Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(5), pp. 815 - 823
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050528
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Story Based Activities Enhance Literacy Skills in Preschool Children


Elçin Yazıcı 1,*, Hayrunnisa Bolay 2
1 Department of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Düzce University, Düzce 81000, Turkey
2 Department of Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Center, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara 06500, Turkey

ABSTRACT

We investigated the impact of story based activities on literacy skills in pre-school children. The efficacy of story based activities program were tested by literacy skills survey test. Results showed that, the scores of overall literacy skills and all subsets skills in the study group (n=45) were statistically significantly higher than the control group (n=41) (57.88 vs 27.72 p<0.000). We concluded that "Story-Based Activities" implemented for total 30 hours within 6 weeks, significantly enhanced reading/writing, alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, vocabulary and pronunciation in preschool children. We recommend the integration of the story based activity to the standard educational program to boost the literacy skills in preschool children.

KEYWORDS
Preschool Education, Stories, Literacy Skills, Reading Skills, Writing Skills

Cite this paper
Elçin Yazıcı , Hayrunnisa Bolay . "Story Based Activities Enhance Literacy Skills in Preschool Children." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.5 (2017) 815 - 823. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050528.