“That’s a Big Bad Wolf!”: Learning through teacher-child talk during shared reading of a story book app

NEUMANN, M. and MERCHANT, Guy (2021). “That’s a Big Bad Wolf!”: Learning through teacher-child talk during shared reading of a story book app. Early Childhood Education Journal.

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Touch screen tablets and story book apps provide opportunities for teachers to support young children’s shared reading experiences. Much research has examined the benefits of digital book reading in children’s learning. However, less is known about how very young children engage with and learn from interactive story book apps and how teachers support these early reading experiences. The case study reported on here was conducted in the north of England and explored how one teacher scaffolded a young child’s learning and interactions during shared reading of a story book app (Three Little Pigs) in her early years classroom. The teacher used a wide range of words, repetition, and questioning strategies to engage the child with the story content and maintain her interest which provided a positive experience for the child. The teacher also offered encouragement and technical assistance to scaffold learning. These important teacher supports afforded opportunities for the child to learn about language and literacy in meaningful ways with a digital device. This generates practical recommendations on how early childhood teachers can effectively engage young children with story book apps in the classroom.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education; 1301 Education Systems
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10643-021-01171-8
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2021 14:42
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2022 01:18
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28247

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