Raising Kids Who Love to Read: Resources for Parents
Annotation:How parents can encourage literacy in their preschool children by providing activities that promote reading, writing and communication.
Annotation:Offering over 100 activities, this book teaches parents how to incorporate stories into their 3- to 10- year-olds lives, thereby teaching family history, moral lessons, and a heightened sense of identity and belonging.
Annotation:The basic blocks of reading are addressed in this resource that provides teachers and parents with the tools to teach pre-reading skills with over 1,000 activities, games, fingerplays, songs, poems, and more.
Annotation:This resource is full of games! Games that train the eye to see patterns of letters, games that train the ear so a child can sound out words, games that awaken a child’s imagination and creativity, and games that provide the right spark to a child’s enthusiasm for reading.
Annotation:For each book, the author provides a summary and then offers three to four games that will keep kids entertained while they are practicing valuable reading, writing, and math skill. The games require few materials and can easily be played at home.
Annotation:An essential guide to understanding children’s language from the first days of babbling through a five-year-old’s mastery of reading. Seasoned researcher McGuinness reviews the latest findings on just how much infants, toddlers, and preschoolers know and are capable of expressing from the early months on.
Annotation:Blending her experience as both a teacher and a parent with a passion for children’s literature, Codell presents this indispensable resource for parents that puts kids on the road to reading. Includes fun-filled activities that emphasize excitement and book recommendations on a variety of subjects.
Annotation:This is an excellent resource for parents or caretakers who simply want to tell bedtime stories; but this is also a good introductory book for anyone wishing to embark on the path of professional storytelling.
Annotation:Since its initial publication in 1979, this acclaimed reference has informed parents and teachers of the importance of reading aloud to their children. This editions features lists of more than 12,000 titles, from picture books to novels, that are great for reading aloud.
Annotation:This resource gives the "how" and "why" for doing activities that are the essential foundations for school success; language and phonics games; storytelling and writing ideas; music and active physical games; and art, math, science, and cooking projects.
Annotation:Full of tips, facts, and reassurances for busy parents and families, this accessible and informative guidebook clearly lays out the steps to ensure a love of reading at every age. This revised edition includes an updated list of suggested read-aloud books.
Annotation:A respected literacy expert and bestselling author shows how bonding through books will help children learn to read before beginning school.
Annotation:A book that offers numerous activities as well as a wealth of information about emergent literacy and the role books play in this critical time. Sections on "making the right selections" and "techniques for reading books" will be especially valuable to all adults interested in promoting age-appropriate material.
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Learn the art of storytelling to encourage a love of reading and lifelong learning for your child! Find out about activities that you can share with your child to help improve literacy and communication skills. The more your child embraces reading, the more likely that he or she will succeed in school and in life.