Teaching and learning reading through play

Aliza Ali, Zahara Aziz, Rohaty Majzub

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    Abstract

    Play as part of early childhood education has the potential to provide preschool children with highly engaging and meaningful context for learning reading and being successful in early literacy concept. Through play, a child strengthens language development. This action research analyses how play in early childhood education enhances early literacy skills among preschool learners and improves the teaching approach for educators. The participants in this research were preschool teachers in one of the prominent private preschools in Malaysia. Quantitative and qualitative studies were both undertaken. The research shows that teaching and learning through play can enhance a child's language development and reading abilities. Results indicated that teaching and learning through play sustains children's attention span and develops their reading skills. Play provide more opportunity for children to talk using varied words. Undoubtedly, play has significant advantages for children that include fostering reading ability and sustaining their interest in reading and literacy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)15-20
    Number of pages6
    JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
    Volume14
    Issue numberSPL ISS 4
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Keywords

    • Early childhood education
    • Early literacy
    • Language development
    • Play
    • Teaching and learning approach

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    Ali, A., Aziz, Z., & Majzub, R. (2011). Teaching and learning reading through play. World Applied Sciences Journal, 14(SPL ISS 4), 15-20.

    Teaching and learning reading through play. / Ali, Aliza; Aziz, Zahara; Majzub, Rohaty.

    In: World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 14, No. SPL ISS 4, 2011, p. 15-20.

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    Ali, A, Aziz, Z & Majzub, R 2011, 'Teaching and learning reading through play', World Applied Sciences Journal, vol. 14, no. SPL ISS 4, pp. 15-20.
    Ali A, Aziz Z, Majzub R. Teaching and learning reading through play. World Applied Sciences Journal. 2011;14(SPL ISS 4):15-20.
    Ali, Aliza ; Aziz, Zahara ; Majzub, Rohaty. / Teaching and learning reading through play. In: World Applied Sciences Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 14, No. SPL ISS 4. pp. 15-20.
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