The Media in Children's Play

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 18:30
Oral Presentation
Elia PASSOS, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Juliana FREIRE, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Aldecilene BARRETO, University of Brasilia, Brazil
The culture influences the children's environment including their plays. The child will seek elements to create their representations, using the images, symbols and the tradition in which it is inserted. Thus, this study is composed of investigations about the interlocution between children's body and media. The aim is to analyze the meanings constructed by the children, and their representations in the play. For the comprehension of childhood was used Sarmento (2005) and Corsaro (2011). To understand body and childhood, Mauss (2003), Munarin (2007) and to mediatic process Thompson (2012). A field study with a qualitative approach was carried out at a public school in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, with 23 children. The children's drawings were used as methodological instruments (GOBBI, 2002). The pre-defined theme of the drawings was "My favorite plays". The data were analyzed in two categories: Plays with media influence and Traditional plays. The analysis suggested that the children of the masculine gender presented a greater incidence of media aspects in the moments of play. Based on the results found, it was confirmed that the media messages are manifested in children's body in the way of seeing, acting, relating and imagining. But this body is not only formed by values, customs, and attitudes transmitted by the media. It also depends on the world understandings of each child and the definitions made in contact with the school, their pairs and other contexts in which the children are inserted.