Event Title

How a Play Class Impacts Caregiver Child Interactions

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

21-4-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2014 3:30 PM

Student's Major

Family Consumer Science

Student's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Mentor's Name

Heather Von Bank

Mentor's Email Address

heather.von-bank@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Family Consumer Science

Mentor's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Description

The purpose of this study was to collect data from previous students who took “The Benefits of Play and Child Development” class at MSU Mankato. Our goal was to see if the students use the information from this class in their everyday lives when interacting with children. We used a 5-point Likert Scale to determine the participants gained knowledge from the play class and if it impacted their playful interactions with children in their home and work environments. Participants’ opinions about play and the importance of play as a caregiver were questioned as well. We also asked participants open-ended questions about their personal experiences and understanding of play. Results will shed light on students understanding of play and how this knowledge has affected their behaviors and interactions with children and families.

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Apr 21st, 2:00 PM Apr 21st, 3:30 PM

How a Play Class Impacts Caregiver Child Interactions

CSU Ballroom

The purpose of this study was to collect data from previous students who took “The Benefits of Play and Child Development” class at MSU Mankato. Our goal was to see if the students use the information from this class in their everyday lives when interacting with children. We used a 5-point Likert Scale to determine the participants gained knowledge from the play class and if it impacted their playful interactions with children in their home and work environments. Participants’ opinions about play and the importance of play as a caregiver were questioned as well. We also asked participants open-ended questions about their personal experiences and understanding of play. Results will shed light on students understanding of play and how this knowledge has affected their behaviors and interactions with children and families.

Recommended Citation

Cords, Amy; Alexa VanSickle; and Stephanie Feldman. "How a Play Class Impacts Caregiver Child Interactions." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/poster_session_B/22