Study finds relationships between language proficiency, play and social competency in 2 year-olds.
Elisabeth Brekke Stangeland’s Ph.D. thesis highlights the relationship between language proficiency and social competency in children as young as 2 years and 9 months. This is important knowledge for childcare practitioners who meet these children daily.
Two-year-olds with poor language skills fall behind at play
Two-year-olds with poor language skills fare worse than their peers at play and, subsequently, fall behind socially. This was the finding of a new study from the Stavanger Project.
Poor motor skills in two-year-olds could indicate slow development in mathematical proficiency
A study by the Stavanger Project shows that two-year-olds with poor motor function also exhibit poor mathematical skills. This knowledge will make it easier for teachers to identify children who may need extra help.
Early childhood education and care is a central area of research at the University of Stavanger (UiS). Our research environments cooperate closely on a number of large projects within a range of topics in this area.
Our research is based upon the values of Norwegian early childhood education. We have close contact with the early education area, and our research has great influence on the development of the Norwegian early education and care sector.
The Reading Centre is home to several large, innovative research projects, and has regularly been awarded significant funding from nationally competitive research funding schemes.
Our research concerns language and literacy development and assessment in educational contexts, from kindergarten to workplaces.
Theoretically and methodologically the centre displays a broad fan of approaches to different aspects of literacy.
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