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National Center for Families Learning, 2018
The Cultivating Readers Family Guide provides tips and to grow reading skills from birth to age eight. The guide will help parents keep their shared learning activities with their children fun and part of their everyday routine.
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Infants, Toddlers, Young Children
Reade, Andrea – National Center on Improving Literacy, 2017
Taking part in literacy experiences at home can develop your child's reading ability, comprehension, and language skills. Activities that you can engage in at home include: joint reading, drawing, singing, storytelling, reciting, game playing, and rhyming. You can tailor activities to your child's age and ability level, and can incorporate…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Language Skills
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Han, Jisu; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Childhood Education, 2014
Research shows that home environments play a critical role in developing children's early literacy skills. Given the importance of developing early literacy skills to bolster children's chances for subsequent academic success, this article highlights the role of parent-child shared book reading. Summarizing research on different types of…
Descriptors: Interaction, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Oral Reading
Nebraska Department of Education, 2010
Science starts at home. Parents play a crucial role in determining how much science their children learn. This paper presents a list of tips that parents can use to help their children learn science. They are: (1) Focus on your child's interests; (2) Talk with your child about what you are doing-- make it a two-way conversation; (3) Girls are just…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Parents as Teachers, Parent Role, Guides
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Reese, Elaine; Sparks, Alison; Leyva, Diana – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2010
It is well known that children's language development lays the foundation for their literacy development, though it is difficult for preschool teachers alone to consistently engage in the individual interactions necessary to boost children's language skills. Given that parents are their children's first teachers, it is imperative to consider how…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parents, Emergent Literacy, Language Skills
US Department of Education, 2008
"Helping Your Child Become a Reader" includes information about why and how to use language skills (talking and listening, reading, and writing) to help young children grow into readers. Everyday activities and a list of resources for parents to encourage children's love of reading and strengthen language skills are also provided. This brochure…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Skills, Parent Responsibility
Goldman, Elizabeth; Adler, C. Ralph – National Institute for Literacy, 2007
Parents are their child's first and most important teacher. This booklet introduces parents to techniques for helping their preschoolers learn to read. Included is a story about how one mother and father encourage their children to read, a sample reading activity, and a checklist for parents of preschoolers. This brochure is based on "A Child…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy, Reading Aloud to Others, Parent Role
Adler, C. Ralph; Goldman, Elizabeth – National Institute for Literacy, 2007
Parents are their child's first and most important teacher. This booklet introduces parents to techniques for helping their toddlers learn to read. Included is a story about how one mother encourages her son to read, a sample reading activity, and a checklist for parents of toddlers. This brochure is based on "A Child Becomes a Reader--Birth to…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Toddlers, Parent Role, Parents as Teachers
National Institute for Literacy, 2007
Parents are their children's first and foremost important teachers. This paper presents some ways parents can help their children "get ready to read" during the ages of 2, 3, 4 and 5. This paper also offers several checklists for parents of kindergartners, first graders, second graders, and third graders.
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Reading Readiness, Reading Skills, Emergent Literacy
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McVicker, Claudia J. – Young Children, 2007
"Emergent literacy" means that a young child's communication skills are in the emerging state. Clearly, the child's environment is supremely important in nurturing this emerging literacy (Morrow 1995). Children cannot become literate alone. They need the help of others to claim their own unique literacy. Although most parents recognize that they…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Young Children, Communication Skills, Environmental Influences
Armbruster, Bonnie B.; Lehr, Fran; Osborn, Jean – National Institute for Literacy, 2006
Although many may think that a child learns to read in kindergarten or first grade, research indicates that learning to read and write can start at home, long before children go to school. Children can start down the road to becoming readers from the day they are born. Very early, children begin to learn about spoken language when they hear family…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Caregivers, Caregiver Child Relationship, Parents
Moomaw, Sally; Hieronymus, Brenda; Pearson, Yvonne – Redleaf Press, 2006
Teachers can help parents foster emerging literacy skills in their preschool children in a way that is developmentally appropriate and fun: by collaborating to develop their child's lifelong love of reading and writing. Incorporating selected teacher-tested activities from the popular book "More Than Letters," this accessible guide…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Parents, Literacy Education, Preschool Children
Learning Point Associates / North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), 2005
Besides a change in the expectations of parents, other shifts are occurring in society that impact the youngest children (Bowman, Donovan, & Burns, 2000): (1) More women are in the workforce than ever before, which means more children are in child care or preschool; (2) There is increasing evidence of, and conviction from educators, that preschool…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children
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Gerard, Maureen – Childhood Education, 2004
No Child Left Behind, Reading First, Early Reading First, Good Start, Grow Smart ... the current whirlwind of education initiatives in the United States commits millions of dollars of federal money to "scientifically based" reading and early literacy development. In 2003, President Bush directed Head Start programs across the country to…
Descriptors: Young Children, Reading Skills, Phonics, Beginning Reading
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Lee, Lea – Childhood Education, 2004
This article is based on the author's experiences observing a Korean family that immigrated to the United States. This two-income, middle-class family (a mother and father, a grandmother, and a son) lived in the northern suburbs of Chicago, where a large Korean community is located. As in many of the neighboring homes, Korean is spoken frequently,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Folk Culture, Korean Culture, Korean Americans
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