ERIC Number: EJ1074190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Parents' Talk about Letters with Their Young Children
Treiman, Rebecca; Schmidt, John; Decker, Kristina; Robins, Sarah; Levine, Susan C.; Demir, Özlem E.
Child Development, v86 n5 p1406-1418 Sep-Oct 2015
A literacy-related activity that occurs in children's homes--talk about letters in everyday conversations--was examined using data from 50 children who were visited every 4 months between 14 and 50 months. Parents talked about some letters, including those that are common in English words and the first letter of their children's names, especially often. Parents' focus on the child's initial was especially strong in families of higher socioeconomic status, and the extent to which parents talked about the child's initial during the later sessions of the study was related to the children's kindergarten reading skill. Conversations that included the child's initial were longer than those that did not, and parents presented a variety of information about this letter.
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Child Relationship, Young Children, Alphabets, Socioeconomic Influences, Socioeconomic Status, Reading Skills, Kindergarten, Correlation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
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IES Grant or Contract Numbers: HD040605|HD051610