Thursday, February 2, 2017

Father-child reading leads to improvements in learning and behavior | Reuters Jan 30, 2017

Reading | Literacy | Parenting | Children's Literature

A reading program designed to help men become better fathers is associated with better parenting skills as well as behavior and learning improvements in kids, a small study has found.
Researchers focused on Head Start centers in New York City, where programs are designed to improve school readiness for children younger than 5.

Researchers randomly assigned 126 families to either participate in a reading-based parenting program with eight weekly sessions or join a control group of people on a waiting list for the program.

Fathers in the parenting program watched videos showing dads reading with children and making exaggerated errors. The men discussed better approaches and were encouraged to practice these strategies when reading at home with their own sons and daughters. Read more...

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