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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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Hofslundsengen, Hilde; Magnusson, Maria; Svensson, Ann-Katrin; Jusslin, Sofia; Mellgren, Elisabeth; Hagtvet, Bente E.; Heilä-Ylikallio, Ria – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study investigates the physical literacy environment of preschools in three Nordic countries. The environments were assessed using an observation protocol in a total of 131 classrooms with children aged between one and seven in Sweden, Norway and Finland. The results showed that children's books were common and accessible in all three…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Preschool Education, Technological Literacy, Multilingualism
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Lekhal, Ratib – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study adds to the current literature by examining how different developmental areas (language problems or externalizing and internalizing behaviour problems) affect the possibility of a child receiving extra support early in life. The data were drawn from an online survey of 2779 children in Norway conducted in 2015 and included information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care Centers, Child Language, Social Development
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Moedt, Kelly; Holmes, Robyn M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This project explored the effects of purposeful play after shared storybook readings on kindergarten children's reading comprehension, creativity, and language abilities. The participants were 42 (26 boys, 16 girls) culturally diverse kindergarten students attending an urban, public school in the northeastern United States. Some children (13) were…
Descriptors: Play, Reading Comprehension, Kindergarten, Bilingualism
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Kotaman, Hüseyin; Balci, Asli – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare the impact of two storybooks -- one with realistic and one with non-realistic characters -- on children's comprehension performance. Children's performances in character and event recall, reasoning and problem-solving were compared. The participants were 100 young children enrolled in 1 of 13 classes at 4…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Books, Childrens Literature, Preschool Children
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Howells, Kristy; Meehan, Catherine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study explored early years' practitioners' and teachers' attitudes and confidence in delivering the UK Physical Activity guidelines [National Health Service (NHS). (2013). "Physical activity guidelines for children and young people." Retrieved July 15, 2015, from…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Guidelines, Physical Fitness, Nursery Schools
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Hopkinson, Debbie Patricia; Johnson, Emmanuel Janagan – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Effective parenting experiences of individuals during the childhood years within micro-ecological environments are pivotal to cultivating good parenting practices in later adulthood. This study explored the parenting practices based on upbringing and the connections these practices had on children's proclivity to wayward and wandering behaviours.…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parents, Parent Background, Antisocial Behavior
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Robson, Sue; Brogaard-Clausen, Sigrid; Hargreaves, David – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Well-being is a significant concept in research, policy and practice in education, but consensus about what it is is challenging. In addition, the well-being of children under eight is under-researched. Using online surveys, this paper looks at the perspectives of 155 parent/carers and 285 practitioners in England on young children's well-being.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Well Being
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Jabbar, Sinaria Abdel; Zaza, Haidar Ibrahim – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aimed to assess the prevalence of depression and anxiety among (12) Iraqi refugee children, 6 males and 6 females (aged 7-14) who had fled ISIS and are residing in Jordan awaiting resettlement. The authors used four scales to measure depression, field observation, and structured interviews with the mothers to examine exile-related…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Refugees
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Behzadnia, Ali; Mehrani, Mehdi B. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The present study examined whether young children show any particular bias in response to tag questions. In addition, the study investigated the effects of age and object familiarity on children's accuracy of responses. A total of 137 3-6-year-old children were asked a set of 32 tag questions pertaining to the properties and functions of both…
Descriptors: Young Children, Bias, Responses, Age Differences
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Ferrier, David E.; Karalus, Samantha P.; Denham, Susanne A.; Bassett, Hideko H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Between three and five years of age, both emotional competence (EC) and cognitive self-regulation (CSR) have been documented as undergoing remarkable growth and as being strong predictors of concurrent and future positive outcomes. EC encompasses three interrelated and progressively developing skills: emotion knowledge, emotion regulation, and…
Descriptors: Self Control, Child Development, Correlation, Path Analysis
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Kinkead-Clark, Zoyah – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This qualitative study is grounded in phenomenology. Using 28 early childhood teachers from six Caribbean islands as research participants, the following study sought to elicit their perceptions of what it takes to be successful in the early childhood classroom and to understand how other early childhood teachers can achieve this. Thematic…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Kroll, Linda R. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This case study examines the development of self-regulation, socially, cognitively and emotionally, through the use of play in the curriculum in five preschool classrooms for children ages 2-5 years old at a university laboratory school. Five teachers were interviewed about their deliberate use of play to support the development of self-regulation…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Role, Child Development, Play
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Scheuer, Nora; Santamaria, Flavia Irene; Echenique, Mónica Haydée – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The aim of this study is to achieve a deeper understanding of the repertoire of cognitive resources children can display in the process of learning numbers. Forty-two children attending Age 4 Kindergarten Class or Year-One in Argentina were individually interviewed, based on a semi-structured script requiring them to represent definite and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Kindergarten
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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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