Creative Activities for Young Children

ISBN-10: 140187245X

ISBN-13: 9781401872458

Edition: 8th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Mary Mayesky

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In this very special book, teachers, parents and care givers will be exposed to hundreds of age-appropriate activities for young children through grade 5?all aimed at promoting creativity through art activities across the curriculum. The author presents a wealth of information about developing creativity in children and in their adult educators with such activities as art and food recipes, finger plays, and poems and through the use of such resources as book and software lists, advice for choosing children?s books, hundreds of resource Web sites and much more. Readers will appreciate the sound theoretical base presented for the hundreds of practical activities designed to encourage creativity in children and their educators. ?This One?s for You? and ?Think About It? sections make the text more interesting by expanding coverage to related, thought-provoking research in early childhood education. This book is a must have for those looking to bring creativity to young children in a very engaging way.
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List price: $247.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 4/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

Theories Relating to Child Development
Fostering Creativity and Aesthetics in Young Children
The Concept of Creativity
What is Creativity?
Importance of Creativity
Characteristics of Creativity
Helping Children Express Creativity
Promoting Creativity
Promoting Creativity in the Curriculum
Promoting Creativity through Play and Exploration
Modifying Curriculum to Promote Creativity
Promoting Creativity through Positive Acceptance
Creative Questioning for Children
Motivating Skills for Teachers
The Concept of Aesthetics
Aesthetics and the Quality of Learning
Benefits of Aesthetic Sensitivity
Aesthetic Experiences
Promoting Aesthetic Experiences
Looking and Seeing
Sensing, Feeling, and Imagining
Finding and Organizing Aesthetic Materials
Aesthetic Use of Materials
Guidance in Using Aesthetic Materials
Planning and Implementing Creative Activities
Children, Teachers, and Creative Activities
Consider the Child
Consider the Teacher/Caregiver
Strategies for Success
Creative Environments
Physical Space: General Guidelines
Arrangement of Space and Equipment
Activity/Interest Centers
Selection of Equipment for Creative Activities
Using Media to Promote Creativity
Importance of Using Media
Activities to Develop Creativity
Value of Computers in Early Childhood Programs
Choosing Software for Young Children
The Internet and Early Childhood Programs
Art and the Development of the Young Child
Art and Social-Emotional Growth
Self-Concept and Self-Acceptance
Child-to-Child Relationships
Child-to-Teacher Relationships
Child-to-Group Relationships
Art and Physical-Mental Growth
Art and Physical (Motor) Development
Art and Mental Development
Art and the Total Program
Developmental Levels and Art
Developmental Levels/Stages of Art
Children's Drawing
The Scribble Stage
The Basic Forms Stage
The Pictorial Stage
The Early Childhood Art Program
Program Basics: Goals, Setting Up, Materials, and Strategies
Basic Goals of the Early Childhood Art Program
Setting Up for Art Activities
Setting Up for Art Activities--Specific Stages
Basic Equipment, Materials, and Use
Two-Dimensional Activities
Picture Making
Three-Dimensional Activities
Developmental Levels and Three-Dimensional Media
The Value of Clay
Strategies for Working with Clay
Cardboard Construction
Play, Development, and Creativity
The Role of Creative Play in Development
What is Play?
Importance of Play in Child Development
Stages of Play
Theory into Practice: Creative Activities for the Early Childhood Program
Creative Activities in Other Curricular Areas
Dramatic Play and Puppetry
Importance of Dramatic Play
Dramatic Play in the Home (or Housekeeping) Center
Creative Movement
The Importance of Movement Activities for Young Children
Planning Creative Movement Activities to Meet Young Children's Needs
Creative Music
Goals for Young Children's Music Experiences
Planning Music Activities
Creative Language Experiences
Development of Language
Development of Speech
Development of Rules of Speech
Understanding Bilingual/Bicultural Young Children's Language Development
Development of Listening
Emerging Literacy
Pre-Writing Skills
Poetry Experiences
Children's Books
Creative Science
Science and the Young Child
Types of Science Activities
Art and Science
The Discovery/Science Center
Environmental Education
Environmental Activities in School
Outdoor Science
Creative Mathematics
Developmental Pattern of Learning Mathematical Ideas
Mathematics in the Movement Center
Mathematics in the Art Center
Mathematics at the Water Table
Mathematics in the Home Center
Mathematics in the Block Center
Mathematical Concepts: Definitions and Related Activities
Mathematics Grades 3-5
Creative Food Experiences
Importance of Food Experiences to the Total Program
Food Activities That Help Children's Creativity
Getting Started
Integrated Food Units--Elementary Level
Reducing Sugar In Children's Diets
Creative Social Studies
Learning About One's World
Individual Development and Identity
People in the Community
Teaching Young Children About Peace
Creative Health and Safety Experiences
Health and Safety in the Early Years
Health Practices
Early Childhood Health Concerns
Safety Education
Creative Celebrations: Holidays in the Early Childhood Curriculum
The Place of Celebrations in the Curriculum
Meaning of Holidays
Celebrations and Holidays--The Old Way
Celebrations--Feelings and Beliefs
Including Celebrations in the Curriculum
Developing a Policy for Celebrations
Basic Steps to a Holiday Policy
Developmentally Appropriate Celebrations
Achieving Developmentally Appropriate Holiday Celebrations in the Curriculum
Developmentally Appropriate Celebrations in the Year Round Curriculum
Developmentally Appropriate Holiday Celebrations--A Final Note
Resources for Celebrations
Children's Books
Using the Internet for Resources
Books for Children
References for Teachers
Seasons: Aesthetic Awareness
The Aesthetics of Autumn
Autumn Experiences for Children
Autumn Experiences for Older Children
The Aesthetics of Winter
Winter Experiences for Children
Winter Experiences for Older Children
The Aesthetics of Spring
Spring Experiences for Children
Spring Experiences for Older Children
The Aesthetics of Summer
Summer Experiences for Children
Summer Experiences for Older Children
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
Puppet Patterns
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