Scaffolding, analysis and materials: contributing factors in an unexpected finding of advanced infant/toddler pretend play?

Morrissey, Anne-Marie 2014, Scaffolding, analysis and materials: contributing factors in an unexpected finding of advanced infant/toddler pretend play?, Journal of Early Childhood Research, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 195-213.

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Title Scaffolding, analysis and materials: contributing factors in an unexpected finding of advanced infant/toddler pretend play?
Author(s) Morrissey, Anne-Marie
Journal name Journal of Early Childhood Research
Volume number 12
Issue number 2
Start page 195
End page 213
Total pages 19
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1476-718X
1741-2927
Keyword(s) Infant/toddler
Pretend play
Scaffolding
Summary As part of a longitudinal study, infant/toddler pretend play development and maternal play modelling were investigated in dyadic context. A total of 21 children were videotaped in monthly play sessions with their mothers, from age 8 to 17 months. Child and mother pretend play frequencies and levels were measured using Brown’s Pretend Play Observation Scale. Child IQ assessments at 5 years (Stanford–Binet IV) indicated average to high ability levels (M = 122.62). Descriptive analyses showed that children’s levels of pretend development were markedly in advance of age-typical expectations. With a previous analysis showing no specific associations between play levels and IQ, intensive maternal scaffolding, data analysis approaches and use of abstract play materials are proposed as possible contributory factors to the children’s advanced pretend play development.
Language eng
Field of Research 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30062037

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Collection: School of Education
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