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Kotsopoulos, Donna; Floyd, Lisa; Dickson, Brandon Allan; Nelson, Vivian; Makosz, Samantha – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
In this research we explore the extent to which computational thinking (CT) is evident in 3-6 year-old children's free play. CT is increasingly viewed as an important aspect of a child's school learning. Typically, CT is connected to learning with computers. Yet, much of learning in the early years is play-based, spontaneous, often…
Descriptors: Observation, Computation, Thinking Skills, Play
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Yin, Hongbiao; Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Tam, Winnie Wing Yi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study examined kindergarten teachers' behavioural intentions to implement play-based learning and its relationship to two types of facilitating factors: organisational (i.e., instructional leadership and trust in colleagues) and individual (i.e., teacher self-efficacy). Structural equation modelling examining the direct and mediating effects…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Intention, Play
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Allee-Herndon, Karyn A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Hu, BiYing; Clark, M. H.; Stewart, Martha Lue – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The research literature well establishes that adverse conditions, such as poverty, can affect children's cognitive development and academic achievement. Educators are challenged to translate these understandings into instructional practices grounded in research that best meet the needs of students, especially students living in poverty who are at…
Descriptors: Play, Kindergarten, Young Children, Emergent Literacy
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Critten, Valerie; Hagon, Hannah; Messer, David – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Guided play activities were developed so that coding clubs could promote computational thinking skills in preschool children. The clubs involved fifteen children aged between 2 and 4 years, including a group of children with communication difficulties. The children took part in an action-research scoping study over three coding clubs involving six…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Programming, Coding, Play
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Ramanathan, Gurupriya; Carter, Deborah; Wenner, Julianne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Preschool children have the capacity to engage in scientific practices and inquiry and develop understanding at a conceptual level. While engaging in inquiry with preschool students, teachers transition from being transmitters of knowledge to facilitators in the educational process as students take on an active role in this learner-centered…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Educational Strategies
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Obee, Patricia; Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen; Gerlach, Alison; Harper, Nevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Risky play is defined as thrilling and challenging forms of play that have the potential for physical injury and has been linked to developmental and health benefits for children in the early years. Currently, in Western contexts, children's opportunities for risky play is decreasing. Social factors such as practitioner and parental attitudes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Risk, Young Children
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Egan, Suzanne M.; Pope, Jennifer; Moloney, Mary; Hoyne, Clara; Beatty, Chloé – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Worldwide, millions of children have missed out on early childhood education and care (ECEC) due to the closure of their settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, little is known about the socio-emotional impact of these closures on young children. This paper draws upon a study of 506 parents of children aged 1-10 years in Ireland who…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Social Emotional Learning
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Lundy, Allison; Trawick-Smith, Jeffrey – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Physical activity--including outdoor motor play--has been associated with learning and brain-related functions and abilities in elementary school children and adolescence. Few studies have been conducted on the relationships between active play and these cognitive processes in preschool aged children. Several investigations have revealed that…
Descriptors: Play, Outdoor Education, Physical Activities, Motor Development
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Sturdivant, Toni Denese; Alanis, Iliana – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Despite calls for an increase in diversity and equity in early childhood classrooms, preschool teachers sometimes struggle to effectively address race in their classrooms, leaving young children to try to make sense of it themselves. Therefore, in this qualitative study, researchers examined how race issues were manifested in the play of young…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Preschool Children, Racial Attitudes
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Jin, Meilan; Moran, Mary Jane – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Many researchers have investigated the cooperative problem solving (CPS) of children during play; however, there is a lack of studies focused on teachers' beliefs about how to support the development of children's CPS in classrooms. This study aims to investigate the pedagogical beliefs of Chinese (n = 3) and US (n = 3) teachers about the CPS of…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Play, Cooperative Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Connelly, Judy-Ann; Manningham, Suzanne; Champagne, Manon – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Outdoor time is a positive correlate of physical activity in preschoolers; however, children remain highly sedentary even outdoors. This cross-sectional study thus aimed (1) to measure the physical activity levels of 30 preschool-aged children attending a centre-based childcare centre in a remote region located in Northwestern Québec (Canada) and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Care Centers, Physical Activity Level, Play
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Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen; Kleppe, Rasmus; Sando, Ole Johan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Research on children's risky play and young children's risk taking is a relatively new research area that has drawn the attention of many researchers in the last decades. Nevertheless, to our knowledge, no earlier studies have measured the prevalence of risky play when children can freely choose what to play, with whom, and where. Most research on…
Descriptors: Incidence, Risk, Play, Child Behavior
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Kim, Hyun Jeong; Lee, Boram; Park, Hye Jun; Choi, Suh Yoon; Han, Yaeeun – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The purpose of this study was to design a community-based, needs-sensitive, and culturally appropriate parenting education program that is effective for rural Malawian caregivers. With the use of the five-stage model, qualitative methods and procedures were used for developing the program. The presented program emphasized securing sustainability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Community Programs, Parent Education
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Segura-Martínez, Patrícia; Molina-García, Javier; Queralt, Ana; del Mar Bernabé-Villodre, María; Martínez-Bello, Daniel A.; Martínez-Bello, Vladimir E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Several aspects of the indoor early childhood education (ECE) environment may be associated with physical activity (PA), including indoor areas. Modifying the indoor physical environment in classrooms could have significant potential to influence PA in young children. However, to our knowledge, PA promotion interventions involving changes to the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Interior Space, Space Utilization
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Passmore, Amanda H.; Hughes, Marie Tejero – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Play-based learning is an integral component of the early childhood classroom; however, little research has been conducted around how children with and without disabilities engage in play within an inclusive preschool setting during center time. The present investigation utilizes the Play Observation Scale and Test of Playfulness to descriptively…
Descriptors: Play, Preschools, Student Behavior, Inclusion
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