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ERIC Number: EJ864897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1911
Bookbabies, Their Parents and the Library: An Evaluation of a Flemish Reading Programme in Families with Young Children
Vanobbergen, Bruno; Daems, Marie; Van Tilburg, Sarah
Educational Review, v61 n3 p277-287 Aug 2009
Bookbabies, an initiative from the Flemish Reading Association and the Flemish Centre for Public Libraries, is a pilot project organised in 10 Flemish cities where local public libraries worked together with 82 couples with young babies for two years to set up a programme called "having fun with books". The objectives of the research linked to the pilot project were: (1) mapping the parents' experiences regarding the introduction of a reading promotion programme, and (2) presenting a wide range of good examples of practice. There was also a clear objective of including families who were more difficult to reach. Throughout the project, all families were surveyed three times in their own homes. The results of the study show, among other things, that parents particularly need more implicit support for reading to young children. The parents also greatly stress the affective side involved with reading, which resulted in the creation of reading rituals in the families. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium