ERIC Number: ED212350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Learning to Read: Parents Can Help. Australian Early Childhood Resource Booklets, No. 1, 1981.
Guidelines for parents involved in teaching their children to read are provided in this Australian early childhood resource booklet. Suggestions are offered for introducing words to children, talking to children, and reading to children. Material focused on the topic of learning to read at home is divided into two sections: (1) reading games, and (2) teaching reading. The reading games described include Matching Cards, Giovanni's Book, Labels, I Spy, Rhyming Words, and Missing Words. Bookmaking, reading primers, word lists, reading materials, reading and writing, and the alphabet are discussed in the section on teaching reading. Additionally, the booklet offers guidelines for helping the school-age reader, including discussions of reading as performance, fill-the-gap exercises, reading to readers, further games and activities, and choosing books. What parents should do if they recognize that their child is experiencing difficulties reading is also briefly discussed. A reading checklist for parents as well as suggestions for further reading complete the booklet. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Parent Participation, Reading Games, Reading Instruction, Reading Readiness, Young Children
Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Knox Street, Watson, A.C.T. 2602, Australia ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson.