Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2016)
Current situation and countermeasures of early childhood family parent-child reading and English Education in China
Author(s): Yang Feng
Abstract: Preschool period is critical for children’s language development and character formation. However, around 70% of parents in China do not realize the importance of early reading, 55% do not know how to cultivate children’s reading interest, 40% do not read with their children, and 90% cannot help their children in learning English. Therefore, the present study proposes countermeasures: (1) promote the significance of early childhood reading and preschool bilingual study; (2) offer an economical, effective and feasible teaching material and method; (3) recommend setting up children’s centers for enjoyable reading and teaching English voluntarily; (4) suggest government increasing the fund for preschool education and offering bilingual education in kindergarten.