Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(3), pp. 824 - 838
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070324
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Sports in Children's Picture Books

Aynur Yilmaz 1,*, Şengül Pala 2
1 Faculty of Sport Science, Trabzon University, Turkey
2 Faculty of Education, Kırıkkale University, Turkey


From an early age, it is very important to encourage children to enjoy sports and to make sports. The awareness and habits gained in the early years of life affect life in the following years. Illustrated children's books are important for early childhood children to gain interest, curiosity and awareness towards an area. Sports and sports-specific elements are among the habits that should be given to children at a young age. The aim of this study is to determine the sport elements in the children's books. For this purpose, the research was designed with a case study pattern of qualitative research approaches. Criterion sampling technique was used in the study. Thirty books with 3-6 years old child development characteristics and the subject of which are direct sports are included in the study group. Document analysis technique was used in data analysis. In the research, it has been determined that books related to different sports branches, sports materials are depicted, sports-specific concepts are mentioned and technical and tactical information is presented. In the sections where sporting competitions take place, are depicted such as fairness / fair competition, fairness, benevolence and ability to tolerate winning-loss values. The processing of sports in illustrated children's books will be effective in the positive attitudes of children in this age of development towards sports.

Sport, Illustrated Children's Books, Sports Environment, Gender, Document Analysis

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[1] Aynur Yilmaz , Şengül Pala , "Sports in Children's Picture Books," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 824 - 838, 2019. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070324.

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Aynur Yilmaz , Şengül Pala (2019). Sports in Children's Picture Books. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 7(3), 824 - 838. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070324.