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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Westerberg, Lauren; Fleishman, Hailey; Sands, Kaitlin; Mischka, Melissa – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This study investigated the influence of guidance instruction and type of activity on parental guidance of young children's mathematics and scientific inquiry during cooking, games, and nature activities at home. Thirty families participated with their preschool-aged child; half were randomly assigned to an inquiry guidance instruction group and…
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Parent Role, Preschool Children, Inquiry
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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Boomgarden, Erin; Finn, Lauren; Pittard, Caroline – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
While research demonstrates the importance of numeracy-related activities performed at home for young children's mathematics achievement, few studies involve observational studies of the processes which support children's mathematical learning at home. On this premise, this study reports evidence from numeracy-related interactions between parents…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Numeracy, Young Children, Parents
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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Nelson, Jackie; Bumpass, Charity; Sassine, Bianca – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2009
Studies of the processes by which parents encourage early numerical development in the context of parent-child interactions during routine, culturally relevant activities at home are scarce. The present study was designed to investigate spontaneous exchanges related to numeracy during parent-child interactions in reading and play activities at…
Descriptors: Play, Numeracy, Parent Education, Parent Child Relationship