First Art for Toddlers and Twos: Open-Ended Art Experiences

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Discover the natural curiosity and enthusiasm of toddlers and twos as they explore creative art experiences designed just for them. In this updated, color edition of First Art, you will find more than seventy-five art experiences, with lots of variations that add to the fun and tips for making the activities run smoothly. First Art for Toddlers and Twos starts children on a journey full of exploration and creativity!
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Overview

Discover the natural curiosity and enthusiasm of toddlers and twos as they explore creative art experiences designed just for them. In this updated, color edition of First Art, you will find more than seventy-five art experiences, with lots of variations that add to the fun and tips for making the activities run smoothly. First Art for Toddlers and Twos starts children on a journey full of exploration and creativity!
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Here is a must for all infant/toddler teachers and teachers of preschoolers, as well. This wonderful book emphasizes the process of art making rather than the finished product. The book begins by defining toddlers and twos—describing the unique attributes, physically and emotionally—that characterize these ages. The activities are grouped into six categories such as primarily painting, hands-on dough or sticky business. Each category contains 10-plus activities. The authors have wisely used icons on each activity to suggest the activity level, the amount of preparation, cautions and group or solitary activity. Each activity, accompanied with black-and-white drawings, indicates materials needed, preparation needed, the suggested procedure and a one-paragraph story relating a real experience with this particular medium. There are plenty of suggestions for the novice teacher to maintain that focus on the process and allow young children, as Piaget would suggest, to learn through interacting with their environment. 2002, Gryphon House,
— Meredith Kiger
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876593998
  • Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 607,748
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning author MaryAnn Kohl has written 14 books for Gryphon House. Her philosophy, “It’s the process, not the product,” guides her writing as she provides open-ended art activities for young children. MaryAnn’s activities focus on the experience of art, not the final product a child creates. MaryAnn presents at workshops and keynotes around the country for teachers and librarians interested in teaching art with young children. She has appeared on various television shows, including Home Matters on the Discovery Channel, Take Part! (Canadian children's television) as the 'Mudworks lady', and was a featured guest on 1, 2, 3 Grow! (Health Network). MaryAnn was also a consultant for a children's activity television show produced by the Jim Henson Company (Odyssey Network). In addition, she consults for Fisher-Price, and works with SUNY-Albany as one of their expert guests for numerous educational video conferences. MaryAnn enjoys being a columnist for Family Fun magazine, and writes for numerous other magazines including Parenting, Cricket, Scholastic, Early Childhood News, and Daycaring. MaryAnn also writes books for her own publishing company, Bright Ring Publishing.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Full of ideas for experiential art

    These ideas are not tidy but they are so fun. We live in a 900 sq ft bungalow in the city and were able to carve out space and time for art. Some of my best times with my kids are over an art project. My aunt, who is an expert on kids art development says experiential art is the best for them at this age. And if you, like me, are at a loss how to do it and have limited time and money, let this book spell it out for you.

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