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  • Parental influence on the development of children's storytelling
    Marjanovič Umek, Ljubica ; Fekonja, Urška ; Podlesek, Anja
    Storytelling represents an aspect of childrenʼs general language competence. The characteristics of the home literacy environment, especially joint reading between parents and children, have a ... significant effect on childrenʼs storytelling. The purpose of this study was to explore the age differences in the storytelling of three- to six-year-old children. In addition, the goal was also to determine the effect of parental education, parentsʼ knowledge of childrenʼs books, as an indirect measure of joint reading in the home environment, and childʼs gender on childrenʼs storytelling ability. The sample included 156 children aged three- to six-years-old and their parents. The childrenʼs storytelling competence was assessed using the Little Glove Storytelling Test. The stories that the children told using a standard picturebook were analyzed in terms of several criteria connected with the words in the story and the structure of the story (grammatical structure and contents). Parentsʼ knowledge of childrenʼs book was assessed using a Checklist of childrenʼs books. The results showed that the period between the ages of three and six is important for the development of childrenʼs storytelling; parental education and parentsʼ knowledge of childrenʼs books have a significant effect on childrenʼs storytelling. In addition, specific important differences were established between boysʼ and girlsʼ stories: the girls told stories using a greater number of words, whereas no major gender-related differences were determined with regard to the structure of the stories told. The results obtained were interpreted from the viewpoint of both developmental psychology and selected environmental factors.
    Vir: European early childhood education research journal. - ISSN 1350-293X (Vol. 20, no. 3, sep. 2012, str. 351-370)
    Vrsta gradiva - članek, sestavni del ; neleposlovje za odrasle
    Leto - 2012
    Jezik - angleški, španski
    COBISS.SI-ID - 49961058