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Schick, Adina R.; Melzi, Gigliana – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
This study examined literacy practices in the homes of 127 low-income Latino preschoolers enrolled in bilingual preschool classrooms. Specifically, we investigated the print-related practices that Latino primary caregivers engaged in with their preschool-aged children at the start of the school year and explored the relation between these…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Low Income Groups, Hispanic Americans, Preschool Children
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Meyer, Lori E.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Yu, SeonYeong; Favazza, Paddy C.; Mouzourou, Chryso; van Luling, Lisa; Park, Hyejin – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
Teachers often recommend that families engage their children in shared book reading to support literacy learning at home. When teachers purposefully provide families with home literacy activities there are benefits for everyone involved. The purpose of this article is to report the findings of a study that examined parental participation and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Learning Centers (Classroom), Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes
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Tarc, Aparna Mishra – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
My paper situates literacy in the pre-symbolic implications of the maternal relation. Turning to child psychoanalysis, particularly Melanie Klein's theories of infancy and symbolization, my paper discusses the role the child's inner life plays in her engagements with literacy. Citing cases of second language learning, I pose literacy as…
Descriptors: Literacy, Child Psychology, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Timmons, Kristy; Pelletier, Janette – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
This study examined how parents' own learning affected their support for their children in a school-based Family Literacy Programme. Seventy-two children in junior kindergarten (4-year-olds) and senior kindergarten (5-year-olds) and their parents participated in the programme; complete data were available for 52 parents. Comparisons of pre- and…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Family Programs, Program Effectiveness, Parent Education
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Baird, Ashley Simpson; Kibler, Amanda; Palacios, Natalia – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
This case study examines one Honduran immigrant family's community of practice during home literacy events. Data include field notes and audio and video recordings from six weeks of in-home observations. Coding and discourse analysis are used to analyse talk-in-interaction in order to understand how the family engages in literacy events. Family…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Family Relationship, Case Studies, Immigrants
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Neumann, Michelle M.; Hood, Michelle; Ford, Ruth M.; Neumann, David L. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2012
Young children are surrounded by environmental print on a daily basis. Through their visual exploration of environmental print, coupled with sociocultural experiences, children gain valuable semantic and symbolic knowledge as they make sense of their world. The aim of this review is to examine the question of whether environmental print has value…
Descriptors: Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Reading Skills, Printed Materials
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Davidson, Christina – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2012
Research confirms that young children engage in digital literacy practices in the home. While there is an emerging body of work that documents the diversity of these practices, there is little research that examines their acquisition in situ. This article uses conversation analysis to describe and explicate the social accomplishment of a number of…
Descriptors: Young Children, Parent Child Relationship, Computer Literacy, Interpersonal Communication
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Rainbird, Sophia; Rowsell, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2011
Conceptualizations of the home have changed, particularly in respect to children's rearing and development. An increased awareness of early intervention in meeting a child's learning needs has filtered down into the organization of space in homes. Maximizing learning opportunities by creating "literacy nooks", which involves carving out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Child Rearing, Early Intervention
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Kim, Young-Suk; Kang, Jennifer Y.; Pan, Barbara Alexander – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2011
This study examined relationships between the spontaneous utterances of pre-kindergarteners (mean age = 5 years and 1 month) from low-income families during joint bookreading and their story retelling skills. Parent-child joint bookreading sessions (N = 62 dyads) and child story retelling sessions (N = 46) were videotaped. Results showed that…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Low Income Groups, Reading Aloud to Others, Correlation
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Hepburn, Emma; Egan, Bridget; Flynn, Naomi – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2010
Sharing storybooks with babies increases their future achievements in literacy, especially in reading (Hall, 2001; Moore and Wade, 1997, 2003; Scarborough et al., 1991; Wade and Moore, 1998; Wells, 1985). This study, focusing on case studies of two 20-month-old children, attempts to identify the role the storybook plays in children's vocabulary…
Descriptors: Infants, Young Children, Picture Books, Sharing Behavior
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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
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Kim, Ji Eun; Anderson, Jim – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2008
The purpose of this study was to (1) compare mother-child interactions in three contexts: shared reading with a book in a traditional print format, with an electronic book in a CD-ROM format, and with an electronic book in a video clip format; (2) compare mother-child interactions with a three-year-old and a seven-year-old; and (3) compare…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Books, Electronic Publishing
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Hammer, Carol Scheffner; Nimmo, Diana; Cohen, Risa; Draheim, Heather Clemons; Johnson, Amy Achenbach – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2005
In keeping with a sociocultural view of children's literacy development, this study investigated the book reading behaviors of African American and Puerto Rican mothers and their Head Start children. Ten African American and 10 Puerto Rican mothers and their children participated. The communicative behaviors of the mothers and children produced…
Descriptors: Mothers, Family Literacy, Puerto Ricans, African Americans