Recommended Resources on Early Literacy For Families (page 2)
Provided are materials written for families about early literacy that emphasize the importance of literacy activities at home.
Calkins, L. (1997). Raising lifelong readers: A parents' guide. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
Fields, M. V (1998). Your child learns to read and write. Olney, MD: Association for Childhood Education International.
Hannigan, I. (1998). Off to school: A parent's-eye view of the kindergarten year. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Hydrick,J. (1996). Parents' guide to literacy for the 21st century: Pre-K through grade 5. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.
Leonhardt, M. (1996). Keeping kids reading: How to raise avid readers in the video age. New York: Crown.
Morse, P. S., & Brand, L. B. (1995). Young children at home and in school: 212 educational activities for their parents, teachers, and caregivers. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
National Research Council. (1998). Starting out right: Promoting children's success in reading. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
Wiener, H. S. (1996). Any child am read better: Developing your child's reading skills outside the classroom (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
Born to Read: How to Nurture a Baby's Love of Reading. (1996). Towson, MD: Library Video Network (videocassette, 24 min.) 1-800-441-TAPE.
Born to Succeed: An Early Literacy Message from Young Parents (1996). Towson, MD: Library Video Network (videocassette, 12 min.) Also available in Spanish. 1-800-441-TAPE.
Parents, Kids and Books: The Joys of Reading Together. (1998). Dallas, TX: KERA- TV (videocassette, 30 min./brochure) 214-740-9290.
Read to Me. (1991). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English (videocassette, 13 min.) 1-800-336-READ, ext. 266.
Family Education Network http://familyeducation.com
Family Strengthening Resources www.cisnet.or/pubs/facts/webres.html
I Am Your Child www.iamyourchild.org
Partnership for Family Involvement www.ed.gov/PFIE/index.html
Parenting Site www.parentsoup.com/
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