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Kruse, Ellen; Faller, Isabelle; Read, Kirsten – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined whether the nominal personalization of a storybook about sharing impacted preschool-aged children's perceived similarity with the main character or their likelihood of comprehending the moral lesson and applying it to their own behavior. Children were read either a personalized story about sharing, a non-personalized story…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Story Reading, Books, Preschool Children
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de Bruijn, Ymke; Emmen, Rosanneke A. G.; Mesman, Judi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The present study examined the representation of authors, illustrators, and characters of color in books for young children (6 years old and under) that (1) have won awards, (2) were purchased most often, and (3) were borrowed most often from libraries in the Netherlands from 2009 to 2018. Factors influencing the prominence of characters were…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Young Children, Authors
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Renaud, Karen; Prior, Suzanne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Software is developed specifically for children and this often requires them to authenticate themselves, usually by entering a password. Password hygiene is important for children, because the principles they learn in early life will often endure across their life span. Children learn from their parents, siblings, teachers, and peers. They also…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Content Analysis, Computer Security
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Barratt-Pugh, Caroline; Haig, Yvonne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This article describes the needs analysis, implementation and outcomes of a pilot program aimed at creating books with families in ways that represent their language and culture. "Creating Books in Communities" is part of "Better Beginnings," a state-wide program, developed by the State Library of Western Australia, for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Books, Geographic Isolation, Cultural Relevance
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Hardy, Jessica K.; Pennington, Robert; Griffin, Renea; Jacobi-Vessels, Jill – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
In the current study, single case research methodology was used to examine whether preschool children's engagement in book reading activities was greater when the protagonist in the book was of the same or different race as the child participant. Initiations, accurate responses to questions, passive engagement, teacher redirections, and child…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Learner Engagement, Story Reading, Books
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Torr, Jane – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Research shows an association between mother-infant shared reading and children's language and literacy development. Educators in early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres frequently interact with groups of similar-aged infants, yet infant-educator shared reading has received little attention. This naturalistic observational study…
Descriptors: Infants, Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers, Child Care Centers
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Skibbe, Lori E.; Thompson, Julie L.; Plavnick, Joshua B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Preschoolers' (n = 32) attention to print and pictures was documented during an electronic storybook reading session. Children (M = 51.06 months; SD = 7.34 months) looked at a 12-page book that contained three types of pages, each of which was presented four times over the course of the book: (1) silent presentation of print, (2) print that was…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Story Reading, Eye Movements, Reading Aloud to Others
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Trainin, Guy; Wessels, Stephanie; Nelson, Ron; Vadasy, Patricia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This empirical study explored the home environment literacy practices of young Latino English learners and their families. The participants were 217 incoming Kindergarten Latino EL students and parents. The data collection included a completed HLEQ by the parents. In addition, children were administered the PPVT, the preLAS, the PALS-K screening,…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Hispanic Americans
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Price-Mohr, Ruth; Price, Colin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
A survey of primary schools in England found that girls outperform boys in English across all phases (Ofsted in Moving English forward. Ofsted, Manchester, 2012). The gender gap remains an on-going issue in England, especially for reading attainment. This paper presents evidence of gender differences in learning to read that emerged during the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Mixed Methods Research, Intervention, Phonics
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Cohen-Mimran, Ravit; Reznik-Nevet, Liron; Korona-Gaon, Sharon – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of a small-group intervention based on the naturalistic approach on 220 children from 3-5 years of age. All kindergarten children received weekly sessions delivered by a SLP in collaboration with the kindergarten teacher. These sessions included various book related activities. Two…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Middle Class, Low Income Students, Socioeconomic Status
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Harris, Kathleen I. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
In today's global society, it is important for future teacher educators to identify and apply different types of dispositions, attitudes, and skills in order to provide full participation and support to all types of families. Partnerships with families having a child with a disability calls for teacher educators of the general and special…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Child Rearing, Disabilities, Teacher Educators
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Green, Carie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
This qualitative study of 3-to-5-year-old children's hiding places and experiences is framed around the importance of recognizing children as active agents in creating their own culture and places in the world. Through the use of interactive data collection strategies collected at school and in children's homes, including book discussions,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Play
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Parette, Howard P.; Blum, Craig; Luthin, Katie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
In recent years, recommended e-books have drawn increasing attention from early childhood education professionals. This study applied a quantitative descriptive features analysis of cost (n = 70) and no-cost (n = 60) e-books recommended by the Texas Computer Education Association. While t tests revealed no statistically significant differences…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Early Childhood Education, Costs
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Singh, Sunita; Sylvia, Monica R.; Ridzi, Frank – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
This ethnographic study presents findings of the literacy practices of Burmese refugee families and their interaction with a book distribution program paired with an intergenerational family literacy program. The project was organized at the level of Bronfenbrenner's exosystem (in "Ecology of human development". Cambridge, Harvard…
Descriptors: Refugees, Ethnography, Family Literacy, Reading Habits
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Alloway, Tracy Packiam; Williams, Skyler; Jones, Britney; Cochrane, Fiona – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
With the rising incidence of television consumption in children, the aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of such habits on vocabulary skills in young children. Very little research has targeted a key cognitive skill--vocabulary--during the toddler years, which represent a critical developmental period. We recruited toddlers,…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Skills, Toddlers, Television Viewing, Mass Media Effects
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