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MegaSkills© for Babies, Toddlers, and Beyond

ISBN: 9781402212147

By: Dorothy RichBeverly Mattox

Published: 12/31/2008

Designed for children aged 1 through 6, with different sections for each age group, this essential guide provides parents with hands-on techniques and fun activities to teach children the MegaSkills that will give them school and life success.

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Description

Over 300,000 Megaskills books sold - A breakthrough new MegaSkills book - the first of its kind for developing character and achievement in the early years

"This new book continues the key MegaSkills commitment to showing how parents can work with their children at home to help them learn."
Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children's Defense fun

For more than 20 years the MegaSkills program has taught parents how to help their children develop the abilities and values essential for success in school and in life. Now, nationally respected educators Dorothy Rich and Beverly Mattox show you how to start building MegaSkills before children reach school age.

Specially designed for ages one through six, MegaSkills for Babies, Toddlers, and Beyond gives you hands-on techniques and kid-friendly activities to teach the 12 MegaSkills:

  • Confidence
  • Motivation
  • Effort
  • Responsibility
  • Initiative
  • Perseverance
  • Caring
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-Solving
  • Common Sense
  • Focus
  • Respect

Along with the age-specific activities, this guide contains:

  • Activities for children with disabilities
  • How to get the best from technology
  • MegaSkills measures for parents
  • A wealth of additional resources

"These inventive 'recipes' for parent-child activities build competence and confi dence and character, helping parents help their children make the most of childhood's earliest years."
Judith Viorst, author of Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrifc Ninety Days

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Marguerite Kelly

Chapter One: What This Book Is About and Why It's Importan
Chapter Two: Getting Started
Chapter Three: Understanding MegaSkills
Chapter Four: Starting Out: Ages 1-2 Years
Chapter Five: Keeping Going: Ages 2-3 Years
Chapter Six: Sailing Along: Ages Advanced 2-3 Years
Chapter Seven: Moving Forward: Ages 3-4 Years
Chapter Eight: Taking Big Steps: Ages 4-5 Years
Chapter Nine: Opening School Doors: Ages 5-6 Years
Chapter Ten: Look, Listen, and Do MegaSkills
Chapter Eleven: Tech Tips
Chapter Twelve: MegaSkills Measures

Appendix A: MegaSkills Activities Across the Age Levels
Appendix B: Our MegaSkills Activities Calendar
Appendix C: The MegaSkills Early Childhood Library
Appendix D: Finding Resources and Help on Websites
Appendix E: MegaSkills Impact: The Need and the Evidence

Acknowledgments
About the Authors

Excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter 1: What This book is About and Why It's Important

"The child supplies the power, but the parents have to do the steering." - Benjamin Spock

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 7.5 in
Weight: 21.00 oz
Page Count: 304 pages

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