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Date of this Version

Winter 10-6-2022

Document Type



Article for publication


The need for the use of edutainment videos in the teaching and learning of preschool children cannot be overstated. This study therefore examined the effect of edutainment videos on literacy skills acquisition among preschool children. Implication for updating children’s audio-visual library. Two research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted the non-equivalent pretest posttest quasi-experimental research design. The study population comprised all the nursery three preschool children in Nsukka LGA for the 2021/2022 academic year. A sample of 95 preschool children drawn through judgmental sampling technique were studied. The Literacy Skills Acquisition Test (LSAT) was the instrument used for data collection. Data obtained were analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions while analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used in obtaining the results for testing the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that edutainment videos had significant positive effect (p < 0.05) on literacy skills acquisition among preschool children in Nsukka LGA of Enugu State. It also revealed that gender has no significant influence (p > 0.05) on literacy skills acquisition among preschool children in the LGA. It further showed that there is no significant interaction effect (p > 0.05) of teaching approaches and gender on the mean literacy skills scores of preschool children. Based on these results, it was therefore recommended among others, that teachers should use edutainment videos in teaching preschool children in order to enhance their acquisition of literacy skills.