ERIC Number: ED446858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Arthur: The Ups & Downs of Friendship. An Activity Booklet for Parents and Kids.
Noting that helping children deal with the ups and downs of friendship is one of the challenges parents face, this activity booklet provides a read-aloud story for parents to share with their children to help them deal with friendship and peer relationships. 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 game for parents and children to play together, and suggests books and Arthur videotapes with stories about friendship. Tips for parents include the following: (1) discuss "getting along" rules; (2) take time to listen; and (3) be supportive. The booklet concludes with specific suggestions for parents of children ages 3 to 5 years, 5 to 7 years, and 7 to 9 years. (KB)
Descriptors: Childrens Television, Early Childhood Education, Friendship, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parents as Teachers, Peer Relationship, 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.