ERIC Number: ED372843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Kindergarten Survival Handbook: The Before School Checklist & a Guide for Parents. (El Manual de Como Sobrevivir El Jardin de Ninos: La Lista Pre-escolar y Una Guia Para Los Padres).
Elovson, Allana Cummings
Written to help parents understand what their children need to know before they start kindergarten, this volume, bound separately in English and Spanish, is intended to help parents become their children's best, as well as their first and most important, teachers. The first part of the book, the before school checklist, is divided into eight sections, each about different skills children need to know. The eight sections are: (1) things they need to know (the basics); (2) understanding and being understood; (3) self-help and social skills; (4) large movement skills; (5) small movement skills; (6) using all their senses; (7) recognizing pictures; and (8) words and letters. The second part of the book, a guide for parents, shows parents how to help their children learn the things they need to know. This part is also divided into eight sections that show simple things parents can do at home, or anywhere, without special equipment or materials, on a daily basis. Following an introduction that offers parents general guidelines for helping their children, the guide covers the skills listed in the before school checklist in eight sections. A final section discusses why the parent is always the most important person in a child's education. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Check Lists, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Learning Activities, Learning Readiness, Parent Materials, Parent Role, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Children, Prior Learning, School Readiness
Parent Education Resources, 752 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402 ($12.95, plus $3.50 shipping. Discount on quantity orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Illustrated by Andrea Elovson.