To learn to read and write successfully, children need a solid foundation of early literacy skills.
Parents, the most important teachers in a young child s life, play a critical role in building these skills before their child gets to school. Speech-language pathologists Janice Greenberg and Elaine Weitzman have taken the most current research in emergent literacy and broken it down into fun, easy-to-use tips and strategies for promoting early literacy throughout the day. Filled with practical ideas, clear examples, and useful checklists, the I'm Ready! guidebook helps even the busiest parent make early literacy-learning a part of every day. Taking a walk, reading a book, shopping for groceries...I'm Ready! transforms all of these routines into enjoyable opportunities for parents to prepare their child for reading success.
Who should use this guidebook?
... Parents or caregivers of typically developing children between the ages of 3-5
... Parents or caregivers of children with mild language delays who are developmentally at a 3-5 year old level
... Family support professionals who are looking for practical, research-based tools to engage parents in their child's learning
... Speech-language pathologists and other professionals looking to promote early literacy as a critical part of a young child's development