ERIC Number: ED404026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Helping Your Child Start School: A Practical Guide for Parents.
Ryan, Bernard, Jr.
Noting that school is an influence stronger than any a 5-year-old child has yet known, this parent guide to preparing children to enter school brings together two understandings: first, an understanding of the child at the time school begins and during the first school year; second, an understanding of school, and what goes on inside the classrooms, gymnasiums, and playgrounds. Chapters in the first section of the book deal with getting ready for school, including a child's development, and how much "school" is necessary before Kindergarten. Chapters in the second section discuss the learning experiences that occur in school in the areas of language and literature, science and nature, number concepts, music, and physical education. This section also discusses the concept of integrated curriculum, and mainstreaming of children with disabilities. Chapters in the third section deal with parent involvement, and cover play, habits, and health, and a parent's relationship with the child's teacher. Lists of suggested readings for the child and for the parent conclude the book. (HTH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Developmental Stages, Early Experience, Elementary School Curriculum, Emotional Adjustment, Kindergarten, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents as Teachers, Primary Education, School Readiness, Student Adjustment
Carol Publishing Group, 120 Enterprise Avenue, Secaucus, NJ 07094 ($10.95; $14.95 Canada; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A