ERIC Number: ED457975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Ready To Learn: Essential Tips for Early Literacy.
I Am Your Child Foundation, Beverly Hills, CA.
Asserting that children who are exposed to a rich variety of literary experiences at home are far more likely to enter school ready to learn than those not exposed, this booklet for parents and caregivers discusses 10 guidelines to help them promote literacy in young children. The guidelines are: (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 child care; and (10) instill a life-long love of reading. (EV)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Beginning Writing, Caregiver Child Relationship, Caregiver Role, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Parent Materials, Parent Role, Parents as Teachers, School Readiness, Young Children
I Am Your Child Foundation, 335 North Maple Drive, Suite 135, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Tel: 310-285-2385; Fax: 310-205-2760; Web site: http://www.iamyourchild.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: I Am Your Child Foundation, Beverly Hills, CA.