IJCH 2015 Vol.1(2): 100-104 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2015.1.2.019

The Youth’s Perception on Local Play and Lessons Learned

Chaiwat Tantarangsee
Abstract—The purposes of this study are 1) to study the ASEAN youth’s perception of local play, and 2) to identify lessons learned from local play. Samples include 48 university students from Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia joining the English and Cultural ASEAN Youth Camp, in which 6 local play stations are held as a stimulus. A questionnaire is used to find out the level of their perception of local play and the lessons learned. The research findings disclose that the level of the youth’s perception on 4 out of 6 types of local play is in high level. The 4 types of local play they used to play most include ‘Duck Duck Goose’, ‘Rice Grain’ or ‘London Bridge is Falling down’, ‘Tossing Rubber Rings’ and ‘Running in Rice Sacks, while 2 types of local play they are not familiar with are ‘Bamboo Dance’ and ‘Walking on Coconut Shells’. Lessons learned from local play include unity and harmony, friendship, language and culture, fun, team working, recall of childhood, background of local play, determination, cultural preservation respectively. It is, therefore, suggested that local play is beneficial to child development as well as youth’s cultural enrichment.

Index Terms—Duck duck goose, lessons learned, local play, London bridge, the ASEAN youth.

Chaiwat Tantarangsee is with Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, one U-thong nok road, Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: ceewattantar@yahoo.com, chiwat@ssru.ac.th).

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Cite: Chaiwat Tantarangsee, "The Youth’s Perception on Local Play and Lessons Learned," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 100-104, 2015.

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