TITLE

READING ENRICHMENT: Creating A Love of Books That Lasts a Lifetime

AUTHOR(S)
Daly, Theresa Constans
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Zero to Three;Sep2005, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Early literacy experiences play an important role in later literacy skills and school achievement. Communities offer early literacy experiences in a variety of venues to meet the diverse needs of families. The author of this article provides 4 vignettes illustrating community-based early literacy activities: (1) private group classes such as the Reading Enrichment and Development Program that incorporates stories, art, music, and acting; (2) the Reach Out and Read early literacy program based in primary health care settings; (3) family literacy programs that promote parents literacy skills at the same time as supporting children's literacy development, such as the federal Early Head Start program; and (4) read-aloud programs in bookstores or libraries. These reading enrichment experiences, while quite different in their approach, share the goal of providing a strong foundation far literacy through the joy of reading.
ACCESSION #
19153270

 

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