ERIC Number: EJ1222959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Participation in the Imagination Library Book Distribution Program and Its Relations to Children's Language and Literacy Outcomes in Kindergarten
Skibbe, Lori E.; Foster, Tricia D.
Reading Psychology, v40 n4 p350-370 2019
Relations between participation in Imagination Library, a book distribution program that serves children from birth through age 5, and children's literacy outcomes in kindergarten were examined. Children (n = 2,428) who participated in the program had greater letter knowledge and higher scores on measures of phonological awareness when compared to children whose families did not participate in Imagination Library (n = 3,348), although effects were small in size. No differences in spelling performance were observed. Parents also reported profiting from and enjoying the program. Imagination Library may a beneficial form of early intervention, particularly given its low cost for implementation.
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Literacy, Books, Preschool Children, Phonological Awareness, Parent Attitudes, Spelling, Scores, Comparative Analysis, Program Effectiveness, Screening Tests, Prediction, Kindergarten, Early Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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