Teaching Young Children, Preschool-K: A Guide to Planning Your Curriculum, Teaching Through Learning Centers, and Just About Everything Else / Edition 2

Teaching Young Children, Preschool-K: A Guide to Planning Your Curriculum, Teaching Through Learning Centers, and Just About Everything Else / Edition 2

by Dianne Miller Nielsen
     
 

Many excellent teachers find themselves bewildered when teaching three- to six-year-olds, especially if their professional preparation was focused on the elementary grades. While they may recognize children's unique learning styles and special needs, they may not know how to handle noise, activity, and even messes in classrooms that revolve around hands-on learning

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Overview

Many excellent teachers find themselves bewildered when teaching three- to six-year-olds, especially if their professional preparation was focused on the elementary grades. While they may recognize children's unique learning styles and special needs, they may not know how to handle noise, activity, and even messes in classrooms that revolve around hands-on learning centers.

In this updated edition of a classic, teacher trainer Dianne Miller Nielsen guides teachers through the basics, from lesson planning and developing daily schedules to arranging furniture and managing classroom activities. The book also offers suggestions to enhance learning through modeling, purposeful interactions, and conversations.

The variety of updated topics in Teaching Young Children, Second Edition include:

  • Setting up and managing an ABC center to develop children's understanding of the alphabetic principle
  • Setting up and managing a computer center to bring new technology into the classroom and extend literacy skills
  • Involving parents and families inside and outside the classroom
  • Sidebar teacher tips peppered throughout, from activities and ideas ("Try This") to important concepts to remember ("Keep in Mind")

This comprehensive handbook provides absolutely everything that preschool and kindergarten teachers need to create a high-quality, child-centered classroom!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412926737
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/14/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,277,575
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

1Goals of early childhood education5
2The teacher's role14
3Planning a curriculum for young children24
4Art center41
5Blocks center51
6Dramatic play center59
7Literacy centers70
8Maths and manipulatives center103
9Science center110
10Music center118
11Cooking center124
12Workworking center132
13Clay and dough center139
14Construction center146
15Sensory center151
16Outdoor play center156
17Classroom management, schedules, and routines166
18Special events185
19Parent and family involvement192

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