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ERIC Number: ED462152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Preschooler's Dread--That New Baby.
Barros, Irene
Preschool children display behavior changes in the classroom after a new sibling is born. In an effort to address this issue, suggestions were devised to aid teachers in helping the preschool child adapt to a new sibling with positive results. This paper describes a parent's workshop structure to help prepare parents for the interaction between the new sibling and the preschooler. Teachers are also advised to give a lesson to their students on "the new baby," which includes stories, dramatic play, and discussions. The outcomes of this type of lesson have shown that that preschoolers display more positive behavior in class. Following an introduction, the paper discusses what behaviors to look for in preschool students when a new baby arrives in the family; setting up a parent/teacher workshop to help expectant parents prepare their preschoolers for a new baby; preparing preschool children in the classroom for a new sibling; how classmates help ease stressful feelings in the student with a new sibling; and books on new siblings to read in the preschool class. (Contains 14 references.) (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A