ERIC Number: ED452537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Stress and School Performance. 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, focuses on how stress affects children's learning. 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 Monkey Tree" (as retold by B.K. Sharma and Sharon Pugh); "The Big Green Bean of White Oak Hollow" (Theo Elizabeth Gilchrist); and "Uncle Edgar and the President's Eye" (Linda Allen). On an accompanying audiotape, 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 ways for reducing or preventing stress, including: (1) noticing that something is bothering the child and that you care to help him or her; (2) putting as much order in the child's life as possible; (3) giving the child regular encouragement about things done well; (4) helping the child build friendships that support him or her; (5) being a good listener; (6) giving hugs and signs of affection; and (7) reassuring the child. Sections include: Stress Affects Your Child's Learning; Signs of Stress in Children; Questions about Stress and School; and Activities to Help Cope with Stress. Contains 39 references. (EF)
Descriptors: Coping, Elementary Education, Parent Student Relationship, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Habits, Stress Management, Stress Variables
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.
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.