The Effects of Freeplay on Self-Regulatory Skill Development
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
The purpose of this study was to examine how access to freeplay during the school day influences self-regulatory skills during academic tasks. When students learn to self-regulate through play, the transition into learning can be more efficient. The association between free-play and self-regulation were examined using quantitative parent survey data and qualitative classroom observations in a Kindergarten class. Findings indicate that when freeplay time is given students are more ontask during content instruction. Findings also indicate that parents feel freeplay should be part of the Kindergarten schedule.
Laliberte, Michelle, "The Effects of Freeplay on Self-Regulatory Skill Development" (2015). M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Research Projects. 15.