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Hà, Tú Anh – Journal of Education, 2022
This article reviews pretend play and its impact on and association with children's language. Studies have shown the significant relationship between the two domains; however, more intervention research needs conducting to validate the causal impact of pretend play. Nevertheless, several studies exploring its effects on early language reported…
Descriptors: Play, Language Acquisition, Literature Reviews, Intervention
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Vogt, Franziska; Hollenstein, Lena – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2021
Digitalisation and the accompanying transformation processes, involving data, technology and people, are part of children's life and will shape their future. Competences, such as digital skills, as well as creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving are crucial to these transformation processes. In early…
Descriptors: Play, Imagination, Young Children, Kindergarten
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Jaggy, Ann-Kathrin; Perren, Sonja; Sticca, Fabio – Early Education and Development, 2020
Pretend play may be beneficial for young children's social development. However, empirical results to date are inconsistent and limited, which is partly due to a lack of psychometrically sound measures for children's social pretend play competence. The current study aimed to compare and validate different assessment methods for children's social…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Play, Imagination
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de Haan, Dorian; Vriens-van Hoogdalem, Anne-Greth; Zeijlmans, Kirti; Boom, Jan – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
Research suggests that metacommunication in young children's social pretend play is the most complex form of cooperation. In this study, metacommunication was examined using audio and video recordings during pretend play. Participants were 24 children in kindergarten average age 5.1 years. Utterances were coded for metacommunication, the narrative…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Young Children, Kindergarten, Play
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Marwick, Helen; Jarvie, Karena; Cowie, Hilary; Johnston, Lorna; Hammond-Evans, Nicola; Cockayne, Rachael – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2022
A repeated measures single subject design was used to examine the effectiveness of a joint play approach embedded in professional practice, in supporting pretend play for autistic children. Seven autistic children, aged 5-8 years, with a placement within a specialist educational provision, and who demonstrated restricted play, participated in…
Descriptors: Play, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Program Effectiveness
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Tympa, Eleni; Karavida, Vasiliki; Charissi, Athina – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
Pretend play in early years is considered key to the development of both children's and pre-service teachers' skills. Teachers' involvement in pretend play might be an effective tool for supporting children's play skills and self-confidence, communication, cooperation and decision-making. Drawing on qualitative interviews with pre-service and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education
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Saral, Dincer; Ulke-Kurkcuoglu, Burcu – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2022
We examined the effects of the least-to-most prompting (LTM) procedure with contingent imitation (CI) on increasing the frequency and diversity of pretend play in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using a multiple probe across toy sets single-case research design. Three children with ASD ages 5 to 6 years took part in the study. LTM was…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Play, Imagination
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Mohan, Megha; Celshiya, Reenu; Karuppali, Sudhin; Bhat, Jayashree S.; Anil, Malavika A. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2022
Background: Pretend play is a form of play that involves nonliteral actions. There are limited studies reporting the developmental trends of pretend play behaviours of typically developing pre-schoolers. This knowledge would be beneficial in the early identification of deviations in pre-schoolers who have or are at risk of developing developmental…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Children, Child Development, Identification
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Hollenstein, Lena; Thurnheer, Stefanie; Vogt, Franziska – Education Sciences, 2022
One of the crucial 21st-century digital skills, in the context of digital transformation, is problem solving--equally so in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In the context of kindergarten, learning through play is central; therefore, pretend play, and particularly guided pretend play, is suggested as an…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Play, Kindergarten, Technology Uses in Education
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Northrup, Jessie B.; Leezenbaum, Nina B.; Campbell, Susan B. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Social engagement, pretend play, and concern for another's distress represent fundamental features of typical social-emotional development in the second year. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) display delays and deficits in these areas, and research on toddlers at heightened risk for ASD (HR; younger siblings of children with ASD)…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Social Development, Emotional Development, Autism
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Kalkusch, Isabelle; Jaggy, Ann-Kathrin; Burkhardt Bossi, Carine; Weiss, Barbara; Sticca, Fabio; Perren, Sonja – Early Education and Development, 2021
This study investigated whether two educational strategies, providing material and active adult support during play, promote pretend play quality in a group of preschoolers. The sample consisted of 101 preschoolers (50% females; mean age at t1= 43.02 months, SD= 5.94) from 14 Swiss educational play groups. These were randomly allocated to the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Play, Foreign Countries
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Catalano, Horatiu; Campbell-Barr, Verity – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
At preschool age, it is generally accepted that children's main pursuit is play. In particular, pretend play has a major role in supporting a preschooler's learning processes. Early pretend play involves object substitution, before later progressing to the incorporation of invisible objects. The purpose of the presented study was to validate that…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children
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Dueñas, Ana D.; Plavnick, Joshua B.; Bak, M. Y. Savana – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Preschool aged children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have marked deficits in pretend play that impede interactions with typically developing peers in inclusive early childhood settings. This study aimed to teach three young children with ASD to engage in pretend play behaviors with their peers. A multiple probe across participants…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Play
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Perren, Sonja; Sticca, Fabio; Weiss-Hanselmann, Barbara; Burkhardt Bossi, Carine – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
Social pretend play may have a positive impact on children's social development because it involves positive peer interactions and challenges their social-cognitive abilities. The current study aimed to investigate whether variations in play tutors' active support and play management are associated with variations in children's social pretend play…
Descriptors: Play, Tutoring, Social Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Goldstein, Thalia R.; Lerner, Matthew D. – Developmental Science, 2018
Pretense is a naturally occurring, apparently universal activity for typically developing children. Yet its function and effects remain unclear. One theorized possibility is that pretense activities, such as dramatic pretend play games, are a possible causal path to improve children's emotional development. Social and emotional skills,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Drama, Play, Games
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