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ERIC Number: ED530555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Raising a School-Ready Child: A Family Guide
Fong, G.; Hisatake,T.; Chang, W.; Choy, A.; Nemoto, M.; Yuen, S.
Center on the Family, University of Hawaii Manoa (NJ3)
School-ready children are children who are prepared to learn successfully in school. These children show growth over time in their physical, social and emotional, language, and cognitive development. They also show increasing interests in new experiences and in mastering new skills. Getting "school-ready" starts long before the weeks or months prior to children's entering kindergarten. By encouraging and supporting children's love of learning, parents help them to be school-ready. Parents' active involvement in their children's learning makes an important contribution towards creating strong, positive home-and-school partnerships that will help them succeed in school. Without adequate nurturing and support at home, children may face significant disadvantages when they start formal schooling. These challenges may also affect them later in life. There are many ways parents can positively support their children's learning. The "Learning Continuum: From Home to School" chart shows how parents can help their children develop the characteristics, positive behaviors, and skills that lead to success at home, school, work, and in life. These traits are consistent with those that the Hawai'i State Department of Education (DOE) identifies in their General Learner Outcomes (GLOs). The GLOs serve as the basis for evaluating students' performance at all grade levels and in all academic disciplines. Parents can help their children develop these valuable traits by involving them in a variety of everyday activities. Examples showing how simple activities promote skills identified in the GLOs are located at the end of this publication. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center on the Family
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii