SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.19 issue43A behavioral analysis of verbal reports and parental educative practices: scope and limitsAffectivity among students and the system of quotas for black people author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto)

Print version ISSN 0103-863XOn-line version ISSN 1982-4327


PFEIFER, Luzia Iara; ROMBE, Patrícia Gonçalves  and  SANTOS, Jair Licio Ferreira. Socioeconomic and cultural influence on preschoolers' play. Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto) [online]. 2009, vol.19, n.43, pp.249-255. ISSN 0103-863X.

Assuming that the economic context influences children's play, this study aimed to examine the differences between toys used by children from two different socio-economic classes. Data collection was carried out with 50 mothers of children from three to six years old. According to Critério Brasil, half of the participants belonged to economic level A2 (Group 2) and the other half to economic level D (Group 1). Results indicate that there are significant differences between the use of computers (p=0.000), board games (p=0.023), games of arm (p=0.042), button soccer (p=0.012), more used by Group 2 and the use of clockwork toys (p=0.005), scrap toys (p=0.000) and jump rope (p=0.021), which were more present in Group 1. Results suggest that socioeconomic levels influence playing behaviors of preschooler children.

Keywords : recreation; development; preschool age children; socioeconomic status.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf epdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License