Objective : The purpose of this study was to conduct a comprehensive survey of children s play in parents of disabled and non-disabled children prior to commencing school. This study aimed to further understanding play recognition and to present a specific direction of play necessary to each parent.
Methods : A questionnaire based on prior studies was sent to 700 people who had previously agreed to the take part. A total of 596 questionnaires were analyzed. Uncollected and insincere surveys, of which 106 were questionnaires for parents of disabled children, were exclused from analysis. The SPSS Window 23 program was used for data analysis and frequency analysis and the independent sample T test were performed.
Results : Disabled children s parents perceived playing with their children as more important than that of non-disabled children s parents(p<0.01). There was no statistical difference between disabled children and non-disabled children s parents, but there were some differences(p=0,053). Both disabled and non-disabled children had more time to participate with their mothers than with their fathers. Mothers with disabilities had more time to play however, fathers with no disabilities had more time. Both disabled and non-disabled children s parents had the most ordinary frequency of buying toys and there was very littele difference between the 2 groups. Both disabled and non-disabled children s parents primarily used the internet to acquire play information, and consideration when buying fun was followed by interest inducement, development level and safety.
Conclusion : Through this study, it was possible to compare the status of play recognition and participation by parents of children with or without disabilities. Based on this study, parents will be able to find out what they really need to play and will be provided as a basis for future play studies for children.