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ERIC Number: EJ1102219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Partnering with Families through Photo Collages
Bacigalupa, Chiara
Early Childhood Education Journal, v44 n4 p317-323 Jul 2016
This article describes the implementation and benefits of a photo-based family communication method called Daily Explorations. Daily Explorations are one- to two-page photo collages that are annotated with meaningful explanations of children's play and e-mailed to parents every day. The process, described in more detail in this article, is a relatively simple way to help families gain a deeper understanding of not only what their children do every day, but also why these activities are important. Results of a parent survey indicate that families receive many benefits from these photo communications including: increased knowledge of child development, increased understanding of how children learn through play, increased parent/child communication about school activities, and increased family understanding of the program and activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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