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ERIC Number: EJ745861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0020-7187
Reading Children's Books to the Preschool Children in Greek Families
Natsiopoulou, Triantafillia; Souliotis, Dimitrios; Kyridis, Argyris; Hatzisavvides, Sophronis
International Journal of Early Childhood, v38 n2 p69-79 2006
This paper is a report on a study of the practice of reading to young children in 1115 families in Greece. The outcome of the study shows that families from high socio-economic (HSES) backgrounds buy and read children's books to their preschoolers significantly more than families from low socio-economic (LSES) backgrounds do. HSES families use children's literature, aesthetic reading and they talk to their children during story reading sessions significantly more than LSES families do. This variability depicted in the sample may reflect the Greeks' reading behavior and is related to the linguistic development, the school achievement and the enthusiasm that Greek children show in reading. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece