Creative Experiences for Young Children / Edition 1

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Those who love and spend time with young children are often caught in the whirl of testing, assessing, and increased pressure to stick to curricula. It's time to take a break! This refreshing and passionate book will inspire educators to keep the joy, the adventure-in a word, the FUN-of learning through creative and challenging teaching.

No one can deliver this kind of fun better than Mimi Chenfeld whose contagious enthusiasm, commitment to the individuality of learning, and inexhaustible storehouse of ideas she shares in this third edition of her widely read book. She focuses on six universal life themes-our bodies and senses, feelings, uniqueness, families and friends, others we meet, and our environment. Each theme is enriched by subsections including numerous ideas that appeal to multiple cultures, intelligences, and learning styles.

Use your imagination. Unleash your creativity. Follow Mimi's lead and set your children-and yourself-free for memorable teaching and learning.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This book belongs in the hands of everyone involved in early childhood education.”–Becky A. Bailey, author of There's Gotta Be a Better Way

“Readers not only find themselves eager to deploy Mimi's innovative and adaptable techniques, but also inspired with a new confidence for unleashing their own creativity.”–Michael J. Rosen, author of Elijah's Angel and many other children's books

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325003672
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 10/8/2002
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,138,492
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

For more than 46 years, Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld has playfully and lovingly taught teachers, parents, and children of all ages in Canada, Taiwan, and throughout the U.S., and she continues to travel extensively. Her two collections, Teaching in the Key of Life (NAEYC) and Teaching By Heart (Redleaf Press), plus articles, stories, and poems are enjoyed worldwide. Since 1970, she has taught in numerous schools and programs in Columbus, Ohio. Her favorite student evaluation is from a six-year-old boy who dubbed her The Queen of Fun!
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Table of Contents


Our Fantastic Bodies/Our Amazing Senses


Our Feelings Theme

Our Uniqueness Theme

Our Families/Our Friends Theme

Others We Meet/Our Worlds Widen Theme

Our Natural World/Our Environment Appendixes: A. Possible Field Trips and Classroom Visitors B. Some Starters C. Some Excellent Journals and Professional Organizations D. Some Musicmakers E. Children's Book List F. Book List for Adults

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