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ERIC Number: EJ1046442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
The Home Literacy Environment: Exploring How Media and Parent-Child Interactions Are Associated with Children's Language Production
Liebeskind, Kara G.; Piotrowski, Jessica T.; Lapierre, Matthew A.; Linebarger, Deborah L.
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v14 n4 p482-509 Dec 2014
Children who start school with strong language skills initiate a trajectory of academic success, while children with weaker skills are likely to struggle. Research has demonstrated that media and parent-child interactions, both characteristics of the home literacy environment, influence children's language skills. Using a national sample of American parents of children aged 8-36 months (n?=?500), the current study evaluated how media and parent-child interactions are associated with children's language skills. Results indicated a positive association between literacy-based parent-child interactions and children's language production. The association between access to radios and children's books was mediated by parent-child interactions. These results offer important implications for creating home interventions to boost the language abilities of children before entering school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: U295A05003