Henderson, Russell E.
College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
The ability to read is the most valuable and important skill for a child to acquire. A child who is an accomplished reader will be a good student and successful adult. Teachers spend countless hours teaching children to read, but without cooperation from parents or caregivers, children may still not become proficient readers. Practice reading needs to happen at school and in the home. Therefore, it is imperative that every child has a good home literacy environment. The purpose of this project was to develop a handbook for a child to take home to his parents or caregivers to convince them to provide a home literacy environment so the child will become a proficient reader and see it as an enjoyable activity. The child-friendly handbook was created in a coloring book style and was made to be an interactive tool between parents or caregivers and their children. It gives parents or caregivers ideas such as: (a) questions for parents or caregivers to ask as they read to the children; (b) places to read to their children; (c) places to have books; (d) different genres and types of books; (e) favorite picture books and novels; (e) where to get books; (f) local library locations; (g) educational websites and computer games; and (h) reading programs for extra help. In addition, the handbook has pictures for the children to color along with reading logs and activities.
Date of Award
© Colleen Vaughan
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Vaughan, Colleen, "The Importance of a Good Home Literacy Environment" (2007). Student Publications. 268.