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Teaching Your Child to Love Learning: A Guide to Doing Projects at Home / Edition 1
     

Teaching Your Child to Love Learning: A Guide to Doing Projects at Home / Edition 1

by Judy Helm, Stacy M. Berg, Pam Scranton
 

ISBN-10: 0807744719

ISBN-13: 9780807744710

Pub. Date: 04/10/2004

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Do you want to raise children who love to learn? Maybe you are simply looking for a way to unplug your child from the TV or video games? Just by reading this book, you will be taking a proactive step in providing your child with meaningful experiences that will result in growth and plenty of family fun! The "project approach" has long been a tremendous tool for

Overview

Do you want to raise children who love to learn? Maybe you are simply looking for a way to unplug your child from the TV or video games? Just by reading this book, you will be taking a proactive step in providing your child with meaningful experiences that will result in growth and plenty of family fun! The "project approach" has long been a tremendous tool for educators working with young children. In this book, three experienced teachers show parents, grandparents, and other caregivers how to do meaningful and exciting projects in their home and community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807744710
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
04/10/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Part IGetting Ready for Project Work
1Why Do Projects with Your Child?3
Parenting Challenges Today3
What Is a Project?4
What Is the Project Approach?5
What Happens in Project Work?8
How Will Project Work Benefit My Child?12
How Will Project Work Benefit Me as a Parent?14
Maude the Dog Project17
2Making Your Home a Place for Learning20
Creating an Environment for Meaningful Learning21
Collecting Materials for Project Work22
Storing Materials for Easy Accessibility25
Creating a Literacy-Rich Environment28
Finding Time for Project Work30
Documenting Project Work32
Slime Project33
Part IICarrying out a Project
3Overview of the Project Approach39
Phase 1Getting Started39
Phase 2Investigating41
Phase 3Celebrating Learning41
Summing Up the Project Approach44
Caterpillar Project46
4Phase 1: Getting Started50
Identifying Your Child's Interests50
Selecting Project Topics52
Messing Around with a Topic55
Finding Out What Your Child Knows56
Race Car Project59
5Phase 2: Investigating64
Visiting Places64
Talking with Experts66
Representing Learning67
Extending Project Work76
Mexican Bakery Project77
6Phase 3: Celebrating the Learning82
Documentation84
Culminating Activities86
Reflecting on the Project88
Final Questions89
Horse Project90
Part IIIExpanding Your Knowledge
7Understanding Your Child's Development97
How Can I Support My Child's Growth in Skills?97
What Does Brain Research Tell Us?98
What Dispositions Should I Encourage?100
How Do I Strengthen Dispositions?102
What Is the Difference between Encouragement and Praise?103
Bus Project107
8Coaching Your Child117
Understanding the Coaching Process117
Coaching General Project Skills118
Coaching Representational Skills121
Coaching Reading and Writing124
Coaching Mathematical Development129
Keeping the Project Fun130
9Adapting the Project Approach to Specific Situations133
How Can a Family Child Care Provider Incorporate the Project Approach into Daily Activities?133
How Can the Project Approach Be Used in Home Schooling?134
How Can the Project Approach Be Used with Gifted Children?135
In Closing137
Glossary139
Resources for Further Reading141
About the Authors143
Family Project Planning Journal

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