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The Effects of Early Reading with Parents on Developing Literacy Skills

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

Funder(s): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Funder(s): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Population and demographics (Children and youth)

Keywords: Early childhood education; Child development; Neonatal health

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

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.