Research

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement recommending parent-child home reading beginning at birth and continuing at least through kindergarten.

https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/Parent-Child-Reading-and-Story-Time-Promote-Brain-Development-Prior-to-Kindergarten.aspx

Opportunities to Give Children a Chance, by Neuman and Celano

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2381336916661543

Books in the Home Are Strongly Linked to Academic Success

https://psmag.com/social-justice/books-home-strongly-linked-academic-achievement-82144

Summer Learning Loss: What Is It, and What Can We Do About It?

https://www.brookings.edu/research/summer-learning-loss-what-is-it-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/

Book-Rich Environments Initiative

https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/BRE_SUMMARY_032017.PDF

Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain by Dana Suskin

http://thirtymillionwords.org/book/

Falling behind before kindergarten: The 30 million word gap by Jonah Newman and Lindsey Kratochwill

http://www.wbez.org/series/front-center/falling-behind-kindergarten-30-million-word-gap-100063

Text Talk: Capturing the Benefits of Read-Aloud Experiences for Young Children by Isabel L. Beck, Ph.D, Margaret G. McKeown, Ph.D.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/texttalk/pdfs/Capturing_the_benefits.pdf

Third Grade Reading Demands Whole-Child Approach by Michelle Hughes

http://www.ncchild.org/third-grade-reading-demands-whole-child-approach/

Eliminating Summer Reading Setback by Richard L. Allington and Anne McGill-Franzen

http://www.rcowen.com/PDFs/Allington.pdf

Bedtime Stories for Young Brains by Perry Klass, M.D.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/17/bedtime-stories-for-young-brains/?_r=0

The logic behind the “illogical” mindset of students and families in poverty

http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/2014/03/logic-behind-illogical-mindset-students-families-poverty.html

Addressing achievement gaps with psychological interventions by David Yeager, Gregory Walton, and Geoffrey L. Cohen

https://labs.la.utexas.edu/adrg/files/2013/12/PDK-Yeager-Walton-Cohen-2013.pdf

The Eight Essential Kinds of Books That Every Kid Should Own

http://www.buildingalibrary.com/board-books/the-eight-essential-kinds-of-books-that-every-kid-should-own/1082

Family Engagement in Anywhere, Anytime Learning by M. Elena Lopez, Margaret Caspe

http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our-publications/family-engagement-in-anywhere-anytime-learning

Raising Readers: The Tremendous Potential of Families

https://www2.ed.gov/pubs/startearly/ch_1.html

Nurturing and Cultivating Fearless Summer Readers

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pam-allyn/nurturing-and-cultivating_b_5522062.html

Reach Out and Read:

www.reachoutandreadsc.org