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ERIC Number: ED455025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
A Guide for Reading: How Parents Can Help Their Children Be Ready To Read and Ready To Learn = Guia Para Leer: Como los padres pueden preparar a sus hijos a leer y aprender desde la infancia.
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Washington, DC.
As part of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, this brochure (in English and Spanish) provides a guide to assist parents in helping their children become ready to read and to learn. The suggestions include: (1) talking to infants/toddlers to help them learn to speak and understand the meaning of words; (2) reading to infants every day starting at 6 months of age; (3) using sounds, songs, gestures, and words that rhyme to help infants learn about language and its uses; (4) pointing out printed words in home and other places; (5) taking children's books and writing materials whenever parents leave home with their children; (6) creating a quiet, special place in the home to read, write, and draw; (7) helping children see that reading is important; (8) limiting the amount and type of television watched; and (9) reaching out to libraries and community and faith-based organizations for help in finding age-appropriate books, showing creative ways to use books, and providing year-round children's reading and educational activities. (KB)
Descriptors: Children, Hispanic Americans, Learning Readiness, Multilingual Materials, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parents as Teachers, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Readiness
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 5E110, Washington, DC 20202-3601. Tel: 800-872-5327 (Toll Free); Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free); Fax: 202-401-8377; e-mail: WhiteHouseforHispanicEducation@ed.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Washington, DC.