The role of Kilimani Sesame in the healthy development of Tanzanian preschool children

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
The role of Kilimani Sesame in the healthy development of Tanzanian preschool children
Abstract
Kilimani Sesame, a media intervention that employs print, radio, and television, was developed to entertain and educate preschool children in Tanzania. This study examined the effects of a six-week intervention delivering Kilimani Sesame material to 223 children in the rural district of Kisarawe and the city of Dar es Salaam. Results offer evidence that literacy and numeracy, social and emotional development, and health and hygiene significantly improved from baseline to post-intervention; those with the greatest receptivity to Kilimani Sesame performed the best after the intervention, controlling for baseline scores, sex, age, location, and general media receptivity. This study shows that an educational media intervention directed towards very young children can have an impact on their healthy development, even in locales where populations have minimal resources and face extreme hardships.
Publication
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
Volume
31
Issue
4
Pages
298-305
Date
July 1, 2010
Journal Abbr
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
Language
en
DOI
10.1016/j.appdev.2010.05.002
ISSN
0193-3973
Accessed
2020-03-25T13:34:53Z
Library Catalog
ScienceDirect
Extra
shortDOI: 10/dfhqrx
Citation
Borzekowski, D. L. G., & Macha, J. E. (2010). The role of Kilimani Sesame in the healthy development of Tanzanian preschool children. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 31(4), 298–305. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2010.05.002