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Yadav, Savita; Chakraborty, Pinaki – Childhood Education, 2021
Children like to play with smartphones and other touchscreen-based devices, and suitably developed apps can help in entertaining, nurturing, and educating children. For the last three years, the authors have been studying how children interact with smartphones and other touchscreen-based devices. They assert that knowing the capabilities of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Wasan, Arushi – Childhood Education, 2021
Throughout her career, Dost Education's co-founder and CEO Sneha Sheth met many parents across varying global contexts and was always amazed by the grit and determination of under-resourced parents to see their children thrive. In 2016, Sneha conducted a focus group on early childhood development with 80 parents from Dharavi. She already knew…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Child Development, Young Children
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Núñez, Giselle; Hughes, Marie Tejero – Childhood Education, 2021
This article describes a language-based intervention model that the authors successfully implemented with Latinx families and their children with language delays. The model can be adjusted to a variety of settings (e.g., homes, schools, clinics) to provide a research-based, bilingual intervention that can increase the language skills of Latinx…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Language Impairments, Delayed Speech
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Neumann, Michelle M.; Herodotou, Christothea – Childhood Education, 2020
A recent report surveyed 3,154 families and showed that 80% of children age 0-7 use YouTube, and 59% use YouTube Kids. While most young children are likely using their parents' accounts, 11% have their own YouTube accounts and 16% have registered with the YouTube Kids app. On average, children spend 1.39 hours each weekday and 1.47 hours each…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Young Children, Computer Oriented Programs, Use Studies
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Suleman, Mohamedarif – Childhood Education, 2020
An examination of the employment market in Tanzania highlights profound differences in the competencies and skills of individuals who have graduated from the local schools from those who have graduated from international schools. Although Tanzania had achieved nearly universal access to primary education by 2007, enrollment of primary school-age…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Damico, Susan – Childhood Education, 2020
Resilience has become a popular and important topic in classrooms around the world. Much of the existing research about resilience is focused on promoting this important life skill in young children. At the same time, more and more educators and researchers are emphasizing resilience as a tool to help teachers handle stress and avoid burnout.…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Effectiveness, Stress Management, Teacher Burnout
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Kemple, Kristen M.; David, Gigi M. – Childhood Education, 2020
As educators and business people consider what children need to be successful in this rapidly changing society, creative and critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and persistence are recognized as the most important skills for success in education and the workforce. Among these, creative thinking is referred to most…
Descriptors: Young Children, Creativity, Creative Development, Teaching Methods
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Seevak, Marina – Childhood Education, 2020
Young children suffer when schools make inappropriate academic demands, which create anxious and demoralized young learners who feel disinvested in the learning process. Students' mental and physical health suffer from the stress of academically driven environments, and they lose the opportunity to gain the skills that creative play generates.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Play, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods
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Di Santo, Aurelia; Scott, Katie-Jay – Childhood Education, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the vulnerable refugee populations of the world need more support than ever before. As refugees (both children and adults) struggle to make sense of this pandemic with very few to no resources, iACT, an international nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian action to aid, empower, and extend hope to those…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Refugees, At Risk Persons, Child Health
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Neumann, Michelle M. – Childhood Education, 2020
Young children's development of early literacy and language skills are strong predictors of future reading and writing ability. These skills in turn predict future health, well-being, and success. It is important that young children are provided with positive experiences that foster these skills. In the 21st century, such early learning can occur…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Language Acquisition, Young Children
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Park, Mi-Hwa; Clemson, Cindy – Childhood Education, 2020
Encouraging young children to follow the six-foot guideline for social and physical distancing to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus is a challenge for early childhood teachers. One effective way to do so is to provide visual reminders of how far away they should be from other people by placing stickers on the floor that are six feet…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Early Childhood Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Gross, Karen E. – Childhood Education, 2019
How can we harness the power of innovation to support the development of our youth as empathic citizens, who are engaged with and informed about the world around them? The Citizen Discourse initiative is creating a unique platform to meet this goal.
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Inclusion
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Lee, Felicia – Childhood Education, 2019
Meeting the needs of children in refugee communities is a growing concern. Supporting their physical and emotional well-being is a challenge, as is protecting their right to quality education. Innovations are necessary to meet these challenges. Given the circumstances that have contributed to refugee crises around the world, education innovations…
Descriptors: Peace, Empathy, Young Children, Empowerment
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Smith, Wendy; Crane, Annya – Childhood Education, 2019
Worldreader, the nonprofit organization with a mission to create a world where everyone is a reader, is proving that mobile phones can be used as tools for engaging parents in reading to their young children. Knowing the cognitive and developmental benefits of reading to children from an early age, Worldreader set out to leverage the ubiquity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning, Telecommunications
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Sawhney, Arjun – Childhood Education, 2019
The first six years of a child's life are the most critical years for development, and appropriate health care, nutrition, stimulation, affection, and education are critical for healthy development. These early years also present a window of opportunity to mitigate any developmental concerns. With the right intervention, the child's health,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Foreign Countries, Physicians
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