ERIC Number: ED300976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Cooperative Activities for the Home: Parents Working with Teachers to Support Cooperative Learning.
Holm, Audray; And Others
A collection of activities is presented for use at home to foster cooperative attitudes and build social skills. The activities are aimed at strengthening the cooperative bond in a family and giving family members practice in the skills needed to cooperate effectively. This handbook explains the cooperative learning concept, outlines the rules for an effective cooperative learning experience, suggests ways in which parents can improve cooperation at home, and describes cooperative activities. The cooperative activities are organized into five categories. "Kitchen Projects" includes "Things We Do Together,""Vacation Collage,""Baker's Clay Ornaments,""The Best and The Worst," and "Cleanie Meanies.""Reading and TV Viewing" covers "Family Reading Time,""Reading Aloud,""Making Books," and "Careful TV Viewing.""In The Car" suggests the following activities: "Travel Games,""Round Robin Stories,""The How Would You Feel Game," and "Family Trip Poster.""Outdoors" focuses on "Making Games Cooperative,""Harvest Time,""In the Garden," and "Snow Play." A section called "Family Meetings" describes how to conduct a family meeting and suggests topics which can be discussed at family meetings, such as family outings, working together as a team, sharing responsibilities, and identifying admirable qualities of family members'"favorite person." (JDD)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life, Family Relationship, Group Activities, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Preschool Education, Teaching Methods, Teamwork
Resources in Special Education, 650 University Ave., Room 201, Sacramento, CA 05825 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Note: The document was produced by Resources in Special Education. For related document, see EC 211 270.