ERIC Number: ED293293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
I Can Do It. Project Enlightenment.
Coley, Elise D., Ed.
This book is designed for use by parents at home to help them encourage the development of necessary skills in their preschool-age children through play and other daily living experiences. The activities are presented as a series of short paragraphs written in the first person from the child's perspective with a box that the child can check when he or she accomplishes the task described. The experiences are intended to strengthen the use of the child's five senses, enhance the acquisition of language and prereading skills, provide opportunities for conceptual growth through reasoning and independent observation, and encourage social growth and development. Specific activities take advantage of routine household chores such as grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning as well as outside play and visits to community facilities (e.g., parks, schools, fire stations) as potential learning opportunities. The three sections group the activities by those occurring inside the house, those immediately outside the house, and those in the neighborhood. A section at the end of the book reviews each of the skill areas that are important to a young child's growth in terms of how the skills are acquired and how they contribute to later development. (VW).
Descriptors: Child Development, Family Environment, Home Programs, Parent Education, Parent Role, Play, Preschool Education, Skill Development
Project Enlightenment, 501 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Raleigh Public Schools, NC.
Note: For related documents, see EC 202 488-497.