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

@article{Roberts2005TheRO,
  title={The role of home literacy practices in preschool children's language and emergent literacy skills.},
  author={J. Roberts and Julia Jurgens and M. Burchinal},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={
          345-59
        }
}
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… Expand
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