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Whether you are a teacher, parent, or child care provider, Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom, Fourth Edition is the one resource you will treasure. Newly updated and expanded, this fourth edition includes over one hundred activities that complement a variety of themes that make learning interesting and challenging for young children. Included in this new edition are references for children's books, music and multimedia, sample parent letters, and methods for constructing and evaluating creative, interactive bulletin boards. The book focuses on the growth of the whole child and includes theme goals, concepts, vocabulary words, finger plays, music, resources, and experiences in art, math, and cooking. This book is a must-have resource for anyone who works with young children.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This is a great resource to help teachers plan an integrated curriculum that addresses the multiple learning styles of preschool children."

"I've used this text for many, many years. My students really like the text and keep it forever. It also really helps them in student teaching. Worth every penny the students spend on it and it becomes a lasting resource for teaching."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428318328
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/24/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 784
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy Herr, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Dr. Herr is a member of numerous early childhood organizations such as NAEYC, and has held leadership positions in these organizations. She is also a frequent lecturer at early childhood conferences and seminars and has published many articles and books on early childhood topics.
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Table of Contents

Contents by Subjects vii
Preface xix
Introduction xxi
Theme 1 Ants 1
Theme 2 Apples 11
Theme 3 Art 21
Theme 4 Birds 31
Theme 5 Blue 43
Theme 6 Breads 53
Theme 7 Brushes 63
Theme 8 Bubbles 71
Theme 9 Buildings 81
Theme 10 Camping 91
Theme 11 Cars, Trucks, and Buses 101
Theme 12 Cats 111
Theme 13 Christmas 121
Theme 14 Circus 135
Theme 15 Clothing 145
Theme 16 Communication 157
Theme 17 Construction Tools 169
Theme 18 Containers 179
Theme 19 Creative Movement 189
Theme 20 Dairy Products 201
Theme 21 Dentist 211
Theme 22 Doctors and Nurses 219
Theme 23 Dogs 227
Theme 24 Easter 237
Theme 25 Eggs 249
Theme 26 Fall 259
Theme 27 Families 269
Theme 28 Farm Animals 281
Theme 29 Feelings 291
Theme 30 Feet 305
Theme 31 Firefighters 315
Theme 32 Fish 323
Theme 33 Flowers 333
Theme 34 Friends 341
Theme 35 Frogs 353
Theme 36 Fruits and Vegetables 361
Theme 37 Gardens 373
Theme 38 Halloween 383
Theme 39 Hanukkah (Chanukah) 395
Theme 40 Hats 405
Theme 41 Health 413
Theme 42 Homes 421
Theme 43 Insects and Spiders 429
Theme 44 Mail Carrier 439
Theme 45 Mice 447
Theme 46 Music 455
Theme 47 Numbers 465
Theme 48 Nursery Rhymes 475
Theme 49 Occupations 485
Theme 50 Pets 495
Theme 51 Plants 505
Theme 52 Puppets 515
Theme 53 Purple 523
Theme 54 Rain 533
Theme 55 Red 543
Theme 56 Safety 551
Theme 57 Scissors 561
Theme 58 Shapes 569
Theme 59 Sports 579
Theme 60 Spring 589
Theme 61 Summer 601
Theme 62 Thanksgiving 611
Theme 63 Trees 621
Theme 64 Valentine's Day 631
Theme 65 Water 641
Theme 66 Wheels 653
Theme 67 Winter 661
Theme 68 Worms 673
Theme 69 Yellow 681
Theme 70 Zoo Animals 689
Appendix A International Holidays 699
Appendix B Early Childhood Commercial Suppliers 701
Appendix C Rainy Day Activities 703
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  • Posted February 23, 2010

    Good source for a creative curriculum

    This book contain a huge source of ideas and how make those work, how start, follow and finished a great curriculum for children in early childhood classroom.

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  • Posted December 12, 2009

    Pretty Good

    There are some basic themes lacking for an early childhood classroom. The book doesn't include themes such as dinosaurs or body parts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2009

    Wonderful Activities for the classroom

    Creative Resources for the classroom has been a useful tool in my prek classroom. The activities provided have given me several ideas and I have implemented several into my planning.

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