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Dawes, Andrew; Biersteker, Linda; Girdwood, Elizabeth; Snelling, Matthew; Tredoux, C. G. – Childhood Education, 2018
In 2015, Innovation Edge commissioned the development of South Africa's first national-level preschool child assessment tool. The project's key innovations were that the tool should fairly assess children from across the cultural and socio-economic spectrum, be inexpensive in terms of equipment and administration costs, and be administered in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Child Development
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Neumann, Michelle M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Due to recent advances in technology, social robots are emerging as educational tools with the potential to enhance early language and literacy skills in young children. Social robots are defined as machines that can socially interact and communicate intelligently with humans. A review of the literature was conducted to explore current knowledge…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition, Literacy Education, Robotics
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Keller-Margulis, Milena A.; Dempsey, Allison G. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The primary objective of this study was to describe cognitive and pre-academic skills of children born preterm (< 30 weeks gestational age) at preschool age. A secondary objective was to relate cognitive functioning at preschool age to developmental scores obtained using the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-Third Edition (Bayley…
Descriptors: Premature Infants, Preschool Children, Cognitive Ability, Scores
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Altun, Dilek – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Early literacy skills are part of a larger set of skills, knowledge, and affective responses gained throughout childhood; however, emergent reading motivation has been neglected in research and practice. Theoretical models for reading motivation are available in the literature, but they were developed based on school-aged children and print-based…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Emergent Literacy, Reading Motivation, Preschool Children
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Evans, Leanne M.; Avila, Antonieta – Childhood Education, 2016
Language is one of the most important drivers of children's socialization and development of a sense of belonging within their school, community, and culture. For bilingual and multicultural children in particular, language plays a critical role in the development of their identity. If emergent language learners do not feel confident in their…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Bilingual Education, Multicultural Education, Scientific Literacy
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Skibbe, Lori E.; Thompson, Julie L.; Plavnick, Joshua B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Preschoolers' (n = 32) attention to print and pictures was documented during an electronic storybook reading session. Children (M = 51.06 months; SD = 7.34 months) looked at a 12-page book that contained three types of pages, each of which was presented four times over the course of the book: (1) silent presentation of print, (2) print that was…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Story Reading, Eye Movements, Reading Aloud to Others
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Axelrod, Ysaaca – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The purpose of this ethnographic case study was to study the language development of 4-year-old emergent bilinguals in a bilingual (Spanish/English) Head Start classroom with flexible language practices. Data were collected throughout the 10-month school year by visiting the classroom 2-3 times per week. Data include: field notes (observations and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Usage, Child Language, Emergent Literacy
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Lee, Boh Young – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Fifteen toddlers (2- to 3-years old, nine boys and six girls) in a university preschool classroom were observed for 7 months while spending time with books during transition time, between story time and lunch. This qualitative case study investigated the ways that teachers can facilitate toddlers' reading habits by providing literacy opportunities…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Case Studies, Toddlers, Story Reading
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Han, Jisu; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Childhood Education, 2014
Research shows that home environments play a critical role in developing children's early literacy skills. Given the importance of developing early literacy skills to bolster children's chances for subsequent academic success, this article highlights the role of parent-child shared book reading. Summarizing research on different types of…
Descriptors: Interaction, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Oral Reading
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Rhoades, Mindi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Early childhood education, particularly through the influence of the Reggio Emilia model, traditionally has a strong affinity for arts-based, inquiry-based, interdisciplinary pedagogy. However, in the US, as standardized testing and curricula creep into early childhood classrooms, they marginalize arts-based learning and the kinds of playful,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, Childrens Literature
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Banerjee, Rashida; Alsalman, Amani; Alqafari, Shehana – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
English language learners are often at risk for communication and language delays--crucial elements in the foundation of early literacy skills. Studies have shown that preschool children involved in sociodramatic play demonstrate greater proficiency and interest in language development and reading. The manuscript shares evidence-based strategies…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Language Skills, English Language Learners
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Sylvester, Ruth; Kragler, Sherry – Childhood Education, 2013
Despite significant investments over the past decade in the expansion and improvement of preschool programs, too many children, particularly poor children, enter kindergarten behind their peers. Because it is critical that voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) classrooms offer educational programs that both address the needs and developmental levels of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Concept Formation, Misconceptions, Preschool Education
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Zhang, Chenyi; Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study used data from Early Childhood Longitudinal Study -- Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) and examined the relations between children's Head Start exposure and their early academic skills (i.e., language, literacy, and math skills) in the United States. Two groups of children who shared similar socio-economic status and disability status but received…
Descriptors: Children, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Federal Programs
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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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Lenhart, Lisa A.; Roskos, Kathleen A.; Brueck, Jeremy; Liang, Xin – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Increasing young children's vocabulary remains one of the most challenging areas of early literacy instruction. Progress has been made in identifying techniques that, while often complex, work to implement routinely. This study examines the effects of an easy-to-implement technique, say-tell-do-play (STDP), that integrates proven "active…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Emergent Literacy
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