Research

Changing Parental Attitudes & Practices

High et al., Parents whose children (< 3 years) had received books and educational materials during well-child visits were more likely than parents in a control group to report that they shared books with their children, and to cite sharing books as a favorite activity or a child’s favorite activity. 

  • High P., Hopmann M., LaGasse L., Linn H. “Evaluation of a clinic-based program to promote book sharing and bedtime routines among low-income urban families with young children.” Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 1998; 15, p. 459–465. 

Needlman, et al., Parents who had received a book as part of Reach Out and Read were more likely to report reading books with their children, or to say that reading was a favorite activity. The benefits of Reach Out and Read were larger for families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children. 

  • Needlman R., Fried L.E., Morley D.S., Taylor S., Zuckerman B. “Clinic-based intervention to promote literacy. A pilot study.” American Journal of Diseases of Children 1991; 145, p. 881–884.