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Herrera Sarah, Phillips Beth M., Newton Yi-Chieh, Dombek Jennifer L., Hernandez James A., July 2021
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Children entering kindergarten vary greatly in their language and literacy skills. Therefore, up-to-date information about evidence-based practices is essential for early childhood educators and policymakers as they support preschool children’s…

Ciesielski Emily J. M., Creaghead Nancy A. (Nancy Acra), April-June 2020
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There is considerable concern regarding our nation's literacy skills. Research has repeatedly shown that the literacy trajectory is well established very early in the school career. Early childhood educators (ECEs) have the ability to influence a…
De Witt M. W. (Marike W.), Lessing Ansie C., December, 2018
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Many South African children struggle in acquiring literacy and reading skills. It seems as if caregivers may be missing an important aspect in guiding children's emergent reading development. The question is whether there are underlying concepts…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), Neumann David L., June, 2017
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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…
Anderson Jim, Anderson Ann, Sadiq Assadullah, March/April 2017
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In this article, we review the literature on the impact of family literacy programmes on young children's language and literacy learning. After defining family literacy, we present a brief historical overview of family literacy programmes, including…
Markussen-Brown Justin, Juhl Carsten B., Piasta Shayne B., Bleses Dorthe, Hojen Anders, Justice Laura M., Q1 2017
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Professional development (PD) is increasingly used to improve early childhood educators' skills and knowledge in providing quality language and emergent literacy environments for children. However, the literature does not clearly indicate the extent…
Reich Stephanie Michelle, Yau Joanna C., Warschauer Mark, September, 2016
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Objective: Young children's use of electronic books (eBooks) is increasing as handheld touch screen devices, such as tablets, become increasingly available. Although older children's reading on tablets has been more broadly investigated, less is…
Westerveld Marleen F., Trembath David, Shellshear Leanne, Paynter Jessica, May, 2016
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A wealth of research has been conducted into emergent literacy (i.e., precursors to formal reading) skills and development in typically developing (TD) children. However, despite research suggesting children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are…
What Works Clearinghouse (Institute of Education Sciences), April, 2015
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A review of research studies on the effect of shared book reading on the early literacy and language abilities of young children.
Bus Adriana G., Takacs Zsofia K., Kegel Cornelia A. T., March, 2015
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Stories presented on phones, tablets and e-readers now offer an alternative to print books. The fundamental challenge has become to specify when and for whom the manner in which children retain information from stories has been changed by electronic…
Salmon Lynda G., March, 2014
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This article reviews extant literature with the purpose of identifying factors that affect the potential efficacy of electronic books to support literacy development during early childhood. Selection criteria include experimental, quasi-experimental…
Miller Elizabeth B., Warschauer Mark, 2014
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The practice of reading is rapidly moving from print to screen. Young children are not immune from this trend; indeed, many children's principal literacy experiences occur using iPads and other handheld digital devices. This transition raises…
Buckingham Jennifer, Beaman Robyn, Wheldall Kevin, 2014
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Gaps in literacy ability between children from different socio-economic backgrounds are evident before formal schooling begins. Low income makes a minor contribution. Socio-economic status exerts its influence on early literacy primarily through its…
What Works Clearinghouse (Institute of Education Sciences), December, 2013
Literature Review
A review of research on the impact of Pre-K Mathematics, an early childhood math curriculum, combined with DLM Early Childhood Express Math, early childhood math software, on preschool children's outcomes in four developmental domains, based on the…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), Hood Michelle, Ford Ruth M., Neumann David L., December, 2013
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The relationship between letter and numeral identification is reviewed to determine whether early identification of these symbols impact upon both literacy and numeracy development. Numerals and letters share similar perceptual properties such as…