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Fung, Wing-kai; Chung, Kevin Kien-hoa – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
Social mastery motivation and parental response are important correlates of children's vocabulary and self-regulation skills, but little research has examined their relationships collectively. This study investigated the direct relationships among social mastery motivation (active interaction and positive affect frequencies), parental response,…
Descriptors: Social Development, Vocabulary Development, Self Control, Skill Development
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Williams, Natalie A.; Ben Brik, Anis; Petkus, Justin M.; Clark, Holly – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
Stressors associated with illness and hospitalization can have long-term adverse effects on young children's development and wellbeing. Professionals who work with young children appreciate the power of children's play for their development as human beings; nonetheless, play is sometimes viewed as inappropriate or unnecessary for children in…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Hospitalized Children, Young Children, Child Development
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Gülay Ogelman, Hülya; Fetihi, Leyla – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
The primary objective of this study is to determine the predictive effect of emotional regulation strategies of 5-year-old children on their peer relationships. The sample group of the study consisted of 95 children aged 5 years (49 (51.6%) girls; 46 (48.4%) boys) receiving education at kindergartens in Turkey. The data required for the study were…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Self Control, Peer Relationship, Young Children
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Mohamed, Ahmed Hassan Hemdan; Hassan, Abdulhameed Said; Al-Qaryouti, Ibrahim; Al-Hashimi, Abdullah; Al-Kalbani, Zuwaina – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
The phonological awareness (PA) skills represent a major milestone in the development of reading abilities for preschool children. The purpose of this research study was to examine the developmental trajectories of preschoolers' PA. A related purpose was to explore gender differences in PA. Participants in this study were 767 preschool children…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Preschool Children, Gender Differences, Preschool Education
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Stites, Michele L.; Brown, Elizabeth Todd – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
It is widely understood that preschool should provide children the mathematical foundational skills necessary for later success. This study examines seven preschool teachers and their use of a variety of pedagogical strategies to develop foundational mathematics concepts. Using a qualitative research design, this study uses the CLassroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Harris, Heidi Alene – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
Despite credible research to support a constructivist-based approach in early childhood programs, policymakers continued to push for a more academic-based philosophy in an effort to reach standardized testing goals. Reggio Emilia, a constructivist-based early childhood philosophy that originated in Northern Italy, has been shown to be an excellent…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Education, Parent Attitudes, School Choice
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Rodríguez-Negro, Josune; Huertas-Delgado, Francisco Javier; Yanci, Javier – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
The aims of the present study were to analyse the gender differences in balance, catching, aiming and change of direction ability (CODA) in elementary education students and to determine the relationship among these motor skills. Balance, catching, aiming and CODA were assessed in 197 elementary education students (6-8). Girls presented higher…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Gender Differences, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Szymanska, Agnieszka; Aranowska, Elzbieta – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
The aim of the research was to determine what relations occur between the stress experienced by parents in the relationship with their children and the personality traits that they shape in them. Personal characteristics that parents shape in their children have been classified into metatraits described in the Circumplex of Personality model. The…
Descriptors: Parents, Stress Variables, Parent Child Relationship, Personality Traits
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Owen, Kay; Barnes, Christopher – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
Despite receiving scant attention, the evolution of categorization in early childhood is of central importance, not only in clarifying the child's understanding of the world but in terms of refining cognitive organization and augmenting the development of semantic memory. In this review, we outline how categorization develops and is made manifest…
Descriptors: Classification, Early Childhood Education, Semantics, Memory
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Lawrence, Penny – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
A 'Dialogical Approach to Observation' proposes refreshed and enhanced interpretation of dialogue. It attends to potential dialogical relation depending on "how" the protagonists regard others. Rather than assuming any exchange whatsoever is dialogue, the nature of the observed interaction indicates it is dialogical. Buber's…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Observation, Young Children, Interaction
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Lachman, Anusha; Niehaus, Dana J. H.; Jordaan, Esme R.; Leppanen, Jukka; Puura, Kaija; Bruwer, Belinda – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
Infant mental health is strongly connected to an infant's relationship with a responsive, warm, and available caregiver. However, maternal mental illness reduces a mother's ability to detect and respond to changes in her infant's expressions and communication, which may have important consequences for infant attachment and emotion regulation. The…
Descriptors: Infants, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries, Attachment Behavior
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Zhang, Heyi; Whitebread, David – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
The importance of parental autonomy support to children's development and learning has been widely studied among Western school-age children, while scant research has been conducted among young children in other cultural contexts. To address this research gap, the primary aim of the present study was to examine the role of parental autonomy…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Parent Child Relationship, Child Development, Learning Processes
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Legkauskas, Visvaldas; Magelinskaite-Legkauskiene, Šarune – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
This study examined whether social competence at the time of entrance to elementary school predicted school adjustment two years later. The sample consisted of 389 children followed from the 1st to the 3rd grade in Lithuanian urban schools. In the 3rd-grade school adjustment was measured by assessing popularity in class, student-teacher…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Student Adjustment
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Çetin, Zeynep; Günes, Nimet – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
When children are five to six years old, they express emotions and thoughts through drawings. This case study investigates how a six-year-old child perceives his family, friends, and himself through drawing as a tool of self-expression. This study was conducted using document analysis as a qualitative research method. Demographic data and other…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Preschool Children, Case Studies, Mother Attitudes
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Nakamichi, Keito; Nakamichi, Naoko; Nakazawa, Jun – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
We investigated whether preschoolers' social-emotional competencies predict their peer relationships and academic achievements during grade one. Measures of cool and hot executive functions, theory of mind, social-problem-solving, and peer acceptance were administered to a sample of 48 preschoolers (M = 77.91 months). Academic achievement and peer…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Peer Acceptance, Preschool Children
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