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ERIC Number: EJ1059201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
The Impact of Dramatic Play Centre on Promoting the Development of Children's Early Writing Skills
Ihmeideh, Fathi
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v23 n2 p250-263 2015
The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of dramatic play centre (DPC) on promoting the development of children's early writing skills in the Jordanian context. It also intends to investigate the forms of children's writing skills that emerge through the use of dramatic play. Observations and interviews were conducted to obtain information from kindergarten children involved in this study. The results revealed a statistically significant difference in the writing behaviors of children in the experimental group, showing that children's early writing behaviors improved following the employment of dramatic play activities. The results also indicated that these children produced different forms of writing. The production of letter-like forms was the most common form of writing exhibited by children in the DPC, followed by writing via drawing, and writing via reproducing well-learned units or letter strings. In addition, the results demonstrated that children who have been exposed to dramatic play activities developed more positive attitudes toward the process of writing. Finally, the results are discussed and suggestions for future research are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan