Creating programs based on scientific evidence and evaluations is one of the statutory rules of our Foundation. Drawing attention to evidence based approach is one of the goals we defined when conceiving the „Superpower of Books” brochure. Below is a list of the most important research and sources we are basing our activities on:

Roman Chymkowski, Izabela Koryś, Zofia Zasacka. Raport o stanie czytelnictwa w Polsce 2019. Warsaw, Biblioteka Narodowa, 2020.

PISA. Reading for change. 2011.

Barry Zuckerman, Aasma Khandekar. Reach Out and Read: evidence-based approach to promoting early child development. “Wolters Kluwer Health.” Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010.

Agnieszka Lelek, Katarzyna Migdał, Jacek Mrukowicz. “Czytelnik od kołyski,” Medycyna Praktyczna – Pediatria, 1/2019.

Center on the Developing Child. In Brief: The Science of Early Childhood Development. Harvard University, 2019.

Maryanne Wolf. Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound. The Guardian, 2018.

David Lewis. Galaxy Stress Research. Mindlab International, Sussex University, 2009.

Tiffany Hughes, Chung-Chou H. Chang, Joni Vander Bilt & Mary Ganguli. Engagement in reading and hobbies and risk of incident dementia. US National Library of Medicine, 2010 r.

Raymond A. Mar, Keith Oatley. “The Function of Fiction is the Abstraction and Simulation of Social Experience.” Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3(3), 2006.

American Academy of Pediatrics. Policy Statement, Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Primary Care Pediatric Practice, 2017.

BookTrust. Evidence summary – The importance of reading with children frequently, ideally every day. 2015.

Why Closing the Word Gap Matters. Oxford Language Report. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Family and Community Engagement Research Compendium: Access to Books. Scholastic, 2010.

Dr Cathy Burnett, Karen Daniels, Chris Bailey. The Contribution of Early Years Bookgifting. / Programmes to Literacy Attainment: A Literature Review. Centre for Education and Inclusion Research. Sheffield Hallam University, 2014.

Michael D. Boatright, Mark A. Faust, Emerson. Reading, and Democracy. Reading as Engaged Democratic Citizenship, Democracy & Education, vol. 21, no 1, pp. 1–9, 2013.


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