Journal article

Reading practices experienced by preschool children in areas of disadvantage

B Raban, A Nolan

Journal of Early Childhood Research | Published : 2005


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. © 2005, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.