Books for BC Babies Brings Parents into Libraries

Caroline Margaret Johnson

Abstract


The Books for BC Babies program encourages shared reading experiences between parents and infants. This first quantitative study of a literacy bag program of this scale in North America showed a significant impact on parental behaviour in reading to their infants (more than 60% of parents began reading to their babies) and using library resources and programs as a result of a program distributing book bags containing board books, music cds and information about the importance of reading to babies.


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ISSN 1918-6118