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CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 10th Edition, is a terrific book filled with fun, creative, and easy-to implement activities for young children. You'll be encouraged to exercise your own creativity, as well as learn how to help young children do the same. Hundreds of activities, up-to-date research, recipes, finger plays, information on how to select children's books, and more make this book an invaluable resource for you and others planning to work creatively with children across the curriculum—and one you'll want to keep for use throughout your professional career.
"The 6th edition of a popular best-seller has been revised and updated to reflect a greater emphasis on creativity and process over product...with a full-color insert illustrating creativity in math and science, dramatic play, and art."
PART 1: THEORIES RELATING TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT. SECTION 1: Fostering Creativity and Aesthetics in Young Children. 1. The Concept of Creativity. 2. Promoting Creativity. 3. The Concept of Aesthetics. 4. Promoting Aesthetic Experiences. SECTION 2: Planning and Implementing Creative Activities. 5. Children, Teachers, and Creative Activities. 6. Creative Environments. 7. Play, Development, and Creativity. 8. Using Technology to Promote Creativity. SECTION 3: Art and the Development of the Young Child. 9. Art and Physical—Mental Growth. 10. Art and Social-Emotional Growth. 11. Developmental Levels and Art. SECTION 4. The Early Childhood Art Program. 12. Program Basics. Goals, Setting Up, Materials, and Strategies. 13. Two- Dimensional Activities. 14. Three-Dimensional Activities. PART 2: THEORY INTO PRACTICE: CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM. SECTION 5: Creative Activities in Other Curriculum Areas. 15. Dramatic Play and Puppetry. 16. Creative Movement. 17. Creative Music. 18. Creative Language Experiences. 19. Creative Science. 20. Creative Mathematics. 21. Creative Food Experiences. 22. Creative Social Studies. 23. Creative Health and Safety Experiences. SECTION 6: Creativity: A Multicultural View. 24. Creativity, Diversity, and the Early Childhood Program. 25. Creative Multicultural Ideas. Appendix A: Gross and Fine Motor Skills. Appendix B: Language Development Objectives and Activities for Infants and Toddlers. Appendix C: Basic Program Equipment and Materials for an Early Childhood Center. Appendix D: Room and Yard Organization, Exhibitions, and Displays. Appendix E: Recycled Materials. Appendix F: Criteria for Selecting Play Equipment for Young Children. Appendix G: Puppet Patterns. Appendix H: Software Companies. Appendix I: Checklist: Aesthetic Enhancements in the Early Childhood Environment. Glossary. Index.