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Activities Handbook for Teachers of Young Children

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ISBN-10: 0395616158

ISBN-13: 9780395616154

Edition: 6th 2000

Authors: Doreen J. Croft

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A supplementary handbook for teachers of children ages 0–8, this text is widely used in early childhood education methods and curriculum courses, as well as in classroom settings.
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Book details

List price: $227.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 9/24/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Art and Woodworking Introduction to Art Activities Ages and Stages
Teachers as Collaborators
Art and Developing Skills
The Art Area
Basic Art Supplies Guidelines for the Safe Use of Art and Craft Materials What the Teacher Can Do Art: Recipes and Activities Easel Paint Recipes
Plastic Art
Paintings, Pictures and Collages
Sewing and Dyeing Introduction to Woodworking
The Value of Woodworking
Tools and Materials
Planning the Curriculum
The Woodworking Center
The Teacher's Role Woodworking: Processes and Projects Bibliography of Resources Books
About Art and Other Curriculum Activities
Books About Woodworking Activities
Music, Movement, and Drama Introduction to Music, Movement, and Drama
The Role of Music in Early Childhood
Movement Is Natural
The Importance of Dramatic Play
Educational Values of Music, Movement, and Drama
The Place of Music, Movement, and Drama in the Curriculum
Teachers' Attitudes Set the Stage
Introducing Activities
Children with Special Needs
Musical Terms
Comments to the Teacher Music Activities Rhythm
Form Creative Movement Activities Guidelines
Desired Outcomes
Body Parts
Movement in Space
Movement with Others Where to Write for Additional Materials Sensorimotor Explorations Body Awareness
Space Awareness
Form Awareness
Locomotor Skills
Combining Movements Drama and Creative Expression
The Value of Dramatic Play in the Classroom
Planning Dramatic Play Activities
Expressing Feelings
Dramatic Play Kits Bibliography of Resources Activity Song Books
Books About Creative Movement
Books About Sensorimotor Explorations
Books About Creative Dramatics
Math Experiences Introduction to Math Experiences
A Foundation for Mathematical Concepts
How Children Develop Math Skills
How Children Construct Logical Mathematical Knowledge
Planning the Curriculum
The Math Center
Mathematical Terms
Suggestions for Making Comparisons Math Activities Nonstandard Measurements
Classification: Sorting and Comparing
Seriation and Measurement
Equivalence: Matching and Pairing
Number Concepts
Ordinal Numbers Bibliography of Resources
Introduction to Language Arts Language and Communication
How Language Is Acquired
The Role of the Teacher
Planning the Curriculum
The Language Arts Area Language Arts Activities Speaking
Reading Readiness
Writing Bibliography of Language Activity Books for the Teacher
Bibliography of Books and Recordings for Children
All-Time Favorites
Picture Books Without Words
Poetry and Nursery Rhymes
Books About ABC's
Books About Babies and Siblings
Holiday Stories
Books for Teaching Diversity in the Classroom
Concept Books: Colors, Shapes, Numbers, and Time
Books About Science and Ecology
Books About Special Needs, Situations, and Events
Books About Social and Emotional Events
The Physical World/Science Introduction to the Physical World/Science
A Foundation for Science in the Early Years
How Young Children Learn
Guiding Children to Learn About the Physical World
Planning the Curriculum
The Science Center Physical World Science/Science Activities Sensory Perception
Physical Properties and Energy
Ecology Field Trips Planning Field Trips
Practical Guidelines
Ideas for Field Trips Bibliography of Resources
Health and Safety Introduction to Health and Safety
The Importance of Health and Safety
Effects on Classroom Behavior
Four Aspects of Health and Safety
Planning for Teaching Health and Safety Health Activities Safety Activities Personal Safety Activities Bibliography of Resources Where to Write for More Information
Cooking and Nutrition Introduction to Cooking and Nutrition Cognitive and Sensory Experiences
Social and Cultural Gains
Learning Where Foods Come From
Planning the Curriculum
Planning for Successful Cooking Projects
Guidelines for Feeding Young Children
What You Should Know About Sweeteners Activities for Teaching About Food Healthful Recipes
Baking Breads
Cup Cooking
Making Spreads
Making Salads
Cooking Eggs
Preparing Grains and Legumes
Cooking Meat, Poultry, and Fish
Preparing Vegetables and Dips
Making Desserts and Snacks Bibliography of Resources
Computers Introduction Young Children and Computers
The Teacher's Role
Introducing the Computer to Children
Helping Children with Special Needs
Are Computers Good for Young Children?
The NAEYC Position Statement Setting up the Computer Area Appropriate Hardware and Software
Guide to Selecting Software Computer Activities Specialized Software Art: Drawing, Painting, and Creating Patterns
Math: Numbers and Problem Solving
Language: Reading, Writing, and ABC's
Science: Nature and Ecology
Contact Information
Glossary of Computer Terms
Bibliography of Resources
Complete List of Activities and Resources