ERIC Number: EJ1170289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Books, Read-Alouds, and Voluntary Book Interactions: What Do We Know about Centers Serving Three-Year-Olds?
Mesmer, Heidi Anne
Literacy Research and Instruction, v57 n2 p158-182 2018
This study examined the quality of books, the quality of read-alouds, and children's voluntary interactions with books in childcare centers serving low-income 3-year-olds (N = 30). Although a large percentage of centers had book areas, the features of book areas differed. The highest percentage of books was highly recommended and appropriate (39%) but about 14% was completely inappropriate. Childcare personnel managed read-alouds well and involved children. The bulk of naturally occurring talk focused on reviewing story content (39.78%) with management/task organization following (27%). Three-year-olds did not voluntary interact with books at very high levels. Comparisons of the findings to existing studies suggest trends.
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Comparative Analysis, Trend Analysis, Preschool Children, Child Care Centers, Low Income, Books, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Child Relationship, Preschool Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Preschool Education
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