Titel: Ready Start School!: Nurturing and Guiding Your Child Through Preschool & Kindergarten
Autor/en: Sandra F. Rief
PRENTICE HALL PR
September 2001 - kartoniert - 256 Seiten
Ready to meet your child's first teacher? Then look in the mirror and say "hello!"
The parent is a child's first and most important teacher. The mere interaction of parent and child - from cooing and playing to cuddling up and reading a nursery rhyme to tackling the everyday challenges of walking, talking, and tying shoes - is the warm-up for what is formally known as school.
Drawing upon her experiences as a teacher and a mother, Sandra Rief shows parents how to stimulate and encourage learning in reading and writing, language and communication, thinking and reasoning, plus promote good social and emotional behaviors and improve gross and fine motor skills. This practical, easy-to-understand guide is designed to help boosts a child's performance in school and increase the opportunities for success in life.
Included are many strategies, learning games, and activities that are enjoyable as well as educationally sound for:
· Building letter-sound skills necessary for reading
· Developing emergent and beginning writing skills
· Introducing numbers and math skills
· Helping your child be a good listener
· Encouraging your child's problem-solving and social skills
IntroductionThe Critical Role of Parents in Their Child's EducationPart 1: What Parents Need to Know About Their 3- to 5-Year-OldsDevelopmental Milestones of 3- to 5-Year-OldsEnrolling Your Child in Kindergarten or Waiting Another YearWhat Are General Kindergarten Readiness Skills?What Schools Expect of Kindergarteners by the End of the School YearPart 2: Creating a Learning Environment Where Children Feel ConfidentThe Most Important Gifts You Can Give Your Young ChildCreating a Home Environment That Encourages SuccessBuilding Your Child's Confidence and Self-EsteemProtecting and Influencing Your Impressionable Young ChildWhat Are Learning Styles?Recognizing and Nurturing Your Child's Strengths and InterestsThe Importance of Music, Art, and Movement/Dance ActivitiesDevelopmentally Appropriate Games, Books, Songs, Manipulatives, and Other Activities/ResourcesValuable Resources for Parents (Note: Includes web sites)Part 3: Advice on Social, Behavioral, and Discipline IssuesCommunicating So Your Child Will Listen Better and Pay AttentionHow to Prepare Your Child for the Social and Behavioral Expectations of SchoolEffective Behavioral Strategies and Positive Discipline PracticesDeveloping Your Child's Problem-Solving Skills and Ability to Get Along with OthersPreventing Behavioral Problems at Home and Other PlacesTips for Parenting Challenging ChildrenPart 4: Everything a Parent Needs to Know on How Children Learn to ReadLanguage and Literacy: The Building Blocks of School SuccessWhat Is Phonemic and Phonological Awareness?Playing with Sounds and LanguageHelping Your Child Learn the AlphabetWhat Research Says About Preventing Reading DifficultiesWhat to Expect in the Emergent and Beginning Levels of Reading DevelopmentGetting Them Off to a Good Start: Strategies for Developing Emergent and Beginning Reading SkillsWhat Good Readers Do - Positive Reading BehaviorsThe Importance of Read-Alouds and Shared Reading: Strategies for Reading to and with Your ChildBuilding Vocabulary and Comprehension SkillsHow to Ask Questions That Guide Your Child in Developing Good Reading Habits and Thinking SkillsBeginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Word Study SkillsPart 5: Getting Your Child Organized and Ready for Writing, Math, and HomeworkWhat to Expect in the Emergent and Beginning Levels of Writing DevelopmentGetting Them Off to a Good Start: Strategies for Developing Emergent and Beginning Writing SkillsStrategies for Building Fine Motor and Prewriting/Writing SkillsBeginning Number and Mathematical ConceptsHelping Your Child Develop Critical Math Skills and ConceptsBeginning Time Awareness and Organizational SkillsThe Value and Purpose of HomeworkPart 6: What to Do If You Suspect Your Child Has a Developmental Delay or DisabilityChildren with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorders, and Other Special NeedsWhen You Are Concerned About Your Child's DevelopmentWorking with Your Child's School: A Team ApproachPart 7: What the Experts SayAdvice for Parents from Interviews with Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers and DirectorsAdditional Resources by the AuthorIndex