Early Childhood

Texting Intervention May Increase Parent Engagement

April 19, 2016 | Emily Taylor

Results of a six-week intervention study show promising potential for mobile technology as a tool to increase parent-child activities. Parents of children from 6 months to 5 years old enrolled at Early Head Start and Head Start centers were sent text messages encouraging them to engage with their children around a variety of topics, and to take time for themselves. At the end of the six-week intervention, parents were surveyed and parents who received the text message intervention engaged in more activities (singing, pretend play, storytelling, etc.) than parents who did not receive the text messages.

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