Peer Play Interactions and Readiness to Learn: A Protective Influence for African American Preschool Children From Low‐Income Households.

Bulotsky‐Shearer, Rebecca J.

Manz, Patricia H.

Mendez, Julia L.

McWayne, Christine M.

Sekino, Yumiko.

Fantuzzo, John W.


  • Guided by a strengths‐based resiliency framework, this article reviews a body of research on the positive influence of interactive peer play for African American preschool children from low‐income households. This literature provides evidence for positive associations among interactive peer play experiences at home and in school, and children's early childhood social and academic skills. It ... read more
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  • Bulotsky-Shearer, R. J., Manz, P. H., Mendez, J. L., McWayne, C. M., Sekino, Y. and Fantuzzo, J. W. (2012). Peer play interactions and readiness to learn: A protective influence for African American preschool children from low-income households. Child Development Perspectives, 6(3), 225-231. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-8606.2011.00221.x.
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