The Impact of Providing Computer Language Experience on the Reading Readiness among Preschool Children

  •  Ali Ahmad Bani Hamad    


This study aim to identify the effect of computer literacy on reading readiness among preschool children. The study sample consisted of (49) preschool children studying at the First University Kindergarten distributed into to two groups: experimental and control. The language experience of the experimental group was presented to students through using the computer for two years. A program has been designed for this purpose  using the Multimedia Builder software. In order to answer the study questions, the mathematical averages, standard deviations, ANCOVA and MANCOVA analysis were used.  The results of the study showed that there was an effect of computer experience in the six dimensions of reading readiness (visual recognition, auditory distinction, understanding, information, auditory recall, and visual recall) and this effect is related to the group variable. However, there were no statistically significant effect of sex variable over all the dimensions of the Reading readiness scale.

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