Among recent developments in literacy research and practice is the increased recognition of the critical roles that parents play in the education of their children (Rasinki and Fredericks, 1989). Involving parents in their child's literacy learning is particularly important for kindergarten teachers. The kindergarten literacy curriculum should build upon what children have begun to learn at home, and, continue to involve parents in supporting their child's literacy development. Communicating with parents on how they can continue to give active support to their children's literacy learning is an important task for kindergarten teachers.
Bruneau, B., Rasinski, T. V., & Shehan, M. (1991). Parent Communication in a Whole Language Kindergarten: What We Learned From a Busy First Year. Reading Horizons, 32 (2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol32/iss2/4