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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
US Department of Education, 2010
President Obama has a cradle-to-career plan to reform the nation's schools. He also is calling on parents to take responsibility for their child's success. His vision includes the belief that all children can and will succeed, and that parents are the bridge to this success. Parents, guardians and caregivers can help children by connecting with…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers
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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
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McDowell, Carol – General Music Today, 2008
Using data from a parent survey, the author examined factors that influenced parents to enroll their children in a 5-day summer music camp. Survey questions included (a) What were the determining factors for enrolling your child in the class? (b) What activities did your child enjoy/value the most? (c) What musical activities do you and your child…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes
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
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
Goldman, Elizabeth; Adler, C. Ralph – National Institute for Literacy, 2006
This family booklet about reading is aimed at parents of children in Preschool through 3rd Grade. The simple text provides ideas for parents of all literacy skill levels to read with their children and find lessons for reading in everyday activities. Each page presents an exercise with the following page showing a black-and-white photograph of a…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Reading Motivation, Childrens Literature, Parent Participation
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
Lehr, Fran – US Department of Education, 2005
In everyday interactions with their children, parents can do many things--and do them without lecturing or applying pressure--to help them learn science. This booklet makes available to parents information that they can use to help their children learn science. It includes: (1) Some basic information about science; (2) Activities for parents and…
Descriptors: Parent Materials, Parent Student Relationship, Science Activities, Preschool Children
Carnine, Douglas; Lehr, Fran – US Department of Education, 2005
In everyday interactions with children, there are many things that parents can do--and do without lecturing or applying pressure--to help children learn to solve problems, to communicate mathematically and to demonstrate reasoning abilities. These skills are fundamental to learning mathematics. The major portion of this booklet is made up of…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Children
Lehr, Fran; Osborn, Jean – US Department of Education, 2005
Scientists who study how the brain works have shown that children learn earlier--and learn more--than we once thought possible. From birth through age 5, children are developing the language, thinking, physical, emotional and social skills that they will need for the rest of their lives. This booklet is for families and caregivers who want to help…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Preschool Children, Parent Role, Brain
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
Reed, Elaine; Lehr, Fran – US Department of Education, 2004
U.S. educators recognize that the study of history is a vital part of a child's overall education and that parents are in the best position to encourage their children's natural interest in history. This booklet is designed as a tool for parents to use in stimulating their children's interest in and knowledge about history. The booklet includes:…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Elementary School Students, History Instruction, Parent Role
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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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