The relationships of rough & tumble play and children's social language use

유아의 사회적언어 사용과 거친 신체놀이의 관계

  • Kang, Young-Sik (Dept. of Early Childhood Education, Chung-Nam University) ;
  • Ma, Ji-Sun (Dept. of Early Childhood Education, Wonkwang Health Science University)
  • 강영식 (충남대학교 교육대학원 유아교육학과) ;
  • 마지순 (원광보건대학교 유아교육과)
  • Received : 2013.08.19
  • Accepted : 2013.12.05
  • Published : 2013.12.31


This study was designed to examine the relationships between rough and tumble play and children's social language use. The subjects were 90 children in a nursery school in N city. The data was analyzed using the Pearson correlation and stepwise regression. The results were as follows. First, there was a significant positive relationship between rough and tumble play, and the children's social language use. Second, the children's social language use' sub valuables had an effect on rough and tumble play. In particular, 'demand of action' has negative effects on the 'pull and push', and 'catch'. Furthermore, 'rejection' has negative effects on 'collapse' and 'rush'. This suggests that a rough and tumble play program can be developed to enhance the children's social language use.


Rough and tumble play;Social language use


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