ERIC Number: ED446862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Play and Learn with Arthur: 100 Creative Activities for Children Ages 3 to 6. Volume 1, Program Numbers 101-130 & 201-220.
Many experts agree that high-quality television can be an excellent supplement to active learning in the classroom and at home. This guide contains activities for children ages 3 to 6, each activity incorporating a theme or topic related to an episode of "Arthur," a Public Broadcasting System program for young children. Many of the activities build and support early and emergent literacy skills through storytelling, word recognition, discussion, vocabulary games, and more. Each activity describes the skills addressed, the needed materials, and easy-to-follow directions. Many activities also include ways for children to be active within their neighborhoods, ideas for involving parents and family members, suggestions for learning centers, ways to enrich and extend the activity beyond the one-day period, ideas for group discussion, and information regarding a video's appropriateness for younger versus older children. Also included in the guide are "Arthur" episode descriptions, recipes, a resource list, suggested "Arthur" book titles, and an "Arthur" coloring sheet. (KB)
Descriptors: Childrens Television, Class Activities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Games, Emergent Literacy, Group Discussion, Learning Activities, Story Telling, Word Recognition, Young Children
Web Site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/arthur/
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.