Creative Activities for Young Children / Edition 9

Creative Activities for Young Children / Edition 9

by Mary Mayesky
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Cengage Learning
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Creative Activities for Young Children / Edition 9

This sixth edition text is an activity-oriented approach to encouraging creativity in infants, toddlers, and children to age eight. Activities are presented in a developmental context and support instructor participation.All major topics are covered for early childhood programs and early childhood specialist curriculum programs with focus on art and art related areas, as well as the basic subjects such as creativity in math, language arts, science, social studies, environmental education, and many more.
Instructor Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-8364-9

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781428321809
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/28/2008
Edition description: REV
Pages: 704
Product dimensions: 8.56(w) x 10.79(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

THEORIES RELATING TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT. FOSTERING CREATIVITY AND AESTHETICS IN YOUNG CHILDREN: The Concept of Creativity. Promoting Creativity. The Concept of Aesthetics. Promoting Aesthetic Experiences. PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING CREATIVE ACTIVITIES: Children, Teachers, and Creative Activities. Creative Environments. Using Media to Promote Creativity. ART AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE YOUNG CHILD: Art and Social-Emotional Growth. Art and Physical-Mental Growth. Developmental Levels and Art. THE EARLY CHILDHOOD ART PROGRAM: Program Basics: Goals, Setting Up, Materials, and Strategies. Two-Dimensional Activities. Three-Dimensional Activities. PLAY, DEVELOPMENT, AND CREATIVITY: The Role of Creative Play in Development. Dramatic Play and Puppetry. THEORY INTO PRACTICE: CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR THE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM. CREATIVE ACTIVITIES IN OTHER CURRICULAR AREAS: Creative Movement. Creative Music. Creative Language Experiences. Creative Sciencing. Creative Mathematics. Creative Food Experiences.Creative Social Studies. Creative Health and Safety. CREATIVE ACTIVITIES INVOLVING HOLIDAYS: Halloween. Thanksgiving. December Holidays. Valentine's Day. Spring and Summer Holidays. CREATIVE ACTIVITIES INVOLVING SEASONS: Autumn. Winter. Spring. Summer. Appendix A: Fine and Gross Motor Skills. Appendix B: Language Development. Appendix C: Basic Program Equipment for an Early Childhood Center. Appendix D: Room and Yard Organization, Exhibitions, and Displays. Appendix E: Recycled Materials. Appendix F: Criteria for Selecting Play Equipment for Young Children. Index.

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