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

Wray, David; Medwell, Jane

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David Wray

Jane Medwell



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Education 3-13
Print ISSN 0300-4279
Electronic ISSN 1475-7575
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Issue 2
APA6 Citation Wray, D., & Medwell, J. (in press). Exploring a national book-gifting scheme: parents' and children's reactions. Education 3-13, 43(2),
Keywords parents, books, reading, early childhood, intervention
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03004279.2013.800577
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
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....%2F03004279.2013.800577

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