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ERIC Number: EJ1047370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
Storymakers: Hopa Mountain's Early Literacy Program
Templin, Patricia A.
Journal of Adult Education, v42 n2 p21-33 2013
Hopa Mountain's StoryMakers program is an innovative, research-based program for donating high quality young children's books to parents. Hopa Mountain is a nonprofit organization based in Bozeman, Montana. Hopa Mountain works with groups of rural and tribal citizen leaders who form StoryMakers Community Teams to talk one-on-one with local parents about the importance of reading, singing, and talking with their children on a daily basis and to provide them with children's books and early learning resource materials. Hopa Mountain conducted a parent survey to assess parent needs and satisfaction with the StoryMakers program. Results indicate a clear trend that parents are taking advantage of the availability of books and the program support to sing, talk, tell stories, and read books with their children. Overall, the reading increases indicate more interaction between parents and their children toward the development of relationships and intergenerational closure.
Mountain Plains Adult Education Association. c/o Adult Learning Center, 815 Front Street, Helena, MT 59602. Tel: 406-324-2118; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Montana
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