“This is a pit of fire”: associations of play materials with children’s creativity during play and internal state language

dc.contributor.authorHowe, Nina
dc.contributor.authorTavassoli, Nasim
dc.contributor.authorLeach, Jamie
dc.contributor.authorFarhat, Fadwa
dc.contributor.authorDehart, Ganie
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-20
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-12T21:20:36Z
dc.date.available2022-10-12T21:20:36Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated how specific characteristics of multipiece, miniature, realistic play props (thematically open-ended village set versus thematically closed-ended train set) designed to enhance children’s pretense influenced their scenario creativity, object transformations, and the frequency and use of specific internal-state language. The sample consisted of 7-year-olds (n = 52) focal children playing with a sibling and a friend and focused on associations of play scenarios (i.e., set-up/organization, expected scenarios, creative scenarios), object use (i.e., set-up/organization, expected use, creative use, and no object), and internal-state language (i.e., references to cognitions, goals, emotions, preferences). Children engaged in more expected scenarios and object use with the closed-ended train set than with the open-ended village set. Play set differentially impacted the use of internal-state language: More references to goals were evident during train play, whereas a trend indicated that children employed more references to cognitions with the village. The pattern of findings indicates that children’s play communications may be associated with specific types of play props; thus, different play props may enhance pretense in different ways.
dc.description.urihttps://library.macewan.ca/cgi-bin/SFX/url.pl/CVX
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.1080/02568543.2020.1838673
dc.identifier.citationHowe, N., Leach, J., Tavassoli, N., Farhat, F., & DeHart, G. (2020). “This is a pit of fire”: Associations of play materials with children’s creativity during play and internal state language. Journal of Research in Childhood Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/02568543.2020.1838673
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14078/2811
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.subjectcreative object use
dc.subjectcreative scenarios
dc.subjectinternal-state language
dc.subjectplay materials
dc.subjectpretend play
dc.title“This is a pit of fire”: associations of play materials with children’s creativity during play and internal state language
dc.typeArticle
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