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Opinions of Parents whose Children are at Elementary Schools on the Selection of Children’s Books [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2021; 5(1): 36-42 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2020.55823

Opinions of Parents whose Children are at Elementary Schools on the Selection of Children’s Books

Selma Korkmaz
Near East University - Faculty Of Art And Science

Books contribute to the increase of children's vocabulary and creative thinking skills, and consequently to the development of four basic language skills - speaking, reading, writing and listening. Therefore, books that will positively affect the development of children should have certain features both in form and content. However, since children are not conscious of discovering the features that should be in a good book, parents have a critical role to play. The aim of this study is to determine how conscious parents are about books that are extremely effective in children's development and which criteria they consider when choosing children's books. For this purpose, the working group consists of 50 parents who reside in the TRNC and whose children are studying at primary school. Data were collected using an interview form consisting of 6 questions in order to obtain the opinions of the parents about the book selection. Content analysis was also used during the analysis of the data obtained; the data were divided into certain categories and themes which are shown in percentages and frequencies. Based on the findings, it can be said that although the majority of parents seem to be conscious about the choice of books, they have incomplete information on some issues.

Keywords: child, book, parent, reading, book selection

Selma Korkmaz. Opinions of Parents whose Children are at Elementary Schools on the Selection of Children’s Books. ALRJournal. 2021; 5(1): 36-42

Corresponding Author: Selma Korkmaz, Cyprus
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