ERIC Number: ED382400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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More Parents Are Teachers, Too. Encouraging Your 6- to 12-Year-old.
This book emphasizes the importance of parents actively working to ensure that their children receive the best and most effective education, and aims to help parents and children have fun learning together. Chapter 1, "A Healthy Self-Concept," discusses the stages of middle childhood (6-10 years) and preadolescence (11-13 years) and issues of decision making, aggression, and creativity. Chapter 2 examines the interaction among parent, child, and school in terms of school readiness, learning styles, learning problems, and homework. Chapter 3 discusses the joy of reading and related issues. Chapter 4 deals with language and learning to communicate, focusing on writing skills, while Chapter 5, "Math Can Be Fun!" describes math concepts, processes, and strategies. Chapter 6,"Creative Problem-Solving," suggests activities that require the use of both math and reasoning skills and flexibility in thinking. Chapter 7, "Fun with Science," suggests how to improve science learning in school and encourage it at home. Activities related to astronomy, the human body, and the environment are described. The final chapter, "Geography," describes creative geography and activities to make the subject interesting. Each chapter includes activities and games that incorporate learning and skill-building into home life. Contains 87 references. (BAC)
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Geography, Learning Activities, Literature Appreciation, Mathematics Education, Parent Materials, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Preadolescents, Problem Solving, Reading Difficulties, Science Activities, Self Concept, Writing Skills
Williamson Publishing Company, Church Hill Road, P.O. Box 185, Charlotte, VT 05445 ($10.95 plus $2 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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