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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Sassine, Bianca; Price, Carly; Brilhart, Caitlin – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2012
The nature of parental guidance during book reading is an important influence on developmental outcomes linked to literacy and language. Despite extensive research documenting the importance of gender roles and schemas on young children's participation in the sociocultural environment, little is known about the possible influences of parent and…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Childrens Literature, Guidance, Daughters
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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Nelson, Jackie; Bumpass, Charity; Sassine, Bianca – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2009
The study purpose was to describe parent-child engagement and parental guidance of children's participation in literacy-related activities at home. Of the 37 families who participated in a home-based multimethod assessment of storybook reading and play activities, 13 were considered low income. The children's mean age was 60 months. Parents read…
Descriptors: Play, Low Income Groups, Emergent Literacy, Child Development