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  • Weissman, Helena (2017)
    The purpose of the study is to ascertain what preschool children think of physical activities. The study will also show how much children perceive they exercise a day as well as if they feel that adults in their everyday life encourage them to do so. According to the new recommendations should children exercise three hours a day. It is important to hear what children think about exercise to be able to develop their exercise both at home and at preschool. The research is qualitative with a phenomenological research approach. Interview was used as the method of research. To support the children, the interviews were conducted in groups and all interviews were recorded, transcribed and analysed. The children perceive that they exercise quite a lot. They did not experience adult restrictions but they did wish adults would participate in game and play. It can, however, be ascertained that the children did not exercise three hours a day. With adult participation, both at home and preschool, the time spent exercising could be increased.