Journal of Physical Education and Medicine
Online ISSN : 1883-0722
Print ISSN : 1345-6962
ISSN-L : 1345-6962
Development of physical play programs for kindergarten with all family and community in Unnan City
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2014 Volume 15 Issue 1 Pages 15-22


The purpose of this study is to determine whether the physical play programs for preschoolers were practiced at home or not.
Subjects were 12 three- to six-year-old Japanese preschoolers (5 boys and 7 girls) and 14 parents (6 men and 8 women) in kindergarten. Preschoolers and parents turned into “NINJA” and played the physical activity programs refer to as “YOUJIKIUNDOSHISHIN-Physical Activity Guideline for Japanese Preschoolers”. These programs consisted of three programs which are [1] Making the “NINJA” toys, [2] Contact playing of parents and childen, and [3] Playing equipment in playground.
We evaluated using a questionnaire (multiple-choice answers) one month later after practice (9/12 persons replied). Moreover, we interviewed the head teacher in kindergarten two months later after practice.
As for the result of the intervention, the physical play programs were carried out in all the homes. [1] Six people made the “NINJA” toys. [2] Five people participated contact playing of parents and children, and [3] playing on playground equipment in was implemented by one person. In addition, these programs were implemented in the athletic festival by teachers of one month later after practice, and in the kindergarten festival by parents of two months later after practice.
In conclusion, the physical play programs with reference “Physical Activity Guideline for Japanese Preschoolers” may lead to promote physical activity at home.

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