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ERIC Number: ED498564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 256
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-471-74814-4
ISSN: N/A
Preschool Success: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Child Learn
James, Amy
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
This Knowledge Essentials book shows parents how to enrich their child's first classroom experience and take an active role in preschool education. This book includes advice and offers information about: (1) What a child is learning at school and the educational standards to expect in preschool-level reading and writing readiness, math, science, and social studies, as well as the developmental skills expected of preschoolers; (2) Learning style (visual, auditory, or kinesthetic) and how it affects the way a child learns and processes information; (3) Activities designed to help children meet specific learning requirements; (4) Environmental learning sections that identify learning opportunities in the everyday world; (5) Methods and checklists to assess progress; (6) The developmental and social changes expected of preschoolers as well as information on how to determine readiness to move up to kindergarten; and (7) Recommendations of age-appropriate books and software that will enhance learning. Following Acknowledgments and an Introduction, the book includes thirteen sections: (1) Getting the Most for Your Preschooler (Getting the Most from Your Preschool; Getting the Most from Your Homeschool Curriculum; Using Supplemental Materials); (2) Preschool Development (Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development; Developmental Goals for Four-Year-Olds; Developmental Goals for Five-Year-Olds); (3) Preschool Learning (Learning Styles; Cognitive Learning); (4) The Standards (Types of Learning Standards; Learning Standards Resources); (5) Preschool Reading Readiness (Beginning of Preschool Reading Readiness Checklist; Words Have Meaning; Letter-Sound Relationships; Visual Comprehension; Early Literacy; Environmental Learning; End of Preschool Reading Readiness Checklist); (6) Preschool Writing Readiness (Beginning of Preschool Writing Readiness Checklist; Verbal Communication; Emergent Writing; Environmental Learning; End of Preschool Writing Readiness Checklist); (7) PreschoolMath (Beginning of Preschool Math Checklist; Number Sense and Patterns; Geometry and Measurement; Environmental Learning; End of Preschool Math Checklist); (8) Preschool Science (Beginning of Preschool Science Checklist; Science Processes; Physical Science; Life Science; Earth and Space Science; Environmental Learning; End of Preschool Science Checklist); (9) Preschool Social Studies (Beginning of Preschool Social Studies Checklist; History; Civics; Geography; Economics; Environmental Learning; End of Preschool Social Studies Checklist); (10) Teaching Your Preschooler Thinking Skills (Beginning of Preschool Thinking Skills Checklist; Problem Solving; Concentration; Comprehension; Reasoning; Logic; Environmental Learning; End of Preschool Thinking Skills Checklist); (11) Assessment (Assessing Individual Student Abilities and Knowledge; Assessing for Kindergarten Readiness); (12) Preschool Society (Dress-Up; Temper Tantrums; Copy Cat; Separation Anxiety); and (13) Moving On to Kindergarten (Ready to Go; Summertime). Two appendixes are included: (1) Literature for Preschoolers; and (2) Software for Preschoolers. A glossary, bibliography, and index conclude the book.
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley. 10475 Crosspoint Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46256. Tel: 877-762-2974; Fax: 800-597-3299; e-mail: consumers@wiley.com; Web site: http://www.josseybass.com
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A