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ERIC Number: EJ1215654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
The Quality of Mother-Child Shared Reading: Its Relations to Child's Storytelling and Home Literacy Environment
Marjanovic-Umek, Ljubica; Hacin, Kaja; Fekonja, Urška
Early Child Development and Care, v189 n7 p1135-1146 2019
In the present study, we analysed the relations among the quality of mother-child shared reading, child's storytelling and family literacy environment. The sample included 20 mother-child dyads, with 5-year-old children, who were recorded during shared reading. The quality of shared reading was assessed with the "Scale for Observing Shared Reading" while children's storytelling was assessed with the textless book "Frog Goes to Dinner." We found that the quality of mother-child shared reading was related to the coherence of children's stories and to the factors of home literacy environment. Child's age when parents started reading to him, the number of all books and children's books in child's home together explained 43.1% of the variance in the quality of shared reading. The findings give an insight into the process of the quality of the interactive reading between a child and an adult and emphasize the importance of shared reading for child's storytelling.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Slovenia
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