ERIC Number: ED220997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Learning at Home: A Preschool Activity Handbook.
Drobnyk, Wendy; And Others
Intended for parents of handicapped preschool children, the booklet suggests ways parents can stimulate the development of their children through activities that occur naturally in the home setting. An initial section provides behavior management guidelines such as using success, encouragement, and praise to develop the child's enjoyment of learning. Suggested activities are organized into sections on the following developmental areas: gross motor, fine motor, language, and cognition. Activities are coded into three levels of difficulty. When possible, variations are suggested to meet individual needs of children and parents. Skills developed in the gross motor area include posture, coordination of arms and legs, and balance. In the fine motor area, skills include eye-hand coordination, both arms working together, and hand and finger use. Language skills include vocabulary, the use of action and placement words, listening skills, and auditory discrimination. Covered in the cognitive skill area are visual memory, concepts of "same" and "different," classification of pictures, counting, sequencing, and recognizing related objects. Each developmental section concludes with specific suggestions from parents. An evaluation form completes the handbook. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Special Education of Education Mutual Collaborative, North Reading, MA.