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Tokuhama-Espinosa, Tracey – 2001
This book illustrates how children learn foreign languages and when they can do so with the best results. The most recent studies in linguistics, neurology, education, and psychology are evaluated, and the findings are presented in a recipe format. Parents are encouraged to evaluate the multilingual children in their lives with the use of tools…
Descriptors: Brain, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Role, Family School Relationship
Partnership for Reading, 2001
Preschool and kindergarten teachers set the stage for a child to learn to read with some critical early skills. First, second, and third grade teachers then take up the task of building the skills that children will use every day for the rest of their lives. Parents can help by understanding what teachers are teaching and by asking questions about…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Programs, Kindergarten, Grade 3
Goldberg, Sally – 2001
Based on the view that almost every interaction a parent has with an infant is an opportunity to help the baby learn more about the world, this book provides parents with simple and effective ways to enrich their infant's environment and to boost their childs language, motor, and social skills. Introductory remarks describe the learning areas…
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Child Development, Enrichment Activities, Family Environment
Smutny, Joan Franklin – Understanding Our Gifted, 2001
Examples of learning activities are provided to parents of gifted preschoolers in the areas of mathematics, art, and social and moral development. (DB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Child Rearing, Learning Activities, Parents as Teachers
Bickart, Toni S.; Dodge, Diane Trister – 2001
Intended to provide concrete ways for parents to help children become readers and writers, this Spanish-language, easy-to-read, illustrated booklet uses the everyday routines that parents follow with their children--bathing and dressing, eating, shopping, doing household chores--to demonstrate how to build vocabulary, learn about conversations,…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Infants, Parent Child Relationship
Dobson, Linda – 2001
Noting that an increasing number of parents turn to home schooling to avoid what they see as limited, inadequate, or even dangerous school options, this book provides a comprehensive guide for parents in their first year of home schooling. The chapters are: (1) "Thinking about Homeschooling?" considering the motivation for home…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Cognitive Style, Curriculum, Educational Practices
Leppert, Mary; Leppert, Michael – 2001
This almanac is intended for parents who are considering home schooling or who are already home schooling and want to expand and obtain more resources, and for non-home-schooling parents who want educational resources to supplement their child's education at home. Part 1 of the almanac presents background information into what home schooling is…
Descriptors: College Admission, Curriculum, Educational Practices, Educational Resources
Morgan, Nancy Battista – 2001
Based on developmentally appropriate practices, research, NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) standards, and Head Start guidelines, the Teaching Your Young Child Series is a videotape and print parent curriculum that gives parents the skills to help their children be more successful in school. The curriculum, intended…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Leaders Guides
Barnes, Bridget A.; York, Steven M. – 2001
Based on the view that parents need to balance nurturing behaviors that demonstrate love and affection with the discipline that children need in order to learn and thrive, this book presents the Common Sense Parenting program from Girls and Boys Town as adapted for parents of toddlers and preschoolers. Offering logical techniques and foundations…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Child Development, Child Rearing
Oglan, Gerald R.; Elcombe, Averil – 2001
This book was written for parents to assist them in becoming active participants in their children's literacy development. Each chapter presents frequently asked questions from parents, examples of student writing, strategies for home use, and parent's written reflections, as well as explanations of literacy based in research and theory. Chapters…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Literacy
Shermis, Michael, Ed. – 2001
This book focuses on how to make math friendly for parents and children. The book has a companion audiotape with ideas and guidelines for the interested parent. The book's introduction also suggests some ways for parents to guide their children's reading. Part 1 of the book consists of three "Read-along Stories": "Turkey…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Home Study, Mathematics, Mathematics Skills
Roffman, Deborah M. – 2001
Children who grow up in an atmosphere of openness about sexuality grow up more slowly and more responsibly. This book offers parents a new framework for talking honestly about sex and sexuality with their children. The first part of the book examines new ways of thinking and talking, while the second part addresses concrete ways of raising…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Children
Villaire, Ted – Our Children, 2001
Asserts that as parents spend less time with their children and try to assuage their guilt by buying children things, the many effects of materialism must be prevented. Children need help understanding that spending time with friends and family is more rewarding than spending money. They need to be taught the strategies of media literacy while…
Descriptors: Children, Consumer Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Responsibility
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White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Washington, DC. – 2001
As part of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, this brochure (in English and Spanish) provides a guide to assist parents in helping their children become ready to read and to learn. The suggestions include: (1) talking to infants/toddlers to help them learn to speak and understand the meaning of words; (2)…
Descriptors: Children, Hispanic Americans, Learning Readiness, Multilingual Materials
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Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC. – 2001
Noting that all parents want the best school experience for their children, this booklet, presented in both English and Spanish, offers parents specific strategies to provide their children a good foundation for beginning reading. The guide first answers the question, "How Can I Help My Child Be Ready To Read and Ready To Learn?" with emergent…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Emergent Literacy, Evaluation Criteria, Infants
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