ERIC Number: ED452532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Folktales for Family Fun. Parents and Children Together Series.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.
This book, one of a series, presents information and books about folklore, as well as the article, "Parenting's Best-Kept Secret: Reading to Your Children" by Barbara Bush, which suggests steps to start a family read-aloud program. The message of the series urges parents and children to spend time together, talk about stories, and learn together. The first part of each book presents stories appropriate for varying grade levels, both younger children and those in grades three and four, and each book presents stories on a particular theme. The Read-along Stories in this book are: "The Fox and the Quail" (as retold by Michael Shermis); "The Bored Wizard" (Carolyn Kane); and "The Day Sweeney Ate the Worms" (Casey West). On an accompanying audiotape, the stories are performed as radio dramas, allowing children to read along. The second half of each book provides ideas and guidelines for parents, as well as activities and books for additional reading. This book suggests folklore related activities, including: acting out legends and folktales; rewriting folktales from another character's point of view; interviewing grandparents or older neighbors; and visiting local places associated with legends or tales. Contains 24 references. (EF)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Parent Student Relationship, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Habits, Tales
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://eric.indiana.edu/. Family Learning Association, 3925 Hagan St., Suite 101, Bloomington, IN 47401. Web site: http://eric.indiana.edu/.
Publication Type: Creative Works; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.