The Connection between Drama, Language, and Cognition in Preschool Dual Language Learners (DLLs)

Lama K. Farran, Diana Mindrila

Abstract


This study examined the connection between drama, language, and cognition in 61 preschool Latino children. Parents and teachers completed surveys and observations of children’s behaviors. Results showed that parent home language and literacy practices and beliefs about drama integration were related to children’s cognition. Recommendations for practice are presented. 


Keywords


Home Literacy Practices; Language; Dual Language Learners; Latino; Drama; Cognition; Teacher Report

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