Parents can capitalize on the many articles, columns, features and other items contained in the pages of the daily paper. What is needed, to make the newspaper a regular source of reading lessons that are both enlightening and entertaining, is a careful preview of the available items, with a thought for their possible uses. To become skilled at the previewing strategy, a parent might look at the kinds of ideas described in courses-for-parents which discuss lessons and learning in children's books. Some school personnel, working with librarians, have developed courses for parents, to acquaint them with the best in children's literature. This is an excellent idea, because parents who accompany their children to the library or purchase books at the local bookstores are then in a better position to guide their children in their literary tastes.
Criscuolo, N. P. (1981). Parents as Partners in Reading through the Newspapers. Reading Horizons, 22 (2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol22/iss2/8