Home Learning Environment

The home learning environment is briefly described as a combination of quality parent–child interactions, availability of learning materials, and children’s participation in learning activities at home. During the early childhood years, the home environment is one of the immediate environments in which children engage in face-to-face interactions with their caregivers and others (e.g., siblings, grandparents). Children’s parents or caregivers are the individuals who meet children’s physical and emotional needs that provide them with a variety of educational and commercial materials (e.g., books, toys, computers, tablet devices) as well as experiences for their development and learning. Parents, in particular, are considered as children’s first teachers who teach their children the foundational skills through talk and interactions. Children acquire early learning experiences and activities in their ...

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