ERIC Number: ED342503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Children Growing Up: A Guide for Teaching Elderly People about Child Development.
International Federation on Ageing, Washington, DC.
This guidebook provides information, exercises, and self-assessment instruments for training elderly people about the theory and practice of child care and development so that they can become caregivers in their homes or in community centers. The guide's eight units cover: (1) physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development; (2) children's development from birth to 18 months, 18 months to 3 years, and 3 to 6 years, noting individual differences and the development of self-knowledge; (3) the value of play and stimulation, ways to create an environment for play, and ways to design and make toys; (4) the manner in which children learn and ways to construct items related to play and learning; (5) the principles of storytelling, the use of aids to tell stories, and ways to choose, create, and tell suitable stories; (6) common childhood illnesses, first aid, hygiene and safety, and good nutrition; (7) the behavior of young children and guidelines for teaching children socially acceptable behaviors; and (8) creative expression through movement, rhythm, drama, art, and crafts. For each unit, an introduction, a list of objectives, an overview of the topic, and descriptions of one or more learning activities are presented. Appendixes contain handouts on developmental milestones; play, toys, and safety; homemade toys; storytelling; common childhood illnesses; basic health rules; and discipline. (AC)
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Child Health, Creativity, Early Childhood Education, Intergenerational Programs, Learning Modules, Learning Processes, Nutrition, Older Adults, Play, Postsecondary Education, Social Behavior, Story Telling, Toys, Training, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation on Ageing, Washington, DC.
Note: Adapted by Caroline Oliver from "Learning about Young Children," by Ruby Yorke.