ERIC Number: ED036343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Primary Level Children.
Written for teacher aides, this pamphlet provides a handy, readable, and highly usable guide to daily classroom interaction with children. Using easily understood examples, the author takes you through the world of the child, pointing out what to expect in various situations and what to do about it. For instance, she notes that children are better able to run and jump than they are to draw or cut because of differential rates of development of large and small muscles. She discusses the problem of the disparity in maturity between boys and girls. She warns of children who will come to school with a germinating sickness and pass it around the classroom. She mentions the problem of verbal expression for all children, but especially for those to whom English is relatively unfamiliar. Her advice in all situations is based on learning principles which advocate giving the child a secure and comfortable opportunity to respond to experiences and having adults react to him in a friendly, positive way. (MH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.