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Reese, Elaine; Sparks, Alison; Leyva, Diana – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2010
It is well known that children's language development lays the foundation for their literacy development, though it is difficult for preschool teachers alone to consistently engage in the individual interactions necessary to boost children's language skills. Given that parents are their children's first teachers, it is imperative to consider how…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parents, Emergent Literacy, Language Skills
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Torr, Jane – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2004
This study analyses how pre-school children who differ in terms of maternal education respond to and interpret the images and written text in the same two picture books, one informational "The Sleepy Book" (Zolotow and Bobri, 1960) and one narrative "The Baby Who Wouldn't Go to Bed" (Cooper, 1996). Twelve children were recorded in their homes…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Mothers, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers