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

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

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by MaryAnn Kohl, Renee Ramsey, Dana Bowman
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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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Children's Literature
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876593998
Publisher:
Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
474,964
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Award-winning author MaryAnn F. Kohl has written 14 books for Gryphon House, and is a regular featured columnist for Parenting Magazine. She has written the best-selling favorites Preschool Art, The Big Messy Art Book, Making Make-Believe, MathArts, and First Art. She is co-author of Global Art and Cooking Art with Jean Potter. MaryAnn lives in Bellingham, Washington.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.