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ERIC Number: ED462726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Get Ready To Read! Tips for Parents of Young Children = Preparese a leer! Ideas para los padres de ninos que apenas comienzan a leer.
Travaline, Kathleen A.
By encouraging, supporting, and nurturing a young child's development, parents can make their child's first learning experiences pleasant and fruitful. As the child's most important teacher, parents can help their children make a smooth transition from home to school. If parents trust their instincts, remain patient, and provide plenty of encouragement, they can make learning to read adventurous and fun. Research shows that the most important thing parents and caregivers can do to help their children succeed in school is to read aloud to them every day. Suggestions for exploring reading around the house include: keep reading materials in the house; tape label names on objects; show children how people use reading and writing in daily events; work on a home computer; point out signs, labels, and logos outside the home; and visit libraries, bookstores and newsstands. Suggestions for making reading a vital part of daily activities are: keep a library in the child's room; select a special reading place; and familiarize yourself with the book before reading it. Reading aloud to children, exploring books, and reading together are the most important gifts parents can give. (RS)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Literacy, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Habits, Reading Interests
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.