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ERIC Number: ED467754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-May
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Teachers Helping Parents To Raise the Level of Curiosity in Young Children.
Green, Methlyn
This paper presents methods by which teachers can show parents how to use opportunities they have in everyday life to peak the interest and curiosity of their children. It establishes steps to build a workshop for teachers and day care providers, sharing tips and advice and displaying books and materials which parents can use in their homes. After discussing parent involvement in young children's motivation and education, the paper focuses on inciting curiosity while developing reading readiness skills through everyday fun activities; cultivating curiosity through preparation of the environment with parents as educated preparers and observers; reading aloud to promote curiosity; sharing books with all children; supporting curiosity by encouraging young children's participation in work around the house; and promoting curiosity by knowing how children learn (keeping activities simple and age appropriate). The paper describes the workshop, which is from 1 1/2-2 hours long. It explains ways that teachers and caregivers can help parents create curiosity (e.g., talk, play, sing, and dance; make time to read; make reading relevant; and use technology). It explains how children, families, teachers, daycare providers, the community, and the world benefit from encouraging curiosity in children. Relevant books, magazines, and audiotapes are listed. (Contains 10 references.)(SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A