TITLE

Developing Reading Partnerships Between Parents and Children: A Reflection on the Reading Together Program

AUTHOR(S)
Sukhram, Diana; Hsu, Amy
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
Early Childhood Education Journal;Apr2012, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p115
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Early reading exposure is important in setting a foundation for students to acquire the basic literacy skills that set them up for school and life success. More importantly, parent involvement at an early age is a critical component of reading skills development. This report presents an overview of the Reading Together Program that introduced families of young children ages 6-36 months in a community-based setting to the necessary skills, techniques, and resources to enhance their knowledge of how to effectively develop a reading partnership with their children. Additionally, this free reading program that was sponsored by a faculty development grant invited parents to play an active role in their children's reading journey. Results indicated that parents understood and appreciated the value of early reading habits, and would continue to nurture the reading relationship with their children. This article also presents responses of the initial and final reading perception surveys as well as implications for future research and practice.
ACCESSION #
73325399

 

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