ERIC Number: ED421268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Lifelong Learning Skills for the Preschool/Kindergarten Child: Tips for Parents. Research You Can Use. Booklet 1.
Decades of research indicates that when parents take an active part in their children's education, it has a positive impact on their children's academic achievement, attitudes toward learning and school, confidence as a learner, and their social behavior. Parents can also help children develop the lifelong learning skills and attitudes they will need in a rapidly changing society. This booklet examines lifelong learning, and provides suggestions for learning activities for parents to engage in with their preschool- and kindergarten-age children. Part 1 of the booklet, "Background Information," defines lifelong learning, explains why it is important, and details the characteristics of a lifelong learner with regard to attitudes, learning skills, and an understanding of their own learning styles. Part 2, "Learning Activities for Parents and Children," provides specific ideas for parents to work directly with their preschool and kindergarten children in the areas of learning styles; development of positive attitudes toward learning; reading; writing; speaking; and listening. Also included are suggestions for getting children ready to learn the research skills, learning strategies, and higher-order thinking skills they will need later on. Part 3 of the booklet lists resources for parents, including availability information. (KB)
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Kindergarten Children, Learning Activities, Lifelong Learning, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Resources
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. School Improvement Program.
Note: For Booklets 2-3, see PS 026 760-761.