ERIC Number: ED455026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide for Parents: How Can I Help My Child Be Ready To Read and Ready To Learn?
Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
The most important thing that parents can do to help their children become ready to read and to learn is to read aloud to them. This brief provides guidance for parents in facilitating their child's emerging abilities. Suggestions for parents include talking with infants and young children before they learn to read, setting aside a reading time every day regardless of their child's age, taking their child to the library, and pointing out printed words to the child in the home and in the community. The brief also lists strategies for creating strong readers, including specific strategies used during reading sessions with children, such as discussing new words and asking questions. (KB)
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Family Literacy, Learning Readiness, Parent Participation, Parents, Parents as Teachers, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Readiness, Young Children
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free); Tel: 800-872-5327 (Toll Free); Web site: http://pfie.ed.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.