Reading practices experienced by preschool children in areas of disadvantage

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Raban, Bridie and Nolan, Andrea (2005) Reading practices experienced by preschool children in areas of disadvantage. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 3 (3). pp. 289-298. ISSN 1476-718X


The purpose of this survey investigation was to gain insight into the different home literacy practices of preschool children in some disadvantaged areas across the state of Victoria, Australia. Findings indicate that parents read to their children regularly from a young age, found libraries easy to access and use, and have children who enjoy books and paper and pencil activities. However, more than half of them found there was not enough information available to support them in their child’s literacy development. It is argued here that such information should be made available as a matter of some urgency and be distributed through libraries.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1177/1476718X05056528]
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1399 Other Education
Historical > SEO Classification > 9399 Other Education and Training
Keywords ResPubID16819; disadvantaged areas, home literacy, preschool children
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