Creative Activities and Curriculum for Young Children Book

Creative Activities and Curriculum for Young Children


  • Author : Rebecca Howard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-05-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 0357630645

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Creative Activities and Curriculum for Young Children Excerpt :

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Twelfth Edition, is written for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of creative and aesthetic development, the importance of arts experiences in childhood, supporting creativity in children, expanding creative approaches to teaching and integrating creativity across the curriculum. Whether you're an early childhood teacher, caregiver or administrator or a pre-service or in-service pre-K to Grade 5 teacher, this text is an invaluable resource you can turn to again and again. Covering a wide range of content areas encountered in early childhood and elementary classrooms, the text promotes creativity in children and encourages you to exercise your own creativity. The research-based theoretical foundation is applied through hundreds of practical activities. Updated throughout, the Twelfth Edition features research into theories of brain development and their application to daily practice, new topics in the Spotlight and Think About It features, recommendations for children's books that support activities and exploration and current information regarding the use of digital technology. The authors have more thoroughly integrated culturally responsive practice throughout the text, including broader consideration of how to accommodate and adapt activities and experiences for children with special needs or non-typical development. In addition, chapters have been reorganized to reflect a more natural sequence of topics to help you master even complex concepts more readily.

Creative Activities for Young Children Book

Creative Activities for Young Children


  • Author : Mary E. Mayesky
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0827305729

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Creative Activities for Young Children Excerpt :

"Creative Activities for Young Children, 7th Edition," is an excellent tool for fostering creativity in young children and can be used by two and four-year colleges and universities, technical colleges, child care provider training, and child care centers. It is also an appealing guide for parents and homeschool providers.

Young Children and the Arts Book

Young Children and the Arts


  • Author : Carol Korn-Bursztyn
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release Date : 2012-04-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617357459

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Young Children and the Arts Excerpt :

Young Children and the Arts: Nurturing Imagination and Creativity examines the place of the arts in the experiences of young and very young children at home and in out-of-home settings at school and in the community. There is great need for development of resources in the arts specifically designed to introduce babies and toddlers to participatory experiences in the visual arts, dance, music, and storytelling/theater. This book presents valuable guidelines for early childhood teachers, families, caregivers and community organizations. Young Children and the Arts presents a comprehensive approach to the arts that is aligned with early childhood developmentally appropriate practice and that combines an exploratory, materials-based approach with an aesthetic-education approach for children from birth to eight years of age. It addresses both how the arts are foundational to learning, and how teachers and parents can nurture young children’s developing imagination and creativity. The models presented emphasize a participatory approach, introducing young children to the arts through activities that call for engagement, initiative and creative activity. Additionally, Young Children and the Arts addresses the intersection of early childhood education and the arts—at points of convergence, and at moments of tension. The role of families and communities in developing and promoting arts suffused experiences for and with young children are addressed. Young Children and the Arts examines the role of innovative arts policy in supporting a broad-based early arts program across the diverse settings in which young children and their families live, work, and learn.

Total Learning Book

Total Learning


  • Author : Joanne Hendrick
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X030105501

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Total Learning Excerpt :

For a course covering Early Childhood Curriculum. This text is based on primarily a constructivist philosophy and advocates designing curriculum that uses children's emerging interests within a flexible and thoughtful teacher-guided plan. The developmental approach emphasizes that learning should be integrated. The text addresses curriculum through discussion of the five selves: physical, emotional, social, creative, and cognitive. The authors emphasize play, cross-cultural sensitivity, and encouraging competence in young children. The clear writing and practical examples ensure easy reading. The concise writing style, relevant examples, and practical suggestions are hallmarks of this text. Present-day emergent curriculum programs are explored in new "Emergent Curriculum in Action" features. Well-developed tables organize pertinent information. The excellent theoretical base and conceptual framework for curriculum provide understanding that will stay with students forever. The text encourages students to respond to the needs of children, but also explains how to identify goals and objectives, incorporate them into curriculum that meets individual needs, and use developmentally appropriate assessment methods.

Creative Materials and Activities for the Early Childhood Curriculum Book

Creative Materials and Activities for the Early Childhood Curriculum


  • Author : Joan Packer Isenberg
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release Date : 2014-06-27
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780133521252

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Creative Materials and Activities for the Early Childhood Curriculum Excerpt :

Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 013383154X. Innovative, practical, and easy to use, Creative Materials and Activities for the Early Childhood Curriculum is the ideal research-based resource for helping all children from infancy through grade five learn in, through, and with the arts, while meeting national and state standards. With a focus on teaching the creative arts and other subjects in ways that engage children’s minds and bodies, it looks at the teacher’s role from multiple perspectives by addressing the concepts and importance of creativity, classroom environment, planning, and assessment. Included are over 400 standards-based activities, an abundance of children’s literature suggestions, arts-infused content-area chapters, differentiated strategies across age and grade levels, technology suggestions, inspiring photos, practical examples, lesson segments, case studies, guidelines, and practical tips that can be put to immediate use in the classroom. Also included are a number of user-friendly approaches for using arts-based learning to meet the needs of diverse learners. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video to illustrate key concepts and pop-up assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% le

Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom Book
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Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom


  • Author : Judy Herr
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2011-12-01
  • Genre: Early childhood education
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 1111837139

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Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom Excerpt :

"A theme-based early childhood curriculum planner, the book contains 76 different themes ranging from Ants to Zoo Animals, presented in alphabetical order. Content for each theme includes the following sections: Curriculum Flowchart, Theme Goals, Concepts for Children to Learn, Vocabulary, Bulletin Board Ideas, Sample Parent Letter, Arts and Crafts, Cooking, Dramatic Play, Field Trips, Fingerplays/Chants, Group Time, Science, Math, Sensory, Large Motor, Fine Motor, Social Studies, Books, Recordings and Song Titles, and Technology/Multimedia Resources. The updated book sections for each theme include hundreds of new children's literature references with a special emphasis on multicultural selections."--Publisher.

Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners Book

Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners


  • Author : Ann M. Selmi
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-08-12
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483322551

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Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners Excerpt :

Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners: Integrating Play and Literacy Activities is designed to teach early childhood professionals about the latest research on play and early literacy and then to show them practical methods for adapting this research to everyday classroom practices that will encourage the development of learning skills. The authors link solid, play-based research to specific developmentally appropriate practices. By combining these two areas, the text demonstrates that academic learning and play activities are highly compatible, and that children can and do develop academic skills through play. In addition, the text focuses on socio-dramatic play, a recently acknowledged, essential aspect of child-initiated play interactions. It provides specific strategies that link these interactive behaviors with the early academic skills needed for the initial primary grades. Implementation of the information presented in this book will enable children to experience a richer transition into primary education classrooms.

Creative Activities for the Early Years Book

Creative Activities for the Early Years


  • Author : Stella Skinner
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2007-02-22
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848604582

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Creative Activities for the Early Years Excerpt :

'An excellent resource for all those working with young children... jam-packed with exciting, inspirational activities that encourage young children to nurture their creativity and imagination while helping practitioners to facilitate what children do naturally... It is a book that celebrates and encourages original thought and action to support learning through exploration and investigation, recognising that creativity is about representing one's own image and not reproducing someone else's' - Early Years Educator '[I]nspirational... This book is easy to read, refreshing and exciting, and I would recommend it to all those working with young children. It is also useful for students, clearly articulating the reasons for providing well-organised child-initiated creative opportunities rather than adult-directed activities' - Nursery World It is an interesting and informative manual aimed at those who work with children in the 3-5 years age range, and is therefore most suited to anyone in a Pre-School or Day Nursery setting, and could also be valuable to a Reception Teacher...over all, I found this to be a very useful book'. - National Childminding Association Packed full of exciting ideas and powerful visual aids, this book will help those working with young children to encourage and nurture their creativity and imagination. The book takes examples of what has worked in an early years setting, and transfers these inspirational activities onto the page. The book includes: " practical activities in Art, Dance and Music and ideas on how to link them together; " advice on how to make the most of music, lighting, space and nursery resources; " showing how the work supports the Foundation Stage Curriculum; " ideas for cross-curricular work; " suggestions for recording children's progress; " advice on how to choose materials, and a list of specialist suppliers. Everyone involved in working with young children should read this book. Nursery practitioners, early years teachers,

Eager to Learn Book

Eager to Learn


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2001-01-22
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309068369

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Eager to Learn Excerpt :

Clearly babies come into the world remarkably receptive to its wonders. Their alertness to sights, sounds, and even abstract concepts makes them inquisitive explorers--and learners--every waking minute. Well before formal schooling begins, children's early experiences lay the foundations for their later social behavior, emotional regulation, and literacy. Yet, for a variety of reasons, far too little attention is given to the quality of these crucial years. Outmoded theories, outdated facts, and undersized budgets all play a part in the uneven quality of early childhood programs throughout our country. What will it take to provide better early education and care for our children between the ages of two and five? Eager to Learn explores this crucial question, synthesizing the newest research findings on how young children learn and the impact of early learning. Key discoveries in how young children learn are reviewed in language accessible to parents as well as educators: findings about the interplay of biology and environment, variations in learning among individuals and children from different social and economic groups, and the importance of health, safety, nutrition and interpersonal warmth to early learning. Perhaps most significant, the book documents how very early in life learning really begins. Valuable conclusions and recommendations are presented in the areas of the teacher-child relationship, the organization and content of curriculum, meeting the needs of those children most at risk of school failure, teacher preparation, assessment of teaching and learning, and more. The book discusses: Evidence for competing theories, models, and approaches in the field and a hard look at some day-to-day practices and activities generally used in preschool. The role of the teacher, the importance of peer interactions, and other relationships in the child's life. Learning needs of minority children, children with disabilities, and other special groups. Approaches to ass

Nurturing Creativity Book

Nurturing Creativity


  • Author : Rebecca T. Isbell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Arts
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 1938113217

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Nurturing Creativity Excerpt :

Tap into children's natural curiosity and scaffold their creative abilities across all domains of learning--and nurture your own creativity!

Sand and Water Play Book

Sand and Water Play


  • Author : Sherrie West
  • Publisher : Gryphon House, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 0876592477

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Sand and Water Play Excerpt :

Energize your sand and water play with over 70 ideas and activities.

Loose Parts Book

Loose Parts


  • Author : Lisa Daly
  • Publisher : Redleaf Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-06
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781605542751

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Loose Parts Excerpt :

Use loose parts to spark children's creativity and innovation Loose parts are natural or synthetic found, bought, or upcycled materials that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Alluring and captivating, they capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and motivate learning. The hundreds of inspiring photographs showcase an array of loose parts in real early childhood settings. And the overviews of concepts children can learn when using loose parts provide the foundation for incorporating loose parts into your teaching to enhance play and empower children. The possibilities are truly endless.

Art and Creative Development for Young Children Book
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Art and Creative Development for Young Children


  • Author : Jill Englebright Fox
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 1111350310

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Art and Creative Development for Young Children Excerpt :

ART AND CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, International Edition, is a comprehensive, must-have resource for establishing and implementing a developmentally appropriate art program. Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, the text takes a child-centered approach to art education. The book blends theory and research with practical applications as it discusses important topics and issues related to creative experience, including art and the developing child, special needs and diversity, and children’s artistic development. Also discussed are planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating art along with strategies for integrating art across the curriculum. The updated Seventh Edition gives greater emphasis to communication with families, and includes such new topics as digital camerawork and the use of recycled materials in art.

Creativity and the Arts with Young Children Book

Creativity and the Arts with Young Children


  • Author : Rebecca T. Isbell
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Arts
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN 10 : 1133314066

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Creativity and the Arts with Young Children Excerpt :

Includes information about artistic development, children's books, creative drama, movement, musical development, musical instruments, physical development, play, puppetry, recipes, singing, children with special needs, tools and materials, two dimensional art, etc.