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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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Anderson, Jim; Anderson, Ann; Friedrich, Nicola; Kim, Ji Eun – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2010
The purpose of this article is to examine developments in the area of family literacy over the last decade. Acknowledging the bifurcation that has occurred in the field of family literacy, as well as changing conceptions of literacy and of families, we review naturalistic studies of literacy embedded and enacted in communities and families across…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Literature Reviews
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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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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