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Preschool Language and Literacy: What to Teach and How to Teach It?

IRIS_Padres_Preparados-017Reading and understanding text is essential for children to succeed in school.  Children’s reading ability is powerfully affected by the language and literacy skills they learn in early childhood.  Children who do not have stimulating language and literacy experiences in early childhood fall behind their peers in language and literacy achievement, and the gap accumulates and builds to big differences in reading ability and content knowledge within a few years of schooling.…

Talking & Books

Over the last few weeks I’ve seen a number of articles about programs that provide books to young children affected by poverty because data indicates that many kids are growing up in families without books at home. Two nation-wide programs that have stood out are a plan for doctors to give books and some information about the power of reading to the parents of their patients and a program sponsored by publishing companies and children’s book authors that provides new books to schools to send home to kids affected by poverty.…