SAGE Journal Articles

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LO 8.5. Describe the effects of discipline on children’s development.

Prochner, L., & Hwang, Y. (2008). Cry and you cry alone: Timeout in early childhood settings. Childhood, 15(4), 517-534.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The article explores isolation in early childhood settings as a form of discipline.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What is the difference between a “time-out” and a “time-in”?
  2. What is the historical trend in the use of “time-out” as a discipline strategy?
  3. Why do you think there is a trend away from endorsing “time-out”?

LO 8.9. Discuss the function of play and the form it takes in early childhood.

Staempfli, M. B. (2009). Reintroducing adventure into children’s outdoor play environments. Environment and Behavior, 41(2), 268-280.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The article discusses the decline of outdoor play among children and why it is important.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Why is there a decline in outdoor play among children today?
  2. What is an adventure playground?
  3. What are the developmental benefits of adventure playgrounds?