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ERIC Number: EJ1003588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Fathers' Role in Play: Enhancing Early Language and Literacy of Children with Developmental Delays
Stockall, Nancy; Dennis, Lindsay
Early Childhood Education Journal, v41 n4 p299-306 Jul 2013
Fathers and paternal role models make a unique contribution to children's development. There is some research to suggest that the types of play males engage in with children is typically more active and thus offers unique possibilities for embedding activities for language and literacy development. In this article, we offer suggestions for how preschool special education teachers can assist fathers and paternal role models as they work and play to enhance the language and literacy skills of their children through reading activities, dramatic play, and pretend or free play.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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