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Early Literacy Tip—January 2017

Families Hold High Expectations for Their Children

High parent expectations about young children’s potential are related to gains in children’s emerging literacy skills and self-directed learning.  Studies have shown that when parents believe that their children will succeed in school and receive good grades, their children enjoy greater success than those of parents who do not hold those beliefs.  Approach your child’s learning with a strong sense of confidence, knowing that you are your child’s first and best teacher.


From the Global Family Research Project Seven Research-Based Ways That Families Promote Early Literacy