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Language Development and Enjoyment of Reading: Impacts of Early Parent-Child Activities in Two Growing up in Scotland Cohorts

Language Development and Enjoyment of Reading: Impacts of Early Parent-Child Activities in Two Growing up in Scotland Cohorts

Friday, June 3, 2016

ISBN: 9781786522962

Language development and enjoyment of reading: impacts of early parent-child activities in two Growing Up in Scotland cohorts.

Executive Summary

A comparison of language development at age three, across two cohorts of children in the Growing Up in Scotland Study. Explores whether the improvement across the cohorts is linked to changes in parent-child home learning activities (such as reading or looking at books). The report also explores whether these is any evidence from the study that changes in parent-child home learning activities are linked to the introduction of the Bookbug programme or the PlayTalkRead campaign. Finally, there is some analysis of the relationship between being read to in the early years and enjoyment of reading at age 8.