ERIC Number: ED320238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Power: A Major Ingredient in the Recipe for Educational Success.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Education and Outreach Program.
Educational research has ascertained that parents who are actively involved in their children's learning at home help these children become more successful learners in and out of school. Learning activities requiring more imagination than equipment are presented for four age levels. These reading, writing, math, science, and social studies home learning activities are geared to foster confidence, motivation, effort, responsibility, initiative, perseverance, caring, teamwork, common sense, and problem-solving in children of all ages. For example, very young children (grades K-3) can search for letters of the alphabet on cans of food, improvise story endings, count laundry items, and learn to care for plants (as a science experiment). Older children can act out dramatic poems, make picture stories, and use newspapers for making pretend investments or comparing sport scores. Teens are encouraged to develop problem-solving habits by learning and applying a six-step process and to discuss feelings with parents. (MLH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Student Relationship, Reading Strategies, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Writing Exercises
Manager, Education and Outreach Program, National Education Association, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Education and Outreach Program.