Developing a Reading Centre to Improve Young Children’s Attitudes towards Reading

Monica Josephine Carey

Abstract


The research conducted at a child care centre in southern Ontario addressed the following questions: 1) which activities offered at the reading centre engage and interest participating children aged three to five years? And 2) how do participating children’s attitudes toward reading, measured by their responses to survey questions, compare before and after their participation in the reading centre? Ten children participated in the study. Both the recorded observations and two Reading Attitudes Surveys (completed before and after introducing the reading centre) illustrated an improvement in the reading attitudes of the participating children.

Keywords


literacy, reading, early childhood education

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