Analysis of the Factors Affecting the Development of Parent-Child Play in Young Families

  •  Yu Ying Guan    


The purpose of this paper is to analyze the factors affecting the development of family parent-child play in young children. In the literature review section, the concepts of parent-child play and family parent-child play are first defined, and their essential characteristics and connotations are clarified. Then, using the research method of desktop research, the current research status at home and abroad was analyzed, and it was found that domestic research mainly focused on three aspects: society, kindergarten and family, while foreign research mainly focused on cross-cultural research of parent-child play, psychotherapy, parental roles and influencing factors. This study also utilized semi-structured interviews to understand the current status of parent-child play conducted by parents today through interviews. An assessment of the existing research found that although some results have been achieved in the areas of the role of parent-child play, parental roles and psychotherapy, there are still some issues that need to be improved and thoroughly researched. Research on kindergarten parent-child game design is too general, research on family parent-child games is limited by geographical space, empirical studies are not detailed and in-depth enough, and there is a lack of exploration of the changes in the types of parent-child games under social change. Therefore, this paper aims to further explore these issues and deeply analyze the factors affecting the development of family parent-child games for young children. Using desktop research method and interview method, this paper aims to provide theoretical and practical guidance for promoting the development of parent-child play in families with young children by examining physical, individual and social factors, and by drawing on foreign research findings in cross-cultural studies, psychotherapy, parental roles and factors influencing parent-child play. The significance of this paper is that it fills the gap in the research on early childhood family parent-child play and provides a theoretical basis for further research and practice.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0526
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0534
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: semiannual

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