Promoting Early Literacy for Children of Spanish-Speaking Parents

The purpose of this project was to explore effective ways of developing emergent literacy skills at home and use that research to develop a website and handout for Spanish-speaking parents. The project addressed the problem that few resources for Spanish-speaking parents exist to help them engage in literacy building practices at home. The resulting webpage includes three different pages each defining and explaining step-by-step how to engage in literacy practices at home to support language play, a print-rich environment, and shared reading. This project is significant because it provides a resource specifically designed for Spanish-speaking parents that involved them being becoming their child’s first teachers.