Family Bookmaking: An Approach to Support Parent-Child Language Interactions in Natural Environments

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Lisa K. Boyce
Mark S. Innocenti
Lori A. Roggman
Cora L. Price
Vonda K. Jump
Gina A. Cook
Eduardo Ortiz


bookmaking, language, family, early intervention, exploratory, children


This study examined the effectiveness of family bookmaking to promote early language development.  Forty-two children receiving early intervention services and their families participated in the study.  Our results suggest that family bookmaking engages parents, increases the quality of parent-child language interactions, and increases children’s understanding of language.

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