Examining the Criteria for Preferring Illustrated Children's Books by Parents with 0-3 Years-old Children
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children, parents
0-3 year-old
book preference criteria

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Tanju Aslışen, E. H., & Hakkoymaz, S. (2023). Examining the Criteria for Preferring Illustrated Children’s Books by Parents with 0-3 Years-old Children. Theory and Practice in Child Development, 3(2), 71–97. https://doi.org/10.46303/tpicd.2023.13


In this study, it is aimed to examine the knowledge levels of parents with children aged 0-3 regarding the criteria they consider when choosing a children's picture book. The study was carried out with a qualitative research approach. The study group consists of 69 parents with children aged 0-3, and the data of the study were collected through a semi-structured interview form developed by the researchers. After the data were subjected to content analysis, they were presented in tables. As a result of the research, it has been revealed that parents with 0-3 year old children should have quality children's books and the features they pay attention to when choosing children's books, the child's interest, internal structure and external structure. It has been found that when choosing a children's picture book, parents pay particular attention to its suitability for the age and development of the child, its plain language, the presence of vivid colors and its non-violence. The content of the images is thick cardboard and the book is neatly bound with the appropriate font and image size. By looking at the outer coating and quality of quality paper, they think about whether it is educational, entertaining, creative and contains a concept of value.

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