ERIC Number: ED042513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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The "Tell-and-Find Picture Game" for Young Children.
Blumenfeld, Phyllis; Keislar, Evan R.
The "Tell-And-Find Picture Game" is designed to teach both speaking and listening comprehension skills to preschool children. The game is arranged to provide a cooperative experience for two players who take turns in the role of a speaker and of a listener. In order to test the effectiveness of the game in encouraging cognitive gains, a pilot study was run in which the game was adapted to provide specific instruction on a number of spatial concepts. Thirty 4-year-old black Head Start children were pretested on these spatial concepts, and the 10 children who made the most errors were selected for the pilot study. These children played the game for 20 minutes on each of six days. On the seventh day, posttests, which were identical with the pretests, were administered. The children were also tested for affective response to the game. The outcome of these tests indicated that the children both enjoyed the game and improved their language skills of listening comprehension and verbal expression as a result of it. The emphasis on cooperation seemed to be a good feature. The study also suggested certain improvements in the game, some of which would decrease the dependence on the experimenter and make the players more autonomous. (MH)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Head Start Evaluation and Research.