The kit will be loaned to the family for as long as they need to view the tapes and practice the CAR method with three different picture books. The kit is to be returned to the nearest elementary school (attention: School Readiness Coordinator). Kits will be available for daycare providers, Mariposa Behavioral Health parent groups, foster families with children ages 0-5, preschools, home school families, and the Mariposa Public Library.
The CAR method is described as follows:
Comment and wait
Ask questions and wait
Respond by adding a little more
By using these techniques, the adult is guiding and supporting the child’s learning by building on what the child is already able to do. Wood, Bruner, and Ross (1976), refer to this as “scaffolding”. The videos are helpful because they use parents, just like us, in home and preschool settings to model the approach that is easy to relate to. Please request a set for yourself or someone you know. Language and literacy development begin very early in a child’s life. Join in our effort to share this Lit Lending Kit with every family with preschool children in Mariposa County . For your copy, please call (209) 966-4335