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Author Barbour, Ann.

Title Learning at home, preK-3 : homework activities that engage children and families / Ann C. Barbour
Published New York : Skyhorse Pub., 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 191 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Titlepage; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Introduction; Learning Principles; Early Learning Practices; Chapter 1: What We Know About Children's Learning; Family Involvement Matters; Making Connections; Why Families Don't Get Involved; Teachers' and Parents' Viewpoints and Expectations; A Multidimensional View of Family Involvement; The Importance of Home-Culture Connections; What Works; Chapter 2: Involving Families; Benefits and Drawbacks; Trends and Issues; Responding to Challenges; Promising Practices; The Bottom Line; Chapter 3: What About Homework?
Fractions Are FunIt All Adds Up!; Adventure Backpack; Amazing Magnets; My Five Senses; Weather; Shapes and Shadows; Sink and Float; Shells; Trees; Birds; Insects and Bugs; The Night Sky; Chapter 6: Mathematics and Science Kits; The Music in Me; Let's Pretend; Dance!; Something Beautiful; Color My World; Let's Get Physical; My Crayons Talk; Twisting and Turning; Imagination Creations; Jolly Junk; Fiesta!; Artists Everywhere!; Chapter 7: Creative Arts Kits; 75 Family Activities; Family Fieldtrips; Chapter 8: More Learning Activities: No Materials Required; Time Capsule; Our Family Cube
Grand-Person or Grandparent Interview QuestionsTangram Pattern; Bar Graph Template; Bird Puzzle; Online Resources; Resources; References
TimelineAll About Me; Family Calendar; Class Cookbook; 100-Item Creation; Neighborhood Map; Here's Where I Live; Milk Carton Creations; Recycled Junk Sculpture; Word Rings; Mystery Bag; Family Decorate and Dress-Up Projects; Chapter 9: Family Projects; Family Survey; Sample Family Letter 1; Sample Family Letter 2; Sample Literacy Bag Agreement; Poetry Award Cards Sample 1; Poetry Award Cards Sample 2; Neighborhood Walk Game; Making Progress Game; Road to Freedom Game; Cake Walk/Endureza la Caminata Board Game; Calendar Template; Family Recipe Form
What to ConsiderHow to Make It Happen; Chapter 4: Encouraging Learning at Home; Writing Suitcase; Backpack Buddies; Puppet Packet; Rhythm and Rhyme; On the Road; Friends and Neighbors; All in a Day; Opposites; I Love Spiders!; Sharing Stories; Then and Now: African American History; Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia; What's in a Name?; Legends; Grandparents; Yum! Yum!; Fact or Fiction; Chapter 5: Language and Literacy Kits; Count Up and Count Down; Treasure Box Math; Measurement and Me; Patterns and Symmetry Everywhere; Time and Time Again; Tangrams; Numbers Make Sense; Big Numbers
Summary Families play a critical role in helping young children develop a solid academic foundation and love of learning. Numerous examples have proven time and again that children?s learning behavior is strongest when reinforced with activities, social interactions, and play. In Learning at Home, PreK?3, Ann Barbour stresses the importance of getting parents involved with their children?s education through engaging homework activities. Bursting with activities to foster learning on many levels, this book also offers ideas for teachers on how to include parents in their children?s education. This book gives teachers the tools to reach out to families and provides parents with the guidance to reinforce learning both in school and at home. Complete with tips on how to encourage parent involvement, data to support family commitment to the child?s education, and activities that young students will enjoy doing at home with their families, Learning at Home is a fantastic resource to promote the joy of learning at home
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Early childhood education -- Activity programs.
Motivation in education.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1616085487 (electronic bk.)
1628733055 (electronic bk.)
9781616085483 (electronic bk.)
9781628733051 (electronic bk.)