HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND CHILDREN’S LEARNING OUTCOMES: A REVIEW OF RECENT EVIDENCE

Eftychia Aslanidou

Abstract


This literature review studies the recent research conducted in many countries and demonstrates the connection between the home learning activities and young children's literacy and numeracy skills. Can parents improve their young children's performance in literacy and mathematics? This question is at the heart of research on the home learning environment. Parents are the primary architects of a child's experiences through their childcare indoor and outdoor activities. This search strategy resulted in a total of 102 articles and our criteria were again applied to the full-text versions of these articles, which resulted in a total of 66 articles that were selected for the final quality check. The conclusion is that the more the parents interact with their children learning activities in their early childhood years, the better the children get in literacy and mathematics.

Αυτή η βιβλιογραφική επισκόπηση μελετά την πρόσφατη έρευνα που διεξάγεται σε πολλές χώρες και καταδεικνύει τη σχέση μεταξύ των δραστηριοτήτων εκμάθησης στο σπίτι και των δεξιοτήτων γραφής και αριθμητικής των μικρών παιδιών. Μπορούν οι γονείς να βελτιώσουν τις επιδόσεις των μικρών παιδιών τους στον τομέα της γλώσσας (γραφή, ανάγνωση) και των μαθηματικών; Αυτή η ερώτηση βρίσκεται στο επίκεντρο της έρευνας για το περιβάλλον εκμάθησης στο σπίτι. Οι γονείς είναι οι κύριοι αρχιτέκτονες των εμπειριών ενός παιδιού μέσα από τις εσωτερικές και εξωτερικές δραστηριότητες παιδικής φροντίδας. Η στρατηγική αναζήτησης οδήγησε σε ένα σύνολο 102 άρθρων και τα κριτήρια που εφαρμόστηκαν στις εκδόσεις πλήρους κειμένου αυτών των άρθρων είχαν ως αποτέλεσμα την επιλογή συνολικά 66 άρθρων για τον τελικό ποιοτικό έλεγχο. Το συμπέρασμα είναι ότι όσο περισσότερο αλληλεπιδρούν οι γονείς με τις μαθησιακές δραστηριότητες των παιδιών τους, στα πρώτα τους παιδικά χρόνια, τόσο καλύτερη είναι η σχολική επίδοση των παιδιών αργότερα στη γλώσσα και στα μαθηματικά.


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home learning environment, home learning activities, parental involvement, home literacy, home numeracy

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