Clara Hoyne

Clara Hoyne
Mary Immaculate College · Department of Psychology

MA in Applied Psychology

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Although it is well established that reading with young children supports early language and literacy development, few studies have focused on the importance of parental beliefs about reading with infants. The current study, which sheds light on parental beliefs had three main aims. The first was to examine practices of shared reading in infancy (b...
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The aim of this study was to examine the role of different types of home learning activities, such as reading, singing, painting, playing games, and letters and numbers (ABCs and 123 s), in the development of nonverbal reasoning skills in young children. Although much previous research has focused on the role of the home learning environment in the...
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Although it is well established that reading with young children supports early language and literacy development, few studies have focused on the importance of parental beliefs about reading with infants. The current study, which sheds light on parental beliefs had three main aims. The first was to examine practices of shared reading in infancy (b...
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Play in the home environment is important for cognitive and socio-emotional development in early childhood. Children’s home environments are made up of multiple play activities (e.g., toys, books, screen time, outdoor play) and are influenced by multiple factors (e.g., availability of resources, parenting behaviours, parental attitudes to play, soc...
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This chapter provides insight into a pilot book-gifting scheme for babies in areas of socio-economic disadvantage in Ireland. It reviews the benefits of the scheme, and considers the lessons learned from the Bookseed scheme. The chapter highlights the potential of a book gifting scheme to greater equality of access to reading opportunities at a you...
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Worldwide, millions of children have missed out on early childhood education and care (ECEC) due to the closure of their settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, little is known about the socio-emotional impact of these closures on young children. This paper draws upon a study of 506 parents of children aged 1–10 years in Ireland who complet...
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Worldwide, millions of children have missed out on early childhood education and care (ECEC) due to the closure of their settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, little is known about the socio-emotional impact of these closures on young children. This paper draws upon a study of 506 parents of children aged 1-10 years in Ireland who complet...
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Play - Impact of COVID19 Restrictions on Young Children's Play, Learning and Development: Key Findings from the Play and Learning in the Early Years (PLEY) Survey - Play Infographic
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Many children’s lives have changed dramatically in recent months due to the COVID-19 crisis. An online survey of parents of children aged 0-10 years was used to explore how these changes have affected children’s play, learning and development. The survey measured play activities at home, the factors that influence it and the impact of some of the r...
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Reading books with infants has many positive associations with child development. However, the age at which parents begin reading with their infants, and the frequency that they read with them, is affected by many factors. This paper considers some of those factors and examines the role baby book gifting programmes may play in supporting early shar...
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Reading is a basic cultural skill and important for success in life. The first aim of this article is to review research examining the factors that support early shared reading experiences and the developmental benefits of this activity in early childhood, drawing on international research in the first two sections of this paper. While internationa...

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