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Grindal Todd, Bowne Jocelyn, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, Schindler Holly S., Duncan Greg J., Magnuson Katherine A., Shonkoff Jack P., November, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Many early childhood education (ECE) programs seek to enhance parents' capacities to support their children's development. Using a meta-analytic database of 46 studies of ECE programs that served children age three to five-years-old, we examine the…
Foster Tricia D., Froyen Laura C., Skibbe Lori E., Bowles Ryan P., Decker Kalli B., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The home learning environment (HLE) that children experience early on is highly predictive of their later academic competencies; however, the bulk of this work is operationalized from mothers' perspectives. This study investigates the HLE provided…
Justice Laura M., Logan Jessica A. R., Isitan Sonnur, Sackes Mesut, Q4 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Some studies have reported that young children with disabilities have qualitatively distinct home-literacy environments and interests than young children without disabilities. Such differences may contribute to differences in the early-literacy…
Leyva Diana, Smith Maryanne, Q4 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Narratives in reminiscing contexts are an important tool in developing literacy abilities. We examined whether parents' narrative participation styles in reminiscing contexts were related to gains in children's vocabulary and print knowledge.…
Bitetti Dana, Hammer Carol Scheffner, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the home literacy environment (HLE) on the English narrative development of Spanish-English bilingual children from low-income backgrounds. Method: Longitudinal data were collected on…
Duursma Elisabeth, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Bookreading is known to benefit young children's language and literacy development. However, research has demonstrated that how adults interact around a book with a child is probably even more important than reading the complete text. Dialogic or…
Deniz Can Dilara, Ginsburg-Block Marika, September/October 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined relations among parent education, parenting stress, and parental home-based educational activities to better understand the home literacy environment and parent-child interactions among low-income preschool families. Primary…
Susperreguy Maria Ines, Davis-Kean Pamela E. (Pamela Ellen), August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study analyzed the relation between the amount of mathematical input that preschool children hear (i.e., math talk) from their mothers in their homes and their early math ability a year later. Forty mother-child dyads recorded their…
Bassok Daphna, Finch Jenna E., Lee RaeHyuck, Reardon Sean F., Waldfogel Jane, July-September 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study compares the early life experiences of kindergarteners in 1998 and 2010 using two nationally representative data sets. We find that (a) young children in the later period are exposed to more books and reading in the home, (b) they have…
Son Seung-Hee, Tineo Maria F., July/August 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined associations among low-income mothers' use of attention-getting utterances during shared book reading, preschoolers' verbal engagement and visual attention to reading, and their early literacy skills (N=51). Mother-child shared…
Davis Heather S., Gonzalez Jorge E., Pollard-Durodola Sharolyn D., Saenz Laura M., Soares Denise A., Resendez Nora, Zhu Leina, Hagan-Burke Shanna, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The aim of this study was to explore within-group patterns of variability in the home literacy environments (HLEs) of low-income Latino families using latent profile analysis. Participants were (N = 193) families of Latino preschoolers enrolled in a…
Lewis Kandia, Sandilos Lia E., Hammer Carol Scheffner, Sawyer Brook E., Mendez Lucia I., May, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explored the relations between Spanish-English dual language learner (DLL) children's home language and literacy experiences and their expressive vocabulary and oral comprehension abilities in Spanish and in English. Data from Spanish-…
Sims Jacqueline, Coley Rebekah Levine, May, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Home language and literacy inputs have been consistently linked with enhanced language and literacy skills among children. Most studies have focused on maternal inputs among monolingual populations. Though the proportion of American children growing…
Korat Ofra, Segal-Drori Ora, May, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We present 3 studies that focused on preschoolers' electronic book (e-book) reading in different contexts aimed at supporting children's early literacy. In Study 1 we researched the impact of children's age and number of independent readings on…
Carcamo Rodrigo A., Vermeer Harriet J., Veer Rene van der, Ijzendoorn Marinus H. van, May, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Two longitudinal studies are reported examining the effects of full-time day care in Mapuche and non-Mapuche families in Chile. First, the Magellan-Leiden Childcare Study (MLCS) used a sample of 95 mothers with children younger than 1 year old (n =…