Welcome to our PFE-Parenting for Education website!
As you look around, you may discover one or two useful ideas. This month, we focus on math that can be easily applied in the home by any parent or child caregiver. In the PFE article, “Next Number Guesses,” you will observe that grandparents make great supporters for home learning environments. In fact, grandparents make great volunteers for school classrooms.
Our PFE-Parenting for Education philosophy emphasizes that it is possible for a fourteen-year-old boy to need the same lesson as a four-year-old boy without any intention of demeaning his age or learning capacity. This happens as older children sometimes struggle mathematically, because they missed something crucial in the understanding process at an earlier stage of learning.
Our nine-month-old baby in the PFE TIP Section showed so much imagination in playing with the stacking cups that it became clear howparents can begin math with young babies. Early math begins with babies simply handling things and figuring out how to arrange these items. In the Activity Section, you will find an idea for ages two yearsold and upward.
Continuing our goal of looking at research in education, we wanted to give thought to children with autism. This time we consider a study of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In particular, research examines difficulties of transitioning or changing from class to class or subject to subject during a school day. Even for homeschooling parents, transitioning from one form of instruction to another during a set period of time may pose difficulty for children with ASD. Hopefully, all of us can learn how to be supportive of children and families who cope with ASD.
It is my pleasure to work with Lisa Ryan of Stellar Searches, who joins us to perform the research necessary for the “Research in Education” abstracts.
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