ERIC Number: ED060947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Home Activities for Preschool Children. A Manual of Games and Activities for Use by Parents with Their Children at Home, to Foster Certain Preschool Goals.
Adkins, Dorothy C.; And Others
The primary purpose of this manual is to present actual games used in programs designed to involve Head Start parents in the intellectual and social-emotional development of their children. A brief history of previous experience in working with parents of preschool children is also given. Four primary areas of concern have emerged as the work of the Center with parents progressed: (1) Many parents did not possess basic information about normal child development; (2) Many parents had inaccurate perceptions of the role of a nursery school; (3) Many parents did not have the skills or knowledge of available resources to provide stimulating activities that would enhance the cognitive development of their children; and (4) The personal developmental needs of the parents themselves could not be ignored if they were to improve their competence in the first three areas. The construction of the games led to three accomplishments: (1) A more comfortable situation for talking about the child was provided when the teacher and parent were doing something together while talking; (2) Having a game or definite activity to carry out at home enabled the mother to put into practice her role as a teacher; and (3) As the parent and child played a game together, the mother saw not only herself as a teacher but also her child as a learner, one who was able to learn. (CK)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Processes, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Guides, Home Instruction, Individual Development, Instructional Materials, Intellectual Development, Mothers, Nursery Schools, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Preschool Children, Role Perception, Skill Development, Socialization, Teacher Role
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu.