ERIC Number: ED218198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Helping Children Help Themselves. Revised.
Alberta Dept. of Agriculture, Edmonton.
Youth leaders and parents can use this activity oriented publication to help children six to twelve years of age become more independent by acquiring daily living skills. The publication consists of five units, each of which contains an introduction, learning activities, and lists of resource materials. Age-ability levels are suggested for activities. Unit I, "Children in the Marketplace," deals with money management, advertising, and consumer rights and responsibilities. Children keep a record of how they spend their money, learn to keep track of savings and bank statements, and evaluate a television or newspaper ad. In Unit II, "Clothes for Kids," children learn about selecting and caring for clothing and looking after their appearance. Children learn to do their own laundry, purchase a suitable outfit for themselves for a special occasion, iron simple clothing, and polish leather shoes. Unit III, "Communications," helps children practice two basic skills: speaking, using "I" messages; and listening, checking with the speaker for meaning and feeling (avoiding assumptions). Children play communication games. They write down or tell parents or leaders 10 feeling words, play the rumor game, and talk about their feelings. Unit IV deals with "Home Safety." Background information for parents and activities are provided to help children protect themselves from falls, fire, burns and scalds, and electrical hazards. Children play "Pick the Perils in this Picture" quiz and read and discuss a short story. The focus of the concluding unit is "Kids in the Kitchen." Easy to fix recipes are presented. (RM)
Descriptors: Advertising, Clothing, Communication Skills, Consumer Education, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making, Elementary Education, Humanistic Education, Learning Activities, Money Management, Resource Materials, Safety Education, Self Esteem
Alberta Agriculture, Print Media Branch, 9718-107 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5K 2C8 (write for price).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Agriculture, Edmonton.