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Sulaymani, Omar; Fleer, Marilyn – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In Saudi Arabia, there is a lack of research into the educational use of touch technologies. The literature focuses on how children use these technologies and how they support learning, but little is known about the impact of these devices on children's socio-emotional outcomes. This study examines how children relate emotionally to both iPads and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices
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Bojczyk, Kathryn E.; Haverback, Heather Rogers; Pae, Hye K.; Hairston, Marcy; Haring, Christa D. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between parents' home literacy practices and the literacy skills of young children at risk for reading difficulties. Participants included 198 kindergarten and first-grade students and their parents. Children were enrolled in two Title I schools in an urban setting. Parents completed the…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Emergent Literacy, Cultural Capital
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Marcone, Roberto; Caputo, Antonietta – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
A Friend is truly a treasure, in accordance with age and competence's qualitative changes. The aim of this study was to confirm the increase in friendship competence and its multifactorial nature in 3- up to 10-year-old children, and to verify gender differences, and parenting influences on the concept of friendship. A semi-structured interview…
Descriptors: Friendship, Interpersonal Competence, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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Howells, Kristy; Meehan, Catherine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study explored early years' practitioners' and teachers' attitudes and confidence in delivering the UK Physical Activity guidelines [National Health Service (NHS). (2013). "Physical activity guidelines for children and young people." Retrieved July 15, 2015, from…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Guidelines, Physical Fitness, Nursery Schools
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Ohle, Kathryn A.; Harvey, Hattie A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This empirical study examined educators' perceptions of kindergarten readiness, within the context of a larger study on the perceptions and use of the Alaska Developmental Profile, a mandated kindergarten entry assessment (KEA). The participants (n = 17) were primarily kindergarten teachers with varying years of experience. Data were collected…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten, Profiles
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Torres, Kelly M.; Arrastia-Chisholm, Meagan C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Learning a new language and culture may be particularly difficult for families in the United States supported by migrant workers, who typically work long hours and live a mobile lifestyle. The purpose of this phenomenological study is to describe the interaction patterns (i.e. use of the Spanish and English languages) among native-Spanish-speaking…
Descriptors: Child Development, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Migrants
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Moffett, Pamela; Eaton, Patricia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
It is widely acknowledged that teaching and learning the language of mathematics is essential for the development of mathematical proficiency. Recent research highlights the need for explicit vocabulary instruction in mathematics. The Promoting Early Number Talk (PENT) project explored the effect of 'Number Talk' -- a resource book to promote…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Language Usage, Vocabulary, Grade 1
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Andrews, Kathryn J.; Wang, X. Christine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
To address the lack of research in early science learning and young children's informal science experiences, this exploratory case study investigated a 7-year-old girl's (Abigail) emergent science competencies and how they are related to her science experiences in everyday family contexts. Data sources included observations, interviews, parent…
Descriptors: Young Children, Family Environment, Informal Education, Competence
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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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Gündogan, Aysun – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Imagination is the ability of envisaging something that does not exist at the time being. Since 5-6-year-old children get through the pre-operational stage of Piaget's [2004. "Çocukta Zihinsel Gelisim" [Intellectual Development of Child] (2nd ed., H. Portakal, Trans.). Istanbul: Cem], they believe in empirical facts. Hence, Kujawski's…
Descriptors: Creativity Tests, Imagination, Preschool Children, Creativity
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Elmonayer, Randa Abdelaleem – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study examines the effect of visual scaffolding on promoting number sense skills (including number recognition, counting, ordinality, comparison, and calculation) of Egyptian autistic children mainstreamed in kindergartens. The participants were five autistic children, enrolled in the second level of kindergarten (ages 5-6).…
Descriptors: Autism, Foreign Countries, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Numbers
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Lager, Karin – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article is positioned in the context of a discussion about an increasing focus on quality in education. The aim of the article is to explore discourses enacted in Systematic Quality Work (SQW) in municipalities and leisure-time centres. In Sweden, SQW comes within the statutory obligations of municipals and leisure-time centres and…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Educational Quality, Discourse Analysis, Municipalities
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Brock, Laura L.; Kim, Helyn; Gutshall, Claire C.; Grissmer, David W. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Theory of mind describes the ability to engage in perspective-taking, infer mental states, and predict intentions, behavior, and actions in others. Theory of mind performance is associated with foundational cognitive and socioemotional skills, including verbal ability (receptive and expressive vocabulary), executive function (inhibitory control…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Predictor Variables, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Everley, Suzanne; Everley, Keith – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In the UK, nearly one-third of children aged 2-15 years are failing to engage in sufficient physical activity (PA). Associated interventions are historically rationalized from adult perspectives. This study aimed to empower children as participants in the research process and experts of their own experience in an endeavour to inform activity…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Experience, Physical Activity Level, Student Participation
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Hertz, Sarah; Bernier, Annie; Cimon-Paquet, Catherine; Regueiro, Sophie – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aimed to examine the unique and interactive contributions of the quality of mothers' and fathers' relationships with their toddlers to the prediction of children's subsequent executive functioning (EF). The sample included 46 low-risk middle-class families. The quality of mother-child and father-child interactions was assessed…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Executive Function, Fathers, Mothers
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