TEACHING THE TEACHERS (AND YES, PARENTS ARE YOUR FIRST TEACHER)
RESOURCES FOR THOSE WHO CARE FOR AND ABOUT CHILDREN WHETHER IN THE TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM OR AT HOME.
What kinds of activities are best for a child's development? When is the best time to potty-train your child? How do you teach early reading skills? This special section of the Children's Department has resources to answer these questions - and help you deal with practically all early childhood issues.
Parent teachers, childcare providers librarians and others share one of the hardest - and most important - jobs today helping children grow and develop into responsible, happy, and
successful young people. The materials in our Parent/ Teacher section are designed to make that job easier and, ultimately, even more rewarding.
- THE FOCUS IS ON A HANDS-ON APPROACH TO LEARNING EITHER IN THE CLASSROOM OR AT HOME
- There are resources about how to spark the love of reading and learning in children. There are curriculum guides for working with a specific age child or children with special gifts or needs. There are resources explaining different teaching methods including
Montessori, Whole language, and others.
- VARIETY OF FORMATS TO CHOOSE FROM
- The Parent/Teacher section has more than just books there are also videos, magazines, teacher activity books, curriculum guides, and bibliographies.
- HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT
- Parents who work with their children at home will find a wealth of information and instruction. We have materials that will answer all of your "How do I start?" and "What do I teach?" questions. Hands-on activity books that cover reading, math, science, art, social studies, and more are available
- MATERIALS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is an area all parents, teachers, and other childcare professionals should know more about. There are also resources about different learning styles and different
approaches to use in the classroom.
BRANCHES WITH SIMILAR MATERIALS
There are similar Parent/Teacher sections in the Bartlett, Cherokee, and Frayser branches.
Thanks to the generous support of the Hyde Family Foundations and Jabie and Helen Hardin, the Parent/Teacher section of the Children's Department is the largest and most comprehensive in the Memphis Public Library & Information Center system.
- 1st Floor, Children's Department
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
- (901) 415-2739 (Children's Department)
(901) 41 5-2700 (Library Information Center)
- Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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