oa South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science - Family literacy : a project to get parents involved : research article

Volume 70, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-8861



In this article family literacy as a strategy to address the problem of a lack of preliteracy skills in preschool children will be discussed. A family literacy project developed by the Children's Literature Research Unit in the Department of Information Science, at Unisa in partnership with Project Literacy will be described. This project was started in 2000 in four creches and has now expanded to 19 sites in KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Limpopo Province and Gauteng. The methodology used and the results from one of the sites will be given. Finally, the role of community libraries in implementing family literacy programmes, and the importance of this as an outreach programme, will be discussed.

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