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Han, Jisu; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Childhood Education, 2014
Research shows that home environments play a critical role in developing children's early literacy skills. Given the importance of developing early literacy skills to bolster children's chances for subsequent academic success, this article highlights the role of parent-child shared book reading. Summarizing research on different types of…
Descriptors: Interaction, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Oral Reading
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Wheeler, Edyth – Childhood Education, 2008
Teachers often wonder how to add social justice and care for the environment to an already packed curriculum. Books and the ensuing conversations with children are a way to re-imagine the curriculum, rather than adding to it. Fiction and nonfiction books allow children to travel beyond what they know and live into the lives of others. This article…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Childrens Literature, Nonfiction, Conservation (Environment)
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Collins, Laura J.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1984
Reports a study of sex-role distribution in children's literature, hypothesizing that today's writing for preschool children reflects the change in women's work roles by presenting more females in central roles, illustrations, and titles. (RH)
Descriptors: Authors, Childrens Literature, Content Analysis, Females
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Quintero, Elizabeth; Rummel, Mary Kay – Childhood Education, 1996
Lists activities to encourage children to use language to validate their experiences. The activities provide opportunities for children to write expressively, guide children to read and respond to literature, help children reflect on their own reading and writing, teach children to respond to each other's writing, and integrate drama into literary…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Creative Dramatics, Creative Expression, Creative Writing
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Norton, Donna E. – Childhood Education, 1985
Considers role of multicultural literature in stimulating children's language and cognitive development. Argues that a well-balanced multicultural literature program includes literature that depicts people with a variety of aspirations, from different socioeconomic levels and occupations, and with a range of human characteristics. (DST)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cognitive Development, Cultural Awareness, Early Childhood Education
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Childhood Education, 1985
Focuses on three interrelated issues: (1) developmental theories of humor (2) variables that facilitate children's responses to amusing literature, and (3) strategies for the evaluation and more effective use of humorous children's books. Provides examples of books, an overview chart of the general chronology of children's humor development, and…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Cognitive Development
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Bent, Judith Gold; Plaskon, Stephen P. – Childhood Education, 1983
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines
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Greenlaw, M. Jean – Childhood Education, 1984
Lists games and play activities for toddlers through 10-year-olds that can be linked to specific children's books. (CI)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Play