A Leg up
Enhancing You Child's Reading and Writing
"Born to Learn" by Carole Rhodes and Lenore Ringler, traced your child's literacy from birth, through initial tentative baby steps, to the toddler and kindergarten years. "A Leg Up", written by the same authors, picks up the story as your child stands at the threshold of formal schooling, a baby and a pre-schooler no longer, face-to-face with the challenges of school -- and no challenges are more daunting than reading and writing. Yet any parent can, by their own example, offer their child significant advantages, by providing the sort of rich literacy environment that can truly support a young reader's journey through emergent literacy to becoming a fully mature and fluent reader and writer. The reading you enjoy together, as well as the formal and informal uses you make of literacy in the home and family environment, will go a very long way towards ensuring the reading and writing success your child can enjoy as grade follows grade. Lenore and Carole show you just how this is done, by sharing their decades of experience as teachers, researchers and parents. They will give you a clear overview of each stage and every aspect of literacy, from determining the right amount of homework, to balancing the competing demands of print and other media, to reading and writing in the crucial content areas of science and social studies, to exploiting library and world-wide web resources, grappling successfully with reading problems as they arise, selecting the right school and locating the best print and software to enhance your child's learning.
Toronto : Pippin Pub., c2007
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