Creative Expression and Play in Early Childhood / Edition 3

Creative Expression and Play in Early Childhood / Edition 3

by Joan Packer Isenberg, Mary Renck Jalongo
     
 

ISBN-10: 013087308X

ISBN-13: 9780130873088

Pub. Date: 08/09/2000

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This popular book provides novice and experienced early childhood teachers and caregivers with the roles, responsibilities, and strategies that lead to a more child-centered, play-based curriculum—to nurture children's creative expression in all of its forms. It shows how to foster learning and growth by integrating children's creativity and play into the

Overview

This popular book provides novice and experienced early childhood teachers and caregivers with the roles, responsibilities, and strategies that lead to a more child-centered, play-based curriculum—to nurture children's creative expression in all of its forms. It shows how to foster learning and growth by integrating children's creativity and play into the curriculum. The authors treat play and creative expression as the cornerstones of a child-centered classroom through foundational chapters on creativity, play, and the arts. The book also contains three unique chapters on the traditional treatment of creativity and play—assessment, guidance, and families. For teachers, parents, and any other adults involved in the early development of children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130873088
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/09/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
7.53(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

I. THE YOUNG CHILD: DEVELOPING FLEXIBLE AND DIVERGENT THINKING.

1. Creativity and the Young Child.
2. Play and the Young Child.

II. THE CREATIVE ARTS CURRICULUM.

3. Art in the Early Childhood Curriculum.
4. Music and Movement in the Early Childhood Curriculum.
5. Creative Drama in the Early Childhood Curriculum.

III. CONTEXTS FOR CREATIVE EXPRESSION AND PLAY.

6. Planning and Managing the Creative Learning Environment.
7. Play Materials for Creative Expression and Play.

IV. LEARNER-CENTERED TEACHING FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW.

8. Guiding Young Children's Creative Expression and Communicating with Families.
9. Assessing Creative Expression and Play.
10. Creative Expression and Play in the Third Millennium.
Appendix A: The Dance Prop Box.
Appendix B: Published Rating Scales to Evaluate Preschool Settings.
Appendix C: Noncompetitive Games for Children.
Appendix D: Observations of Medical Play.
Appendix E: Case Study: Dittos and Elegant Costumes.
Appendix F: Resources for Play Materials.
Glossary.
Index

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