Creative Activities for Young Children

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-28
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Creative Activities for Young Children 9th edition is a terrific book filled with fun, creative, and easy-to implement activities for young children. Readers will enjoy exercising their own creativity, as well as helping young children do the same. Hundreds of activities, and up to date research make this book an invaluable resource for those planning to work creatively with children across the curriculum, and can be used in future teaching careers.

Table of Contents

The Concept of Creativity
Promoting Creativity
The Concept of Aesthetics
Promoting Aesthetic Experiences
Children, Teachers, and Creative Activities
Creative Environments
Play, Development, and Creativity
Using Technology to Promote Creativity
Art and Social-Emotional Growth
Art and Physical-Mental Growth
Developmental Levels and Art
Program Basics: Goals, Setting Up, Materials, and Strategies
Two- Dimensional Activities
Three-Dimensional Activities
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 SECTION 6: Creativity: A Multicultural View
Creativity, Diversity and the Early Childhood Program
Creative Multicultural Ideas
Developmentally Appropriate Celebrations Appendices
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 Appendix G
Software Companies
Checklist: Aesthetic Enhancements in the Early Childhood Environment
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