The Effects of Early Reading with Parents on Developing Literacy Skills
Publication Date: January 2007
Publisher(s): National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Early childhood education; Child development; Neonatal health
Coverage: United States
A study of lower-income mothers with children in Early Head Start shows that reading to very young children even before children have begun to identify letters can form an important foundation for vocabulary development and language skills later in life.