos of children playing. This study was a pilot on using the PCOM in ‘real time’ in a pre-school setting where 3-year-old children play.

Published in: Journal of Early Childhood Research
ISSN: 1476-718X 1741-2927
Published: SAGE Publications 2021
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa55167
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Abstract: The Play Cycle Observation Method (PCOM) is an observational tool developed to focus on the process of play and has shown good reliability when watching videos of children playing. This study was a pilot on using the PCOM in ‘real time’ in a pre-school setting where 3-year-old children play.
Keywords: observation, play, Play Cycle, Play Cycle Observation Method, pre-school
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 3
Start Page: 298
End Page: 308