Parent Involvement In Early Literacy

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Parent involvement can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To me it means that parents are interested in helping children identify and nurture their talents, develop a love of learning, and build a strong foundation for life. “Parent involvement is the number one predictor of early literacy success and future academic achievement” (Edutopia 2013).
Parent involvement in early literacy is the key to academic success. A child's brain develops at an incredible rate during the first three years of life. A child's early experiences with language contribute to healthy brain development and lay the foundation for learning to read when a child enters school. Parents are indeed a child's first and most important teachers. Parent
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Children need their parents to be their reading role models with daily practice in order to pass through beginning literacy skills successfully.
How can parents’ involvement in early childhood literacy be connected to academic achievement? There are many different skills that parents can use to help their children learn how to both read and write. First, parents can read books to their child every day/night. While reading, the parent should point to each word on the page as they read. This beginning literacy strategy will assist the child with making print/illustration connections. This skill also helps build a child's tracking skills from one line of text to the next one.
Another skill that parents can use to help their child achieve in early literacy is through asking the child to make a prediction based on the title of the book. Before reading the story, parents can just read the title and allow the child to brainstorm and make predictions as to what the book will be about. This will go a long way to ensure that a child incorporates previewing and prediction in his or her own reading practices both now and in the
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The home is the first school and parents need to model to their children how import reading is. parents need to read to children everyday, this will help the children to develop a love for reading. A child is his or her environment and if the environment is a positive one there will be a positive result for that child in the end. As a mother I make it utmost duty to read to my three year old daughter everyday, and I'm very proud because she enjoys reading and she is presently reading her little story books by herself. I feel pleased when she comes to me with her story books asking me to read stories with her. That is the direction in which we want our children go. Too often parents complain about not having enough time to engage in reading with their children. I do support the idea of teaching parents how to help their children with

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