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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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EYMANN, Alfredo; CAVADAS, Alejo  and  LEJARRAGA, Horacio. Jacks and other dexterity games in children and their parents. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2019, vol.117, n.6, pp.405-410.  Epub Dec 01, 2019. ISSN 0325-0075.

Traditional games have changed with the development of technology. We analyzeddexterity games played by children and theirparents in general, and jacks in particular. A survey was administered to childrenaged 5-12 years and their families. A total of109 surveys were completed; 91.7 % of parentsreferred that they had played jacks and that 4.6 %of their children also played it (p < 0.00001). Girlsplayed Chinese jump rope and ring-a ring-a rosesless often than their mothers, but football moreoften. Boys played ring-a ring-a roses less oftenthan their fathers. Besides, 28.4 % of parents didnot play any dexterity game with their children. To conclude, jacks, Chinese jump rope, andring-a ring-a roses are now less common; andgirls play football more often than their mothers. Parents do not usually play dexterity games withtheir children.

Keywords : Jacks; Recreational games; Generational shifts.

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