This article describes home literacy experiences of six Chinese ESL kindergartners. The experiences include the parents' provision of literate home environments as well as children's functional use of Chinese and English and engagement in Chinese and English literacy activities. The findings indicate the diverse and cultural nature of the home literacy experiences and the supportive roles of parents and other family members. Suggestions for teachers and parents to promote ESL children's literacy development are discussed.
Xu, H. (1999). Young Chinese ESL children's home literacy experiences. Reading Horizons, 40 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol40/iss1/3