SVRI Grant 2015: The evaluation of a parenting intervention to prevent the development of aggression in children in South Africa

Project Summary:

This study aimed to enhance and test a book sharing intervention so that it strengthens both child cognitive and socio-emotional development. Existing materials were adapted to incorporate socio-emotional contents, which were then be tested with 140 carers with children aged 20-24 months.  The study tested whether an already effective intervention can also benefit the emotional and social development of children.

Country: South Africa

Lead Agency: Stellenbosch University

Project PI: Prof Mark Tomlinson

Journal Article:
The Benefits of Early Book Sharing (BEBS) for child cognitive and socio-emotional development in South Africa: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Summary Brief:
Improving children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development through book-sharing