Early learning

Family Math Groups (2009)

An Exploration of Content and Style

In this literature review, the author outlines the relationship of family math and family literacy, explores the importance of play in developing early skills, and traces the mathematical development of early childhood. She reviews several large and small scale family math programs, and discusses common findings as to what makes these programs successful.

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2009-04-28

The World Of Words (2003)

Any Parent Can

This book is for parents who want to give their children the gift of literacy. The purpose of this book is to help parents become more aware that reading with their children, even babies, is important. Using simple, straightforward language, the author talks about literacy, the importance of reading, when and how to start reading to a child, and related topics.

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2008-05-13

Playing With Words (2007)

Any Child Can

Early involvement with words and reading is essential for the development of all aspects of a child’s life. This book provides many practical ideas on how to make this fun with everyday activities. The author shows parents how to take advantage of teaching and learning opportunities that occur while preparing meals, during a trip to the grocery store or an outing to the park, and other times during the day.

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2008-05-09

Pool Rhyme Time (2005)

Collection of Rhymes and Poems

This book contains more rhymes and poems to use with the Pool Rhyme Time Program.

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2006-09-12

Pool Rhyme Time (2005)

Program Manual

The Pool Rhyme Time Program was developed by Literacy for Life Foundation in the High River/Okotoks region of Alberta.

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2006-09-12

A Child Becomes a Reader (2003)

Birth Through Preschool

A resource for mothers, fathers and grandparents that provides ideas and encouragement for playing, talking, and reading with babies, toddlers and preschoolers that will help them become good readers and writers later in life.

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2006-08-17

Summative Evaluation of the Manukau Family Literacy Project (2004)

This is the fourth evaluation report on the pilot Manukau Family Literacy Programme (MFLP).

This report has two parts:
- A summative evaluation of the 2004 programme (Sections 1 - 5) which looks at programme outcomes of the MFLP, using a range of data sources for evidence of changes in both the adult participants and their children across a number of aspects – academic, family, personal and social.

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2006-07-27

How to Help Your Child Learn to Read and Love Reading (2006)

Parent Guide

This guide was prepared for parents of children in grades 1 to 3, the time when most children learn to read. The guide contains tips to help your child read and develop a love of reading. Choose the tips that are the most helpful and fun for you and your child. This guide comes with a warm welcome from PEI's libraries. A new library keycard is attached to the cover of the guide.

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2006-06-13

Storytelling (1998)

A Foundational Pillar of Literacy

Stories fill every comer of our lives. They come to us unsolicited as we overhear a conversation on the bus, and shock us as we listen to the evening news. We surround our children with stories, reading storybooks to them and encouraging them to read good literature, in the hope that they will visit-in their imagination-a world beyond ours.

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2006-05-24

Quality Storytents (2006)

A Resource for Family, Early Childhood and Community Literacy Workers

The Quality Storytent Program is a means of providing literacy access and support where these might not otherwise appear.

The document includes the following:
1- An introduction to storytent
2- The philosophy behind it
3- How to plan for one
4- How to deliver a Quality storytent
5- Special challenges
6- References and indexes.

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2006-03-17

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