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Research Connections and Implications for Practice to Further Support Young Children’s Humor

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Research on Young Children’s Humor

Part of the book series: Educating the Young Child ((EDYC,volume 15))

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This chapter brings this book to a close and highlights the elements, outcomes, questions, and dilemmas that were negotiated throughout the volume. We present our concluding comments regarding why we need to study humor and why it is so important to continue to think about its connection to young children’s lives, both as a means of freely expressing themselves, as well as an aspect of children’s learning and development. Additionally, we further synthesize ideas about the role of the adult in the process of humor appreciation and production, and the elements necessary to consider when designing a humor intervention program or when planning a research project to explore children’s abilities to produce and appreciate humor. Finally, we provide a set of practical implications as well as our view of what might lie ahead for future research on this important component of children’s well-being.

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Recchia, S.L., Loizou, E. (2019). Research Connections and Implications for Practice to Further Support Young Children’s Humor. In: Loizou, E., Recchia, S.L. (eds) Research on Young Children’s Humor. Educating the Young Child, vol 15. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15202-4_14

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