An Analysis of Dress up Games Played by Preschool Children on Smartphones


Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.39, no.2, pp.313-326, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


The main aim of this research is to examine whether the dress-up games played by preschool children are appropriate for the age and development level of those children. For this purpose, the 5 top downloaded games in the market are reviewed and 22 academians have formed the working group. Case study model was used in this study. For this purpose, first of all each frame of the games was recorded by taking a screenshot. Then these squares were examined with professional and in this context, five subject areas have been identified. Subject area defined as character analysis, visual elements, sound, development areas, and given messages. A graded scoring key has been developed for each of these subject areas. This grading key was graded by 22 academician and emergent result was analyzed. Spss program was used for the analysis of graduated scoring keys. When the results of the graded scoring keys applied in the study are analyzed, it is seen that the dressing games examined have positive and negative effects for preschool children. Certainly, it is not possible to limit these effects to completely positive or completely negative. But as a result of the study, it has been determined that there are some parts of dressing games that are not suitable for the age and development of preschool children. For this reason, it has been observed that games should be improved and reconstructed for preschool children. However, there are consensus and contradictions among the academics regarding the 5 subject areas examined. Therefore, increasing the detailed studies on the current subject can be suggested to the researchers.