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ERIC Number: ED261779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 338
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ISBN: ISBN-0-89815-131-7
School's Out--Now What? Creative Choices for Your Child: Afternoons, Weekends, Vacations.
Bergstrom, Joan M.
The central theme of this book is that parents should be directly involved in structuring their children's out-of-school time. Out-of-school or "free time" offers great opportunities for children to learn from new experiences and to develop, through carefully selected activities, a sense of competence, self-esteem, and achievement. Focus is on the developmental needs of middle childhood, when children are six to twelve years old, and real-life examples and everyday language are used to direct a parent toward understanding and developing his child's interests. Specifically presented are the following chapter titles: "A Child's Life Out of School"; "Parents' Roles and Special Insights" (appeals to parents to trust themselves and express their convictions to their children);"Resources--What Are the Options?" (gives detailed information on searching for resources for activities); "Fostering Independence, or the Other Three R's: Resourcefulness, Responsibility, and Reliability" (offers a view of the child as member of a family); "Protecting Children's Safety" (starts with home safety and moves into the neighborhood); and "Putting It All Together" (includes a section entitled "A False Start Is Not a Flop" for those who fear failure or are easily discouraged. Six appendices list child-serving organizations; resources for computers and children; books about television and children; and books and organizations with information on safety, first aid, and health. (DST)
Ten Speed Press, P.O. Box 7123, Berkeley, CA 94707 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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