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ERIC Number: EJ1078607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-7237
Does the Brown Banana Have a Beak? Preschool Children's Phonological Awareness as a Function of Parents' Talk about Speech Sounds
Reese, Elaine; Robertson, Sarah-Jane; Divers, Sarah; Schaughency, Elizabeth
First Language, v35 n1 p54-67 Feb 2015
Children's phonological awareness develops rapidly in the preschool years and is an important contributor to later reading skill. This study addresses the role of parents' talk in preschool children's phonological awareness development. A community sample of 27 parents and their 3- to 4-year-old children participated in a new "Sound Talk" observational measure. Children completed measures of phonological awareness, language, and literacy. Parents who used more sound talk in the observation had children with more advanced phonological awareness, even after controlling for children's language skills and sociodemographic factors. These results have implications for designing interventions with parents to foster their children's phonological awareness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS); Test of Early Language Development
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A