ERIC Number: ED400833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Your Child Use the Library.
Parents can awaken their children to the joy of learning by encouraging their imagination and curiosity. This booklet is one in a series of topical books written to help parents encourage children to study, learn, and stay in school. All of the books in this series tie in with the National Education Goals for the year 2000. This booklet addresses the following issues: (1) getting children interested in reading (reading aloud to children; encouraging children to read to you; starting a home library; letting them see that you enjoy reading; choosing books you both like; looking for award-winning books; and asking the librarian for help); (2) children visiting the library with parents (including children, even toddlers, in weekly trips to the library; getting children their own library card; and encouraging children to ask for help from the librarian); (3) children visiting the library alone (setting guidelines for behavior and safety); and (4) library services (for preschoolers, including infants, toddlers 18-36 months, and children 3-5 years old; school-aged children, especially ages 7-9; teenagers; and special children, the gifted and the handicapped). A postscript discusses adult services, and a list of books for more information and a list of "What We Can Do To Help Our Children Learn" are provided. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Books, Childhood Interests, Library Services, Literacy, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parents as Teachers, Preadolescents, Public Libraries, Reading Habits, Reading Interests, School Libraries, Young Children
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000