The Contribution of Skittles to School Attendance among Pre-School Children:

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open & Distance Learning
The study was carried out in Nyalenda estate in Kisumu to find out the contribution of skittles to pre-school attendance by children. The issues raised were availability of physical facilities, Gender parity in the game, inadequate learning and play equipment, feeding programmes in the centers and school fees cost. The researcher used questionnaires for teachers and pupils to obtain information, focus group discussions with parents of pre-school children and review of written materials. The key informants were pre-school proprietors, educational officers, quality assurance and standards officers (school inspectors) and DICECE trainers. It was discovered that pre-schools that offer conducive learning environment for children, opportunities for children to play, available playing materials and equipment specifically skittle game attracts more children to pre-schools .It was therefore recommended that preschool teachers use play and play materials for teaching new concepts to young children as this will improve the attendance among pre-school children.
A Research Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the award of Bachelor’s Degree in Early Child Hood and Primary Education of Kampala International University
Skittles, School Attendance, Pre-School Children, Nyalenda Estate, Kisumu City Kenya