MBST Programe on Early Childhood Development by Parents

  •  Saithip Bumbutpai    
  •  Piyathida Khajornchaikul    


Early childhood is a critical period for learning, training good or bad habit. So, the parent must provide their children with appropriate moral behavior for real-world and daily life. This study examines the results of the MBST Program on early childhood development by parents. A quasi-experimental design was 30 children, ages 5-6, in each group while studying at a kindergarten, Thailand. The intervention group participated in the MBST Program with their parents. Data was collected using a paired t-test. The results showed that the intervention group had significantly higher mean moral scores after attending the program than before as well as higher scores compared to the comparison group (p<0.001). This study suggests that children demonstrated improved behavior using the MBST book. Consequently, organizations such as children’s groups should utilize storytelling to spread these benefits. Storytellers may not be limited to parents and can include other caregivers.

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