Creativity and the Arts with Young Children

ISBN-10: 1418030724
ISBN-13: 9781418030728
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Description: Creativity and the Arts for Young Children, 2e is written specifically for early childhood educators as well as professionals who work with children birth through age eight. The focus of this book, now in it?s second edition, is on making the vital  More...
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Edition: 2nd
Copyright Year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication Date: 4/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Creativity and the Arts for Young Children, 2e is written specifically for early childhood educators as well as professionals who work with children birth through age eight. The focus of this book, now in it?s second edition, is on making the vital connection to music, movement, drama, and the visual arts in all areas of the classroom, as well as, developing creative teachers and professionals who will be able to foster an artistic environment. The book includes observations and pictures of teachers and children that demonstrate practical ways the arts can be used to help children reach their potential. There are expanded sections on multi-intelligences, Reggio Emilia, divergent questioning, and art recipes, and the book also includes literacy connections, and activities for adults at the end of each chapter. There are many ideas in the book for open-ended activities that are important for the development of young children and will encourage them to think in new ways. The standards and recommendations from professional organizations are addressed so that the reader can recognize what goals these organizations believe are important in the early years. Thorough in its coverage, the text speaks to children with special needs and cultural diversity, leaving the reader with the most complete information regarding arts in the young child?s learning environment.

Dr. Shirley C. Raines is President of the University of Memphis. She received the distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching from George Mason University and the Patty Smith Hill Award from the ACEI. Dr. Raines is also an active member of the Association for Childhood Education International, the National Association of Early Childhood Educators, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the International Reading Association.

Creativity
The Creative Teacher
The Role of Play
Understanding the Visual Arts
Creating Art
Music, Music, Music
Creative Movement: More Than the Hokey Pokey
Creative Drama
Creativity Across the Curriculum
Integrating the Arts
Appendices
The Ducks that Could Not Swim
Rhymes and Finger Plays
Stories to Dramatize with Young Children
Primary Thematic Unit: Icky Sticky Fun!
Glossary
Index

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