volume 35, issue 2, P465-484 2019
DOI: 10.17576/jkmjc-2019-3502-28
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Madhubala Bava Harji, Kavitha Balakrishnan

Abstract: Since the 60s, research on emergent literacy has presented empirical evidence for the links between storybook reading to young children, parental involvement and language development. Stories, which provide children with vast opportunities to hear new words in a meaningful context subsequently lead to the acquisition of a richer mental model of both the world and vocabulary. Albeit research findings point to the strong causal links between storybook reading, literacy and language, development and parental invo…

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