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ERIC Number: EJ994311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Community-Based Book Reading Programs for Parents and Young Children in Japan
Hashimoto, Yuko
Childhood Education, v88 n4 p226-231 2012
Community-based volunteer programs to support children's book reading have existed in Japan for the past 70 years or so. Recently, because of the national emphasis on providing child-rearing support for families with young children, more programs are being offered to encourage parent-child shared book reading starting when children are very young. These activities have been both volunteer in nature and government-supported. This article describes three programs in Japan: a strictly volunteer program, kodomo bunko; book-reading sessions included in government-supported programs; and a project from England, Bookstart, that is both volunteer and local government-supported. All of the activities in the nation have increased attention on young children's book reading. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan