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ERIC Number: EJ994308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
"Read It! Do It! Tell It! Play It!": Preschoolers and Their Families Having Fun with Stories
Bradley, Linda; Donovan, Carol
Childhood Education, v88 n4 p248-254 2012
Young children, their caregivers, and families should take advantage of opportunities to relish stories together. In this article, the authors describe one child's earliest experiences with story that have informed their work with preschool children and their families. Carol's (the second author's) daughter Sloane is privileged in all the ways that living with professional parents (one a literacy educator) and having educated caregivers (one is a doctoral student in literacy education) entails. Her experiences provide specific examples of exposure to school-like language and literate practices. An exploration of Sloane's early years provided them with observational evidence regarding the powerful role that stories can have over time when caregivers gradually include and integrate more forms each day. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Middle Schools; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia