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

  • Mary Schreiber
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440863938
  • ISBN-13: 9781440863936
  • DDC: 649
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Helping Parents Get It Right from the Beginning.
2: Apps, Blocks, Cartoons … What Is a Parent to Do?.
3: How Do I Teach My Child to Read?.
4: Supporting Parents of Developing Readers.
5: My Child Isn't a Reader—Now What?.
6: Parents of School Age Children, the Library Is Still Here for You!.
7: Does the Library Offer Anything for My Family?.
8: A Parent's Job Is Never Done.
9: Partnering with Parents: Putting It into Action.
Appendix A: Baby and Me Plan: Every Child Ready to Read, Part 2 Cuyahoga County Public Library.
Appendix B: Large Print Order, October 2017 Cuyahoga County Public Library.
Appendix C: Book Buddies Sample Plan Cuyahoga County Public Library.
Appendix D: Family Graphic Novel Book Group, Little White Duck 4th–5th Grade Discussion Questions Multnomah County Library.
Appendix E: Predicting the 2018 Caldecott Winner Dayton Metro Library.
Appendix F: 50 Book Challenge Euclid Public Library.
Appendix G: Adapted Storytime Cuyahoga County Public Library.
Appendix H: Winter Reading Challenge San Mateo County Libraries.
About the Author.