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Akemoglu, Yusuf; Meadan, Hedda; Towson, Jacqueline – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Shared interactive book reading (SIBR) is a broad term used to describe the act of adults reading aloud to children, while encouraging interaction by asking questions and engaging in a discussion about the book. SIBR can be used to embed naturalistic communication teaching strategies, creating learning opportunities to promote a child's language…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Teaching Methods, Reading Aloud to Others, Preschool Children
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Cheatham, Gregory A.; Nyegenye, Sylvia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
While partnerships including meaningful, two-way, parent-teacher dialogue about young children during early childhood program and school meetings are critical, linguistic differences between bilingual parents who are immigrants and early educators can impede communication and lead to inequitable services. In this article, we focus on one aspect of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Immigrants, Language Usage, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Swick, Kevin J.; Knopf, Herman; Williams, Reginald; Fields, M. Evelyn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Children experience chronic stress in ways that can impair their brain functioning and overall development. This article articulates the unique needs of children experiencing chronic stress and discusses strategies that families and schools can use to support and strengthen children's development across the social, emotional, and cognitive domains.
Descriptors: Brain, Children, Stress Variables, Stress Management
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Skwarchuk, Sheri-Lynn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
This study described the kinds of early numeracy experiences that parents provide for their preschoolers, and determined the extent to which parental experiences and involvement in home activities enhanced preschoolers' numeracy knowledge. Twenty-five parents completed a home activity questionnaire, a 2-week diary study, and a videotaped play…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Parents, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Denac, Olga – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
In the interaction between the child and the adult, interest can be a significant motivational initiator of activities. Systematic monitoring and development of the interest in music activities enables the teachers to influence the preschool children in forming a positive attitude towards the art of music. The research involving preschool…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Singing, Preschool Children
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Szente, Judit – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
This article describes the power of goal-setting in order to help children become self-motivated and responsible for their actions. It also provides a road-map for a successful process by describing the following strategies: changing negative thoughts into positives, creating affirmations, designing action plans and utilizing visualization. This…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Visualization, Parent Participation, Student Educational Objectives
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Swick, Kevin James – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Foster parents face many challenges in caring for children in foster care. Perhaps the major challenge is to achieve a caring environment for children who have experienced trauma and much change. Thus, this article provides ideas and strategies for nurturing foster parents toward a caring relationship with their children.
Descriptors: Foster Care, Empowerment, Parent Role, Interpersonal Relationship
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Swick, Kevin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
Families can help prevent violence through nurturing empathy in their children. This article provides the framework for supporting families in becoming active in their children's development of empathy. Strategies are provided that help parents and family implement empathy development.
Descriptors: Violence, Empathy, Prevention, Emotional Development
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Partridge, Heather A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
This article presents practical, research-based strategies for parents to use when reading with their child. The intended audience is classroom teachers and reading specialists who work with parents of the children they teach. Each strategy provides supporting research, followed by a description of how the strategy can be implemented by parents.…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Parent Child Relationship, Reading Strategies, Parents