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Psicologia em Estudo

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SEABRA, Karla da Costa  and  MOURA, Maria Lucia Seidl de. Feeding time in the nursery school environment as an interactional context the first two years of a child. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2005, vol.10, n.1, pp.77-86. ISSN 1413-7372.

The aim of this study was to investigate feeding in a dyad baby-adult from a sociocultural point of view. The main objective was to compare the activities of a baby and the caregiver in a nursery school, during feeding times. Interviews with the caregivers were carried out and some videotapes were recorded while the babies were fed. The data were analyzed in relation to the quantity of interaction and activities that were developed and also the scripts. The results showed that while children are fed interactions occur, and they are essential for the child development as a member of the culture of which he/she is part.

Keywords : Baby-adult interaction; baby feeding; nursery school.

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