ERIC Number: ED455964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Ready--Start--School! Nurturing and Guiding Your Child through Preschool & Kindergarten.
Rief, Sandra F.
Based on the view that the parent is a child's first and most important teacher, this book shows parents how to stimulate and encourage learning in reading and writing, language and communication, thinking and reasoning, plus promote good social and emotional behaviors and improve gross and fine motor skills. Part 1 of the book describes child development between 3 and 5 years of age, discusses the decision for on-time versus delayed kindergarten entry, and outlines general kindergarten readiness skills. Part 2 offers suggestions for creating a home learning environment where children feel confident. Part 3 provides advice on social, behavior, and discipline issues. Part 4 presents information on how children learn to read and suggestions for parents in assisting their children in learning to read. Part 5 describes ways parents can help their child become organized and ready for writing, mathematics, and homework. Part 6 offers suggestions for parents who suspect their child has a developmental delay or disability. Part 7 presents advice for parents regarding school readiness and related issues based on interviews with preschool and kindergarten teachers and directors. The book concludes with a list of other resources by the author. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Learning Activities, Learning Readiness, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Children, School Readiness, Student Adjustment
Prentice Hall Press, 240 Frisch Court, Paramus, NJ 07652 ($15). Tel: 201-909-6385; Fax: 201-909-6378; Web Site: http://www.phdirect.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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