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Anderson Jim, Anderson Ann, Sadiq Assadullah, March/April 2017
Literature Review
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In this article, we review the literature on the impact of family literacy programmes on young children's language and literacy learning. After defining family literacy, we present a brief historical overview of family literacy programmes, including…
Grindal Todd, Bowne Jocelyn, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, Schindler Holly S., Duncan Greg J., Magnuson Katherine A., Shonkoff Jack P., November, 2016
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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…
Morris Heather, Skouteris Helen, Edwards Susan, Rutherford Leonie, August, 2015
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Partnering early childhood education and care (ECEC) and the home together may be more effective in combating obesogenic risk factors in preschool children. Thus, an evaluation of ECEC obesity prevention interventions with a parental component was…
Buckingham Jennifer, Beaman Robyn, Wheldall Kevin, 2014
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Gaps in literacy ability between children from different socio-economic backgrounds are evident before formal schooling begins. Low income makes a minor contribution. Socio-economic status exerts its influence on early literacy primarily through its…
Van Voorhis Frances L., Maier Michelle F., Epstein Joyce Levy, Lloyd Chrishana M., October, 2013
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This report summarizes research conducted primarily over the past 10 years on how families' involvement in children's learning and development through activities at home and at school affects the literacy, mathematics, and social-emotional skills of…
Dunst Carl J., Simkus Andrew, Hamby Deborah W., 2012
Literature Review
A synthesis of 11 research studies on the relationship of the age at and frequency with which infants and toddlers are read to and their early literacy and language development
Dunst Carl J., Simkus Andrew, Hamby Deborah W., 2012
Literature Review
A synthesis of 5 research studies on the relationship of shared reading interventions for infants and toddlers to their early language development
Trivette Carol M., Simkus Andrew, Dunst Carl J., Hamby Deborah W., 2012
Literature Review
A synthesis of 16 research studies on the relationship of features of repeated readings of the same book to young children and their early literacy and language development
Dunst Carl J., Williams A. Lynn, Trivette Carol M., Simkus Andrew, Hamby Deborah W., 2012
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A synthesis of 18 research studies on the relationship of approaches to adult-supported inferential book reading and the early literacy and language development of young children
Forry Nicole D., Moodie Shannon, Simkin Shana, Rothenberg Laura, October, 2011
Literature Review
A review of research to identify high-quality practices in family-provider relationships and explore the relationship of these practices to child, family, and provider outcomes
Manz Patricia Holliday, Hughes Cheyenne, Barnabas Ernesto, Bracaliello Catherine, Ginsburg-Block Marika, Q4 2010
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A description of 31 studies of family-based emergent literacy interventions for 2- through 6-year-olds, a meta-analysis of a subset of 14 experimental or quasi-experimental studies on the effects of the interventions on young children's literacy…
Denney Maria K., Moore Katrina, Snyder Patricia A., April, 2010
Literature Review
A review of research on interventions to promote parent and caregiver involvement in early literacy practices with young children with diverse backgrounds and abilities
Trivette Carol M., Dunst Carl J., Gorman Ellen, 2010
Literature Review
A synthesis of 21 research studies on the relationship between the characteristics of parent-child shared reading experiences and the language development of infants and toddlers
Siraj-Blatchford Iram, Siraj-Blatchford John, January, 2009
Literature Review
A review of research and national data from the United Kingdom on the role of family-based support in improving child outcomes, approaches to supporting family engagement in children's early learning, and variations in need for support among…
Saracho Olivia N., May 2007
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A review of research literature relevant to the role of fathers in promoting their children?s literacy development, with recommendations for researchers and educators