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ERIC Number: ED503144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
The Effects of Early Reading with Parents on Developing Literacy Skills. Science Briefs
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
"Science Briefs" summarize the findings and implications of a recent study in basic science or clinical research. This brief reports on the study "Mother-Child Bookreading in Low-Income Families: Correlates and Outcomes during the First Three Years of Life" (H. Raikes, B. A. Pan, G. Luze, C. S. Tamis-LeMonda, J. Brooks-Gunn, J. Constantine, L. B. Tarullo, H. A. Raikes, and E. T. Rodriguez.) A study of lower-income mothers with children in Early Head Start shows that reading to very young children even before children have begun to identify letters can form an important foundation for vocabulary development and language skills later in life. [Study Title and Authors: Raikes, H., Pan, B. A., Luze, G., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Brooks-Gunn, J., Constantine, J., Tarullo, L. B., Raikes, H. A., & Rodriguez, E. T. (2006). Mother-child bookreading in low-income families: Correlates and outcomes during the first three years of life. "Child Development" 77:924-953.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Scientific Council on the Developing Child