TITLE

Children's Literature at Home Base

AUTHOR(S)
Baker, Irving; Durdeck, Fran; Rowell, Elizabeth H.; Schmitt, Mimi
PUB. DATE
October 1975
SOURCE
Education Digest;Oct1975, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that the University of Connecticut recently piloted an eight-week program aimed at getting parents acquainted, or reacquainted, with the delights of children's books, adding some special personal ideas to help parents get their children more involved in reading. This noncredit course emphasized getting to know children's authors, illustrators, and publishers; finding ways to acquire books inexpensively; devising methods to get children more involved in reading; and deciding what materials are appropriate and work best. A variety of audiovisual aids was used, including a movie by Weston Woods called "The Lively Art of Picture Books" and a tele-lecture hookup with a book club representative. A panel of local librarians willingly came to discuss the services offered to parents and children. A colorful workshop was held on bookbinding and illustrating. Two hundred and forty books were borrowed from the state library for the parents to examine and check out to share with their children. Also, a representative of the university bookstore was present each night with paperback children's books that could be purchased by participants.
ACCESSION #
18659611

 

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