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Theodosiadou, Sofia; Kyridis, Argyris – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2022
This research illustrates how young children conceptualize the image and role of television in their lives. Building upon Kress and Van Leeuwen's theoretical framework of Visual Grammar, 70 drawings of children from kindergartens of Thessaloniki were analyzed both qualitative and quantitative. The research found that children sketch a rich and…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Freehand Drawing
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Soni, Anita; Reyes Soto, Marisol; Lynch, Paul – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2022
Whilst transition to primary school is a commonly experienced phenomenon for most children, some groups of children, including those with disabilities, are less likely to engage in the process because it can be very challenging for them and their families. This article presents evidence from a review of research looking at the transition of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Students with Disabilities
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Neri Tejada, Jillianne; Hammer, Marie; Li, Liang – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2022
Teachers have the ability to influence a child's sense of belonging and peer relationships in the classroom which are important for a child's social development. Currently, little is known about the ways in which they do this. Vygotsky's concept of the social situation of development and Hedegaard's model for learning and development were used to…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Grade 1, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Clevenger, Kimberly A.; Pfeiffer, Karin A. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2022
The childcare environment impacts physical activity participation, but little descriptive information is available in different types of programs. Most studies focus on the schoolyard despite children spending more time indoors. This study identified which learning centers were available, used by children, and promoted physical activity, both…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Outdoor Education, Preschool Children
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Demircan, Hasibe Özlen – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2022
This article analyzes the perspectives of three preschool teachers on integrative STEM practices and the facilitating and hindering factors in their implementation. The participants were preschool teachers working at public preschools. They volunteered to participate in a 14-hour STEM professional development program and to share their…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, STEM Education, Barriers, Preschool Education
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Wijaya, Raden Pasifikus Christa; Bunga, Beatriks Novianti; Kiling, Indra Yohanes – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2022
COVID-19 pandemic has caused young children to be isolated from their neighborhood only interacting with people living under the same roof as them, to avoid spreading the virus. Limited social interaction might have affected young children's social and emotional development. This study aimed to explore the socio-emotional struggles of young…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Social Isolation, Social Development
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Howe, Nina; Leach, Jamie; DeHart, Ganie – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2022
Play materials designed to enhance children's pretense were investigated; namely, how the specific characteristics of the play sets (thematically open-ended village set vs thematically closed-ended train set) influenced children's play communication regarding their co-construction of shared meanings. Participants included 44 7-year-old focal…
Descriptors: Play, Interpersonal Communication, Young Children, Toys
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Duran, Ayse; Ömeroglu, Esra – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2022
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been seen in more than 120 countries, including Turkey, which took public health measures to reduce the spread of the novel virus. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the Turkish education system, where schools closed indefinitely on March 16, 2020, due to the pandemic. School closures…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Miller Marsh, Monica; Mariyam, Mustary; Durant, Kathleen; Zhulamanova, Ilfa – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2022
Preschool teachers have a responsibility to create a sense of belonging for all children and families in their classroom community. Utilizing a funds of identity approach, this study examines how one preschool teacher uncovered the resources emergent bilingual children brought with them from home into school. She used this knowledge to…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Bilingual Students, Sense of Community, Preschool Teachers
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Woodfield, Lorayne; Tatton, Allison; Myers, Tony; Powell, Emma – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2022
The physical activity (PA) of young children is critical to their future activity, health and development, however, little is known about how the organisation of early years foundation stage (EYFS) settings impacts upon children's PA. This study aimed to measure the PA of children in Nursery and Reception classes and to explore their PA according…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Child Development, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children
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Luke, Jessica J.; Brenkert, Sarah; Rivera, Nicole – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2022
Interest in social emotional learning (SEL) is higher than ever, as parents, educators, and policymakers recognize that children need more than cognitive skills for later life success. However, most SEL research has been conducted in formal education settings. This article describes results from an empirical study of 4-5 years old SEL in two…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Preschool Children, Museums, Playgrounds
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Cohrssen, Caroline; Rao, Nirmala; Kapai, Puja; La Londe, Priya Goel – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2022
Hong Kong experienced a period of significant social unrest, marked by protests, from June 2019 to February 2020. Media coverage was pervasive. In July 2020, children aged from 5 to 6 years attending kindergartens in areas both directly and less directly impacted by the protests were asked to draw and talk about what had taken place during the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Childrens Attitudes
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Gowers, Sophia Jane – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2022
The use of multimodal approaches to articulate young children's perspectives are evident in a wide range of recent research. This paper explores the creation of multimodal map-texts as a strategy to engage with young children and articulate their perspectives. It describes the development of a flexible map-based approach that was used in home,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Foreign Countries, Visual Aids, Maps
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Velten, Katrin – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2022
This paper discusses self-efficacy as a key factor in children managing the transition to primary school, the threshold to formal education and further learning processes. In presenting results of a qualitative-longitudinal interview study of German preschool and primary school children's perspectives on their self-efficacy experiences, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students, Self Efficacy
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Holt, Stephanie; Atkinson, Cathy; Douglas-Osborn, Erica – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2022
Children as young as pre-school are experiencing difficulties related to stress, anxiety and inattention which could be supported through the use of mindfulness. However, there is very little research on how to effectively deliver mindfulness approaches within Early Years (EYs) practice. A year-long action research project was conducted with an…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Action Research, Educational Benefits, Preschool Children
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