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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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Huisman, Sarah – Childhood Education, 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…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Emergent Literacy, Parent Role, Parent Participation
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Neumann, Michelle M.; Neumann, David L. – Childhood Education, 2009
The home environment provides children with their first literacy experiences. Parents are thus well-placed to facilitate the development of emergent literacy skills in their children before formal reading and writing begins at school. These emergent literacy skills include print awareness, motivation to explore print, shaping and writing skills,…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Family Environment, Parent Education, Parent Role
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Hill-Clark, Kantaylieniere Y. – Childhood Education, 2005
Families are children's first educators and play a critical role in young children's literacy development. Young children's success as readers is related to their early literacy experiences in the home. Family literacy practices determine young children's literacy skills prior to formal instruction. However, families may not be aware of best…
Descriptors: Young Children, Family Literacy, Emergent Literacy, Child Development
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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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McMackin, Mary C. – Childhood Education, 1993
Examines traditional and current beliefs about the reading process, and presents specific strategies that parents and teachers can use to help children learn to read. Parents and teachers can use patterned books and the reading and writing of sentences to foster reading skills. (MDM)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Children, Cues, Early Childhood Education
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Tovey, Duane R.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1988
Offers teachers and parents practical suggestions for helping children to begin reading naturally. Looks at specific strategies for helping young children to learn to read, particularly a built-in success procedure emphasizing nonvisual aspects of reading. (RWB)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Language Processing