Comparison of children's outdoor play hours and occurrence of floating toe Nobuko Onuki 1 , Takayasu Washida 2 , Mami Narita 3 , Toru Yamada 4 1Tsukuba Hospital 2Ibaraki Prefectual University of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences 3Shimura Omiya Hospital 4National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Keyword: 幼児 , (浮き趾) , (フットプリント) , (失敗数) , Children , Floating toe , Footprint , Failure number pp.461-473
Published Date 2005/10/15
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 We targeted two groups of 5-year-old, nursery school children, who were significantly different from one another with regard to yearly outdoor play hours and frequency/time outdoor walking, all of which led us to comparing the occurrence of the children's floating toe, which has been reported on recently.

 As a result, we found that the group of children who preferred indoor play with less outdoor play hours showed a significant number of floating toe cases compared to the group of children who preferred outdoor play (with much outdoor play hours). Also, there was a significant difference in the failure number of footprint used for the study, and it showed that the indoor-play group with less outdoor play hours tended to have higher numbers.

 With these results, we discuss how the difference in outdoor play hours affects the occurrence of floating toe and the growth/development of the children including posture control and concentration of attention.

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