ERIC Number: ED436755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Your Child Become a Reader.
DeBruin-Parecki, Andrea; Perkinson, Kathryn; Ferderer, Lance
This booklet tells how parents can use all their language skills to build those of their children. The booklet is designed for helping children from infancy to age 6--the most important years for learning the skills they will need to become readers. It offers parents suggestions on how to: talk with their children; read aloud with him/her; help him/her learn about printed words and what they mean; show her/him that they value reading; and do other activities at home that encourage reading. To help show when children can take certain learning steps, the booklet ties much of the discussion to four age groups: baby (birth to 1 year); toddler (1 to 3 years); preschooler (ages 3 and 4); and kindergartner/early first grader (ages 5 and 6). A section discusses "If You Think There's a Problem." Contains a reading checklist, a list of typical language accomplishments for children, resources for families and caregivers, resources for children, and an 11-item bibliography. (NKA)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Language Skills, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Prereading Experience, Reading Aloud to Others, Young Children
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: GE Fund, Fairfield, CT.
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.