ERIC Number: ED364927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Connect! How To Get Your Kids To Talk to You.
Smith, Carl B.; And Others
Describing the benefits parents and kids have gained from sharing reading and talking about books, this book shows parents how to bring their family closer together and support their child's academic and emotional development. The book suggests that not only does shared reading promote communication and mutual respect, it helps kids do better in school and improve their self-esteem. Chapters in the book are: (1) The Many Avenues of Parent/Child Communication; (2) Finding Time--The Old Bugaboo; (3) The Challenge of Motivating Kids; (4) Guidelines for Selecting Books; (5) Books for Ages Three to Nine; (6) Books for Ages Ten to Fourteen; (7) Using Conversations to Share Books; (8) Using Writing to Share Ideas; (9) Using Art to Share Books; (10); Using Drama to Share Books; (11) Building Self-Esteem; and (12) Just Do It! Seventeen references and a "Wonderland Magic" (a short story by Bobby Simic) are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Communication, Individual Development, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Reading Material Selection, Student Motivation
Family Literacy Center, EDINFO Press, Indiana University, P.O. Box 5953, Bloomington, IN 47407 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Family Literacy Center.
Identifiers: Shared Reading
Note: Published in conjunction with EDINFO Press, Bloomington, IN. This publication results from the "Parents Sharing Books" Project.