Out of the Box and Into the Book: Innovative Library Partnerships to Close the 30 Million Word Gap
Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children
Vocabulary, Social aspects, Family literacy, Readiness for school, Social status, Sociolinguistics, Neural development
Disability and Equity in Education | Early Childhood Education | Library and Information Science
Recent research has shown that early literacy is directly connected to school readiness. Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing, the basic tenets of Every Child Ready to Read 2 (ECRR2), not only increase young children’s vocabulary, they also help them process new information. However, the disparity in vocabularies of children of lower and higher income families is one of the greatest battles of the twenty-first century.
Martens, Marianne and Baldini, Michelle (2016). Out of the Box and Into the Book: Innovative Library Partnerships to Close the 30 Million Word Gap. Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children 14(1), 12-13. doi: 10.5860/cal.14n1.12 Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.kent.edu/slispubs/107