Academic department under which the project should be listed

BCOE - Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Faculty Sponsor Name

Dr. Jinhee Kim

Abstract (300 words maximum)

The continued implication, either implicit or explicit of the word “Home” in children’s books has brought researchers from all over the world to investigate the topic and try to explain the true meaning of home and why it matters in children’s literature. Home does not always imply physical building as most people tend to think; there is more to it than just construction. The purpose of the research is to analyze how the home is represented in children’s books. By doing this, the research intends to provide a better understanding of the home and discuss what should be considered when children’s books are introduced to children. Using keywords such as, “home”, and “children’s picture books", over 91 books were initially found. Out of the initial search, we narrowed it down to 52 books. Out of 52 books, 19 books were selected for analysis. Throughout the analysis of those 19 books, we’ve found that home can be the place where you live, family, and a feeling that consumes you when you are surrounded by people who love you. We also found that there is a lack of children’s books regarding the meaning of home in immigrant families.

Disciplines

Early Childhood Education | Elementary Education

Project Type

Poster

How will this be presented?

Yes, in person

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The Analysis of Home in Children's Picture Books

The continued implication, either implicit or explicit of the word “Home” in children’s books has brought researchers from all over the world to investigate the topic and try to explain the true meaning of home and why it matters in children’s literature. Home does not always imply physical building as most people tend to think; there is more to it than just construction. The purpose of the research is to analyze how the home is represented in children’s books. By doing this, the research intends to provide a better understanding of the home and discuss what should be considered when children’s books are introduced to children. Using keywords such as, “home”, and “children’s picture books", over 91 books were initially found. Out of the initial search, we narrowed it down to 52 books. Out of 52 books, 19 books were selected for analysis. Throughout the analysis of those 19 books, we’ve found that home can be the place where you live, family, and a feeling that consumes you when you are surrounded by people who love you. We also found that there is a lack of children’s books regarding the meaning of home in immigrant families.

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