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Wainwright, Nalda; Goodway, Jackie; Whitehead, Margaret; Williams, Andy; Kirk, David – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The Welsh foundation phase is a play-based curriculum for 3-7-year-olds advocating outdoor and experiential approaches to learning. Play-based outdoor learning increases interaction with a range of affordances giving opportunities for movement in learning. Children assign activities as either play or not play-based on a series of cues. Teaching…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Curriculum, Outdoor Education, Learning Activities
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Bilton, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This paper explores the views and attitudes of a small group of teachers concerning the early years outdoor teaching and learning environment. Further their responses are compared to an online survey of teachers examining their attitudes to the early years outdoor environment. This extends the current knowledge as to the drivers for teachers'…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Outdoor Education, Preschool Children
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McNerney, Karen; Carritt, Danielle; Dealey, Heather; Ladbury, Gemma – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This paper builds on previous research which outlined the development of a framework of scientific enquiry within a play-based curriculum for early childhood. For this paper, in order to help to mediate children's observation and exploration as part of their play, we propose that practitioners need to have well-developed skills to ask open-ended…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Scientific Literacy, Questioning Techniques, Young Children
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Dale Tunnicliffe, Sue; Gkouskou, Eirini – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Children are born to play and are born as intuitive scientists and use numeracy and literacy in their play. Playing is an essential apprenticeship for developing scientific (STEM) literacy. Observing children spontaneously playing reveals that they are experiencing STEM in action. They are observing phenomena, asking questions, solving problems,…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, STEM Education
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Betancourt, Theresa S.; Franchett, Emily; Kirk, Catherine M.; Brennan, Robert T.; Rawlings, Laura; Wilson, Briana; Yousafzai, Aisha; Wilder, Rose; Mukunzi, Sylvere; Mukandanga, Josee; Ukundineza, Christian; Godfrey, Kalisa; Sezibera, Vincent – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
A pre-post design with 6-13-month follow-up assessed the feasibility and acceptability of a home-visiting intervention to promote early childhood development, improve parenting and shared decision-making, and reduce violence in impoverished Rwandan households. Twenty vulnerable families with a child 36-months or younger enrolled in "Sugira…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Intervention, Young Children, Child Development
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Yaremych, Haley E.; Volling, Brenda L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study examined the links between mothers' and fathers' emotion socialization practices and social behaviour between siblings. We utilized parent reports from 57 two-parent families with preschool- and toddler-aged siblings to assess parental responses to children's negative emotions, as well as siblings' engagement in positive involvement,…
Descriptors: Mothers, Fathers, Socialization, Emotional Development
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Kelmanson, Igor A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Sleep disturbances are likely to be associated with emotional and behavioural problems in typically and atypically developing children. The study was aimed to evaluate sleep disturbances in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their associations with emotional/behavioural problems. The study comprised eighteen 5-year-old boys with…
Descriptors: Sleep, Emotional Problems, Behavior Problems, Autism
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Toran, Mehmet; Hacifazlioglu, Özge – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study aims to reveal the meanings attached to the concept of childhood and discuss how it is conceptualized and shaped with cultural attributes by parents and preschool teachers. The study was based on both quantitative and qualitative stance. One hundred and thirty parents and 125 preschool teachers participated in the first phase of the…
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Influences, Parent Influence, Teacher Influence
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Kucirkova, Natalia; Flewitt, Rosie – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This paper reports on UK primary school teachers' and children's app developers' views about the potential of using personalized digital resources to promote young children's reading and play with 'smart toys'. Many existing digital resources are 'personalised', that is, the content of a story or game is tailored to an individual child, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology
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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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Ata, Seda; Yagan Güder, Sevcan – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
It is believed that parental behaviours play a critical role in the development of self-concept. Recent research studies have shown that parents' romantic attachments affect both their parental behaviours and their children's behaviours. The purpose of this research is to examine predictive levels of parents' level of dimensions of attachment…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Parent Role, Child Development
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Klabbers, Gert A.; Wijma, Klaas; van Bakel, Hedwig J. A.; Paarlberg, K. Marieke; Vingerhoets, Ad J. J. M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
In order to examine (1) the stability of the mother-child-bond and (2) associations between mother-child-bonding and aspects of maternal-well-being, pregnant women (N = 170) completed measures on well-being and mother-child-bonding at two antepartum and two postpartum time points. We found relatively weak associations between mother-child-bonding…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Well Being, Pregnancy
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Holochwost, Steven J.; Volpe, Vanessa V.; Iruka, Iheoma U.; Mills-Koonce, W. Roger – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
While the role of early maternal parenting practices in the development of executive functions (EFs) has received considerable attention in the literature, little is known about how specific parenting behaviours may be related to EFs within different racial groups. Therefore, the present study examines the joint impact of specific maternal…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Mothers, Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship
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Zhang, Qilong; Morrison, Val – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Inclusive education has long been implemented in regular educational settings in many jurisdictions including New Zealand (NZ). Since many children with special educational needs (CSEN) are not identifiable in a family environment, to ensure all CSEN are supported in a timely manner, early identification should be an integral component of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Special Needs Students
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Kayili, Gökhan; Kuscu, Özden – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This research investigated the effects of Orff-based attention-enhancing music education programme on impulsive preschool children's cognitive tempo. The research was conducted using a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest control group design. Thirty preschoolers were included in this research; 15 in the experimental and 15 in the control groups.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preschool Children, Attention, Teaching Methods
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