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Xuan Minh Tri Tran; Keiko Nakamura; Saber Al-Sobaihi; Kaoruko Seino – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
Quality caregiving practices facilitate early childhood development. This study examined the levels of parents' engagement in caregiving activities with children aged 36-59 months and the socioeconomic and child-rearing environmental factors. A total of 1035 children and their caregivers were analysed using the Vietnam Multiple Indicator Cluster…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Young Children, Family Characteristics
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Sevil Günaydin; Hüsniye Dinç Kaya; Tülay Yilmaz; Rukiye Duman; Seray Gür – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
This study aims to explore the experiences of breastfeeding mothers during pregnancy in tandem breastfeeding. This research is a qualitative study conducted using the phenomenological research design. Data saturation was achieved after 11 participants were interviewed. The content analysis approach was used to analyze the data. Interview…
Descriptors: Infants, Nutrition, Mothers, Pregnancy
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Kaja Hacin-Beyazoglu; Žiža Komac; Urška Fekonja – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
The aim of this study was to examine gender stereotyping by pre-school children in selecting a picture book cover and assigning gender to animal characters in illustrations. We aimed to explore which gender children would assign to bear characters, when these are portrayed in different more or less gender stereotyped activities, occupations or…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Picture Books, Illustrations, Animals
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María Laura Ramírez; Celia R. Rosemberg; Maia Julieta Migdalek – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
Early linguistic environment has shown an impact on children's later language development, particularly, child directed speech has been associated with providing children with linguistic input from which to look for regularities and patterns, and boosting children to produce utterances beyond their current competence. This article aims to examine…
Descriptors: Child Language, Nonverbal Communication, Syntax, Vocabulary Skills
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Elin Marie Frivold Kostøl; Velibor Bobo Kovac – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
Co-regulation refers to warm, receptive, and supportive interactions between caregiver and child that provide guidance and modulation of the child's emotions, behaviours, and thoughts. This study identifies basic elements of co-regulation between parents and children in relatively well-functioning interactions. The data material consists of 24…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Young Children, Video Technology, Power Structure
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Ana Daniela Ortega-Ramírez; Efrén Murillo-Zamora; Benjamín Trujillo-Hernández; Karla Berenice Carrazco-Peña; Carmen Alicia Sánchez-Ramírez – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
This study aimed to identify whether appetitive traits predict exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) duration for the first 6 months of life and to assess other predictors of its duration. 186 six- month-old term infants were included. Appetitive traits were assessed at 3-4 months of age. EBF duration, feeding practices, sex, maternal age and education,…
Descriptors: Infants, Nutrition, Predictor Variables, Age Differences
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Neethi Jesudass; Vidya Ramkumar; Shuba Kumar – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
This study was an initial step toward planning tele-practice in a South Indian state's public-sector services for childhood hearing and speech-language problems. The aim was to understand the perceptions public-sector health care professionals (HCPs) regarding their willingness and need for tele-practice-based diagnostics and rehabilitation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, Speech Impairments, Language Impairments
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Hongxia Zhao; Kathryn L. Sharp; Amy Jane Malkus – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
The study examined predictors (teacher-child interactions, teacher-child relationships, child's self-control) of preschoolers' classroom engagement (135 preschoolers, 15 East Tennessee classrooms). Hierarchical linear regression revealed child's self-control significantly contributed to engagement. Teacher-child closeness enhanced engagement, but…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Interaction, Preschool Children
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Odelia van Stryp; Michael J. Duncan; Eileen Africa – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
Developing children's FMS and executive function is a critical aspect of early childhood. The aim was to evaluate the fundamental movement skills (FMS) and executive function. The objectives were to investigate the locomotor and object control skills as well as inhibitory control and working memory of the selected children. Grade 1 (6-8-years-old)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychomotor Skills, Executive Function, Inhibition
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Claudio Longobardi; Laura Elvira Prino; Michele Settanni; Matteo Angelo Fabris – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
Attendance at preschool represents an important transition, as it is often here that children have their first experience with unfamiliar adults. In this context, several factors can affect children's adjustment. Two important protective factors are the attachment relationship with the teacher and the level of executive functions. We investigate…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Executive Function, Behavior Problems
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Duygu Karaarslan; Dilek Ergin – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
A Virtual reality (VR) tour of the operating theatre can provide a realistic experience for children. The sample of children was allocated to VR-Documentary Film Group (n = 35), VR-Operating Theater Tour Group (n = 35) and Control Group (n = 35) using randomization and experimental study. The preoperative fear of the children was assessed (Child…
Descriptors: Surgery, Anxiety, Computer Simulation, Fear
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Heyi Zhang; Xueli Yin; Xiao Yu; Winnie Sin Wai Pui; Yinghe Chen – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
Overparenting is an emerging topic in parenting research and has gained increasing attention in media. Most studies have focused on adolescents and young adults in Western countries, while it remains unclear whether overparenting is related to young children's outcomes in non-Western contexts. The present study aimed to examine the mechanism by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Parents, Child Rearing
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Shahrzad Rezaee Rezvan; Mahdieh Rezaee Rezvan; Seyedeh Nastaran Asad zadeh; Seyed Saeed Torabi; Moslem Taheri Soodejani; Hamed Ghasemzadeh-moghaddam; Mehri Firozeh; Atefe sajedi; Faezeh Rohani; Nima Firouzeh – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
The present study examines the effectiveness of play therapy (based on the cognitive-behavioural approach) and puppet play therapy in expressive\ receptive language disorders of the studied population. Here, we imported 45 female bilingual preschool children to our research. Their expressive\ receptive language disorders have been approved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Females, Bilingual Students
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Shiou-Ping Shiu; Pei-Ling Wang – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
This study analysed the total words and emotion words, narrative styles, and narrative content of low-income parent-child conversations about past emotions in Taiwan. We recruited 38 low-income parents and their children (20 boys and 18 girls); the parents were recorded in their homes as they discussed past events with their children. The average…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Public Schools
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Juan Li; Yue Jiang; Bowen Xiao; Jingyao Wang; Qing Zhang; Weifang Zhang; Yan Li – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
To examine the reliability and validity of revised Parental Phubbing Scale (PPS) and measure the level of parental phubbing, 701 Chinese children aged 3-6 years and their parents were investigated. The results indicated that: (1) the construct validity of the PPS was supported by the best-fit one-factor model; (2) concurrent validity was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Young Children
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