Online ISSN: 2519-9722 | Print ISSN: 2522-6789
Volume 4 Number 12 December 2019
PARENT INVOLVEMENT: EXPLORING THE FACTORS INFLUENCING CHILDREN’S READING INTERESTS OF LITERATURE AT PRIMARY SCHOOL LEVELPages: 157-161
Authors: Haruna Alkasim Kiyawa*
This paper discusses a study of the roles of parent’s active engagement and involvement at home to influence their children of enhancing reading interest of literature early stage at primary school level. The data for the study was gathered through face to face interviews with 10 parents both male and female who volunteered to participate in the study. The interview was transcribed verbatim. These findings were categorized into five maintain themes (i) providing reading material at home (ii) time for reading fluency (iii) personnel selection/choice of reading materials (iv) encouraging method of reading aloud among the children (v) foster their children’s appreciation for literacy which highlighted the parental influences and the beliefs of exploring important factors can be used by every guardians of providing these opportunities to all childrens for developing reading culture and become more confident readers; of allowing the childrens to find for free voluntary time at their own to participate actively. Finally, based on the findings, it was concluded that parents played a crucial role and providing practical solutions for the children inculcating reading interest which improve their reading literacy, critical thinking, contribute to building a knowledge and vocabulary development.