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Parent Literacy Activities and Interactions with School-Aged Children

  • Author(s): Zwass, Rachel
  • Advisor(s): Bailey, Alison L
  • et al.

This study sought to identify what language and literacy activities take place between school- aged children and their parents outside the classroom, as well as parents' motivations behind these activities. This investigation found that parents are aware of their children's abilities in language and literacy, are individualizing attention based on children's needs, and are fostering literacy and language development through both routine and special activities outside of school. However, parents could more effectively integrate literacy and language development into their busy lives with a better understanding of what is important for and expected of children in this age group.

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