Progressing in Tandem: A Sure Start Initiative for Enhancing the Role of Parents in Children's Early Education.

Ford, R., Evans, D. and McDougall, S., 2003. Progressing in Tandem: A Sure Start Initiative for Enhancing the Role of Parents in Children's Early Education. Educational and Child Psychology, 20 (4), pp. 81-96.

Full text available as:

[img]
Preview
PDF
2524kB

Official URL: http://www.bps.org.uk/document-download-area/docum...

Abstract

The Tandem Project is an educational programme, targeting preschoolers, sponsored by the DfEE Sure Start initiative. It aims to encourage parents from low SES bacgrounds to take a greater role in preparing their children for school. Parents are given a series of games to play with their children designed to develop basic pre-reading and numerical skills. Pre-reading games include listening to stories, learning about the representational qualities of print, reciting nursery rhymes, recognising and discriminating shapes and letters and analysing the sound of words. Numerical games include learning about length, size and quantity, linking concepts about quantity with the number systems, counting and recognising written numerals. A preliminary study found the programme was successful in developing children's skills although outcomes were moderated by family socio-economic status. The implications for involving parents in the education of their preschool children are discussed.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0267-1611
Subjects:Psychology
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:10155
Deposited By:Ms Naomi Bailey
Deposited On:05 Jul 2009 15:10
Last Modified:10 Sep 2014 15:44

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...
Repository Staff Only -
BU Staff Only -
Help Guide - Editing Your Items in BURO