Editorial: An open book: what and how young children learn from picture and story books

Horst, Jessica S and Houston-Price, Carmel (2015) Editorial: An open book: what and how young children learn from picture and story books. Frontiers in Psychology, 6 (1719). ISSN 1664-1078

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Looking at and listening to picture and story books is a ubiquitous activity, frequently enjoyed by many young children and their parents. Well before children can read for themselves they are able to learn from books. Looking at and listening to books increases children's general knowledge, understanding about the world, and promotes language acquisition. This collection of papers demonstrates the breadth of information pre-reading children learn from books and increases our understanding of the social and cognitive mechanisms that support this learning. Our hope is that this Research Topic/eBook will be useful for researchers as well as educational practitioners and parents who are interested in optimizing children's learning.

We conceptually divide this research topic into four broad sections, which focus on the nature and attributes of picture and story books, what children learn from picture and story books, the interactions children experience during shared reading, and potential applications of research into shared reading, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Depositing User: Lene Hyltoft
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 11:01
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 00:18
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/63560

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