ERIC Number: ED292577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The TEA-AEL Parent Education Notebook.
Beard, Brenda; And Others
The six major sections of this notebook focus on developing the abilities of preschool and kindergarten children in the areas of large and fine motor, social, auditory, visual, language, and mathematics skills. Each section contains several activities parents can do at home in brief and enjoyable practice periods to assist children's development. The notebook is designed so that teachers may select one or more activities relating to a particular child's development, copy the appropriate pages, and send them home with a letter to the parents explaining their use. Activities should take no more than 15 to 30 minutes. The notebook also contains definitions of the six developmental skill areas, a chart of behaviors expected from preschool and kindergarten children in the skill areas and several curricular areas, and the agenda for a teacher awareness session for explaining the notebook's use to teachers. Selected resource materials for parents concerning at-home learning activities cover the topics of: (1) writing a finger play; (2) ways in which preschool children learn through play; (3) storytelling; (4) visual perception activities; (5) language experiences; (6) cognitive development; (7) relationships between story reading and learning to read; (8) reading readiness; (9) arithmetic; (10) opportunities to learn which are offered in the home environment; (11) tips for parents; (12) parent-teacher cooperation; and (13) suggestions for over-the-summer learning. (RH)
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Cognitive Development, Kindergarten Children, Language Acquisition, Learning Activities, Mathematics Skills, Motor Development, Parent Education, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Resource Materials, Social Development, Visual Perception
Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc., P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325 ($11.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Tennessee Education Association, Nashville.
Note: Some resource materials contain marginally legible print.