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ERIC Number: ED462721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
See the World on the Internet: Tips for Parents of Young Readers--and "Surfers" = Vea el mundo por Internet: Ideas por padres de jovenes lectores y exploradores.
Regardless of whether a parent has Internet access at home, it is essential that parents learn with their children and be aware of where their travels on the Internet are taking them. Many libraries have Internet workshops for parents or children or both. In the excitement of looking at sites, children may not even realize they are reading. Many Internet sites include lists of outstanding and award-winning books, stories to read online, and access to popular authors' web sites. Another great way the Internet can promote learning is for children to use it to research particular interests for school reports or just for fun. Sending and receiving e-mail provides a way for children to practice writing as well as reading. Although computer software programs that block inappropriate sites are available, the best way for parents to monitor their children's Internet use is to spend time online with them and discuss the kinds of things they may come across. If parents begin their Internet travels with a few of the seven sites listed, numerous other possibilities will unfold. (RS)
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Elementary Education, Information Sources, Internet, Mass Media Use, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, World Wide Web
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. Single copies free upon request by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope. For full text: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.