Picture books do boost literacy

Press/Media: Research


Andrew Levy (education reporter for the Daily Mail) reported on our study of caregiver-child shared book reading. The study (in collaboration with Dr Claire Noble, University of Liverpool) showed how picture books prompt caregivers to use more sophisticated language with their children no matter whether the book was a simple one word per page book (e.g. Hug by Jez Alborough) or a more text-rich book (e.g. the Kipper stories by Mike Inkpen).

Period7 Aug 2013