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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