Picture Books Aren’t Just Fun

May 1st, 2014 | RESEARCH

The article discusses a study conducted by the University of Waterloo, reported by researcher Daniela O'Neill, regarding the acquisition of knowledge by children concerning animals when a picture book is read aloud. Topics include a comparison of picture books and vocabulary books, the use of generic language used by mothers when reading aloud, and additional animal facts provided when reading either book.


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Daniela O'Neill, Author, University of Waterloo


Publication: Science & Children
Volume: 51
Number: 9
Page(s): 16

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Audience: Families | Parents | Caregivers | Pre-K Children (0-5)
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | Life science | Literacy
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Comics | Books | Newspapers | Media and Technology