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ERIC Number: ED470311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Words All around Us: Activities for Families with Children Ages 3 to 5 [Presented by]"Between the Lions[R]" = Palabras y palabras a nuestro alrededor: Actividades para familias con ninos de 3 a 5 anos [presentado por]"Between the Lions[R]."
WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.
"Between the Lions" is a Public Broadcasting System program promoting literacy for children ages 4 through 7 years combining state-of-the-art puppetry, animation, live action, and music to achieve its mission of helping young children learn to read. This guide, in English- and Spanish-language versions, provides literacy activities for parents and their 3- to 5-year-olds to help children recognize common words and signs around their neighborhood. The guide begins with literacy tips for parents such as pointing out signs and talking about what the signs mean, and writing a shopping list with their child. The guide also suggests books for young children related to signs and words around the neighborhood. The major activity described in the guide is a 10-minute neighborhood walk, after which children draw a picture of what they saw and then with their parent(s) play a board game provided in the guide that is themed to the television program. A grocery store activity completes the guide. (KB)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Childrens Television, Emergent Literacy, Learning Activities, Multilingual Materials, Neighborhoods, Parent Materials, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Reading Aloud to Others
WGBH Educational Foundation, 125 Western Ave., Boston, MA 02134. Tel: 617-300-4379; Web site: http://www.pbskids.org/lions.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.; Public Broadcasting Service, Alexandria, VA.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.