Teaching Parents How To Teach
Teaching Parents How To Teach contains:
- 96 full colour pages
- 25 downloadable worksheets
- Direction of Letters Guides
- Direction of Numbers Guide
- Soft mark resistant cover
- 12 free instruction videos
The perfect resource for every Parent
We all need help from time to time and Teaching Parents How To Teach has been designed from the ground up to help and support parents in the often daunting task of teaching their child.
Every Teacher knows that teaching a group of young children can be challenging. Even the time of year each child is born can have a dramatic effect on how developmentally prepared they are for school. Working on practical activities in the home allows the child to develop independence
When a child is prepared for kindergarten it makes their whole experience at school more enjoyable. For the teachers, having a student who understands the learning process and is ready to participate makes a huge difference in their classroom. Having parents who are able to actively support their child’s classroom work is beneficial to the teacher, the student, and the family.
All of the activities in Teaching Parents How To Teach have a multi-sensorial approach, and they support any level of learning, forming a strong foundation in math and language skills.
We promote independence and building a readiness to learn. Our book is not a workbook, it’s a reference book promoting participation and creating understanding for the parent. This in turn creates opportunities to learn for the child in the home environment.
Inside Teaching Parents How To Teach
The book is divided into three sections, Understanding How to Teach, Language Arts and Math Skills. Our aim is to give the reader confidence so they can take the ideas we show them and develop them further.
Section One – Understanding How to Teach
Parents are often intimidated by the language used by teachers and educators, so the book starts by explaining the meaning of terms like ‘Multi-sensorial’ and ‘Concrete Approach’. We also cover gross and fine motor skill building including 8 worksheets to be copied from the book or downloaded from our web site and printed out.
We show how sewing can be extremely effective in fine motor development and a great way to teach the pincer grasp.
Section Two – Language Arts
In section two we start by introducing parents to teaching the sounds and names of letters. We show how important it is to combine all the senses when teaching and how practical exercises need to be modelled for the child.
We introduce Visual Learning and show parents how to create and use environment cards. We make suggestions on how they can use items around the home and bring them into the learning experience.
We explain how Kinesthetic Learning can create muscle memory and help with retaining information.
We introduce the best ways to start with letter formation and printing of letters. We have included upper and lower case letter direction guides showing how each letter should be drawn.
We gradually introduce and work through the pre-reading exercises of sound sense, matching and word building.
We show parents how to move through the letter blends, digraphs and phonograms in preparation for reading.
The children will get opportunities to work on grammar and punctuation in a fun and non-pressured way.
We lead parents through ways to feel confident and competent with the exercises they introduce to their child. Letting them know that ‘making mistakes’ and how these mistakes are handled is a very important part of the journey. In this way a child can gain confidence in his or her abilities to take a chance.
‘Mistakes are opportunities to learn.’
Section Three – Math Skills
In section three the parents are introduced to practical and multi-sensorial ways to learn math skills. We revisit Visual and Kinesthetic Learning, and number formation. We introduce number sense through activities using everyday materials around their home.
We carefully work through a sequence of practical and non-recording activities of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
We show how objects can be used to give meaning to math, making it easy to extend the exercises we suggest.
Our aim throughout the book is to give understanding, and to help parents develop their own ideas.
In each section of the book we suggest dialogue for parents to use. “There are 8 socks on the floor. I am going to take 2 socks away. Let’s see how many socks are left.”
We move on to time and demonstrate how important it is to give concrete meaning by connecting time to daily activities.
We cover measuring and estimating, using language that allows the parents to understand, teach, review and support.
Math worksheets are easily copied from the book or downloaded from the web site.
All of the activities in the book run from preschool through to grade 2 and we encourage parents to regularly sit for small amounts of time with their child. Small chunks of work each day are more successful than one long sitting.
At all times the emphasis is on the practical activities and building a love of learning. This allows each child a chance to understand how they learn and build confidence and independence.