Growing Artists Teaching the Arts to Young Children

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-29
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Growing Artists: Teaching the Arts to Young Children, 4e provides the theoretical framework and background knowledge needed to design creative arts activities for young children from infancy through the primary grades. Beautifully illustrated with children?s artwork, it features a wealth of child-tested, open-ended dramatic arts, music, creative dance, and visual art activities that foster children?s creativity. Examples of teaching in action model how to be an enthusiastic and effective teacher of the arts process. This book provides a rich-resource of ideas and approaches that will inspire all those who work with young children to explore the arts process with them.

Table of Contents

Studio Page Guide Activity Plan Guide Preface CHAPTER 1: The Arts and Young Children CHAPTER 2: Nurturing Creativity CHAPTER 3: Artistic Development CHAPTER 4: Awakening the Senses CHAPTER 5: Coming Together through the Arts CHAPTER 6: Creating a Place for the Arts CHAPTER 7: Introducing the World’s Art CHAPTER 8: Integrating the Arts into the Curriculum CHAPTER 9: Creating Art CHAPTER 10: Making Music CHAPTER 11: Moving Creatively CHAPTER 12: Nurturing the Imagination Appendix B: Safety Guidelines References Glossary Index

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