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Cole, Aimee; Teravainen-Goff, Anne; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2022
Children's literacy development begins long before formal schooling, with parents and the home environment exerting important influences on the development of their children's language skills. A focus on the early years and the home learning environment of children is therefore crucial to ensure that they get the best possible foundation for their…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Young Children, Pandemics, COVID-19
Best, Emily – National Literacy Trust, 2020
Audiobook listenership is growing with the increasing availability of devices, platforms and apps offering an ever-wider range of high quality titles. This literature review provides an overview of research exploring the role of audiobooks in supporting children's literacy both at home and in the classroom. It focuses on how positive engagement…
Descriptors: Audio Books, Literacy, Children, Foreign Countries
Crew, Melanie – National Literacy Trust, 2020
This review coincides with the Department for Education's Hungry Little Minds national behaviour change campaign, which aims to increase awareness of the ways in which parents and carers can improve outcomes for their children through conversations, books and play. Research shows that the quality of the home learning environment (i.e. the physical…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Place Based Education, Foreign Countries, Behavior Change
Crew, Melanie – National Literacy Trust, 2020
What happens at home in the early years of a child's life is not only key to their success in education, but their success in life. A positive early years home learning environment can predict higher levels of vocabulary, spelling and literacy in young children. The home learning environment has an influence on a child's intellectual and social…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Family Environment
Teravainen-Goff, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2019
While the link between financial capability and numeracy has been explored in numerous pieces of research, there is a dearth of studies that have explored the link between financial capability and literacy. This review pulls together the current evidence base that not only explores whether there is a link between the two but also showcases how…
Descriptors: Literacy, Money Management, Consumer Education, Reading Skills
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2015
The National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. Their research and analysis make them the leading authority on literacy. They run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents, and support schools. RM Books is a market-leading ebooks platform…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Electronic Publishing, Reading Motivation
Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2014
While ebooks have been around for many years, recent rapid improvements in the versatility and affordability of e-readers and tablets, along with increased access to broadband internet, have lead to a dramatic rise in household ownership of these devices. Between 2012 and 2013, the proportion of children responding to the National Literacy Trust's…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Reading Motivation, Reading Skills, Surveys
Cole, Jennifer – National Literacy Trust, 2011
Parents are a child's first educator. A child's family and home environment has a strong impact on his/her language and literacy development and educational achievement. This impact is stronger during the child's early years but continues throughout their school years. Many background variables affect the impact of the family and home environment…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family Environment, Literature Reviews, Evidence
Clark, Christina; Rumbold, Kate – National Literacy Trust, 2006
This paper explores reading for pleasure, its importance, and its impact on literacy attainment and other outcomes and reviews much of the research on the importance of reading for pleasure. A debate has been rife in the UK over the past few years as to how best to teach children to read, which culminated in an "Independent Review of the…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Rewards, Phonics, Reading Motivation
Close, Robin – National Literacy Trust, 2004
In 2003, the National Literacy Trust commissioned Dr. Robin Close to conduct a literature review of published research in order to understand more fully the relationship between television viewing in the early years and language and literacy development. A priority of the National Literacy Trust is to understand the relationship between language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Preschool Children, Relationship