Title

Parents' roles in promoting reading in English at home in Hong Kong

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2004

Abstract

This paper begins with an introduction on the language policy of late immersion in English within the education system of Hong Kong. A brief review of literature follows, in which book reading is defined as one of the viable alternatives to the more formal methods of drill and dictation in preschools. The review also covers research on the importance of book reading on children's later language and literacy competencies, aspects of reading or interaction around books that are beneficial to the development of children's early literacy skills, as well as practical suggestions for parent's in the reading process. This review is followed by a description of the strategies adopted in the project "Parents reading to children at home." The results of a survey of parents are presented and discussed. Implications are drawn from the study for parents in terms of suggestions parents can use to engage young children in book reading.

Source Publication

香港幼兒學報 Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood

Volume Number

3

Issue Number

1

ISSN

1682-878X

First Page

14

Last Page

24

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