ERIC Number: ED407133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Fun and Learning for Parents and Children: An Activities Handbook.
Trans-Management Systems, Inc.
Based on the assumption that the more parents enjoy playing with their children, the more children will learn from their parents, this booklet is a collection of fun activities for parents to do with their preschool children. The booklet is organized according to location for the activity, whether in a particular room in the house or outdoors. Many of the activities are designed to be incorporated into daily family routines. Kitchen activities include involving children in meal preparation, naming kitchen appliances and their uses, and sorting and naming foods after grocery shopping. Living room activities include talking about sounds or the types of furniture, developing large muscles through acting out television characters or dancing, and reading together. Bedroom activities include reading, talking about clothing, and encouraging creativity and imagination. Bathroom activities include using mirrors to name body parts, playing with different toys while bathing, and practicing health and safety habits. Activities for a surprise drawer include playing guessing games, talking about the drawer's contents, and creating pictures or sculptures with items from the drawer. Outdoor activities include helping children plant a garden, listening for outdoor sounds, and encouraging children to describe their experiences. Community activities include going to a park, library, fire station, train or bus station, grocery store, laundromat, festival, and a scavenger hunt. The booklet concludes with a series of questions for use in evaluating the activities. (KDFB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Trans-Management Systems, Inc.