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dc.contributor.authorKorkemäki, Riitta-Liisa
dc.contributor.authorDreher, Mariam Jean
dc.contributor.authorPekkarinen, Asko
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-05T07:51:25Z
dc.date.available2012-12-05T07:51:25Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationKorkeamäki, R-L., Dreher, M. J. & Pekkarinen, A., (2012). Finnish Preschool and First-Grade Children's Use of Media at Home. Human Technology, Volume 8 (2), pp. 109-132. URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201211203031. Retrieved from http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/40530
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dc.description.abstractWe investigated Finnish children’s use of print and electronic media in the home and their literacy development. Questionnaire data from 857 parents of preschoolers (collected in 2006 and 2007) and first graders (2008) showed that homes were well equipped with electronic media including Internet access in almost every home, although only a third of the children used the Internet. Television, print media, and videos/DVDs were more commonly used than computers. Most first graders but few preschoolers had mobile phones. Most parents read bedtime stories, had a sizable number of children’s books, and library visits were common. Boys´ and girls’ skills in reading did not differ at the beginning of their preschool year. But girls showed more interest in writing while boys played more console and computer-based games. Most first graders were reading early in the school year, suggesting that electronic media are not harmful but may even support literacy development.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHuman Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
dc.relation.urihttp://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.subject.otherprint literacy
dc.subject.othermedia literacy
dc.subject.otherelectronic media
dc.subject.otherfamily literacy practices
dc.subject.otherearly literacy development
dc.subject.otherpreschool
dc.subject.otherfirst grade
dc.titleFinnish Preschool and First-Grade Children's Use of Media at Home
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201211203031
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn1795-6889
dc.rights.copyright© 2012 Ritta-Liisa Korkeamäki, Mariam Jean Dreher, & Asko Pekkarinen, and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
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dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.17011/ht/urn.201211203031


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