The practice of reading books and reading to children in the context of peer-groups in the preschool classroom

Rohaty Majzub, Saayah Abu

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    Abstract

    This study was conducted with the purpose of gaining information about the practice of using books and reading to preschool children according to the perspective of their peers. Hence this study explains how children gave their response to the book and reading and how they used the book and read to establish adaptation in a class. Therefore, the review of the book and reading to the pre-school children in the context of peers is of paramount importance. The sample consists of 16 children including Malay, Chinese and Indians. A qualitative approach. using the case study was used in the study. Interviews were conducted on six children, four teachers, six parents and a principle. The findings of the study showed that children can develop social skills and be prepared for learning in primary schools. Educationists need to instill within the child reading skills by identifying, reading and relating to books and by enjoying the presence books". The findings help educators to provide the initiative for the child to read. Teachers can also learn from how children see reading as a creative, imaginative, dynamic and meaningful activity if the classroom is structured in a conducive environment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Pages753-757
    Number of pages5
    Volume9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010 - Cairo, Egypt
    Duration: 29 Oct 201031 Oct 2010

    Other

    Other1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010
    CountryEgypt
    CityCairo
    Period29/10/1031/10/10

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    Peer Group
    peer group
    Reading
    classroom
    preschool child
    teacher
    Preschool Children
    primary school
    parents
    educator
    Parents
    Learning
    Interviews
    interview
    learning

    Keywords

    • Preschool classroom
    • Reading books
    • Reading culture
    • Reading to children

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)
    • Psychology(all)

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    The practice of reading books and reading to children in the context of peer-groups in the preschool classroom. / Majzub, Rohaty; Abu, Saayah.

    Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. p. 753-757.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Majzub, R & Abu, S 2010, The practice of reading books and reading to children in the context of peer-groups in the preschool classroom. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 9, pp. 753-757, 1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010, Cairo, Egypt, 29/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.229
    Majzub, Rohaty ; Abu, Saayah. / The practice of reading books and reading to children in the context of peer-groups in the preschool classroom. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. pp. 753-757
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