Powerful Tools for
Helping Young Children Become Strong Readers
The Partnership for Reading announces the availability of "A Child Becomes A Reader," two booklets that use findings from scientifically based research to suggest how parents can help their young children become strong readers. One booklet covers birth to preschool, the other K-3.
"A Child Becomes A Reader" highlights the importance of parents and caregivers talking, listening, playing and reading to children's early literacy development. In addition, the series helps parents understand and recognize what effective literacy programs look like in day care centers, preschools and classrooms.
"Learning about reading and writing begins at home long before children start school," said Sandra Baxter, Director of the Partnership for Reading. "We know from research how children learn to read, and parents play an integral role in this learning process from the time children are born. The Partnership provides parents with the tools and support they need to give their children a strong start to becoming skilled, successful readers—the cornerstone for all learning."#
The Partnership disseminates scientifically based reading research to inform reading instruction from birth through adulthood. For more information, visit www.nifl.gov/partnershipforreading