ERIC Number: EJ602194
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison between Informational and Narrative Picture Books as a Context for Reasoning between Caregivers and 4-Year-Old Children.
Torr, Jane; Clugston, Lynn
Early Child Development and Care, v159 p25-41 Dec 1999
Compared caregiver-child discourse surrounding information and narrative picture books with twelve 4-year-olds. Found that discourse surrounding the informational book was greater in quantity than for the picture book, and contained more cognitively demanding questions, more conditional clauses, and more interactions involving reasoning and technical terminology. Findings suggest that informational picture books have distinctive features encouraging knowledge construction and reasoning. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Caregiver Speech, Child Language, Childrens Literature, Comparative Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Grammar, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Picture Books, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Questioning Techniques, Reading Aloud to Others, Teacher Student Relationship, Thinking Skills, Young Children
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue on: "Issues in Early Childhood Research."