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Neumann, Michelle M.; Neumann, David L. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Young children living in technology-based communities are using touch-screen tablets (e.g. iPads) to engage with the digital world at an early age. The intuitive touch-screen interface, easily downloadable apps (applications) and mobility of tablets drive their increasing popularity with pre-schoolers. This review examines research to date on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Tolentino, Efleda Preclaro; Lawson, Lauren – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Teacher research yields a plethora of insights about creating a meaningful curriculum for children. In this article, we describe the experience of preschool children who participated in Kindergarten Club, a space that afforded them opportunities to shift roles from being preschoolers to being kindergarteners. Kindergarten Club became a catalyst…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy, Beginning Reading
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Harwood, Debra; Collier, Diane R. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Children's intra-actions with the natural world offer an important lens to revisit notions of literacies. They allow for a decentring of humans--here children--as actors. Also, forest schools and nature-based learning programmes are increasingly erupting across North America, although more commonplace in Europe for a longer period. In this…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Story Telling, Preschool Children
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Owodally, Ambarin Mooznah Auleear – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2013
Mauritius is a multilingual island, where there is a linguistic and literacy paradox. While Mauritian Creole dominates as the spoken language of the population, English and French are the main print languages, as well as the main languages of literacy and education. In such a complex situation, preschool is an interesting terrain in which to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Linguistics, Foreign Countries, Speech
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Alper, Meryl – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2013
Young children explore their world through manipulatives, playing with "technology" that may or may not be digital. To this end, I offer an exploration into how the existing framework of the New Media Literacies (NMLs) paradigm set forth by Henry Jenkins (2006) in "Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Media Literacy
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Roskos, Kathleen A.; Christie, James F. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2011
Research on the relationship between play and early literacy flourished in the 1990s but slowed to a trickle at the start of the new millennium. As we see it, play-literacy research is stuck in a theoretical and methodological rut. Two promising conceptual frameworks--connectionist and dynamic systems theories--can supply the thrust needed to get…
Descriptors: Play, Emergent Literacy, Child Development, Correlation
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Reese, Elaine; Sparks, Alison; Leyva, Diana – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2010
It is well known that children's language development lays the foundation for their literacy development, though it is difficult for preschool teachers alone to consistently engage in the individual interactions necessary to boost children's language skills. Given that parents are their children's first teachers, it is imperative to consider how…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parents, Emergent Literacy, Language Skills
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Yang, Hui-Chin; Noel, Andrea M. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2006
The drawings of 17 four- to five-year-old children from two points in time, age four and age five were analyzed. At both ages four and five, the most commonly used scribbles were single vertical lines, single horizontal lines, and single curved lines, whereas the two least used scribbles were spiral and circular lines spread out. The subjects in…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Freehand Drawing, Writing Skills, Childrens Writing
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Morgan, Anne – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2005
Research has shown that adult-child shared book reading can enhance language and literacy development in the early years, although little is known about how mothers and children from socio-economically disadvantaged communities interact around books. This study investigated the shared reading interactions of three mother-child dyads living in such…
Descriptors: Mothers, Emergent Literacy, Disadvantaged, Parent Child Relationship
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Torr, Jane – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2004
This study analyses how pre-school children who differ in terms of maternal education respond to and interpret the images and written text in the same two picture books, one informational "The Sleepy Book" (Zolotow and Bobri, 1960) and one narrative "The Baby Who Wouldn't Go to Bed" (Cooper, 1996). Twelve children were recorded in their homes…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Mothers, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Martello, Julie – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2004
This article explores some of the implications inherent in the pedagogical strategy of encouraging students to 'try' or 'have a go', particularly within the context of early writing and spelling. Pedagogical approaches built on the assumption that the learner will need to try in order to learn are construed here as emanating from and contributing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Linguistics, Spelling, Emergent Literacy