P661 Teletext 669 Oct23 21:00:15       ———————————————————————————————  BOOKS FOR BABIES - AND EVERYONE   If you watch anything on BBC TV this weekend, you're bound to spot something odd: it's Ade Edmondson dressed as a giant baby! Ade's the star of a new on-air literacy campaign starting this Saturday to boost the idea of sharing books with babies and young children. In the campaign, "Mum" Melanie Thaw and dad show baby Ade a book or two, and he soon gets the hang of things. ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— by Serena Hennessy WIN A CAMCORDER p465 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 669 Oct23 21:00:11       ———————————————————————————————  BOOKS FOR BABIES - AND EVERYONE   Recent research released to coincide with the National Year of Reading found many parents are unsure about how to go about helping their children to read. BBC Education's Fiona Chesterton says: "Our Campaign will show everyone, even the most unconfident reader, how to have fun and help baby too." From Monday, a raft of celebs will be reading extracts from favourite books on Small Stories on BBC2 at 9.05 9.05am ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Big Screen 460 On Stage 450 MIKE DRUMMOND'S CAREERS GUIDE p655 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 669 Oct23 21:00:11       ———————————————————————————————  BOOKS FOR BABIES - AND EVERYONE The Books for Babies campaign builds on an earlier project by the Book Trust's Book Start initiative back in 1992. This involved parents in Birmingham being offered a free pack containing advice, and a free book at their baby's seven or nine-month health checks. The Bookstart Babies tracked up to schooling age and beyond were found to have had a clear advantage over babies babies without early reading exposure. ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— UK NetYear 666 BECTA 665 WHAT'S ON TV TONIGHT? p121 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 669 Oct23 21:00:11       ———————————————————————————————  BOOKS FOR BABIES - AND EVERYONE   Another organisation keen to assist parents help children read is Books For Students, a leading educational and library supplier. BFS has just launched Parent Link, a specially selected range of books, suitable for parents of Reception, Y1 and Y2 children to use as home reading. There's also a Parents Pointer Card with advice on how to help both non-readers and beginner readers. ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— WIN a camcorder 465 THIS WEEK IN HISTORY p667 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 669 Oct23 21:00:02       ———————————————————————————————  BOOKS FOR BABIES - AND EVERYONE If your child hasn't begun reading yet, the BFS Parent Pointer card advises: Reading a little to your child daily Pointing to words and asking your child to find them on other pages Pointing to words as you read Re-reading books together so the story becomes familiar and your child starts to recognise words Pointing out words around the home. ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— A cool club for your teen 140 TEACHERS' GUIDE TO TELETEXT p662 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 669 Oct23 21:02:00       ———————————————————————————————  BOOKS FOR BABIES - AND EVERYONE Once your child is reading, there's still plenty you can do to help. Listen to them read, but also read with them, and fill in the words they can't manage. Talk about the story and characters, and let them see you enjoying reading — children are great imitators. Always praise their reading efforts — but don't pressure them. Let them read and re-read favourites. Join a library! ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— Win a camcorder 413 For info on Parentlink or starting a school bookshop call 01926 436 480 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus