Early Book Stages (0-5 Years) [Video]

Roxanna Holguin

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Summary:

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. 

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Bibliographic Information:

Roxanna Holguin. Early Book Stages (0-5 Years) [Video] (1995). Roxanna Holguin: Rio Rico, AZ.

Language: English

Reading Level: Easy

Formats Available: Videotape

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Availability:

Roxanna Holguin
c/o Early Book Stages
285 Calle Cappella
Rio Rico, AZ
85648

Phone: (520) 377-9616

Languages Available: English, Spanish

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Related Items:

Creciendo con libros (0-5 aņos) [Spanish] [Video][Early Book Stages]

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Intended User Audience:

The intended user audience is parents and early childhood educators from all disciplines. The videos are meant to be used with children from all cultural and linguistic groups. 

Product Development:

These videos were developed by the author, a speech pathologist. In their home setting, she observed children (4 mo-5 years) from both genders who are 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 mono-lingual Spanish speakers. 

Product Evaluation:

The videos have not been formally evaluated, though they have been used by a wide range of early childhood programs.

 

Product Dissemination:

Approximately 500 copies have been distributed nationwide 

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