Effects of Early Literacy Parent Training on Children’s Decoding Skills

Rica Joy Redrev C. Santos


This article is based on a study by Santos (2015), which investigated the effectiveness in a Gawad Kalinga community of the “Guro Ko, Kapamilya Ko” Reading Program, a parent training on teaching beginning reading to their own children. It studied the effects and impacts that the parent training had on their children’s decoding skills.

        Results of the study showed that there was a significant improvement in the children’s reading skills in terms of decoding, as reflected in the pre- and posttest results. Through the findings presented in this article, it is realized that a reading program implemented by parents to their own children is an effective means to literacy development.


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