Results for - Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe

1,628 voters participated in this survey

1. What do you consider to be the most beneficial result from playtime?

Play is linked to growth in memory, self-regulation, oral language and recognizing symbols.
35%
568 votes
Play is crucial for a child's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. It's a child's way of learning about his body and the world. They will use all five senses to do so especially in the first year.
51%
837 votes
It gives them the opportunity to mix with other children.
32%
520 votes
It helps them to respond to their peers’ feelings while waiting for their turn.
23%
373 votes
Families benefit from healthier, happier children.
29%
469 votes
Children build resilience through risk taking and challenge, problem solving and dealing with new and novel situations.
25%
411 votes
Play gives children the chance to be spontaneous.
26%
423 votes
Because it is fun!
35%
573 votes
Undecided
18%
285 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
19 votes

2. Do you feel there has been a decine in playtime?

Yes
52%
839 votes
No
12%
194 votes
Sometimes
17%
270 votes
Undecided
21%
350 votes

3. Why do think that is?

Our modern technology has contributed to “keeping children indoors”, where children become sedentary limiting time outdoors where children can be active.
50%
806 votes
It is not necessary to “teach” a child to play. It is the supervising adults that have curtailed the time allotted for self motivated child play.
14%
227 votes
Adults need to learn that children crave and deserve a chance at playtime to do whatever they want to do, create whatever they want to create or have the freedom and luxury to do nothing at all.
22%
358 votes
Adults have exerted ever-increasing control over children’s activities. They want to see their children get ahead in life by enrolling them in the latest classes, competitions, activities or schools, etc. Children want to experience the joy of play.
26%
428 votes
Schools have eliminated gym classes and outdoor activities altogether.
17%
275 votes
Undecided
26%
420 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
31 votes

4. Some of us remember playing hide and seek, house, tag, kick ball, taking turns at jump rope or creating imaginary worlds with our dolls, building forts, putting on plays, dressing-up, etc. Do you have fond memories of your childhood playtime? Please share some in the comments section below.

Yes
57%
932 votes
No
10%
162 votes
Sometimes
18%
292 votes
N/A
16%
255 votes
10/01/2015 Living 1628 57 By: CB2244

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