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ERIC Number: ED110198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 115
Abstractor: N/A
Workjobs...for Parents: Activity-Centered Learning in the Home.
Baratta-Lorton, Mary
This booklet contains 43 "workjobs," (experiences in manipulating common objects) adapted from classroom activities, that are appropriate and easy for parents to make and use with children in the home. These manipulative activities are designed to help children develop language and number skills and hand-eye coordination, and give children practice in making observations, identifying relationships, and making judgments. All the activities have similar formats including a description of the activity and the skills to be developed, hints for getting started, ideas for follow-up questions, a photograph of the child involved in the activity, and a list of common, inexpensive materials to be used. A general introduction provides parents with a rationale for using the workjobs and discusses such parental concerns as the best uses of the activities, age-appropriateness, the establishment of the parent-child relationship, the importance of follow-up, and problems of storage. (Author/ED)
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 (Paper, $3.95 for individuals; $3.16 for schools)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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