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ERIC Number: ED355023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Early Literacy: A Parent-Child Partnership.
McLain, K. Victoria; Heaston, Amy
Learning can occur in a natural way when parents serve as models to their child, demonstrating how to learn, facilitating the learning process, and guiding the learner. With a teacher's guidance, parents can improve their understanding of their child's learning. Teachers can encourage parents to share wordless picture books, books with predictable text, poetry, and environmental print with their children. Teachers can also offer parents such ideas as establishing writing areas in the home, providing topics to stimulate writing, and establishing an attitude that encourages writing. Teachers can help parents develop a child's oral language skills by encouraging the parents to use puppets; share words and motions by means of fingerplays and songs; compose a weekly newsletter; promote communication in the car; and limit television viewing. Finally, the teacher can encourage parents to become involved with drama by having children participate in shadow plays or script plays. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A