Item uses these practice principles: Partnerships with families.
Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children engage with a range of texts and get meaning from these texts, Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.
Services can set up book-gifting programs to promote reading in the home-learning environment. Books should be age-appropriate, and educators and services should encourage parent engagement.
Costs could range from $200 to $2000, depending on the type and number of books bought.
Target population: families.
Staffing: services may need to consider how staff will organise their time to run the program, and the potential cost of extra working hours and backfill.
Factors to consider: to maximise the benefits to children's development, services are encouraged to support parents/carers to develop effective book-sharing skills. Such support can be built into the program model.
Strength of Evidence
Level 3 - Promising research evidence