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This study examines the relationship between the typical activities and social involvement young children experience in Singapore day care centers and the children's language development. Cognitive, physical and domestic activities and social involvement were observed in 16 day care centers and recorded using the Target Child Method of Observation. A comparison of these activities was then made between centers that exhibited "high progress" and "low progress" in language development. The findings showed that children in Singapore child care centers spent a majority of their time in adult-led teaching sessions, and in cognitive and domestic activities. Centers that exhibited high language development had children who were more occupied with cognitive activities and fine and gross motor activities than other activities; these children were also found in small groups. The high-progress centers also exhibited more incidence of verbal interaction with peers and adults. (JPB)

Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Behavior, Class Activities, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Language Skills, Play, Social Behavior, Verbal Development, Young Children











Author: Kwan, Celina KD

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=10548&id=ED421245



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