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Blaurock, Sabine; Kluczniok, Katharina – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Based on the concept of educational quality of the home learning environment, stimulating and responsive family time is crucial for children's development. In turn, time use depends on the developmental stages in childhood. International studies indicate that family patterns of time use are associated with a family's resources (i.e. level of…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Environment, Educational Quality, Socioeconomic Status
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Cadoret, Geneviève; Bigras, Nathalie; Lemay, Lise; Lehrer, Joanne; Lemire, Julie – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The objective of this longitudinal study was to examine the relationship between screen time (ST) and children's motor proficiency. The amount of time 113 children spent watching television, using a computer, and playing video games as reported by parents at ages 4, 5, and 7 was measured and children's motor skills were evaluated at age 7 with the…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Television Viewing, Computer Use, Video Games
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Lloyd, Eva; Edmonds, Casey; Downs, Celony; Crutchley, Rebecca; Paffard, Fran – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The acquisition of everyday scientific concepts by 3-6-year-old children attending early childhood institutions has been widely studied. In contrast, research on science learning processes among younger children is less extensive. This paper reports on findings from an exploratory empirical study undertaken in a "stay and play" service…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Scientific Concepts, Science Education
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Woods, Sara E.; Menna, Rosanne; McAndrew, Annamaria J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Aggression in early childhood has been found to predict future psychopathology, academic problems, and delinquency. In a sample of 136 mother-child pairs (M[subscript age] = 4 years, 11 months, SD = 11 months, 58% boys) associations among mothers' responding with distress to children's negative emotions, children's emotional control, and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Young Children, Emotional Response, Self Control
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Suggate, Sebastian; Stoeger, Heidrun; Pufke, Eva – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Children's fine motor skills (FMS) are being increasingly recognized as an important aspect of preschool development; yet, we know very little about the experiences that foster their development. We utilized a parent-administered children's fine and gross motor activities questionnaire (MAQ) to investigate links with FMS. We recruited a sample of…
Descriptors: Play, Psychomotor Skills, Parents, Questionnaires
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Poolman, B. G.; Leseman, P. P. M.; Doornenbal, J. M.; Minnaert, A. E. M. G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Rural children are a largely understudied population in language and literacy research, despite the fact that these children often enter school with delays in their language development. Since most rural areas suffered from so-called selective rural outmigration, many parents in rural areas are lower or middle educated. The home literacy climate,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Primary Education
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Bigras, Nathalie; Lemay, Lise; Bouchard, Caroline; Eryasa, Joell – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This paper aims to describe the quality of play as offered by early childhood educators working with four-year-olds within an educational childcare service. It also aims to identify the correlation between the quality of play support and a child's cognitive, language and socio-emotional development. Finally, it focuses on the factors associated…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Educational Quality
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Yumus, Melike; Bayhan, Pinar – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This research explored teachers' opinions on behaviour problems of 36- to 72-month-old children and examined factors associated with teachers' ability to cope with these problems. Purposive sampling was used and participants were 238 preschool teachers responsible for 36- to 72-month-old children. We examined self-reported skills in defining and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Behavior Problems, Young Children
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Dukhi, Natisha; Sartorius, Benn; Taylor, Myra – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Background: Stunting continues to affect young children as a global nutritional disorder. The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence, associated risk factors and spatial clustering for stunting in a disadvantaged South African District. Methods: A community-based cross-sectional weighted survey of households was conducted in the iLembe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Incidence
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Toyama, Noriko – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study, comprising three sub-studies, aims to examine how child-rearing practices vary according to different social circumstances in Japan. By comparing teacher-child interaction at mealtimes in day care centres both on an isolated small island located in Okinawa prefecture, Tarama, and in a large industrialised city, Tokyo, the following was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Teacher Student Relationship, Comparative Analysis
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Ozturk, Gulsah; Hill, Susan; Yates, Gregory C. R. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study investigated the relationship between children's attitudes towards reading and their parents' gendered views about literacy (GVL). It was assumed that parents may have GVL by favouring girls in reading activities, which could limit boys' enjoyment in reading activities. This study was conducted with 31 five-year-old children in first…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Gender Differences, Parent Attitudes, Gender Bias
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September, Shiron Jade; Rich, Edna Grace; Roman, Nicolette Vanessa – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Early childhood development (ECD) has been recognised to be the most important contributor to long-term social and emotional development. Therefore, positive parenting is paramount to foster quality parent-child interaction. Previous research shows that for parents to adopt a positive parenting style, some degree of parental knowledge is required.…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Socioeconomic Status, Young Children, Child Development
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Séguin, Daniel; Klimek, Victoria – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study explored the relationship between electronic media use, sleep and behaviour in preschool-aged children between the ages of three and five years. The primary hypothesis of this study was that excessive electronic media use (>2 hours a day) would positively correlate with sleep patterns (in particular, disturbances) and negative…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Young Children, Sleep, Preschool Children
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Benzies, Karen; Mychasiuk, Richelle; Tough, Suzanne – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Mothers experiencing psychological distress in the postpartum period may have difficulties parenting their children. Inconsistent and unresponsive parenting may increase the risk of later emotional and behavioural problems in children. The purpose of this study was to identify how maternal psychological characteristics cluster at eight weeks…
Descriptors: Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Child Rearing, Psychological Patterns
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Wong, Mun – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This study explores how children's perceptions of stress factors and coping strategies are constructed over time. Children were interviewed before and after they made the transition from preschool to primary school. This study also explores teachers' and parental strategies in helping children to cope with stress at school. The sample included 53…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Coping, Interviews, Preschool Children
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