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Title: Impact of play on academic performance of learners in selected early childhood education centres in south zone, Kakamega south district, Kenya
Authors: Ukanda .M., Dennis
Keywords: Academic performance
Early childhood education centres
South zone, Kakamega south district, Kenya
Issue Date: Aug-2011
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to determine impact of play on academic performance of Early childhood education in South Zone, Kakamega South district, Kenya. The research objectives were; to investigate the common types of play, to determine the factors that hinder children's play lo determine the impact of play on academic performance of early childhood education and to determine the importance of play on early childhood development in South Zone, Kakamega South district, Kenya. The methods used/or data collection were questionnaires to both the teachers and learners. The study revealed that play helps the children pe1form well in class, it makes the children like the school environment, children who play do not find difficulties in solving problems and play improves children's performance in the later years The study revealed that the most commonly games mentioned were football and net ball, hide and seek, running and jumping, riding bicycles and driving toy cars and swinging parallel play, followed by collaborative play, negotiating play. The study revealed that the factors hindering children's play were poverty •with and gender inequality. The study revealed that play makes muscular development and control of large muscles, play helps the children to develop the language skills and through play children's explore the word around them. Government should make sure early childhood centers have enough and strong playing materials before they are licensed. The community and parents should be sensitized about the importance of playing so that they also participate in children's playing activities. Schools should make sure they fulfill what is in the curriculum by involving children in playing activities. Play and play materials should be one of the key topics taught to teachers so that they understand the importance of playfully.
Description: A Research Report Submitted To The Institute Of Open And Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirement For The Award of Bachelor Of Education In Early Childhood And Primary Education Of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Secondary Education

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