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Parental Perspectives on Transition to Kindergarten Videos to Promote Family Involvement

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Video is one way to promote, and help families understand, the transition to kindergarten. The present study explored the experiences of parents with transition-to-kindergarten videos. Four videos, in English and Spanish with accompanying information sheets in English and Spanish, targeted parents for transitioning to kindergarten. There were a total of 141 parents in the six classrooms that could have received the videos and information sheets. Findings indicate that the quality of the videos was rated positively and that parents had positive experiences viewing the videos. Parents reported that the videos provided general information about the transition to kindergarten, provided examples of activities they could do to help their child transition to kindergarten, and promoted parents’ understanding of child development. Findings are discussed in light of implications for researchers advancing technology tools and family involvement.

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Walsh, B.A., Romo, G. & Jeon, HJ. Parental Perspectives on Transition to Kindergarten Videos to Promote Family Involvement. Early Childhood Educ J 46, 655–663 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10643-018-0890-1

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Keywords

  • Kindergarten
  • Parents
  • Transition
  • Video