Thomas Blount

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

George J. Cretilli

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Reading--Parent participation; Education--Parent participation; Home schooling


The purpose of this research paper is to review the basic theories of child development, reading readiness, and the question of reading for preschoolers as they can, in turn, be translated to parents through home-school programs with an emphasis on parental involvement. From these programs and other literature available, a survey of suggestions that can be interpreted and relayed to parents, as well as activities that are capable of being implemented in most homes will be presented.


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