The role of home literacy practices in preschool children's language and emergent literacy skills.

  title={The role of home literacy practices in preschool children's language and emergent literacy skills.},
  author={Joanne Erwick Roberts and Julia Jurgens and Margaret Burchinal},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  volume={48 2},
This study examined how 4 specific measures of home literacy practices (i.e., shared book reading frequency, maternal book reading strategies, child's enjoyment of reading, and maternal sensitivity) and a global measure of the quality and responsiveness of the home environment during the preschool years predicted children's language and emergent literacy skills between the ages of 3 and 5 years. Study participants were 72 African American children and their mothers or primary guardians… CONTINUE READING

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