ERIC Number: ED364507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Baby Basics: Children's Activities in How Life Begins. Children's Activity Series.
Picco, Elizabeth Raptis
These supplemental teaching resources promote awareness about health, family life, and cultural diversity for children in kindergarten through third grade, and offer a variety of concrete, visual activities to help young children understand how life begins for all living things. The format of each lesson is designed to help classroom and daycare center teachers introduce children to different kinds of plant and animal babies, laying the foundation for future lessons about human reproduction. Reproducible masters for student activity sheets and teacher patterns, and suggestions for integrating the activities into art, science, math, and other areas of the primary curriculum, are found at the end of each lesson. Activities include creation of eggshell gardens, collages, mobiles, biographies, and other hands-on projects as children learn: (1) all living things begin as babies; (2) all living things make more babies (reproduce); (3) some babies begin life from a seed (plants); (4) some babies begin life from an egg; (5) baby seeds grow into flowering plants; (6) every baby is unique; and (7) babies need special care to grow strong and healthy. A discussion of the beginning of human reproduction and babies is optional contingent upon the school district's family life education policy. (LL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary School Students, Family Life, Health Education, Infants, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Plant Growth, Plant Propagation, Primary Education, Reproduction (Biology), Teaching Guides
ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 (Title No. 563: $12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: ETR Associates, Santa Cruz, CA.
Identifiers: Age Appropriateness
Note: For related documents, see SP 034 801-802. Illustrated by Eric Berg.