The results of this study highlighted the way in which Literacy Bags (LB) encouraged, supported, and enriched book reading and literacy learning in families. Each LB contained an English language children’s picture book and CD or audiotape, along with some extension activities. Students took an LB home every Friday and parents spent time reading and doing the activities with their children. This study also demonstrated that parents expanded their understanding of how a child develops a new language, and they were able to apply effective literacy strategies to engage and discuss books with their children. Reading activities promoted social interactions between parents and children, parents and teachers, and peer interactions.
Huang, SuHua. (2013). The use of literacy bags promotes parental involvement in Chinese children’s literacy learning in the English language. Language Teaching Research, 17, 251-268.