Creciendo con libros (0-5 aņos) [Spanish] [Video][Early Book Stages]
Using a lighthearted and simple approach, this 23-minute videotape in English and Spanish versions presents interactions between parents and children while reading books. The children in the videotape range in age from 0 to 5 years. The video is introduced by scenes of children enjoying books while a narrator discusses the impact of reading to children at a very early age. The remaining portion of the video is divided into segments by years: 0-1, 1-2, 3-4, and 4-5 years. The video covers the developmental stages and reading behaviors children go through in each period. The video shows infants chewing books and learning how to open books, older infants naming pictures and holding books upside down or turning pages backwards, and still older children gradually using books and listening to stories in a more traditional way. Interaction with the child is stressed in the video. A review of the entire footage is seen at the end of the video (about 1 minute in length) where it is easily observed that children who are read to early on go from "chewing books" to "reading books." The video uses graphics to make developmental points for each year. The video shows clearly what to expect children to do with books at different ages and how parents can facilitate their children's language skills and love of books by reading to them.
Roxanna Holguin. Creciendo con libros (0-5 aņos) [Spanish] [Video][Early Book Stages] (1995). Roxanna Holguin: Rio Rico, AZ.
Reading Level: Easy
Formats Available: Videotape
c/o Early Book Stages
285 Calle Cappella
Rio Rico, AZ
Phone: (520) 377-9616
Languages Available: English, Spanish
Intended User Audience:
The intended audiences are parents and early childhood educators from all disciplines. The videos are intended to be used with children from all cultural and linguistic groups.
The author, a speech pathologist, developed these videos. In her home setting, she observed children (4 months-5 years) from both genders who were from a variety of cultures, linguistic groups, sibling groups, home environments, etc. In the English video, the children are from European American, African American, Native American and Hispanic backgrounds. In the Spanish video, the children are Hispanic and are monolingual Spanish speakers.
Though used in a wide range of early childhood programs, the videos have not been formally evaluated.
Approximately 500 copies have been distributed nationwide.
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