Improving Preschoolers' Numerical Abilities by Enhancing the Home Numeracy Environment
Frank Niklas, Caroline Cohrssen, Collette Tayler
EARLY EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016
ABSTRACT: Research Findings: Young children develop numeracy competencies during interactions with more knowledgeable others. Such interactions typically occur in the home numeracy environment (HNE). In this study a nonintensive intervention procedure was developed to improve both the HNE and numerical competencies. All parents of 113 Australian children (age 4 years, 5 months, on average at the beginning of the study) were invited to participate in a 2-part intervention that included attending 1 group meeting at which information regarding the HNE was provided and participating in an additional individual session that introduced them to the principles of counting. The HNE and children’s num..View full abstract
This work was supported by a fellowship within the Postdoctoral Programme of the German Academic Exchange Services.