A study of two kinds of activities of preschool children : dressing activities and play activities affected by the homemaker's activities

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Louise Edwards (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Josephine Kremer

Abstract: One of the most difficult problems the average family meets today is that of providing a dwelling which adequately meets its needs, at a cost it can afford to pay. According to Agan: Each period in the family life cycle has its set of circumstances which pose their own unique problems. Aside from the challenging problems of human relations and of the financial and other management of the home, there is also the problem of use of the present dwelling to the best advantage as a background for family life or the choice of another house. For either choice, it is necessary to understand the functions required of the dwelling to carry on all the activities of the family members and to be able to interpret house design in terms of the ease with which these activities can be carried on. . . . The house in whatever form it is, is the center of family life.1 Since the house itself has such a marked effect upon the life that goes on within it, there has been much interest in finding out what makes it livable for different types of families. Research sponsored by the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics and the Agricultural Experiment Station, which seeks to determine the housing preferences of families, is providing a more scientific basis for planning houses to fit family needs. Each of the four regions of the United States has research in progress. North Carolina has chosen for its contribution to the Southern Region housing study, the housing needs of preschool children.

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Language: English
Date: 1951
Preschool children $x Conduct of life
Play assessment (Child psychology)

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