Reading practices experienced by preschool children in areas of disadvantage

Raban, Bridie and Nolan, Andrea 2005, Reading practices experienced by preschool children in areas of disadvantage, Journal of early childhood research, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 289-298, doi: 10.1177/1476718X05056528.

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Title Reading practices experienced by preschool children in areas of disadvantage
Author(s) Raban, Bridie
Nolan, AndreaORCID iD for Nolan, Andrea
Journal name Journal of early childhood research
Volume number 3
Issue number 3
Start page 289
End page 298
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1476-718X
Keyword(s) disadvantaged areas
home literacy
preschool children
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1476718X05056528
Field of Research 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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