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Creative Activities for Young Children

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780766825215

ISBN10:
0766825213
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/29/2001
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

"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.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART 1 Theories Relating to Child Development 1(1)
SECTION 1 Fostering Creativity and Aesthetics in Young Children 2(58)
The Concept of Creativity
3(14)
What is Creativity?
3(3)
Importance of Creativity
6(1)
Characteristics of Creativity
7(1)
Helping Children Express Creativity
8(9)
Promoting Creativity
17(15)
Promoting Creativity in the Curriculum
17(1)
Promoting Creativity through Play and Exploration
18(3)
Modifying Curriculum to Promote Creativity
21(1)
Promoting Creativity through Positive Acceptance
22(1)
Creative Questioning for Children
23(2)
Motivating Skills for Teachers
25(7)
The Concept of Aesthetics
32(14)
Aesthetics and the Quality of Learning
33(3)
Benefits of Aesthetic Sensitivity
36(1)
Aesthetic Experiences
37(9)
Promoting Aesthetic Experiences
46(14)
Looking and Seeing
46(1)
Sensing, Feeling, and Imagining
47(1)
Finding and Organizing Aesthetic Materials
48(1)
Aesthetic Use of Materials
49(1)
Guidance in Using Aesthetic Materials
50(10)
SECTION 2 Planning and Implementing Creative Activities 60(39)
Children, Teachers, and Creative Activities
61(15)
Consider the Child
62(8)
Consider the Teacher/Caregiver
70(1)
Strategies for Success
71(5)
Creative Environments
76(12)
Physical Space: General Guidelines
76(2)
Arrangement of Space and Equipment
78(2)
Activity/Interest Centers
80(4)
Selection of Equipment for Creative Activities
84(4)
Using Media to Promote Creativity
88(11)
Importance of Using Media
88(1)
Activities to Develop Creativity
89(1)
Value of Computers in Early Childhood Programs
90(2)
Choosing Software for Young Children
92(1)
The Internet and Early Childhood Programs
93(6)
SECTION 3 Art and the Development of the Young Child 99(61)
Art and Social-Emotional Growth
100(17)
Self-Concept and Self-Acceptance
100(3)
Child-to-Child Relationships
103(1)
Child-to-Teacher Relationships
104(5)
Child-to-Group Relationships
109(8)
Art and Physical-Mental Growth
117(20)
Art and Physical (Motor) Development
117(7)
Art and Mental Development
124(3)
Art and the Total Program
127(10)
Developmental Levels and Art
137(23)
Developmental Levels/Stages of Art
137(1)
Children's Drawing
138(1)
The Scribble Stage
138(4)
The Basic Forms Stage
142(4)
The Pictorial Stage
146(14)
SECTION 4 The Early Childhood Art Program 160(63)
Program Basics: Goals, Setting Up, Materials, and Strategies
161(26)
Basic Goals of the Early Childhood Art Program
161(3)
Setting Up for Art Activities
164(3)
Setting Up for Art Activities---Specific Stages
167(7)
Basic Equipment, Materials, and Use
174(7)
Safety
181(6)
Two-Dimensional Activities
187(18)
Picture Making
187(8)
Printmaking
195(5)
Collage
200(5)
Three-Dimensional Activities
205(18)
Developmental Levels and Three-Dimensional Media
205(2)
The Value of Clay
207(1)
Strategies for Working with Clay
208(1)
Modeling
208(3)
Assemblage
211(2)
Cardboard Construction
213(1)
Woodworking
214(9)
SECTION 5 Play, Development, and Creativity 223(16)
The Role of Creative Play in Development
224(15)
What is Play?
224(2)
Importance of Play in Child Development
226(5)
Stages of Play
231(8)
PART 2 Theory into Practice: Creative Activities for the Early Childhood Program 239(1)
SECTION 6 Creative Activities in Other Curricular Areas 240(193)
Dramatic Play and Puppetry
241(15)
Importance of Dramatic Play
241(3)
Dramatic Play in the Home (or Housekeeping) Center
244(4)
Puppets
248(8)
Creative Movement
256(15)
The Importance of Movement Activities for Young Children
256(1)
Planning Creative Movement Activities to Meet Young Children's Needs
257(14)
Creative Music
271(18)
Goals for Young Children's Music Experiences
274(1)
Planning Music Activities
274(15)
Creative Language Experiences
289(29)
Development of Language
289(1)
Development of Speech
290(1)
Development of Rules of Speech
290(2)
Understanding Bilingual/Bicultural Young Children's Language Development
292(1)
Development of Listening
293(1)
Emerging Literacy
294(2)
Pre-Writing Skills
296(1)
Poetry Experiences
296(3)
Children's Books
299(19)
Creative Science
318(28)
Science and the Young Child
318(1)
Types of Science Activities
319(2)
Art and Science
321(2)
The Discovery/Science Center
323(2)
Environmental Education
325(2)
Environmental Activities in School
327(3)
Outdoor Science
330(16)
Creative Mathematics
346(20)
Developmental Pattern of Learning Mathematical Ideas
347(1)
Mathematics in the Movement Center
348(1)
Mathematics in the Art Center
348(2)
Mathematics at the Water Table
350(1)
Mathematics in the Home Center
350(1)
Mathematics in the Block Center
350(3)
Mathematical Concepts: Definitions and Related Activities
353(2)
Mathematics Grades 3-5
355(11)
Creative Food Experiences
366(28)
Importance of Food Experiences to the Total Program
366(6)
Food Activities That Help Children's Creativity
372(1)
Getting Started
372(1)
Integrated Food Units---Elementary Level
373(2)
Reducing Sugar In Children's Diets
375(19)
Creative Social Studies
394(20)
Situation 1
394(1)
Situation 2
394(2)
Learning About One's World
396(1)
Individual Development and Identity
396(3)
People in the Community
399(5)
Teaching Young Children About Peace
404(10)
Creative Health and Safety Experiences
414(19)
Health and Safety in the Early Years
414(1)
Health Practices
414(2)
Early Childhood Health Concerns
416(2)
Safety Education
418(15)
SECTION 7 Creative Celebrations: Holidays in the Early Childhood Curriculum 433(45)
The Place of Celebrations in the Curriculum
435(7)
Meaning of Holidays
435(1)
Celebrations and Holidays---The Old Way
435(2)
Celebrations---Feelings and Beliefs
437(5)
Including Celebrations in the Curriculum
442(8)
Developing a Policy for Celebrations
442(1)
Basic Steps to a Holiday Policy
443(7)
Developmentally Appropriate Celebrations
450(12)
Achieving Developmentally Appropriate Holiday Celebrations in the Curriculum
452(4)
Developmentally Appropriate Celebrations in the Year Round Curriculum
456(1)
Developmentally Appropriate Holiday Celebrations---A Final Note
457(5)
Resources for Celebrations
462(16)
Children's Books
462(1)
Using the Internet for Resources
463(1)
Books for Children
464(11)
References for Teachers
475(3)
SECTION 8 Seasons 478(49)
Seasons: Aesthetic Awareness
479(48)
The Aesthetics of Autumn
480(1)
Autumn Experiences for Children
480(3)
Autumn Experiences for Older Children
483(2)
The Aesthetics of Winter
485(1)
Winter Experiences for Children
486(2)
Winter Experiences for Older Children
488(1)
The Aesthetics of Spring
489(1)
Spring Experiences for Children
489(3)
Spring Experiences for Older Children
492(1)
The Aesthetics of Summer
493(1)
Summer Experiences for Children
494(2)
Summer Experiences for Older Children
496(7)
APPENDICES
Appendix A Gross and Fine Motor Skills
503(2)
Appendix B Language Development Objectives and Activities for Infants and Toddlers
505(2)
Appendix C Basic Program Equipment and Materials for an Early Childhood Center
507(5)
Appendix D Room and Yard Organization, Exhibitions, and Displays
512(4)
Appendix E Recycled Materials
516(5)
Appendix F Criteria for Selecting Play Equipment for Young Children
521(2)
Appendix G Puppet Patterns
523(4)
Glossary 527(6)
Index 533


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