Developing Young Readers: A Handout for Parents

Aside from developing technology tools for classrooms, universities and other professional education environments, I sometimes meet with parents and teachers to share tips and technology resources that are helpful for fostering child literacy development.

Tomorrow I have the pleasure of working with the parents of Dubai’s very own Knightsbridge Nursery, where I will:

  • Share research on the importance of reading with children during their nursery years
  • Discuss practical tips for developing reading skills and positive reading experiences with young children
  • Present resources on the Internet that parents and nursery teachers can use with young children to develop literacy skills and a love of books

I suspect many other parents are interested in these topics, so I’ve decided to post my presentation handout:

Feel free to print, distribute and share!


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7 Responses to “Developing Young Readers: A Handout for Parents”

  1. 1 madds14 March 3, 2009 at 3:54 am


    I love your blog! I was wondering if you would suggest any games for reading. Homemade is great!


  2. 2 Terry Doherty March 5, 2009 at 1:39 am

    What a great handout. I love that there is lots of white space and simple instructions.

  3. 3 readinggal March 5, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks Maddie and Terry.

    Maddie: has a number of literacy games created by educators around the world. For example, here are some letter sound activities:

    Thanks for the feedback on the handout Terry!


  4. 4 Greg Carroll March 20, 2009 at 7:56 am

    check out The Reading Bug by Paul Jennings. Paul is a fabulous author of chidlrens literature as well as a trained speech language therapist (Pathologist).
    I have found this book invaluable for parents of struggling readers and it has given them lots of insights into the philosophy we have about reading and things they can do to support their child as a reader.
    The book lists it has are fabulous as well.

    Pauls books are some of the most popular in our school library!

  5. 5 Maximusbanged March 22, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Nice handout, it s very simple….

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