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ERIC Number: EJ994411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Family Connections: Promoting Early Literacy Skills--Ages Birth to 5
Huisman, Sarah
Childhood Education, v88 n6 p398-399 2012
Reading, writing, and communicating, also known as literacy, are important cognitive skills to teach within society. Early literacy is knowledge about reading and writing before actually being able to read and write and is the foundation to future reading and writing skills (Ghoting & Martin-Diaz, 2006). The role of families in developing early literacy skills is paramount. Families are instrumental not only in motivating children to engage in and learn early literacy skills, but also in developing foundational skills that will lead to successful reading and writing skills when children enter school. Given the importance of early literacy skills and recognizing the important role of parents in promoting them, this article offers ideas on how early literacy skills can be encouraged and fostered in the home.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A