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Brody, David L.; Scheiner, Esther Y.; Dimri Ben Ari, Mordechai; Tzadok, Yair; van der Aalsvoort, Geerdina Maria; Lepola, Janne – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This international study compared motivational tendencies among pre-school children from Israel, Finland and the Netherlands. Teachers were asked to rate students' behaviours during semi-structured tasks using the Child Behaviour Motivational Scale (CBeMo) which measures task orientation, task avoidance, and social dependence. Motivational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Student Motivation, Cultural Differences
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Golan, Yifat; Goldner, Limor – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The aim of the current study was to explore the contributions of both boundary dissolution (i.e. guilt-psychological control, blurring boundaries, parentification, and triangulation) as experienced in childhood, and trust in the romantic partner to young mothers' parental caregiving representations. The findings, based on a sample of 80 young…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Intimacy, Mothers, Child Rearing
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Pinchover, Shulamit; Shulman, Cory – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Play and playfulness have a key role in children's development. Not enough is known about the playfulness of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and its relationship to children's behavioural problems, as well as the role of caregiver behaviours during play in this relationship. The present study examines the moderating role of teachers'…
Descriptors: Play, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teacher Student Relationship
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Orr, Edna – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study reports on the development of new motor and behavioural indicators for recognizing symbolic acts among infants. Following five infants between the ages of 6 and 18 months and their ability to use an object in novel way yielded four levels of action, based on the number of objects and actions combined in each symbolic act. Employing…
Descriptors: Infants, Psychomotor Skills, Infant Behavior, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension)
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Korat, Ofra; Gitait, Aviva; Bergman Deitcher, Deborah; Mevarech, Zmira – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
We researched the efficacy of an early literacy programme in enhancing immigrant children's phonological awareness (PA) and print knowledge, including transferring learning to numeracy. Participants were 294 Ethiopian-born immigrant children in Israel at kindergarten age and one of their parents. Parent-child dyads were randomly selected to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Children, Kindergarten
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Korat, Ofra; Shamir, Adina; Segal-Drori, Ora – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
In this paper, we present a series of studies performed in the last decade that examined the contribution of e-books reading to the language and literacy of young Hebrew-speaking children. Children worked with two e-books designed by the researchers to achieve this aim. We present the effect of reading these e-books on the language and literacy of…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Socioeconomic Status, Literacy, Language Skills
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Shuper Engelhard, Einat; Klein, Pnina S.; Yablon, Yaacov B. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
An attempt was made in the present study to identify mothers' and caregivers' teaching (mediation) behaviour in relation to toddlers' social behaviour. Participants were 103 toddlers, two- to four-year olds, their mothers, and 28 caregivers at 16 public daycare centres in Israel. Two observations were carried out, one in toddlers' homes and the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Social Behavior, Educational Quality, Caregivers
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Plotnik, Ronit – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Parenthood is a concrete experience that develops while having a psychological existence in its background. It is heard in two voices simultaneously: the overt, concrete one versus the covert, psychological one. It moves between four intersecting axes, which together create the "Parental Voice" model. Axis 1--Parenthood between fantasy…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent School Relationship, Parents, Intervention
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Brodsky, Warren; Sulkin, Idit – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The impact of music activity on children's motor and cognitive skills has been investigated with music learning, instrument lessons and classroom music. While none have employed natural utterances, singing games or playground/street songs, these musical experiences of childhood are acknowledged as a major platform for child development. The…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Singing, Music Appreciation
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Blau, Rivka; Klein, Pnina S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
In this study, the effects of eliciting positive and negative emotions on various cognitive functions of four- to five-year-old preschool children were examined. Emotions were elicited through presentations of "happy" and "sad" video clips, before the children performed the cognitive tasks. Behavioural (facial expressions) and…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Emotional Response, Preschool Children, Cognitive Processes
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Berger, Ronen; Lahad, Mooli – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This article presents a way in which the innovative Nature Therapy conceptual framework coupled with creative therapeutic methods can help children develop resilience and support their coping with uncertainty and stress. It refers to the Safe Place programme that took place in 110 Israeli kindergartens, helping over 6000 children after the Second…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Institutional Evaluation, Organizational Effectiveness, Kindergarten
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Dollberg, Daphna; Shalev, Orly; Chen, Pascale – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
The study examined differences in parental satisfaction associated with solitary and parent-child co-sleeping in a sample (N = 61) of Israeli families with children ranging in age from 12 to 48 months (M = 28.04, SD = 10.71). Questionnaire data regarding the family sleeping arrangement, parental satisfaction with the sleeping arrangement, child…
Descriptors: Mothers, Child Rearing, Young Children, Parent Child Relationship
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Shohet, Cilly; Klein, Pnina S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
The objective of this study was to examine the effects of variations in presentation of play materials on social behaviour of 18- to 30-month-old children. The study group included 102 children attending infant and toddler classes in 14 public childcare centres in Israel. Play materials were presented to the children either in a suggestive manner…
Descriptors: Child Care, Play, Toddlers, Infants
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Klein, Pnina S.; Kraft, Ravit R.; Shohet, Cilly – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
Despite the abundance of research on attachment and on the effects of separation, very little research examines the actual processes of separation occurring daily when mothers leave their children (age 6-18 months) in out-of-home group care. In the current study, this everyday process of separation was observed for three months…
Descriptors: Mothers, Infants, Toddlers, Child Caregivers