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Hu, Bi Ying; Johnson, Gregory Kirk; Teo, Timothy; Wu, Zhongling – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Research on the screen time of young children and its relationship to their cognitive and social development is controversial. Based on a stratified, random sample of 579 five-year-old children in Guangdong, China, this study explores the relationship between the screen time of Chinese children and their cognitive and social development.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Cognitive Development, Social Development, Foreign Countries
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Polyzoi, Eleoussa; Acar, Elif; Babb, Jeff; Skwarchuk, Sheri-Lynn; Brownell, Marni; Kinnear, Robert; Cliteur, Kristina – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Research examining the effects of subsidized childcare prior to school entry for child development is inconsistent. This population-based study examines the relationship between two poverty levels (extreme poor and working poor) and children's developmental outcomes, as measured by the Early Development Instrument. It also determines the extent to…
Descriptors: Poverty, Child Care, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education
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Bauml, Michelle; Patton, Mary Martin; Rhea, Deborah – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Recess in the United States is decidedly limited in elementary schools, despite numerous research findings that support unstructured play as a vehicle for development across multiple domains. It is widely understood that recess breaks promote prosocial behaviors, physical activity, and attentiveness in class. However, few researchers in the United…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Time Management
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Ferrar, Saskia J.; Stack, Dale M.; Dickson, Daniel J.; Serbin, Lisa A.; Ledingham, Jane; Schwartzman, Alex E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The present study examined mothers' responses to their at-risk preschool-age children's (N = 156) successful and unsuccessful attempts during a puzzle task. Associations between mothers' responses and the children's ecological context, as well as children's cognitive and academic abilities at two subsequent time points (ages 6-11, and 9-13 years),…
Descriptors: Mothers, Socialization, Preschool Children, Success
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Reed, Helen C.; Hurks, Petra P. M.; Kirschner, Paul A.; Jolles, Jelle – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study investigates how shared picture book storytelling within a peer-group setting could stimulate causal reasoning in children aged 4½ to 6 years. Twenty-eight children from preschool classes of three schools were allocated to one of six groups (four to five children per group). Each group participated in six storytelling sessions over a…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Picture Books, Story Telling, Comparative Analysis
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Dexter, Casey A.; Stacks, Ann M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This study examined relations between parenting, shared reading practices, and child development. Participants included 28 children (M = 24.66 months, SD = 8.41 months) and their parents. Measures included naturalistic observations of parenting and shared reading quality, assessments of child cognitive and language development, and home reading…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship, Reading Aloud to Others, Low Income Groups
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Kidd, Julie K.; Carlson, Abby G.; Gadzichowski, K. Marinka; Boyer, Caroline E.; Gallington, Debbie A.; Pasnak, Robert – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
A test of the effectiveness of patterning instruction was conducted with 140 first-graders. First, 383 first-graders from 20 classes were screened on a patterning test. The eight in each class who scored worst were given individual 15-minute lessons on patterning or reading or mathematics or social studies three times weekly for a period of 6 1/2…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Abu Taleb, Tagreed Fathi – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
The main purpose of this study was to explore what Jordanian parents of children attending "traditional" kindergartens recognize as high-quality education programs. The sample consisted of 509 families ("N"?=?509) of kindergarten-age children. Data were collected using a three-part questionnaire: curriculum domains, teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Kindergarten, Parent Attitudes
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Chang, Mido; Park, Boyoung; Singh, Kusum; Sung, Youngji Y. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2009
The study examined the longitudinal association of parental involvement in Head Start parent-focused programs, parenting behaviors, and the cognitive development of children by specifying two longitudinal growth models. Model 1 examined the longitudinal effects of the parental involvement in three Head Start parenting programs (parenting classes,…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Stimulation, Socialization, Mothers
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Peairson, Shannon; Austin, Ann M. Berghout; de Aquino, Cyle Nielsen; de Burro, Elizabeth Urbieta – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2008
Participants included 106 infants and toddlers living in rural Paraguay and their primary caregiver. Children ranged in age from birth to 24 months and belonged to two distinct groups, including 46 children who had never participated in Pastoral del Nino, an early child development program, and 60 children who had participated in Pastoral for at…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Caregivers, Toddlers, Infants
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Austin, Ann M. Berghout; Blevins-Knabe, Belinda; de Aquino, Cyle Nielsen; de Burro, Elizabeth Urbieta; Park, Kyung-Eun; Bayley, Bruce; Christensen, Matthew; Leavitt, Spencer; Merrill, Junius; Taylor, Denise; George, Anne Thomas – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
This study examined the specific factors relative to healthy socialization and economic well-being that predicted toddler mental development in rural Paraguay. Thirty toddlers and their primary caregivers were assessed using the Bayley Scales of Infant Development-II (BSID-II), the Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) to…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Parents, Socialization, Social Capital
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Miyakawa, Yoko; Kamii, Constance; Nagahiro, Mariko – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
Fifty 1-to 3-year-olds were asked to imitate: (1) the rolling of a cylinder down an incline and (2) the making of an incline with a board and a block. Their incorrect imitations and progress were videotaped and analyzed, and interpreted in light of Piaget's theory about the elaboration of logico-mathematical relationships in an interrelated way.…
Descriptors: Piagetian Theory, Mathematics Education, Cognitive Development, Thinking Skills
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Nelson, Regena Fails – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to examine how young children's homes and preschool programs influence kindergarten achievement by being "ready environments." Ready environments provide opportunities for cognitive and social growth through culturally and developmentally appropriate activities, interactions, and materials. This study used…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Learning Activities
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Gerard, Maureen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
Multiage settings are alternative educational groupings that promote complexity in young children's thinking. Grouping children across ages and grades encourages interconnectedness in social and intellectual development. This study compared the academic achievement of one group of multiage students to national norms on standardized achievement…
Descriptors: Children, National Norms, Intellectual Development, Academic Achievement
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Kamii, Constance; Miyakawa, Yoko; Kato, Yasuhiko – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2004
To study the developmental interrelationships among various aspects of logico-mathematical knowledge, 80 one- to 4-year-olds were individually asked to build "something tall" with 20 blocks. Percentages of new and significant behaviors increased with age and were analyzed in terms of the development of logico-mathematical relationships. It was…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Educational Games
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