core topic(s)Shared Reading
Population CharacteristicsInfant/Newborn , Toddler/Preschool
Exposures, Outcomes, OtherHome Visitation , Parent Behaviors and Skills , Parent-Child Relationships/Interactions , Programs and Interventions (other) , Ready, Set, Share a Book!
objectivesThe current study examines gains in parent book-sharing skills during a brief, structured intervention.
exposureReady, Set, Share A Book! intervention
outcomes evaluatedParent book-sharing skills
settingParents and their infant/toddler were recruited through Parents as Teachers (PAT). PAT offers home visits and center-based activities to provide parents with information about early development, learning and health, as well as developmental screenings and referrals for assessments.
methodsParent–child dyads participated in an 8-week book-sharing intervention, Ready, Set, Share A Book!, designed for 12- to 36-month-old children. Parent book-sharing skills were assessed at baseline, weekly during the intervention, and at intervention end.
sample sizen=30 (parent-child dyads); n=15 (dyads, treatment); n=15 (dyads, control)
Measure of Parent Book-Sharing Skills: Parents were asked to look at a book (Clap Hands by Helen Oxenbury) with their child for 5 min. All book-sharing interactions were video-recorded and coded offline by trained observers for frequency of parent use of book-sharing skills. To examine parent skill acquisition, parent rates per minute of using each book-sharing skill demonstrated at baseline during the lab assessment were compared to rate of skill use at completion of the intervention.