ERIC Number: ED351674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Right at Home: Family Experiences for Building Literacy.
Hansen, Merrily P.; Armstrong, Gloria
Designed to be used independently by parents or other family members with their preschool or kindergarten-age children, this book presents (in easy-to-read cartoon-style letters) specific ideas for developing literacy skills during day-to-day activities. The book provides practice for children in the following skills: 1) life skills (such as cooperation, social behavior, decision making, responsibility, and safety); 2) concept development (such as colors, shapes, numbers, spatial relationships, body parts, comparisons, and time concepts); 3) thinking skills (such as prediction, realism and fantasy, sequencing, and summarizing); 4) speaking and listening skills (such as describing pictures, retelling stories, remembering details, listening for sequence, and following oral directions); and 5) reading and writing skills (such as using the library, enjoying books, and recognizing and writing alphabet letters, labels, and names). (NKA)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Literacy, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Skill Development, Thinking Skills, Young Children
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
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