This is the first in-depth look at the important connections between the arts and science specifically for early childhood education (pre-K–3rd grade). Highlighting their many commonalities, such as the processes involved in creative problem solving, the author draws on what we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci as the supreme artist-scientist. Every chapter begins with a vignette of Leonardo and relates his thinking to the development of children’s ideas in the arts and STEM (STEAM). This fresh look at the interdisciplinary connections of the arts and science offers early childhood teachers and administrators a spectrum of tools for connecting the creative arts (art, movement, drama, and music) to the STEM movement, 21st-century skills, and developmentally appropriate practice. “A coherent, well-researched argument for replacing meaningless activities with engaging creative art and STEM experiences.” —From the Foreword by Judy Harris Helm, president, Best Practices, Inc. “Mary Jo understands the many connections between science and art, and her materials and resources foster creativity and science learning with ready-to-use activities.” —Carrie Lynne Draper, founder & executive director, Readiness Learning Associates “Woven throughout the book are historical perspectives, current research, critical concepts, and activity ideas that provide a rich rationale and immediate applicability to the classroom.” —Julie Bullard, University of Montana
Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, ART & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 8th Edition, takes a child-centered approach to art education. Updated throughout, the book includes an in-depth discussion of technology to aid teachers in understanding the role that technology can play in children's visual art appreciation and production. Guidelines for establishing an inclusive art program in classrooms for young children are included for early childhood professionals. Activities and recipes make the text a valuable resource for in-service teachers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Using a conversational style and offering realistic suggestions based on developmentally appropriate practice, this book provides a comprehensive exploration of research, theory, and practice across the entire early childhood curriculum -- from infancy through the early primary grades.
Art and Creative Development for young Children, 5E, written for early childhood professionals and those preparing to work with children in child care, preschool, or a Kindergarten through third grade setting, is a comprehensive, must-have resource for setting up a developmentally appropriate art program. This updated text takes a child-centered approach to art education. It covers the important issues of creative experience, art and the developing child, special needs and diversity, children's artistic development, planning, developing, implementing and evaluating art, integrating art across the curriculum, roles and strategies that facilitate children's artistic expression, evaluation and assessment.
Hands-On Word Family Activities for Young Readers is a handy resource that offers you easy-to-use material for guiding children (K-3) in real reading experiences by teaching them word families. While using this book, you will be able to give your students the opportunity to learn and practice the essential phonological skills of onset and rhyme as they read an enticing story or poem. This book offers you a wide variety of engaging methods for teaching word families including art projects, poems, big books, and little take-home books. As you progress through the book's lessons, your students will learn to write the word families fluently and to manipulate magnetic letters and words. In addition, Hands-On Word Family Activities for Young Readers contains easy-to-follow lessons for each word family, helps to build self-esteem, and increases independence as students gain confidence while learning to master the contents. The book's materials are organized into 25 word-family chapters and printed in 8 ½" X 11" format that lies flat for easy photocopying. Hands-On Word Family Activities for Young Readers offers you and your students a classroom tested reading program created by two reading educators dynamic "real" reading experiences step-by-step lessons that are similarly formatted for each word family a wealth of activities that involve art projects, poems, big books, little books¾plus magnetic letters, flashcards, and other word family activities blackline masters for the book's engaging poems, art projects, and word-family books a variety of lessons that can be used with an entire class, small groups, or individuals a surefire way to engage parents to become involved with their children's learning detailed lesson plans and teacher directions Hands-On Word Family Activities for Young Readers will help teachers guide young learners to master word families and ensure a good start to their reading success.
Conveniently divided by months, EXPLORING ART is filled with holiday, seasonal and everyday art activities. Along with each activity is a suggestion for displaying the item within your setting. Use the activities and ideas to increase your children's fun, excitement, and pride in their own art projects.