ERIC Number: ED446859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Arthur: Sisters and Brothers--Working Things Out. An Activity Booklet for Parents and Kids.
Noting that sibling conflict, although common, can be stressful to family members, this activity booklet is designed as a resource for families to help children learn how to work out their arguments and enjoy each other's company. The activity booklet provides a read-aloud story for parents to share with their children featuring 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 play ideas for parents and children to engage in together, and suggests books and Arthur videotapes with stories about sibling relationships. Tips for parents include the following: (1) appreciate each child as an individual; (2) encourage your children to help each other; and (3) build a sense of family. The booklet concludes with suggestions for helping siblings resolve conflict: (1) set the ground rules; (2) get the stories out; (3) state the problem and think of several solutions; and (4) choose a solution. (KB)
Descriptors: Childrens Television, Conflict Resolution, Early Childhood Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parents as Teachers, Problem Solving, Sibling Relationship, Siblings, 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.