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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