PARENTAL PERSPECTIVE ON PRESCHOOLERS' LEISURE ACTIVITIES
AbstractParents are responsible for childrenâ€™s leisure activities. Preschoolers spend most of their free time, playing different games inside their homes or in parks or in some other special equipped places. The research aims the next 2 hypothesis: (1) Parents involve their children in few sports, cultural or artistic leisure activities; (2) Parents consider that there is a gender criterion when choosing leisure activities, so that boys prefer sports while girls rather prefer to involve in artistic or cultural activities. The research method used is questionnaire based survey. The questionnaire investigated 162 parentâ€™s opinion about how their preschoolers spend their free/spare time. The obtained results (according to parents opinion) agree with top choices activities that take place outdoors in parks or other sites designed for children leisure activities. The basic activities consist of games, but it is necessary for parents to participate at a parenting program where they should be informed about the importance of both sports and cultural or artistic activities in childrenâ€™s life.
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