The Relationship of Early Home Literacy Activities and Infants’ and Toddlers’ Mental Skills
This paper builds on prior research by providing new information on very young children’s exposure to home literacy activities and the relationship between such activities and children’s mental skill development over their first 2 years of life. Specifically, this paper explores the following research questions:
- How frequently are 9-month-olds and 2-year-olds exposed to different home literacy activities? Does the frequency of home literacy activities vary across children from different sociodemographic backgrounds?
- Are home literacy activities that 9-month-olds and 2-year-olds experience associated with their
mental skills development?