Compra Universitaria Comercio de Livros
It helps Books for Brazil to buy books from a great variety of editors at a discount price. If you know anyone in Brazil that is attending school, please ask them to contact Compra Universitaria, where they can get their books at better prices!
The idea is to encourage students of all ages and levels to read more. From grade schoolers to elearners, university freshmen or graduates, all students can boost their knowledge and language skills with regular reading. Can you help Books for Brazil make this possible? We thank you for your interest and support!
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What we know about early literacy
A child’s brain develops at an incredible rate during the first three years of life. A child’s early experiences with language contribute to healthy brain development and lay the foundation for learning to read when a child enters school. Parents are indeed a child’s first and most important teachers.
Emergent literacy is what children know about reading before they can actually read. There are Six Early Literacy skills or Pre-Reading skills that children must learn in order to learn to read.
- Hear Sounds: Celebrate sounds through singing, dancing and rhyming
- ABC’s and More: Teach your child the names, sounds and shapes of letters.
- See Words Everywhere: Pointing out and saying words everywhere you see
- Love Books: Enjoy books and reading.
- Know Words: Know the names of things, concepts, feelings and ideas.
- Tell Stories: Describe things and events as well as telling and
(read tips and activities for your child in this page)
Researchers agree that children are more likely to become good readers if they start school with three sets of accomplishments:
- Oral language skills and phonological awareness:
Children are able to comprehend and to express themselves with a wide range of words. They are able to distinguish the sounds as well as the meaning of words.
- Print awareness and letter knowledge:
Children have learned that the black and white marks on a page represent spoken words. They are able to name the letters of the alphabet.
- Motivation to learn and appreciation for literary forms
Children have been exposed to a wide variety of literary experiences and have learned to love books and stories.
Nine ways to help your child to learn how to read.
Parent Guide to Early Literacy for pre-readers:
The most complete Brazilian Portuguese language site on the net. If you want to learn Portuguese, this is an excellent reference.
- Portuguese at the International Charter School
Would you like to learn about or follow local efforts to encourage Portuguese speaking families to read aloud to their children in Portuguese? The blog provides online resources for parents who would like to read more with their children in Portuguese.
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