Creative Activities for Young Children

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 10th Edition, is a terrific book filled with fun, creative, and easy-to implement activities for young children. You'll be encouraged to exercise your own creativity, as well as learn how to help young children do the same. Hundreds of activities, up-to-date research, recipes, finger plays, information on how to select children's books, and more make this book an invaluable resource for you and others planning to work creatively with children across the curriculum--and one you'll want to keep for use throughout your professional career.

Table of Contents

Theories Relating To Child Development
Fostering Creativity and Aesthetics in Young Children
The Concept of Creativity
Promoting Creativity
The Concept of Aesthetics
Promoting Aesthetic Experiences
Planning and Implementing Creative Activities
Children, Teachers, and Creative Activities
Creative Environments
Play, Development, and Creativity
Using Technology to Promote Creativity
Art and the Development of the Young Child
Art and Physical--Mental Growth
Art and Social-Emotional Growth
Developmental Levels and Art
The Early Childhood Art Program
Program Basics
Goals, Setting Up, Materials, and Strategies
Two- Dimensional Activities
Three-Dimensional Activities
Theory Into Practice: Creative Activities For The Early Childhood Education Program
Creative Activities in Other Curriculum Areas
Dramatic Play and Puppetry
Creative Movement
Creative Music
Creative Language Experiences
Creative Science
Creative Mathematics
Creative Food Experiences
Creative Social Studies
Creative Health and Safety Experiences
Creativity: A Multicultural View
Creativity, Diversity, and the Early Childhood Program
Creative Multicultural Ideas
Gross and Fine Motor Skills
Language Development Objectives and Activities for Infants and Toddlers
Basic Program Equipment and Materials for an Early Childhood Center
Room and Yard Organization, Exhibitions, and Displays
Recycled Materials
Criteria for Selecting Play Equipment for Young Children
Puppet Patterns
Software Companies
Checklist: Aesthetic Enhancements in the Early Childhood Environment
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