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Children's learning through transmedia materials: A clustered randomized controlled trial of two Pocoyo PlayGrounds

The overall research objective of this study is to evaluate the educational effectiveness of two Pocoyo PlayGrounds in supporting early literacy learning and vocabulary acquisition among 3- to 5-year old children. The specific objectives are to investigate the effects of classroom exposure to and play with two Pocoyo PlayGrounds themed around colors and community helpers (e.g., police officers, firefighters, teachers) on preschool-age children's: 1) early literacy skills, as measured by the Get Ready to Read! (Whitehurst, 2001) screening tool; and 2) acquisition of theme-related vocabulary and concepts, as measured by a customized picture vocabulary recognition task. (author abstract)
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United States
State(s)/Territories/Tribal Nation(s):
New York; Pennsylvania

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