ERIC Number: ED175185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Enrichment by Means of a Toy Library. Parent-Child Program Series, Report No. 2.
Rosenfeld, Anne H.
Part of a series on early childhood demonstration programs designed to improve early parent-child relationships, stimulate positive child development, and prevent later behavior difficulties, the pamphlet describes a Toy Library project for low-income families in Washington, D.C., which, in addition to loaning books and toys, offers a wide range of child development services and activities. Toys loaned are designed for three separate age groups: infants, toddlers, and 3 to 5 year olds. Among the activities offered are such things as afternoon workshops for parents and their children, first aid courses, cooking demonstrations, and films and discussions on early child stimulation and family health. Other program aspects discussed include staffing (a head librarian, a library assistant, a library aide, and two volunteers) and supplies and facilities. A study of the program's impact indicated appreciable changes in the participating children's behavior, such as better speech, more interest in reading, and greater curiosity. (DLS)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Development Centers, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Emotional Development, Intellectual Development, Libraries, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Influence, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Social Development, Special Libraries, Toys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-024-00844-3)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Studies of Child and Family Mental Health.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.