Articles and Studies Highlighting the Benefit of Reading Aloud to New Borns

Burkam DT, Lee VE (2002) Inequality at the starting gate: Social background differences in achievement as children begin school. Economic Policy Institute.

Carrol, Crystal. The effects of parental literacy involvement and child reading interest on the development of emergent literacy skills. In: University of Milwaukee Digital Commons. August 2013

Dewar, Gwen.  The effects of television on language development skills:  Does TV really prevent learning.

Duursma E, Augustyn M, Zuckerman B (2008) Reading aloud to children: the evidence. Arch Dis Child 93:554-557.

Fry, Susan.  Study says reading aloud to children, more than talking, builds literacy.

Fuller B, Bein E, Kim Y, Rabe-Hesketh S (2015) Differing cognitive trajectories of Mexican American toddlers. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 1-31.

Guerrero AD, Fuller B, Chu L, Kim A, Franke T, Bridges M, Kuo A (2013) Early growth of Mexican-American children: lagging in preliteracy skills but not social development. Matern Child Health J 17:1701-1711.

Hart B, Risley TR (2003) The early catastrophe. American Educator Spring.

Lauer RH (2010) Reading for life: The poverty/illiteracy connection.

Neuman SB, Celano D (2001) Access to print in low-income and middle-income communities: An ecological study of four neighborhoods. Reading Research Quarterly 36:8-26s.

Rich M. Pediatrics group to recommend reading aloud to children from birth. In: New York Times. June 24, 2014

Rothschild A. Beyond the word gap. In: The Atlantic. April 22, 2016.

Wong A. Where books are all but nonexistent. In: The Atlantic. July 14, 2016