SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.64 issue2Anorexia, femininity and loveChildhood, violence, and supporting environment in a slum in Rio de Janeiro author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia

On-line version ISSN 1809-5267


HANSEN, Janete; VIEIRA, Viviane; WESTPHAL, Josielly Pinheiro  and  VIEIRA, Mauro Luís. School Readiness: a research-intervention experience. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.64, n.2, pp. 115-129. ISSN 1809-5267.

One of the functions related to early childhood education is to integrate cognitive and emotional aspects of children and to prepares them for entring into formal education. According to theses assumptions, psychological intervention and children groups were carried out, besides a joint work with teachers. These activities had the propose of preparing children for entring into the first grade of primary education. In total, 27 children from five to six years old, who enrolled in a nonprofit day care center, participated of this study. The School Readiness Test Lollipop was applied in two periods of year (beginning and final). The statistical analysis has showed that there were differences in the their performance in relation to school readiness because many of them improved their performance in the second application. It is important to emphasize the importance of children, in groups, express their expectations, and test their skills thus improving jointly emotional and cognitive aspects.

Keywords : Literacy Readiness; Early Childhood Education; Psychological Intervention.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )