The role of whānau (New Zealand Māori families) for Māori children's early learning.

  title={The role of whānau (New Zealand Māori families) for Māori children's early learning.},
  author={Tia Neha and Elaine Reese and Elizabeth Schaughency and Mele Taumoepeau},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  volume={56 8},
The home-learning environment (HLE) is critical for young children's early learning skills, yet little research has focused on HLEs in indigenous communities. This study examined the role of the HLE of 41 whānau (New Zealand Māori families and community) in relation to their young children's (M = 4 years, 4 months) early learning skills. Parents were observed reading a picture book and reminiscing about past events with their children and reported on their cultural affiliation, literacy, and… 
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