Beijing, November 17 (Xinhua): A recent study showed that the influence of the domestic literacy environment on the reading skills of Chinese children varies significantly with age .

Reading resources at home and reading activities carried out by parents with children are the domestic literacy environment, which is essential for the development of The reading of children.

An early home literacy environment is crucial for the development of the subsequent reading of children, according to the research article published in reading and writing: an interdisciplinary magazine .

Researchers from the key laboratory of behavior science, the Institute of Psychology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, investigated the effects of the domestic literacy environment on the reading of vocabulary Chinese children's age between three and six years.

In addition, children's interest in literacy, which is important for the reading of development and interacts with the domestic literacy environment, it was also evaluated by researchers.

The study recruited 223 children and proven its Chinese reading capacity by allowing them to recognize Chinese words. Meanwhile, they were asked their parents to complete a questionnaire about the number of books at home, parent reading habits, parental involvement in children's reading activities and children's interest in words.

The results showed that the home literacy environment changed significantly with the age of children.

Specifically, the parent reading instruction and the interest of children in print played unique roles in reading the Chinese word of four-year-old children. In addition, reading resources at home contributed independently to the word reading skills of six years. EndItem

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