Parents and Reading

  • Bridie Raban
  • R.D.


Recent research has shown the powerful influence that parents have on their child’s reading development. Where parents are interested and involved in hearing children read aloud regularly, reading performance can improve dramatically, particularly with those children who are experiencing difficulties in learning to read. Developing the interest and desire of parents to participate in helping their child learn to read, therefore, should be considered as an integral and essential component of a teacher’s overall duties and responsibilities.


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Useful Books for Parents

  1. Baker, C., Reading Through Play, Macdonald, 1980.Google Scholar
  2. Butler, D., Babies Need Books, Bodley Head, 1980.Google Scholar
  3. Butler, D., and Clay, M., Reading Begins at Home, Heinemann, 1979.Google Scholar
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  11. Wolfendale, S., Parental Participation in Children’s Development and Education, Gordon and Breach Science.Google Scholar

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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bridie Raban
  • R.D.

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