ERIC Number: ED114167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
While You're At It: 200 Ways to Help Your Child Learn While You Do Your Everyday Work.
Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.
This series of 200 simple learning activities parents can use with their children at home is printed on 6" x 8" index cards, and arranged in six sections: (1) "Helper" cards give hints on handling behaviors such as whining, jealousy and fighting; (2) "While Your Work" cards list activities a child can do as the parent does household jobs (weighing articles on the bathroom scale while the parent cleans the bathtub); (3) "Waiting Game" cards suggest activities for doctor's offices or long rides (guessing games, finger plays); (4) "Outdoor" cards give ideas for yard or sidewalk (tin can bowling, camera walk); (5)"Making Things" cards suggest easy games and toys to make from scrap materials, and (5) "Special Time" cards describe such activities as flashlight games for the child who cries at bedtime, quiet games for non-sleepers at nap-time. Activities are explained in detail and illustrated. "Helper" cards, in a separate section as well as within other sections, offer special child rearing advice on such topics as discipline, sharing, fears, decision-making. (BRT)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Life, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Parent Attitudes, Parent Education, Play, Toys, Young Children
Ann Anderson, Reston Publishing, 11480 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, Virginia 22090 (Paper, $9.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.