ERIC Number: ED227958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Get a Jump on Kindergarten: A Handbook for Parents.
Froham, A. H.; Wollenburg, Karen
To assist parents and their children in making a smooth transition when the children leave home to enter school, this handbook describes a series of school-related skills and activities. Eight brief sections compose the document, one intended for parents and seven focusing on children and reflecting common kindergarten experiences. The section for parents is designed to prepare mothers and fathers for the potentially unsettling task of seeing a child off to school. Subsequent sections of the guide list and briefly elaborate approximately 35 skills and abilities seen as being helpful for children to have acquired before entering school. Skills listed cover a range of behaviors, including basic school routines; communicative, cooperative, and exploratory behavior; and the ability to accept change and care for oneself. A concluding section provides forms for listing medical information, plus other records and references. (RH)
Descriptors: Guides, Kindergarten, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Preschool Children, School Readiness, Skill Development
Portage Project Materials, CESA 12, P.O. Box 564, Portage, WI 53901
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cooperative Educational Service Agency 12, Portage, WI.