ERIC Number: ED169929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The First Signs of April. The Need for Early Stimulation: A Sense of the World. Student Guide--Footsteps. Report Number 3.
Barry, Sharon; And Others
This student guide for a program concerned with how children use their senses to learn about the world, and why the first years of life are such a critical time for this exploration, is designed around a magazine format to allow maximum flexibility to different groups using the materials. The guide is divided into seven sections: (1) an overview of the theme and contents; (2) a summary of the major learnings of the theme; (3) feature articles containing the major content and including practical suggestions for parents; (4) a film review section which includes a synopsis of the accompanying film program and a related discussion question; (5) three activities aimed at both individual and group participation; (6) a selection of field activities, discussion questions, and research topics designed to reinforce the ideas presented in the articles and meet the needs of a wide variety of classroom groups; and (7) a bibliography for further reading on the theme. (Author/JEG)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Childhood Interests, Childhood Needs, Educational Television, Family Life Education, Guidelines, Guides, Learning Modalities, Parenthood Education, Sensory Experience, Sensory Training, Young Children
University Park Press, 233 East Redwood Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 (Student Guide Kit, one of each program, 1-20, $5.95 per kit); Reference Section, National Audiovisual Center, General Services Administration, Washington, D.C. 20409 (Films and tapes only)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.; Educational Film Center, Springfield, VA.; Maryland Univ., College Park. Inst. for Child Study.
Note: For related documents, see IR 007 212-233 and IR 007 396; Best copy available