Title

Out of the Box and Into the Book: Innovative Library Partnerships to Close the 30 Million Word Gap

Publication Title

Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children

Publication Date

Spring 2016

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.5860/cal.14n1.12

Keywords

Vocabulary, Social aspects, Family literacy, Readiness for school, Social status, Sociolinguistics, Neural development

Disciplines

Disability and Equity in Education | Early Childhood Education | Library and Information Science

Abstract

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.

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