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Análise Psicológica

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MATA, Lourdes. Era uma vez.... Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2004, vol.22, n.1, pp.95-108. ISSN 0870-8231.

One important activity in family literacy practices is storybook reading. Some studies have emphasized that storybook reading is an informal and positive way to create important and enjoyable opportunities to transmit concepts, knowledge, conventions and competences about literacy which are associated with reading motivation and success in terms of literacy acquisition. Therefore, we have attempted to characterize some aspects of storybook reading practices in families with 5-6 year old children (e.g. frequency, time; interest; reasons why parents read to their children and at what age they begin doing it). We also studied associations between storybook reading practices and emergent literacy knowledge. Our results showed an evident association between some aspects of storybook reading practices, and children's conceptualizations about written language, their perceptions about the functions of reading and writing, and also some aspects of their motivational profile.

Keywords : Family literacy; emergent literacy; storybook reading.

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