ERIC Number: ED198907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
How to Help Your Child Start School.
Ryan, Bernard, Jr.
The purpose of this book is to help parents and their prekindergarten children toward an awareness of what school is and an expectation of what it can be. Part I provides information on (1) the child's fifth year of development (needs, intelligence, and sensory experience); (2) the nature of kindergarten schooling (including a brief history of kindergarten, basic objectives of kindergarten, and some misconceptions frequently found among the parents of beginning school children); (3) how parents can prepare their children for the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual challenges of kindergarten; and (4) registration and transportation to kindergarten. A detailed description of the structure of a typical day in kindergarten is presented in Part II. Part III describes for parents the learning experiences their children will have with creative materials, language and literature, social studies, science and nature, number concepts, music, and health, safety, and physical education. The help in growth and development that parents can give their children at home throughout the school year is explored in Part IV. Finally, typical patterns of developmental behavior and comments from teachers, principals, and others who have closely observed what happens to children in the first year of school are presented. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Concept Formation, Early Childhood Education, Educational Experience, Educational Objectives, Guidelines, Kindergarten, Learning Experience, Parent Role, Preschool Children, School Readiness, School Registration, Teacher Role
Soundview Books, 100 Heights Road, Darien, CT 06820 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A