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ERIC Number: ED470315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Talking, Singing, Rhyming: Activities for Families with Children Ages 3 to 5 [Presented by]"Between the Lions[R]" = Hablar, cantar, recitar: 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, and focuses on talking with children and using music and rhyming as ways for children to play with words and practice their sounds. The guide begins by listing suggested poetry books for children and literacy tips for parents such as making up new words to familiar songs and poems, and having fun with rhymes and silly word play. Suggestions for talking with children include taking time to listen when children talk, using interesting words that are new to children, and explaining new words encountered in books or on television. A family album activity provides opportunities for telling stories to children about the parents' childhood. A Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme activity includes making deviled eggs and pretending to be an egg rolling on the floor. Suggestions for making rhythm instruments and the lyrics to the "Between the Lions" theme song complete the guide. (KB)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Childrens Television, Emergent Literacy, Language Rhythm, Learning Activities, Multilingual Materials, Music Activities, Nursery Rhymes, Parent Materials, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Rhyme, Singing
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.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Public Broadcasting Service, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.