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National Center for Families Learning, 2018
The Cultivating Readers Family Guide provides tips and to grow reading skills from birth to age eight. The guide will help parents keep their shared learning activities with their children fun and part of their everyday routine.
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Infants, Toddlers, Young Children
Reade, Andrea – National Center on Improving Literacy, 2017
Taking part in literacy experiences at home can develop your child's reading ability, comprehension, and language skills. Activities that you can engage in at home include: joint reading, drawing, singing, storytelling, reciting, game playing, and rhyming. You can tailor activities to your child's age and ability level, and can incorporate…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Language Skills
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Fisher, Carol – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
There is more to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) education than simply "participating" in the arts. True STEAM means "integrating" the arts into STEM. In recent years, some educators have been reevaluating their STEM curricula and redesigning it to incorporate the arts. Others, such as the Rhode Island…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Academically Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Han, Jisu; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Childhood Education, 2014
Research shows that home environments play a critical role in developing children's early literacy skills. Given the importance of developing early literacy skills to bolster children's chances for subsequent academic success, this article highlights the role of parent-child shared book reading. Summarizing research on different types of…
Descriptors: Interaction, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Oral Reading
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Hildebrandt, Martha – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
Parents and grandparents are always looking for new ways to engage their kids and grandkids in meaningful, enriching educational activities. While there is evidence that playing games can increase numerical fluency, research also shows that parental involvement outside of school is one of the best predictors of student achievement and that games…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Creative Development, Mathematics Activities, Parents as Teachers
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Smutny, Joan Franklin – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
Parents of gifted children play a powerful role in expanding their world and helping them discover what they love. When gifted children have impassioned, open-minded, and creative family members, they are free to discover what they love and who they are as people. For gifted learners, curiosity, passion, and interest are absolute essentials.…
Descriptors: Gifted, Parent Education, Family Environment, Problem Solving
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Bishop, Shannon; McCallum, Cheryl – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2014
This article presents an overview of family learning at the Children's Museum of Houston. Based on educational theory, and designed to support learning literacy and success in school, Museum programs provide parents with tools to help them nurture children's intellectual development. The goal of this work is for parents to become better prepared…
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Museums, Cognitive Development, Child Development
Williams, Dana – Southern Poverty Law Center (NJ1), 2013
Whether one is a parent of a 3-year-old who is curious about why a friend's skin is brown, the parent of a 9-year-old who has been called a slur because of his religion, or the parent of a 15-year-old who snubs those outside of her social clique at school, this book is designed to help teach children to honor the differences in themselves and in…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Interpersonal Competence, Social Cognition, Parents as Teachers
Department of Defense Education Activity, 2012
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is committed to providing the highest quality of education to its students. One way to provide a quality education is with an effective curriculum that reflects high standards and expectations. Thus, DoDEA has developed rigorous content standards aligned with national guidelines and standards.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Guides
National Math and Science Initiative, 2012
In today's high-tech world, math and science matter. Of the 10 fastest growing occupations, eight are science, math or technology-related. Whatever a child wants to do--join the military, join the workforce, or go on to college--math and science skills will be important. Become part of the equation to help one's child succeed now and in the…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Parent Materials, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
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Foster, Joanne – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
In this, and in upcoming issues of "Parenting for High Potential," the author will take a creative approach as she focuses on ways to encourage and support gifted-level development. One letter at a time, she will share understandings and ideas for parents and teachers. In this article, she presents an A list to help parents become more…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Academically Gifted
Nebraska Department of Education, 2010
Science starts at home. Parents play a crucial role in determining how much science their children learn. This paper presents a list of tips that parents can use to help their children learn science. They are: (1) Focus on your child's interests; (2) Talk with your child about what you are doing-- make it a two-way conversation; (3) Girls are just…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Parents as Teachers, Parent Role, Guides
Nebraska Department of Education, 2010
This paper presents tips that parents can use to help their children become proficient readers. They are: (1) Talk to your children and then listen; (2) Create a language-rich environment; (3) Read with your children; (4) Help students find reading materials (5) When giving gifts or asked for gift ideas for your child, recommend books, magazine…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Family Literacy, Guides, Parents as Teachers
Nebraska Department of Education, 2010
This paper presents tips, activities, resources, and games that parents can use to help their children become more proficient in math. Some helpful tips offered are: (1) Be positive; (2) Play family games; (3) Avoid stereotypes; (4) Choose gifts that develop problem solving skills; (5) Expand your children's horizons; (6) Buy or borrow library…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Parents as Teachers, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction
US Department of Education, 2010
President Obama has a cradle-to-career plan to reform the nation's schools. He also is calling on parents to take responsibility for their child's success. His vision includes the belief that all children can and will succeed, and that parents are the bridge to this success. Parents, guardians and caregivers can help children by connecting with…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers
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