Unlocking the Door: Is Parents' Reading to Children the Key to Early Literacy Development?

  title={Unlocking the Door: Is Parents' Reading to Children the Key to Early Literacy Development?},
  author={Linda M. Phillips and Stephen P. Norris and Jim Anderson},
  journal={Canadian Psychology},
Reading to children can have a positive and lasting impact on emergent literacy development. The specific nature of that impact and the conditions required for its occurrence are, however, less well known. In this article, we will review some key studies showing that children do not learn print concepts simply by having a parent or other adult read to them (a commonly promoted version of family literacy called "shared reading"), but that there are shared-reading practises that can enhance… 
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