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Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Outdoor experiences allow teachers to focus on expanding child learning in different domains. Nature experiences can sharpen child senses, enrich vocabulary, increase spatial understandings, and permit more practice for large muscle skills. As well, teachers can arrange outdoor activities to promote positive peer cooperation and aesthetic…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Young Children, Disabilities
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Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Exercise times can enhance a variety of child learning goals and especially help some children with attention span difficulties to concentrate better on class lessons. Specific ways for teachers to create exercise sessions are suggested and how teachers can use exercise times to promote new word learning, creative imagination, as well as pride in…
Descriptors: Exercise, Skill Development, Young Children, Attention Span
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Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
How to help babies and young children right from birth to become competent in talking as well as emergent literacy is illustrated by research findings as well as with specific clinical stories. Both kinds of knowledge can serve to galvanize parents and teachers to increase awareness of infant and preschool language development and the crucial role…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Caregiver Role
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Honig, Alice Sterling; Zdunowski-Sjoblom, Nicole – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Family interviews were conducted with 28 7-12-year-old children who had experienced various forms of bullying and relational aggression by their peers, as well as with their parent and with an older sibling. Interviews explored possible supportive strategies of older siblings, parents, and teachers. All bullied children reported negative feelings…
Descriptors: Interviews, Children, Preadolescents, Bullying
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Tin, H. W.; Nonis, Karen P.; Lim, Swee Eng Audrey; Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Children's active involvement in storytelling develops diverse lifelong skills for critical thinking, cognitive, social, and emotional skills. Central to the success of attracting the attention of students for storytelling are the social-emotional roles that teachers play in children's lives. This study investigated 23 kindergarten teachers' views…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Story Telling, Educational Needs
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Wu, Chu-Chu; Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Eighty-two Taiwanese preschoolers aged three and four years (boys?=?40; girls?=?42) were recruited from Tainan, Taiwan, for a parent-child storybook-reading research project. The Taiwanese preschoolers' emergent reading behaviours were videotaped in a solo storybook-reading task. The children's most frequent emergent reading behaviours were:…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Reading Habits
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Honig, Alice Sterling; Nealis, Arlene L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
Young children's dreams can be a way for teachers and caregivers to share with children and an opportunity for children to describe and even draw dreams. In two different preschool settings, in two different geographical locales, 94 children, aged 3-5 years, shared 266 dreams with a trusted, familiar teacher. Dreams were coded anonymously. The…
Descriptors: Females, Social Studies, Males, Caregivers
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Wu, Chu-Chu; Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
In this study we adapted DeBaryshe and Binder's Parent Reading Belief Inventory (PRBI) with middle-class, well-educated (M = 14-15 years of education) Taiwanese mothers to find what their beliefs were about reading aloud to young children. Parental reports of home literacy practices including children's emergent literacy behaviours were also…
Descriptors: Mother Attitudes, Family Income, Reading Aloud to Others, Factor Analysis
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Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
Interpersonal, familial, and situational risk factors that predict young children's aggression and non-compliance are explored. Here examples of specific techniques and provided to help teachers and parents effectively support children's early development of cooperative and prosocial behaviours as well as problem-solving skills in family and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Young Children, Compliance (Psychology), At Risk Students
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Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2008
A review of research on fathering and research on men employed in work with young children in centers and in elementary schools emphasises the importance of positive male engagement with young children for their optimal development. Research also reveals the complexity of studying these relationships and the barriers in families and in society…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Young Children, Males, Child Care
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Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2007
Language is a fantastic gift: it empowers humans to create new ways of speaking with, for and to others about any topic or experience. Language is a rule-governed, meaningful communication system. It is a symbol system, where a word or phrase stands for or represents something else that can be touched, thought about, seen, heard, felt, done,…
Descriptors: Syntax, Socioeconomic Influences, Semantics, Pragmatics
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Ozgun, Ozkan; Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2005
In this low-income Turkish sample, parents reported on father and mother division of childcare labor and satisfaction with division. Regardless of whether they were rearing typical or atypical children, mothers reported a higher level of involvement than fathers in every domain of childcare. In general, both mothers and fathers reported slight…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes, Spouses, Foreign Countries
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Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2004
The Family Development Research Program (FDRP) was begun as an omnibus effort to serve low-income, low-education families by providing education, nutrition, health, safety, and human service resources for the 108 families initially recruited. Very deprived families were recruited early in the last trimester of pregnancy. All the families had an…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives, Research Projects, Program Descriptions
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Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2000
Makes recommendations for raising happy, achieving children, focusing on the role of parents and teachers. Discusses how parents and teachers build child self-esteem and how they can support one another. Presents positive discipline suggestions for teachers and parents. Outlines the importance of applying brain research findings in child rearing.…
Descriptors: Brain, Child Rearing, Children, Discipline
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Honig, Alice Sterling; Su, Pang-Chieh – Early Child Development and Care, 2000
Examined effects of divorce and custody arrangements on Taiwanese preschoolers' emotional adjustment and gender role development 2 years after divorce. Found no differences in maladjustment of children from divorced versus two-parent families. Found children with same-sex custodial parents were better adjusted than children in custody with…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Child Custody, Child Development, Comparative Analysis
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