ERIC Number: ED447945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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I Am Your Child: Ready To Learn. [Videotape].
There are many things parents and caregivers can do to help build a child's literacy skills from the time the child is born until the child is old enough for school. This 24-minute videotape, hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis and LeVar Burton, provides helpful information on how to foster a young child's language and literacy development beginning at birth and continuing through the preschool years. Topics discussed include the importance of communicating with a newborn infant, establishing reading routines, materials that prepare children for reading and writing, activities to spark children's interest in learning, the importance of quality childcare, and incorporating literacy into everyday activities. Included with the videotape is a booklet, "Ready To Learn: Essential Tips for Early Literacy." This booklet discusses the following 10 guidelines to help parents and caregivers promote literacy in young children: (1) talk and sing with your child; (2) read to your child every day; (3) provide materials that prepare your child for writing; (4) limit television viewing and watch appropriate shows with your child; (5) provide opportunities for play and exploration; (6) be a role model by showing your love of reading; (7) visit libraries and bookstores; (8) give your child a healthy start; (9) select quality childcare; and (10) instill a life-long love of reading. (KB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Emergent Literacy, Infants, Language Acquisition, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Videotape Recordings
I Am Your Child, 335 North Maple Drive, Suite 135, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Tel: 888-447-3400 (English, Toll Free); Tel: 888-861-2241 (Spanish, Toll Free); Web site: http://www.iamyourchild.org (24-minute VHS videotape $5 each for orders of 1-99 videos; $2.50 each for orders of over 100 videos).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
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