ERIC Number: ED258445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Home Team: Over 60 Home Learning Tips from the American Federation of Teachers [and] El Equipo del Hogar: La American Federation of Teachers Presenta Mas de 60 Consejos para el Aprendizaje.
Suggestions directed to parents and family members for turning everyday home activities into opportunities for learning are based on three principles: reading and researching; reinforcement and reward; and review and reapplication. It is proposed that establishing a good home learning environment includes setting regular, daily times to work with children; creating a workplace; arranging time to talk with children; setting an example; keeping good research sources handy and encouraging children to read and investigate; and using radio and television wisely. Younger children need brief, rewarding activities and must not be pushed too hard. Basic principles of parent-child interaction and specific activity suggestions using common family or home tasks to support and reinforce learning are given for the subject areas of reading, math, writing and penmanship, and science. (MSE)
Publication Type: Multilingual/Bilingual Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.