ERIC Number: ED220233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
To Read or Not to Read: A Parent's Guide.
Quarg, Patrice, Comp.
The booklet provides suggestions for parents to encourage their children to read and develop good study habits. Suggestions for the child's early years include speaking to the child as you would an adult, naming things in the home or labeling each item, reading to the child everyday, playing simple games with the child to teach them numbers, colors, and names, and showing the child reading is important by reading often yourself such as newspapers, magazines and novels. For the first years of school parents should keep up with the child's progress in school, contact the child's teacher, help your child with homework whenever possible, set aside a place for your child's work, and have the child read books to you. During the upper grades children may need extra encouragement and help to do their studies. Parents can give their child the best opportunity for learning by keeping a dictionary in the home, not letting the child watch TV all evening, putting aside 1 1/2 hours each night for study time, playing games to help the child learn skills, showing a good attitude towards school, praising the child when he/she does something well, and showing the child everyday you are interested in him. (ERB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Affiliation of Arizona Indian Centers, Inc., Phoenix.