Preschool literacy experience and later reading achievement.


During their children's preschool years, parents were asked about the frequencies of adult reading, parent-child reading, and children's solitary book activities in the home. Parental responses were compared for three groups of children defined according to the parents' reading skills and the children's reading achievement in Grade 2. The results indicated that the 22 preschoolers who became poorer readers had less frequent early literacy-related experiences than the 34 children who became better readers.

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@article{Scarborough1991PreschoolLE, title={Preschool literacy experience and later reading achievement.}, author={Hollis S. Scarborough and W Dobrich and Michelle Hager}, journal={Journal of learning disabilities}, year={1991}, volume={24 8}, pages={508-11} }