ERIC Number: ED367861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reach and Teach. A Guide for Parents and Family Agencies. Learning Activities for Children from Birth to Five. A Section 353 Demonstration Project.
Pinellas County School Board, Clearwater, FL.
This guide is designed to help facilitators tailor the Reach and Teach program to their clients' individual needs. Reach and Teach is a family literacy project designed to improve the parenting and basic skills of clients of family agencies in Pinellas County, Florida. The program emphasizes enhancing the parent's role as the child's nurturer and first teacher. Discussed first are the rationale for family literacy programs and factors motivating adults to return to school. General information on the Reach and Teach program is followed by tips to help facilitators introduce, present, and evaluate the program and conduct program follow-up. Presented next are the following: Reach and Teach vocabulary, a list of library partners and story hours, information on education for adults in Pinellas County, Reach and Teach resources, and various program forms. The remainder of the guide contains all the materials included in the Reach and Teach parent booklet: tips for reading to children and helping their language development; 37-item book list; 7 levels of developmental signals manifested by children from birth to age 5 along with steps parents can take to facilitate children's development; and selected songs, poems, and rhymes. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pinellas County School Board, Clearwater, FL.