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Cavanaugh, D. et al. (1-01) Kindergarten Scores, Storytelling, Executive Function, and Motivation Improved through Literacy-Rich Guided Play (Journal Article)

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November 2017
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45
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831-843
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Massey, S. (3-01) From the Reading Rug to the Play Center: Enhancing Vocabulary and Comprehensive Language Skills by Connecting Storybook Reading and Guided Play (Journal Article)

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March 2013
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41
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125-131
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Monkeviciené, O. et al. (8-01) Effects of the Zippy’s Friends Programme on Children’s Coping Abilities During the Transition from Kindergarten to Elementary School (Journal Article)

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August 2006
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34
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53-60
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Moreno, A. et al. (3-01) The Function of Executive Function: Everyday Manifestations of Regulated Thinking in Preschool Settings (Journal Article)

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March 2017
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45
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143-153
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  • Executive function
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Syrjämäki, M. et al. (9-01) Enhancing Peer Interaction in Early Childhood Special Education: Chains of Children’s Initiatives, Adults’ Responses and Their Consequences in Play (Journal Article)

Trevlas, E. et al. (2003) Evaluating Playfulness: Construct Validity of the Children's Playfulness Scale (Journal Article)

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This study was designed to examine the underlying structure of the Children's Playfulness Scale (CPS). The CPS was administered to 602 children who were randomly divided into two groups (calibration and validation group). The calibration group (n= 279) included 137 boys and 142 girls, and the validation group (n= 323) included 162 boys and 161 girls, ranging in age from 4 to 6 years. A one-factor model was postulated and supported. According to the model, 5 variables measuring children's playfulness loaded on one factor (playfulness). In addition, the proposed model was found to be invariant across the two groups. Good cross-generalizability of the CPS appears to support its validity. Educators working in a preschool/kindergarten setting may use it with confidence when evaluating children's playfulness.

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January 2003
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31
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33-39
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  • Play assessment
  • Playfulness
  • Scale validation
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