Early Literacy Research Library (ELRL) - Article

Importance of Home in the Literacy Process of Child

Forte, S., Salamah, M.A. (2022) Importance of Home Literacy in the Process of the Child. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, 36(1), 1-9. ,

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core topic(s)

Early Literacy , Shared Reading

Population Characteristics


Exposures, Outcomes, Other

Community , Home Language/Literacy/Learning Environment , Language and Literacy Development , Parent Behaviors and Skills , Parent-Child Relationships/Interactions , School Readiness and Educational Outcomes , Technology and Digital/Screen-Based Media


In this review study, we investigated the importance of Home in the literacy process of child and how different aspects in home effect the literacy capability of child.


Home literacy environment (HLE)

outcomes evaluated

Literacy capabilities of children


Topics Discussed: Environment for Literacy of Child at Home; The Impact of Mentalizing, Expressive Verbal Ability, Print Exposure, and The Home Literacy Environment on Third- and Fourth-graders' Reading Comprehension; Role of Home Language and Literacy Environment on Children's Language Development; Intergenerational Issues with Literacy and Poverty in Developing Nations; Intergenerational Education via a Session on Digital Literacy; How to Encourage Your Child's Literacy Development at Home




An intergenerational program (IGP) is a type of human service that incorporates regular, scheduled interactions between persons of different ages for the benefit of all participants. It is well recognized that children's levels of emerging literacy when they first start school are significant predictors of eventual literacy and, subsequently, of overall academic performance. The learning environment at home has a big impact on a child's early competency development. The early home literacy environment (HLE), which is made up of all literacy materials and family interactions that support children's linguistic and literacy learning, is particularly closely tied to the children's language comprehension and production. A key element of the HLE is shared reading, which should start in a child's early years and become a regular part of family life. The effect of the HLE and a child's interest in literacy on later literacy skills has not received much research, though.


In this review study, we explore the role that the home plays in a child's literacy development and how various factors in the home affect a child's ability to read.


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