The GIANT Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities for 3-Year Olds

The GIANT Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities for 3-Year Olds

by Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy, K. Whelan Dery
     
 
Looking for tried and true ways to capture the attention of your three-year-olds? This comprehensive collection of over 600 teacher-created activities provides hours of fun and interesting activities perfectly tailored for this age group. Discover new ways to use everyday items to create fresh, exciting art projects; learn new classroom management techniques from

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Looking for tried and true ways to capture the attention of your three-year-olds? This comprehensive collection of over 600 teacher-created activities provides hours of fun and interesting activities perfectly tailored for this age group. Discover new ways to use everyday items to create fresh, exciting art projects; learn new classroom management techniques from experienced teachers; and find helpful tips for working with three-year-olds. Formerly titled, It's Great to Be Three.

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Children's Literature
Over 600 activities divided into 24 different areas are included in this giant workbook for preschool teachers of three-year olds. Supplied by teachers from around the United States, each activity is organized using the following outline: materials, what to do, more to do, related books and related songs and poems. Not all activities include all guidelines but many do. There is a short introduction that discusses intended developmental milestones for three-year-olds as well as guidelines on how to use the book. The 24 activities areas include art, language, music and movement, sand and water, as well as science and nature, snacks and cooking and transitions. While most activities seem appropriate, there's no mention that activities should be focused on small groups of three-year olds rather than the class as a whole. In fact, mentioning the developmental area being practiced within each activity reminds teachers that they are doing more than just keeping children busy. No mention of evaluating the activity or the children's progress is mentioned. Overall, it is a nice variety of activities to inspire the new as well as veteran teacher. Some black and white illustrations are included as well as an index to activities and books. 2004, Gryphon House, Ages Adult.
—Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876592373
Publisher:
Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
GIANT Encyclopedia
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author


Kathy Charner has been with Gryphon House for over 15 years. She is the editor of several books including: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Learning Center Activities; The GIANT Encyclopedia of Circle Time Activities; The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities; The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities; and The GIANT Encyclopedia of Activities for Four-Year-Olds.

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