Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Literacy Gains Momentum through Family Reinforcement

The basis of Family Literacy is simple: outcomes improve when families work together to improve literacy and reading proficiency. Attaining a high level of reading proficiency, as well as highly developed speaking and listening skills, requires exposure to many kinds of learning experiences. Outside the classroom, a child’s home environment must also offer experiences that promote the development of early literacy skills. CCEI3024: Supporting Family Literacy, an online child care training course, explains the benefits of family literacy and presents ways that parents and teachers can work together to promote reading and writing skills. Course participants will learn ways to help parents establish developmentally appropriate practices at home in order to build a lifelong love of reading and knowledge. Phonemic awareness, verbal communication skills, vocabulary building, and reading fluency are among the major topics covered in this one-hour course.

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