New Research: Online ‘Camp’ Teaches Preschoolers the Fundamentals of Reading

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Young learners at reading camp via video conference
Young learners at reading camp via video conference

Previous research has shown that well-structured teaching of phonological awareness, letter knowledge, and letter-to-sound mapping is crucial in building a solid foundation when learning to read. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, children worldwide did not have access to consistent and structured teaching and are, as a consequence, predicted to be behind in the development of their reading skills.  New research from I-LABS shows that an evidence-based, structured reading program that was delivered online over a two-week period aids preschoolers in learning to read.

Read the UW Press Release.

Read the journal article.

Read media coverage in US News & World Report and also inĀ Futurity.