ERIC Number: ED446857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Arthur: Feeling Good about School. An Activity Booklet for Parents and Kids.
Noting that starting school is a major milestone for young children as well as for their parents, this activity booklet provides a read-aloud story for parents to share with their children to help them feel confident and comfortable in school. The story features the Public Broadcasting System characters Arthur and his sister D.W., and includes suggested questions for parents to ask their children. The booklet also contains a drawing activity for parents and children to do together and suggests books with stories about school. Tips for parents include the following: (1) encourage your children to talk about school; (2) admire your children's creativity and effort; (3) get involved in your children's education; and (4) speak up if there is a problem. The booklet concludes with specific suggestions for parents of preschool and kindergarten children and for children in grades one through three. (KB)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Television, Early Childhood Education, Parent Materials, Parent Student Relationship, School Attitudes, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Young Children
Web Site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/arthur/
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.