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Godin, Julie; Freeman, Andrew; Rigby, Patty – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) demonstrate limited playfulness. Their difficulty engaging in meaningful interaction with others renders playful engagement in social interactions a challenge. Although little direct evidence exists regarding the promotion of these children's playful engagement, links can be established with many traits…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Gastaldi, Francesca Giovanna Maria; Longobardi, Claudio; Pasta, Tiziana; Prino, Laura Elvira – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Playing is essential for the development of higher psychological functions. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that playing constitutes an essential step in children's socio-cognitive development by describing playtime as the indicator of the gradual overcoming of self-centred thinking, with a view to acquiring new social adjustment…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Nursery Schools, Imitation
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Yamamoto, Noriko; Imai-Matsumura, Kyoko – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study examined gender differences in kindergarten students' ability for behavioural self-regulation and executive function in East Japan. One hundred and eleven 5-year-old children were assessed on behavioural self-regulation, inhibitory, and working memory tasks (direct measurement). Children's responses to the teacher's instructions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Executive Function, Self Control
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McLeod, Ragan; Kim, Sunyoung; Tomek, Sara; McDaniel, Sara – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Young children enter kindergarten with varying levels of readiness and abilities to learn. One factor that contributes to lower levels of school readiness is poverty. One timely, cost-effective, and feasible strategy to boost school readiness, regardless of exposure to high-quality preschool is to leverage the summer months prior to kindergarten…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Program Effectiveness, School Readiness, Kindergarten
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Klette, Trine; Killén, Kari – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In this paper, we present findings from the filmed observations of 12 1-year-old toddlers in 10 different Norwegian childcare centres during separations and reunions with their mothers. Separations and reunions are sensitive situations, especially around the age of one, when separation anxiety normally peaks. The observations were conducted when…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Separation Anxiety
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Rispoli, Kristin M.; Koziol, Natalie A.; McGoey, Kara E.; Schreiber, James B. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study evaluated whether parenting and childcare experience across infancy and toddlerhood were associated with children's reading, math, and social-behavioural skills prior to kindergarten entry. Analyses also examined whether race or ethnicity moderated associations. A representative sample of Hispanic, Black, and White children from the…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Infants, Toddlers, Preschool Children
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Acar, Ibrahim H.; Uçus, Sükran; Yildiz, Süleyman – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The current study is an examination of contributions of parenting styles and qualities of parent-child relationship (PCR) to Turkish children's externalizing and internalizing behaviours, with a specific focus on the moderating role of PCR (closeness and conflict) on parenting styles (authoritarian and democratic/authoritative) when predicting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Rearing, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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Yelinek, Jillian; Grady, Jessica Stoltzfus – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Emotion talk plays an important role in the social and emotional development of preschoolers, but not much work has shown how teachers talk about emotions in the classroom. We recorded preschool teachers' (N = 13) emotion talk in naturalistic observations. Teachers expressed 633 emotion-related utterances, about 3 per hour (range fewer than 1 to…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Classroom Communication, Emotional Response
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Sezgin, Esin; Demiriz, Serap – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study was conducted in order to determine the effect of a training programme on behavioural self-regulation skills of preschool children. For this purpose, the research was carried out as an experimental study based on pre-test-post-test model with a control group. The study group consisted of 54 children. In this study,…
Descriptors: Play, Metacognition, Preschool Children, Pretests Posttests
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Ucus, Sukran; Garcia, Aileen; Esteraich, Jan; Raikes, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Parental involvement (PI) in their children's schools has been shown to have a positive influence on the children's behaviours and academic achievement. The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of PI and relations of PI in schools to child externalizing and internalizing behaviours. Data were from the fifth-grade wave of the Early Head…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Federal Programs
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Nergaard, Kari – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article is based on video observations of three-year-old children's empathic expressions in the context of playful interactions in early childhood education and care (ECEC) institutions in Norway. The data were analysed within a hermeneutic phenomenological approach, searching for a system of the children's self-initiated empathic expressions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Empathy, Play
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Dereli Iman, Esra; Danisman, Sahin; Akin Demircan, Zeynep; Yaya, Dilara – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This research aims to investigate the effect of Montessori method on social competence and behaviors of 3.5-5 years-old-children on their emotion regulation skills. Sequential Explanatory Design, one of the mixed method designs, was used in the study. The study group of the research consisted of 55 children attending two independent preschools in…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Bougher-Muckian, Hilary R.; Root, Amy E.; Floyd, Kimberly K.; Coogle, Christan Grygas; Hartman, Suzanne – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Research suggests that adaptive functioning influences parents' attributions for children's social behaviours. However, the influence of adaptive functioning on parents' attributions for children's emotional expressions is yet to be examined. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between adaptive functioning of children with…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Social Behavior, Emotional Response, Parent Attitudes
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Godin, Julie; Freeman, Andrew; Rigby, Patty – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience significant difficulties engaging in meaningful play. Although enabling their playful engagement in social interactions is an important objective, little is known about which interventions effectively promote it. The aim of this was study to conduct a scoping study to map the breadth and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Interpersonal Relationship, Preschool Children, Autism
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Acar, Ibrahim H.; Pérez-González, Sam; Kutaka, Traci Shizu; Yildiz, Süleyman – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The current study is an examination of contributions of difficult temperament and qualities of parent-child relationship to Turkish children's peer relations, with a specific focus on the moderating role of parent-child relationships (closeness and conflict) on difficult temperament when predicting children's peer relations. Participants were 94…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality, Personality Problems, Child Behavior
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