ERIC Number: ED355043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Keys to Your Child's Intellect: A Guide to Home and Child Care Center Based Early Childhood Education.
Bell, Terrel H.; Hertzler, Elam K.
This book for parents and child care providers describes a program for home-based, early childhood education that does not use formal, disciplined instruction. The program uses the technique of "incidental teaching," which emphasizes learning activities that occur while children participate in typical daily activities, such as eating, dressing, and playing. The book is divided into 14 chapters. The first four chapters provide background information that form the program's foundation. Chapter 1 discusses techniques to help children build powerful intelligence. Chapter 2 provides general instructions and cautions, such as avoiding pressure and establishing an optimum physical environment. Chapter 3 outlines ways to think and act from a child's viewpoint, and provides examples of the ways in which reinforcement can guide teaching behavior. Chapter 4 describes ways to use household items and educational toys as teaching aids. The next nine chapters provide information for teaching children in the following age groups: the first 10 months; 18 to 24 months; 2 to 3 years; 3 to 4 years; and 4 to 5 years. Each chapter discusses characteristics of the age group concerned, offers practical teaching suggestions, and describes games and activities that use common household items as teaching aids. The final chapter outlines procedures to help prepare children for school, and includes suggestions for teaching directions and games that require abstract reasoning. (MM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Educational Games, Infants, Intellectual Development, Learning Activities, Parent Child Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Children, School Readiness, Teaching Methods
Terrel Bell and Associates, Boston Building, Suite 311, Nine Exchange Place, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2765 ($19.95, plus $3 shipping; 6 to 25 copies, $17.95 each; 26 or more copies, $15.95 each).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Parents; Practitioners
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