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Formby Susie, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report outlines findings from Pearson and the National Literacy Trust's second annual early years literacy survey, conducted in May to July 2014. 1,012 parents of children aged 3 to 5 and 567 early years practitioners who work with this age…
Pillinger Claire, Wood Clare, November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Previous studies have demonstrated the positive impact of shared reading (SR) and dialogic reading (DR) on young children's language and literacy development. This exploratory study compared the relative impact of parental DR and shared reading…
Dynia Jaclyn M., Lawton Kathy, Logan Jessica A. R., Justice Laura M., November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of the current study was to characterize and compare the emergent-literacy skills, print interest, and home-literacy environment of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to their peers, as well as to examine the association…
Owodally Ambarin Mooznah Auleear, November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
While the extant literature has highlighted the important contribution of home literacy experiences to early literacy development, limited research has been carried out among children living in postcolonial contexts, where there is a mismatch…
Hoffman Jessica L., Paciga Kathleen A., November, 2014
Other
Peer Reviewed
e-Books share some key features with traditional printed picture books, but also include distinct features such as live animation, interactive components, and the operation of the technology that require new approaches to shared reading with young…
Martelo Maira Luz, November, 2014
Reports & Papers
The findings presented in this policy brief are taken from a mixed-method study that compared beliefs about education and literacy practices among Latino caregivers who had their 4-year-old children enrolled in the Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten…
Pivnick Lilla, Samiei Shahin, Sell Marie, Imig Doug, 22 October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Last fall, we asked parents of incoming kindergarteners to tell us about their family routines. Parents were asked how often they engaged in different types of routines with their pre-schoolers, like getting ready in the morning, getting ready for…
Bindman Samantha W., Skibbe Lori E., Hindman Annemarie H., Aram Dorit, Morrison Frederick J., Q4 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study examines the nature and variability of parents' aid to preschoolers in the context of a shared writing task, as well as the relations between this support and children's literacy, vocabulary, and fine motor skills. In total, 135…
Caesar Lena G., Nelson Nickola, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This pilot study examined the feasibility of a home-school partnership for improving emergent literacy skills in Spanish-speaking pre-school children of migrant farmworkers. Parents were requested to send labeled drawings of family activities to…
Pentimonti Jill M., Justice Laura M., Kaderavek Joan N., September-October 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study represents an effort to advance our understanding of the nature of school readiness among children with language impairment (LI), a population of children acknowledged to be at risk of poor academic achievement. The academic, social-…
Yeo Lay See, Ong Winston W., Ng Charis M., August, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explored the association between the home literacy environment (HLE), conceptualized as comprising parents' reading beliefs and home literacy practices, and preschoolers' reading skills and reading interest. It also identified factors in…
High Pamela C., Klass Perri, August, 2014
Other
Peer Reviewed
Reading regularly with young children stimulates optimal patterns of brain development and strengthens parent-child relationships at a critical time in child development, which, in turn, builds language, literacy, and social-emotional skills that…
Miller Elizabeth B., Farkas George, Vandell Deborah Lowe, Duncan Greg J., July/August 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Data from the Head Start Impact Study (N = 3,185, age = 3-4 years) were used to determine whether 1 year of Head Start differentially benefited children from homes with high, middle, and low levels of parental preacademic stimulation on three…
Hojnoski Robin L., Columba Helen Lynn, Polignano Joy, May, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Shared book reading provides a meaningful context for rich conversations to occur between a child and an adult and offers opportunities for children to be exposed to a range of vocabulary and concepts that often extend beyond their everyday…
Appl Dolores J., Leavitt Jessica E., Ryan Melissa A., May, 2014
Other
Peer Reviewed
A team of facilitators describe the process and content of portfolios they create for families attending weekly playgroup sessions based on the philosophy and practices of the Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI) model. The parent-child…