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dc.contributor.authorSun, Heen
dc.identifier.citationSun, H. (2020). Animated electronic storybook and children's Mother Tongue development: Tracing the process and the outcome with eye-tracking. National Institute of Education (Singapore), Office of Education Research.en
dc.description.abstractStorybook reading to children is considered an efficient way to provide a meaningful context for exposure to unfamiliar words and grammar (Weizman & Snow, 2001). Nonetheless, children with limited language knowledge (e.g., child MTL learners in Singapore) may benefit less from the reading activities, due to the gap between their skills and those required for processing the narration. They often fail to derive the meaning of unknown words/grammar from the verbal context and consequently have trouble figuring out the story plots (Verhallen & Bus, 2010). Children’s electronic storybook (e-storybook) seems to hold great promise to assist in developing children’s emerging literacy as such reading formats are favored by children due to its entertaining elements (e.g., sound and interactive games) (Hio, 2015).<br> Compared to traditional print books, well-designed animated e-storybooks can stimulate readers' visual, auditory and even kinaesthetic senses to comprehend a story and unfamiliar language via the match between nonverbal sources (motion pictures, images, sound and music) and the narration (de Jong & Bus, 2002; 2004; Neuman, 1997; Verhallen, Bus, & de Jong, 2006). It is especially promising for second language learners/bilingual child learners, because these children with less language knowledge at hand may need extra information sources to digest the story plots and grasp the new words and grammar.en
dc.publisherOffice of Education Research, National Institute of Education, Singaporeen
dc.subjectAnimated eBooken
dc.subjectMultimedia theoryen
dc.subjectMandarin learningen
dc.subjectTotal fixation timeen
dc.titleAnimated electronic storybook and children's Mother Tongue development: Tracing the process and the outcome with eye-trackingen
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
dc.description.projectOER 13/16 HS-
dc.grant.idEducation Research Funding Programme (ERFP)en
dc.grant.fundingagencyMinistry of Education, Singaporeen
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