Family Literacies: Reading with Young Children


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSWhat is reading?What is ‘shared reading’?Social and emotional benefits in shared readingResearching shared readingOverview of the bookSOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON READINGAgents of socialisationUnderstanding reading as family practice and displayConclusionSHARED READING PRACTICESDefining ‘shared reading’Why do parents read with their children?Bedtime stories and reading routinesBarriers to shared readingConclusionRESEARCHING FAMILY LIVESResearching familiesDesigning the studyThe interviewsThe participantsOur position and ethical implicationsAnalysing the dataConclusionSHARED READING AS AN EVERYDAY FAMILY PRACTICEShared reading in everyday family lifeUsing shared reading in familiesShared reading and physical connectionsShared reading: what is being readConclusionDOING AND SUSTAINING SHARED READING; PARENTS’ AIMS AND MOTIVATIONSThe role of enjoymentLinks between enjoyment and feedbackInterpreting child feedback and the motivation to readChild-driven reading and parental motivationConclusionBARRIERS TO SHARED READINGFamily lifeSocio-cultural backgroundFeedback and enjoymentConclusionPARENTS’ RELATIONSHIPS WITH READING AND LINKS WITH SHARED READING PRACTICESUnderstanding parents’ own relationships with readingSchool and the development of poor relationships with readingDeveloping positive shared reading relationships with their childrenShared reading; a different definition of ‘reading’?Shared reading: supporting parents’ own readingConclusionWORKING WITH FAMILIES TO PROMOTE SHARED READINGWhat is shared reading in families?Why do parents read with their children?What does shared reading do for families?Shared reading interventionsImplications for practitioners working with familiesConclusionShared reading and starting schoolReading at home and at schoolConclusion