ERIC Number: ED433145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Raising a Reader, Raising a Writer: How Parents Can Help.
National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
This brochure for parents reflects the position statement "Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children," jointly issued by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the International Reading Association (IRA). The brochure discusses ten simple suggestions for parents to nurture their child's development as a successful, enthusiastic reader and writer: (1) talk, sing, and play with your child; (2) make time to read together each day; (3) choose books with care; (4) surround your child with reading material; (5) slow down and have fun; (6) read it again and again; (7) foster your child's awareness of print and how to use it; (8) provide a variety of writing tools and materials; (9) don't push or pressure children about what or when to read; and (10) show children that you value their efforts. The brochure also offers: a list of what to look for in a child's classroom or care setting at the baby/toddler, preschool/kindergarten, and primary levels; suggested questions to foster conversation with a child's teacher; and further resources on children's books. (EV)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Reading, Reading Attitudes, Reading Habits, Reading Motivation, Writing Attitudes, Writing (Composition)
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1426; Tel: 800-424-2460 (Toll Free); Tel: 202-232-8777; Fax: 202-328-1846; Web site: http://www.naeyc.org (NAEYC Order No. 530; single copy, $0.50 each; 100 copies, $10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.