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Karlsen, Jannicke; Lyster, Solveig-Alma Halaas; Lervåg, Arne – Journal of Child Language, 2017
This study examined the vocabulary development of Norwegian second language (L2) learners with Urdu/Punjabi as their first language (L1) at two time-points from kindergarten to primary school, and compared it to the vocabulary development of monolingual Norwegian children. Using path models, the associations between number of picture books in the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Norwegian, Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Berzenski, Sara R.; Yates, Tuppett M. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
The ability to recognize and label emotions serves as a building block by which children make sense of the world and learn how to interact with social partners. However, the timing and salience of influences on emotion recognition development are not fully understood. Path analyses evaluated the contributions of parenting and child narrative…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Cognitive Ability, Emotional Development, Emotional Response
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Son, Seung-Hee; Lee, Kangyi; Sung, Miyoung – Early Education and Development, 2013
Research Findings: We examined relations among preschoolers' behavioral regulation, gender, and school readiness outcomes in preacademic and classroom skills using a sample of South Korean preschoolers aged 3-5 ("N" = 229). Behavioral regulation was assessed using a direct measure, the Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders task, which requires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, School Readiness, Child Behavior
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Pears, Katherine C.; Heywood, Cynthia V.; Kim, Hyoun K.; Fisher, Philip A. – School Psychology Review, 2011
Reading skills are core competencies in children's readiness to learn and may be particularly important for children in foster care, who are at risk for academic difficulties and higher rates of special education placement. In this study, prereading skills (phonological awareness, alphabetic knowledge, and oral language ability) and kindergarten…
Descriptors: Learning Readiness, Oral Language, Phonological Awareness, Path Analysis