Art and Children: Using Literature to Expand Creativity

Art and Children: Using Literature to Expand Creativity

by Robin W. Davis, Robin W. Davis
     
 

Art and literature are essential components of a child's education that encourage creativity, self-expression, and abstract, critical thinking. These skills, in turn, help a child excel in math, science, reading, and drama. However, traditional educational settings often destroy a child's innate self-esteem and creativity. Art and Children is an indispensable aid

Overview

Art and literature are essential components of a child's education that encourage creativity, self-expression, and abstract, critical thinking. These skills, in turn, help a child excel in math, science, reading, and drama. However, traditional educational settings often destroy a child's innate self-esteem and creativity. Art and Children is an indispensable aid to educators and librarians interested in helping young children achieve their artistic and creative potential. This teaching aid provides thematic, unit-based activities that use art and literature to develop skills such as interpretation, self-expression, critical thinking, experiential learning, and problem solving. Accompanied by numerous examples, it offers step-by-step suggestions on how to plan, implement, and present these units and their related activities. Addresses of art suppliers are also provided.

Editorial Reviews

Grace Mccarthy
Anyone interested in developing a literature-based arts programme would find this book a good starting point.
The School Librarian
...a delightful approach to art with and through books. This book was written by a youth services librarian, but will also appeal to both parents and teachers.
Arts and Activities
How refreshing it is to find a book by a school librarian who writes about literature as a focus to stimulate creativity...Much of what she suggests is through outlines, bibliographies and source lists.
School Librarian
...a delightful approach to art with and through books. This book was written by a youth services librarian, but will also appeal to both parents and teachers..

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810831582
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
School Library Media Series, #9
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Grace Mccarthy
Anyone interested in developing a literature-based arts programme would find this book a good starting point.

Meet the Author

Robin W. Davis is the Youth Services Librarian at Hurst Public Library in Hurst, Texas. She has done extensive consulting on children's programming and literature.

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