A five-year study that followed more than 1,850 low-income children and their mothers suggests that home learning environment is an indicator of children’s academic achievement. Children whose home learning environment scores were consistently low were much more likely to suffer language and literacy skill delays at pre-kindergarten than those who had high home learning scores. Factors such as cognitive abilities of children during infancy and family’s household income also predicted a child’s early learning experiences, according to the study in the Journal Child Development. You can read articles about this child development study at U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News (6/17) and United Press International (6/22).
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