Browsing by Author "Kızıldere, Erim"
A multidimensional investigation of pretend play and language competence: Concurrent and longitudinal relations in preschoolers Authors:Kızıldere, Erim; Aktan Erciyes, Aslı; Tahiroğlu, Deniz; Göksun, Tilbe
Publisher and Date:(Elsevier, 2020)Play is an important tool for children's social interactions and cognitive skills. The current study examines the links between pretend play and language in 119 Turkish preschoolers at two time points tested one-year apart (Time 1 M-age = 45.82 months and Time 2 M-age = 57.68 months). Preschoolers' language competence (linguistic complexity and receptive vocabulary) was assessed along with several pretend play measures (telephone task, imaginary pantomime task, pretense score from a free play ...