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Neumann, Michelle M.; Neumann, David L. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Young children living in technology-based communities are using touch-screen tablets (e.g. iPads) to engage with the digital world at an early age. The intuitive touch-screen interface, easily downloadable apps (applications) and mobility of tablets drive their increasing popularity with pre-schoolers. This review examines research to date on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Di Santo, Aurelia; Timmons, Kristy; Pelletier, Janette – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
The present study examined how a six-week family literacy programme contributed to supporting the efforts 12 mothers living in a residential shelter were making to foster their preschool children's literacy development. We compared pre- and post-programme interviews to explore whether the mothers applied the literacy strategies discussed in the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mothers, Family Literacy, Homeless People
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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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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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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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Lynch, Jacqueline – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2008
This research examined the types of print literacy activities low-income parents reported engaging in with their four-year-old children. There were 38 parents of children involved in Head Start, a pre-school program for children from low-income families living in the USA, who participated in this study. Children were assessed on their knowledge…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Children, Parent Role, Low Income Groups
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Weigel, Daniel J.; Martin, Sally S.; Bennett, Kymberley K. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2006
This study examined mothers beliefs about literacy development, the association of those beliefs with other aspects of the home literacy environment, and connections between parental literacy beliefs and pre-school aged children's literacy development. Data were collected from 79 mothers and their children over one year, and two profiles of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Emergent Literacy, Beliefs, Family Environment