This study is an examination of preschool-age English speaking children's interactive play behaviours with a non-English speaking child (NEC). The play types of a NEC were reported using the Parten's categories of solitary, parallel and interactive play. In addition, English-speaking
children's interactive play with a NEC were reported in this study using categories of affiliative, possession-related, prosocial and aggressive behaviour from Ramsey's 1987 study.
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non-English speaking child's play;
Document Type: Research Article
Department of Curriculum and Instructions - EC4, University of Texas-Arlington, USA
Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle Level Education, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, USA
Department of Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Education, School of Education, University of Wisconsin, Platteville, USA
School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, USA
Publication date: December 1, 2009
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