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Smadja, Marie-Lyne; Aram, Dorit; Ziv, Margalit – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The authors compared the discourse of 100 Israeli preschool teachers with a group of children during three book-sharing contexts: reading, reconstruction, and telling. During telling and reconstruction, the teachers used more utterances and questions and referred more to concept of book and to the illustrations. During reading, they referred more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Story Reading
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Aerila, Juli-Anna; Rönkkö, Marja-Leena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Art-related learning should be the central way of doing and playing in preschool, because the high quality of art-related education has a positive effect on children's well-being, identity development, and creative thinking. In our study we tested an integrated learning process where reading literature and telling stories is combined with the…
Descriptors: Handicrafts, Childrens Literature, Integrated Activities, Learning Processes
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Freeman, Greta Griffin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Bullying behaviors among young children are taking place in preschool classrooms and child-development centers. The author makes a case, based on bullying themes in children's literature and both qualitative and quantitative data collection with young children, for the use of children's picture books to teach character as bullying…
Descriptors: Action Research, Bullying, Young Children, Preschool Children
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Lee, Boh Young – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The purpose of this current study is to build on the previous body of emergent literacy research by investigating the necessity of assessing book knowledge (e.g., print knowledge, interpretive knowledge, and letter identification) in toddlerhood to set up successful literacy development by providing independent storybook reading opportunities.…
Descriptors: Independent Reading, Toddlers, Emergent Literacy, Reading Instruction
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Hawkins, Karen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2014
Drawing on a Participatory Action Research (PAR) study that was undertaken in two Australian preschool settings this article examines strategies that support the pedagogy of teaching for social justice and outlines how these strategies raised critical consciousness of both preschoolers (aged three to five years) and early childhood educators to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Responsibility, Inclusion, Social Integration
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Wheeler, Edyth – Childhood Education, 2008
Teachers often wonder how to add social justice and care for the environment to an already packed curriculum. Books and the ensuing conversations with children are a way to re-imagine the curriculum, rather than adding to it. Fiction and nonfiction books allow children to travel beyond what they know and live into the lives of others. This article…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Childrens Literature, Nonfiction, Conservation (Environment)
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Lee, Boh Young – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This qualitative study builds on the previous body of emergent literacy research by investigating the use of storybook reading with parents during morning transition times through observation on fifteen toddlers (2- to 3-years old), their parents, and teachers in a university preschool classroom. The focus of this study is to investigate whether…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Toddlers, Parent School Relationship, Emergent Literacy
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Huennekens, Mary Ellen; Xu, Yaoying – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a shared reading experience between parent and child in the child's home language on the emergent literacy and language acquisition in English of preschool-age English Language Learners. Parents of Spanish-speaking four-year-old Head Start students read storybooks in Spanish with their…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Marjanovic-Umek, Ljubica; Fekonja-Peklaj, Urska; Podlesek, Anja – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2012
Storytelling represents an aspect of children's general language competence. The characteristics of the home literacy environment, especially joint reading between parents and children, have a significant effect on children's storytelling. The purpose of this study was to explore the age differences in the storytelling of three- to six-year-old…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Developmental Psychology, Family Environment, Picture Books
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Katz, Esther; Girolametto, Luigi – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of peer intervention on the social interactions of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In this model, a speech-language pathologist and three early childhood educators trained typically developing peers to engage children with ASD in play. Three preschool children with ASD and six…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Intervention, Preschool Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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House, Carolyn A.; Rule, Audrey C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
Preschoolers' reasons for ranking the beauty of 30 children's book illustrations were investigated through individual interviews. Most frequent response criteria for beauty were associated with familiar objects or surroundings, action, color, clothing or accessories, water or ice, body features, and babies or small things. Children's book…
Descriptors: Illustrations, Picture Books, Preschool Children, Aesthetics