Helping Your Child Improve His Reading
1 READING FROM THE PARENTS' POINT OF VIEW
Abe the Schools to Blame
Children Are Learning to Read; Many Teachers Are Using Effective Methods; Reading Teachers and Consultants Are Being Employed; Teacher Preparation Is Improving; High Schools Present Problems.
Are Poor Readers "Just Stupid"?
Slow Learners Have Learned to Read; There Are Other Causes.
The Parents' Attitudes Toward Their Child
Never Satisfied; Embarrassingly Boastful; Indifferent; Impatient; Overanxious; Openly Hostile; Genuinely Pleased; Understanding, Accepting, Expectant and Affectionate; Unable to Face Facts.
Parents' Attitudes Toward Reading
Can Attitudes Be Changed?
Sources of Understanding
Printed Sources; Large Group Meetings; Demonstrations; Small Discussion Groups; Parent-Teacher Conferences; The Librarian as a Resource.
Questions and Answers
2 READING FROM THE CHILD'S POINT OF VIEW
Listen and Learn
The Role of the Parents
As Viewed by Teachers of Reading; As Viewed by Children and Adolescents; Complexity of the Parents' Role.
Influence of Radio, TV, Movies, and Comic Books