GROWING ARTISTS: TEACHING THE ARTS TO YOUNG CHILDREN, 6th Edition, provides early childhood educators with the theoretical framework and background knowledge needed to design creative arts activities for young children from infancy through the primary grades. Beautifully illustrated with children's artwork, it features a wealth of child-tested, open-ended dramatic arts, music, creative dance, and visual art activities that foster children's creativity. Examples of teaching in action model how to be an enthusiastic and effective teacher of the arts process. This book provides a rich-resource of ideas and approaches that will inspire all those who work with young children to explore the arts process with them.
Joan Bouza Koster is an experienced early childhood education instructor at Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York, as well as the author of several books about art for young children. Ms. Koster is a frequent speaker at industry conventions.
Section I: INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS. 1. The Arts and Young Children. 2. Nurturing Creativity. 3. Artistic Development. 4. Awakening the Senses. Section II: TEACHING THE ARTS. 5. Coming Together Through the Arts. 6. Creating a Place for the Arts. 7. Introducing the World's Arts. 8. Integrating the Arts into the Curriculum. Section III: EXPLORING THE ARTS. 9. Creating Visual Art. 10. Making Music. 11. Moving Creatively. 12. Nurturing the Imagination. Appendices A-D.