Young Children Using Computers To Make Discoveries about Written Language
Early Childhood Education Journal Volume 24, Number 4, ISSN 1082-3301
Examined observed occurrences of written knowledge exchanges embedded in kindergartners' play interactions while at the computer. Found that computers, with and without speech-synthesized feedback, placed in an environment that fosters playful written language exploration, can contribute to learning about functions and features of print; however, speech-synthesized feedback may be most supportive when children exhibit metalinguistic awareness or cognitive clarity. (EV)
Shilling, W.A. (1997). Young Children Using Computers To Make Discoveries about Written Language. Early Childhood Education Journal, 24(4), 253.