ERIC Number: ED364907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Read to Me: Recommended Literature for Children Ages Two through Seven.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Bringing together the home, school, and community in the task of developing children's abilities to read and appreciate literature, this book presents annotations of over 400 books suitable for children ages two through seven. Titles annotated in the book represent classic and contemporary picture books, story books, and concept books, as well as books in other languages, stories with a multicultural perspective, and books recognized as traditional favorites. Selections in the book were made to: (1) encourage young children to enjoy hearing stories and being introduced to pictures and print; (2) help children view reading as a worthwhile activity; (3) help local curriculum planners select books for their early childhood education programs; (4) assist parents and early child caregivers to make wise choices of enjoyable books for their children; and (5) stimulate educators at the local level to evaluate their literacy development programs and change or improve them, as necessary. Sections of the book are: The Child; The Child's Home and Family; The Child's Community; and The Child's World. The criteria for selection of literature included in the book and a list of 46 resources for adults are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Family Environment, Literature Appreciation, Parent Participation, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Material Selection, Recreational Reading, School Community Relationship
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education; P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($5.50; California residents add sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: Trade Books