ERIC Number: ED155597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
How to Grow a Happy Reader: A Gardening Guide for Parents. Resource Monograph No. 6.
Many parents who wish to help their children with reading at home need assistance in choosing the right technique. This illustrated guide for parents outlines simple enrichment experiences designed to encourage and develop children's reading skills. Each experience assumes a positive parent attitude and aims at stimulating thinking and arousing curiosity. Activities include the following: development of the senses through observation of nature, smelling flowers, or growing a garden; communication between parent and child through oral reading; trips to different environments such as the beach, a neighborhood, or places of business; visits to the library; and book discussions. (MAI)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Elementary Education, Enrichment, Oral Reading, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Positive Reinforcement, Reading Achievement, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Skills, Sensory Experience, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. P. K. Yonge Lab. School.