Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes

The Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO™) is an observation instrument that covers four parenting behavior domains: affection, responsiveness, encouragement, and teaching. The instrument is designed for children from 10 months to 4 years old and is available in both English and Spanish.

Content

Topics

Affection; responsiveness; encouragement; teaching

Ages
10 months-4 years
Languages
English
Spanish

Administration information

Length
10 minutes
Price

PICCOLO Provider Starter Kit (includes user's guide and one package of forms): $60; PICCOLO checklist 25-Pack: $28

Training
Offers training DVD for $155
Administration
Observation

Access and Use

Instrument Use in Peer-Reviewed Studies

Wooldridge, Michaela B., and Jennifer Shapka. 2012. “Playing with Technology: Mother-Toddler Interaction Scores Lower during Play with Electronic Toys.” Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 33 (5): 211–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2012.05.005.

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
No
Resources on Psychometric Properties

Cook, Gina, and Lori Roggman. 2013. “Technical Report.” Brookes Publishing. http://archive.brookespublishing.com/documents/PICCOLO-technical-append….