ERIC Number: ED443539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Winning Ways To Learn, Ages, 6,7 & 8: 600 Great Ideas for Children. Goddard Parenting Guides.
Meisels, Samuel J.; Stetson, Charlotte; Marsden, Dorothea B.
Noting that parents have the opportunity to help their children build a strong foundation for learning, this book shows parents of 6- to 8-year-olds how to make learning and discovery fun while developing positive learning attributes and building a bridge between home and school. The book contains 600 creative and low-cost activities, based on the Work Sampling System, that build learning easily into everyday life. The book is divided into three major sections, one for each year. Each section covers the full range of knowledge and skills children need to succeed in school: mathematics, science, social studies, language and literacy, the arts, social skills, and physical development. Following a discussion of what a child at each age should be learning, the section labeled "From School to Home" tells how a teacher might help a child learn about a particular area and how a child might demonstrate this learning at home. The "It's Your Turn" section details dozens of age-specific activities and ideas for parents to use. All the activities involve simple materials or experiences that come directly from home, family, or neighborhood. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Health, Children, Childrens Art, Creative Art, Emergent Literacy, Individual Development, Learning Activities, Mathematics Activities, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parent School Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Physical Development, Primary Education, Science Activities, Social Development, Social Studies
Goddard Press, 380 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: N/A