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ERIC Number: EJ1130871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turned into a Butterfly: Children's and Parents' Enjoyment of Different Book Genres
Robertson, Sarah-Jane L.; Reese, Elaine
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v17 n1 p3-25 Mar 2017
This study aimed to examine which genres parents are reading to children and for themselves. Furthermore, it aimed to examine mothers' and fathers' shared reading strategies for different book genres in relation to children's language and literacy development. Parents shared a narrative and an expository book with their preschool-aged children. Parents then completed measures of book enjoyment, book exposure and book genre preference. Children completed a battery of language and literacy measures tapping into expressive and receptive language, letter naming fluency, phonological awareness and narrative skills. Parents reported that they most frequently shared narrative picture books at home; however, they reported that their children enjoyed the expository book more than the narrative book in this study. Parents' book-reading strategies were related to children's language and literacy, with higher level strategies positively related and lower level strategies negatively related to children's language and literacy. This pattern was the same for the narrative and expository book. These results suggest that the most important task is to find books that motivate both parents and children to engage in and enjoy reading interactions.
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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: Test of Early Language Development; Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A