ERIC Number: ED394694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Home Learning Enablers and Other Helps: Home Learning Enablers for Ages Two to Twelve, Parent Papers, and Introducing PEP's (Program Enrichment Papers).
Shoemaker, Cynthia Jones
Home learning enablers (HLEs) are easy, carefully timed (5 to 10 minutes each), parent-child activities intended to encourage parents to learn to talk and interact with their children. The HLEs call for materials easily available in the home. Many were tested with 200 children in a pre- and post-test control group design; this study showed an IQ test score group increase of 8 points in two weeks. The first part of the volume contains nine sets of HLEs to be sent home with children from from 3 to 13 years of age. On each sheet, the title gives the content of the activity and a "why-do-it" section gives the objective or purpose of the activity. Also included are the necessary materials, time required, directions, evaluation tips, and harder or easier ideas related to the same activity. Parent letters and feedback sheets are also included. The second part contains 18 parent papers to be used as handouts or newsletter inserts. The first set tells parents what to expect from day care, preschool, or early childhood development programs; discusses the importance of reading and talking to young children; and suggests ways to develop the child's self-image. The second set covers helping the child develop self-control, using toys that teach, and understanding numbers. The third part contains 15 program enrichment papers, each of which features a subject matter, process, or activity curriculum approach. The fourth part consists of 14 volunteer program papers, including checklists, tips, and handouts designed for starting volunteer programs in child care centers and public schools. (TM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Children, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Home Programs, Home Study, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Parents, Parents as Teachers, Volunteer Training
ECEA Institute, 5150 Marbury Run Road, Box 396, Marbury, MD 20658.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Early Childhood Education Administration Inst., Rockville, MD.