Teaching Terrific Threes: And Other Toddlers

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Teaching Terrific Three’s is a must for anyone involved in caring for this special age group. Activities concentrate on social growth, listening skills, self-image, language skills, fine and gross motor development, and an awareness of such concepts as science, math, music, and nutrition. Includes a sections dedicated to room arrangement, scheduling, discipline, assessment, parent involvement, materials, and basic and individual goals.

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Overview

Teaching Terrific Three’s is a must for anyone involved in caring for this special age group. Activities concentrate on social growth, listening skills, self-image, language skills, fine and gross motor development, and an awareness of such concepts as science, math, music, and nutrition. Includes a sections dedicated to room arrangement, scheduling, discipline, assessment, parent involvement, materials, and basic and individual goals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780893342609
  • Publisher: Green Dragon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/19/1997
  • Series: Early Childhood Education Series
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements iv
Dedication v
Table of Contents vii
Introduction 11
Three Year Olds 12
Proud Points to Ponder 13
Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Learning Environments 14
All About Threes: How Do We Look, Inside and Out?
Characteristics of the Three Year Old Child 16
What We Need 17
What We Like 17
Schedules 18
Planning Form 19
Individualizing Plans for Children 20
Checking the Environment 20
Space Plan 21
Teaching Techniques 23
Fingerplay Rhyme Time: Five Green Frogs 24
Fingerplay Rhyme Time: Old MacDonald 25
Fingerplay Rhyme Time: Ten Little Children of the World 28
Fingerplay Rhyme Time: Ten Little Gardeners 29
Love in the Classroom: How Do We Get Along?
Management and Discipline 32
Tips While Using Puppets 32
Books Can Help 34
Learning to Cooperate 35
Taking Turns and Sharing 36
Making the Classroom Fit for Threes 37
Kissing Hands 38
Nap Happy 39
Napping Themes & Nap Surprises 40
Napping Times, Napping Rhymes 41
Turning Me Into We: Do I Have to Share?
Friendly Threes 44
Friendship Murals 45
The Mirror 46
Mirror Pattern 47
Watch Me Grow 48
"We" People 49
Just Feelin' Good 50
Sing Me A Song 51
Self-Portrait Classbooks 52
Introducing... Me! 53
Intelligence Checklist 54
Teacher Reminder 55
Cozy Spaces, Special Places: Where Can I Go?
Cozy Spaces, Special Places 58
Cardboard Boxes 58
Mazes, Tents, Cubes, Hollows, and Lofts 59
Quiet Bottles 60
Block Area: What Can I Build?
Building Problem-Solving Skills 62
Under Construction Sign 63
Variations 64
Dip, Dive, and Dig: Is It Ok to Splash?
Activities at the Sand and Water Table 66
Sand and Water Fun 67
Once A Pound of Time: What Does This Say?
Selecting Books for Threes 72
Story Star 73
Felt Boards 76
'Books About Us' Class Book 77
Wordless Text Books 78
Interactive Language Experience Chart 79
Washable Mini-Stampers 80
Bookmark Patterns 81
Button Bag Book 82
Author's Suitcase 83
The Message Center 84
Beginning Story Telling: The Progressive Story 85
Potpourri of Literacy 86
Tell Me A Story: It Looks Like Spilt Milk 88
Clappertown 95
Colorful Stories 96
The Fidgit Family 97
"Sign of the Times" 98
Sign Language Alphabet 99
"I Love You" Sign 100
Catch the Creative Spirit: What Can I Do?
Tips for Threes' Art Experiences 102
Shape-a-ma-jigs 103
Shape Patterns 104
Sticker Pix 107
Name Puzzles 108
Rings & Circles Are Round and Round 109
Paper Towel Crunch 110
Rainbow Colors 111
What Color Is This? 112
Frame It! 113
Graphs on the Ground 114
Write About It 115
SNAP 116
Fun Foam Shape Boards 117
Shape Patterns 118
Have A Ball 119
Take A Step Number Hunt 120
Literacy Count 121
Let's Cook: What Smells Good?
Wash Hands Sign 124
Veggie Scrub 125
ABC Fruit Bars 126
Tic Tac Toast 127
Coolie Smoothie 128
On Beyond, "What Color is This?": What Can I Think?
Critical Thinking Skills for Threes 130
Color Rap 131
Critical Thinking Questioning Strategies 132
Critical Thinking Card File 133
Critical Thinking Activities for Threes 137
Color Song Flip Chart 138
Critical Thinking Activities for Threes 139
Threes Outdoors: Watch Me! Watch Me!
Sun Smart Threes 148
Sun Smart Checklist 149
Visor Pattern 150
Fun at the Fence 151
At the Fence Again 152
And Again 153
No Mess Paint Day 154
Easels Out 155
What's Ticking? 156
Transitions: How Do I Get From Here to There?
Making Changes & Rearranges: Transition Tips 158
New Rhymes for Transition Times 160
Transitional Tunes 161
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