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Research Videos

videos that summarize CECE research findings and provide implications for practice.

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Study of the Play of Dual Language Learners in an English-Speaking Preschool ClassroomThis video highlights findings from a qualitative study looking at the play of dual language learners in a predominantly English-speaking classroom.

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Children playing with bottleclix. The Relationship of Teacher-Child Interactions in Preschool Play to Young Children’s Mathematical AbilityThe purpose of the math play study was to investigate teacher-child mathematical interactions during children's play. The investigators wanted to study what interactions led to stronger mathematical engagement for preschool children.

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Child playing with construction materials in the block area.TIMPANI Toy Study The TIMPANI Toy Study is an empirical study that looks at how young children in natural settings play with a variety of toys and identifies toys that best engage children in intellectual, creative, social, and verbal interactions in preschool classrooms. Below are findings from the past ten years of research.

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Child riding a tricycle.The Effects of Physical Activity During Outdoor Play on Children's On-Task Behavior During Group TimeThe purpose of this investigation is to determine differences in children’s on task behavior during group time before and after engaging in physical activity during outdoor play. Children who engage in the greatest levels of physical activity during outdoor play may demonstrate strong on-task behaviors during group time than those who display lower levels of physical activity.

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