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Sugiyo Pranoto, Yuli Kurniawati; Hong, Jianzhong – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study aims to evaluate whether mothers and their children have the same perspective on the children's happiness. It enriched studies gap concerning agreement on perspective about young children happiness. Some studies showed agreement, the others showed disagreement. In total 777 children and 367 mothers were involved in this study. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Mothers, Parent Attitudes
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Iivonen, S.; Sääkslahti, A. K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Fundamental motor skills (FMS) affect children's physical, social, and cognitive development. To plan successful interventions when promoting the development of children's FMS, the underlying positive determinants for the acquisition of FMS competence during preschool years need to be identified. The purpose of this systematic review was…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Basic Skills, Psychomotor Skills, Needs Assessment
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Rose, Anthea; Atkin, Chris – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
There is concern from government in each of the sample sites over the role fathers play in supporting their children through school. Fathers have become a more "visible parent" and a focus for policy-makers in education. Family literacy programmes are used in this article as an example of an educational programme where fathers are often…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Family Literacy, Fathers
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Shala, Merita; Bahtiri, Abedin – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
This study was undertaken in order to examine differences in gross motor achievements among children of four to five years of age as the result of the development of physical education programmes offered by private and public institutions in Kosovo. Research was focused on 118 children, out of which 61 (27 girls, 34 boys) were from the public…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Females, Institutions, Foreign Countries
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Mtahabwa, Lyabwene – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
This study examined parental demand for early childhood education (ECE) in relation to choice and access to early childhood programmes in Tanzania. Extensive analyses of both Government and privately written documents over the past decade were used to determine parental demand, choice and access to ECE. The literature revealed that although…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries
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Curenton, Stephanie M.; Craig, Michelle Jones – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
Dyadic shared-reading and oral storytelling practices and their association to American preschoolers' (N = 33) prosocial and problem behaviour was examined. The frequency (how often dyads read) and history (the child's age at first reading) were examined within shared-reading; emotion state talk and evaluative judgments were examined in both…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Mothers, Correlation, Language Skills
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Mize, Jacquelyn; Pettit, Gregory S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This study employed mother-child playgroups as a context for examining mothers' supervision of child-peer interactions and children's adaptation to a new peer-group setting. Six playgroups, consisting of quartets of mothers and their 24- to 54-month-old children (n = 23), were observed in ten 90-minute sessions. All mothers attended the first two…
Descriptors: Play, Mothers, Peer Relationship, Young Children
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Schroeder, Valarie M.; Kelley, Michelle L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
The present study examines the associations between family environment, parenting practices and executive functions in normally developing children. One hundred parents of children between the ages of 5 and 12 completed the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functions from the Family Environment Scale and the Parent-Child Relationship…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship, Short Term Memory
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Zevenbergen, Andrea A.; Ryan, Meghan M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This study examined the relationship between attention problems and expressive language and academic readiness skills in preschool-aged children from middle-class families. Forty-three children (44% female) were assessed individually for expressive language skills and knowledge of basic academic concepts (e.g. colours, letters and numbers). The…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Reading Readiness, Child Behavior, Attention Deficit Disorders