Creating Rooms of Wonder: Valuing and Displaying Children's Work to Enhance the Learning Process

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Display children's artwork with thoughtfulness and care to help benefit children, teachers and families. Using theories of Reggio Emilia, learn how to create rooms of wonder using the basics: color, line, texture, composition, focal points, and rhythm. Then find new ideas for using framing and mounting, boxes, boards, and other materials to value and display children's work.
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Overview

Display children's artwork with thoughtfulness and care to help benefit children, teachers and families. Using theories of Reggio Emilia, learn how to create rooms of wonder using the basics: color, line, texture, composition, focal points, and rhythm. Then find new ideas for using framing and mounting, boxes, boards, and other materials to value and display children's work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876592656
  • Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Seefeldt, Ph.D. is a profressor emeritus of Human Development at the Institute for Child Study, University of Maryland, College Park. In her 28 year career she has received the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award from the university and has published 20 books, including Playing to Learn and more than 150 articles for teachers and parents. Dr. Seefeldt's research interests have focused on curriculum and program evaluation.
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Table of Contents

Preface 9
Ch. 1 The ABC's of Displaying Children's Work 11
Affirm Children's Thoughts, Ideas, and Imaginations 12
Beautify Children's World 13
Communicate to Others 14
Document What Children Learn 15
Extend and Expand Children's Learning 15
Ch. 2 Start With the Basics 19
Color 20
Lines 25
Texture 27
Composition 28
Ch. 3 Framing and Mounting 33
The Basics of Framing 34
Making Frames 36
Displaying Framed Works 41
Involving Children in Making Frames 43
Ch. 4 Tops - Tables, Shelves, Windowsills and Ledges, and Boxes 47
Tabletops 48
Standing Shelves and Tops of Shelves 50
Windowsills and Ledges 51
Boxes 53
Involving Children in Creating Displays 56
Ch. 5 Interactive Bulletin Boards 63
Creating Attractive Boards 64
Documenting and Communicating with Others 68
Reflecting, Expanding, and Extending Children's Work 69
Decorate the Room 76
Involving Children in Creating Bulletin Boards and Creating Murals 78
Ch. 6 Graphing, Surveys, and Categorizing 83
Graphs 84
Surveys 91
Categorizing 93
Ch. 7 Islands of Beauty 97
A Clean, Ordered Environment 98
Growing Things 100
Living Things 102
Natural Things 104
Hanging Things 106
Works of Art 107
Ch. 8 Labeling Displays 111
Manuscript Writing 111
Design with the Basics 113
Communicate with Adults 116
Useful for Children 119
Resources and References 125
Index 127
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