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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
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Chakraborty, Basanti; Stone, Sandra – Childhood Education, 2009
Children's literature is a significant segment of the book market, and includes authors with household names like Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle. Even celebrities are in on the fun, with their own titles on the best seller lists. Along with the increased visibility of children's literature, parents have become better informed and more interested in the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods, Emergent Literacy, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Lo, Deborah Eville; Cantrell, R. Jeffrey – Childhood Education, 2002
Discusses how early childhood educators can use reading lessons as part of a global curriculum and help children develop an understanding of other peoples and their customs. Includes criteria for choosing international books as early reader selections, and annotated lists of picture books for beginning readers, chapter books for young readers, and…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education