Parent's Literacy Skills

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Education has become a huge part of growth in society today. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents should begin to participate in the development of literacy skills of a child as young as infancy. Some of the ideas suggested are read aloud with children to help prepare for the child’s mind for learning language, also being counseled by a certified medical doctor on different ways to help development can help the learning process of the child. Although these tips are provided for parents to see, various parents are not capable or willing to provide the attention to the child that is needed. Research has shown that children of this nature are greatly effected in school due to the lack of skills being taught to them at an early …show more content…
Many health facilities have begun to start and join with programs to help provide educational items to every child that they care for. One local program is the Reach Out and Read Out, here in Florence, Al. As well as all the other participating offices. In this program a child that receives care from the medical center will receive a chance to either be read to, or get to take a book home for the parents to read. By health care facilitates doing this it is giving the parents as well as the child the encouragement that some may need to seek those resources if they do not have it. They are also encouraging parents that seeking pre-education programs is an important factor to helping provide those skills. PLAN is another example of a program that is moving toward helping children in need. PLAN is a system that focus on the rehabilitation of more than 40 rural countries such as: Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. PLAN is an educational program that not only motivates the child to see their worth, but also provide tips and services to the parents, teachers, and any type of caregiver. PLAN built school buildings, proper restroom facilities, and even close by water places to the school to help ensure the students in areas of need are able to learn as well. Even …show more content…
The child’s mind is processing and receiving different information that may be used at some point in their lives. Various resources have been created to help with the process of development for poverty stricken or low income children. Reach out and read is one source that particularly deals with the child at infancy up into they are about middle age, and give them books as well as have someone read it to them while sitting in the waiting room. It provides them with access to books whether or not they are able to afford them. Other resources would be seeking guidance on pre-education from certified nurses, or locally searching for programs that will help prepare development skills for your child. All of the systems were effective in helping provide ways that poverty children are still ensured a chance regardless of their background. Educational systems are important to the development of children. They provide them with the necessary skills that are needed for them in the future. Although some programs worked better than others, and some showed short term effect versus long term effect, but it still showed how some type of learning at a younger age can benefit a child in different ways. By continuing these surveys and programs, along with taking what has been helpful and even those that failed, and combing those to create more programs that could possibly lead to a

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