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ERIC Number: EJ1026706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
Scaffolding, Analysis and Materials: Contributing Factors in an Unexpected Finding of Advanced Infant/Toddler Pretend Play?
Morrissey, Anne-Marie
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v12 n2 p195-213 Jun 2014
As part of a longitudinal study, infant/toddler pretend play development and maternal play modelling were investigated in dyadic context. A total of 21 children were videotaped in monthly play sessions with their mothers, from age 8 to 17 months. Child and mother pretend play frequencies and levels were measured using Brown's Pretend Play Observation Scale. Child IQ assessments at 5 years (Stanford-Binet IV) indicated average to high ability levels (M = 122.62). Descriptive analyses showed that children's levels of pretend development were markedly in advance of age-typical expectations. With a previous analysis showing no specific associations between play levels and IQ, intensive maternal scaffolding, data analysis approaches and use of abstract play materials are proposed as possible contributory factors to the children's advanced pretend play development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale
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