Partnering with Parents: Boosting Literacy for All Ages, 1st Edition

  • Mary Schreiber
  • ISBN-10: 1440863938
  • ISBN-13: 9781440863936
  • DDC: 649
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Available October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Libraries offer many programs and services for children, but sometimes caregivers are left out of the equation, especially once children start school. Nevertheless, parents and caregivers are an integral part of literacy development, and libraries are a great place for them to witness modeling practices and participate in family programs that encourage early literacy. The author combines personal experience and professional research with the programming expertise of youth librarians from across the country in this guide for libraries looking to make an even greater impact on the literacy attained by the children they serve. Readers will find a wealth of information on how to talk to caregivers about the stages of a child's reading life, books to recommend to excite both caregivers and children about reading, and ways to encourage parent and caregiver participation in library programming, with additional information on working with and providing programming for diverse families.