Exploring a national book-gifting scheme: parents' and children's reactions

Wray, David and Medwell, Jane (2013) Exploring a national book-gifting scheme: parents' and children's reactions. Education 3-13, 43 (2). pp. 209-222. ISSN 1475-7575

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Abstract

Several early learning programmes have targeted children’s reading, particularly their relationships with books. One, Bookstart, provided free books to babies attending their 8-month health check at local clinics. Study of this programme suggested that it led to an improvement in language performance upon school entry. Booktime continues from Bookstart and involves the donation of a book pack to 5-year-old children in their first school term. This paper reports an evaluation of the impact of Booktime on the views about, and enjoyment of, reading, of participating children and on the views of parents/carers about helping their children with reading.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Education 3-13 on 10 June 2013, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080%2F03004279.2013.800577
Keywords: parents, books, reading, early childhood, intervention
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Identification Number: doi:10.1080%2F03004279.2013.800577
Depositing User: Medwell, Jane
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2017 13:53
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2017 07:52
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45305

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