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ERIC Number: EJ816928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Using Guided Play to Enhance Children's Conversation, Creativity and Competence in Literacy
Tsao, Ya-Lun
Education, v128 n3 p515-520 Spr 2008
Play is a significant medium for children's literacy development. As children engage in play activities, they are given opportunities and the motivation to show what they already know about reading and writing systems. Previous literature has shown that a literacy-rich environment increases the number of literacy activities available through play. The effect of materials appears to be enhanced by adult use of appropriate forms of scaffolding to encourage children to integrate literacy props into their play. Moreover, play intervention can facilitate children's literacy development and reveal different ways adults can interact with young children during such activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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