ERIC Number: ED341935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Daddy's Days Away. A Deployment Activity Book for Parents & Children.
Marine Corps, Washington, DC.
This booklet grew from an idea that the children of Marines might appreciate some special discussion of their family's separation during deployment. Information is provided for parents to help them express their feelings with their children about the deployment. Outlines of activities to do before leaving are included. Suggestions are given for specific things that can be done before deployment, such as encouraging the child to write. Age-appropriate lists are provided for chores that can be done by children to help at home. Cut-outs of uniforms depicting various military duties are included for the child to color and cut out. A list is provided to help the child think of things to help cheer up the parent at home. A large section on special days and holidays contains many pictures to color, as well as games and activities. For example, the Christmas section contains a recipe for Christmas ornament clay, and directions for making a gingerbread house. Calendars are provided for keeping track of the days until the parent returns, and ideas are included for things to do to share with the parent, such as writing a play to practice and perform for the parent's return based on what has happened during the time he or she was gone. (LLL)
Descriptors: Children, Communication Skills, Creative Activities, Family Life, Learning Activities, Military Personnel, Military Service
Commandant of the Marine Corps (MHF), Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, DC 20380-0001.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Marine Corps, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Military Deployment
Note: Reproduced by the Family Programs Branch, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.