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Armbruster, Bonnie B.; Lehr, Fran; Osborn, Jean – National Institute for Literacy, 2006
Although many may think that a child learns to read in kindergarten or first grade, research indicates that learning to read and write can start at home, long before children go to school. Children can start down the road to becoming readers from the day they are born. Very early, children begin to learn about spoken language when they hear family…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Caregivers, Caregiver Child Relationship, Parents
Lehr, Fran – US Department of Education, 2005
In everyday interactions with their children, parents can do many things--and do them without lecturing or applying pressure--to help them learn science. This booklet makes available to parents information that they can use to help their children learn science. It includes: (1) Some basic information about science; (2) Activities for parents and…
Descriptors: Parent Materials, Parent Student Relationship, Science Activities, Preschool Children
Paulu, Nancy; Lehr, Fran; Walne, Marina Balentine – US Department of Education, 2005
Research shows clearly that children are more likely to succeed in learning when their families actively support them. When family members read with their children, talk with their teachers, participate in school or other learning activities and help them with homework, they give children a tremendous advantage. Home work is important because it…
Descriptors: Homework, Parents, Study Skills, Study Habits
Carnine, Douglas; Lehr, Fran – US Department of Education, 2005
In everyday interactions with children, there are many things that parents can do--and do without lecturing or applying pressure--to help children learn to solve problems, to communicate mathematically and to demonstrate reasoning abilities. These skills are fundamental to learning mathematics. The major portion of this booklet is made up of…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Children
Lehr, Fran; Osborn, Jean – US Department of Education, 2005
Scientists who study how the brain works have shown that children learn earlier--and learn more--than we once thought possible. From birth through age 5, children are developing the language, thinking, physical, emotional and social skills that they will need for the rest of their lives. This booklet is for families and caregivers who want to help…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Preschool Children, Parent Role, Brain
Reed, Elaine; Lehr, Fran – US Department of Education, 2004
U.S. educators recognize that the study of history is a vital part of a child's overall education and that parents are in the best position to encourage their children's natural interest in history. This booklet is designed as a tool for parents to use in stimulating their children's interest in and knowledge about history. The booklet includes:…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Elementary School Students, History Instruction, Parent Role
Armbruster, Bonnie B.; Lehr, Fran; Osborn, Jean M. – 2003
A warm, loving relationship between a caregiver or parent and a young infant or child provides opportunities for spoken and written language and helps set the stage for children to become successful readers and writers. This booklet offers suggestions for parents and caregivers to help the infants and young children in their care develop early…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Caregiver Speech, Child Care Quality, Child Caregivers
Walne, Marina; Narvaez, Darcia; Lehr, Fran – 2003
Parents generally want their children to grow up to be responsible citizens and free thinking individuals who learn to feel, think, and act with respect for themselves and for other people. This booklet provides information about the values and skills that make up character and good citizenship and what parents can do to help their children…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education
Lehr, Fran; Osborn, Jean – 2002
When parents and other family members read with their children, help them with homework, talk with their teachers, and participate in school or other learning activities, they give their children a tremendous advantage. The foundation for learning to read is in place long before children enter school and begin formal reading instruction. Families…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Language Skills, Parent Child Relationship
Lehr, Fran; Osborn, Jean – 2002
When parents and other family members read with their children, help them with homework, talk with their teachers, and participate in school or other learning activities, they give their children a tremendous advantage. The foundation for learning to read is in place long before children enter school and begin formal reading instruction. Families…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Language Skills, Parent Child Relationship
Armbruster, Bonnie B.; Lehr, Fran; Osborn, Jean – 2002
The biggest campaign ever to improve the reading achievement of America's children is going on right now. The United States Department of Education, the National Institute for Literacy, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services--all members of the Partnership for…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Parent Participation, Parent Role