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The GIANT Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities For 4-Year Olds
     

The GIANT Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities For 4-Year Olds

by Kathy Charner, K. Whelan Dery (Illustrator), Maureen Murphy (Editor)
 

Written just for four-year-olds, this collection of over 600 teacher-created, classroom-tested activities has everything from songs and books to activities in art, circle time, transitions, science, math, language, music and movement, and more! Helpful classroom management techniques are included. This complete resource of the best selections from a national

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Written just for four-year-olds, this collection of over 600 teacher-created, classroom-tested activities has everything from songs and books to activities in art, circle time, transitions, science, math, language, music and movement, and more! Helpful classroom management techniques are included. This complete resource of the best selections from a national contest is sure to become a classroom favorite. 

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There are 600 activities divided in 22 different areas included in this large workbook. Supplied by teachers from all over the United States, each activity is generally organized using the following outline: materials, what to do, more to do, related books, and related songs and poems. Not all activities include all items, but many do. There's a nice introduction with a short profile of what to expect from a four-year old and an overall explanation of the steps within activities. The 22 themes dividing the workbook include the usual ones of art, gross motor, language, music and movement, as well as outdoor play, rest or naptime and transitions. The book is a great gift for new teachers, but veteran teachers, as well, will find some new ideas, thanks to new technology and products and creative ideas on how to use them. While most activities seem based on sound early childhood theory, it's to bad that the developmental areas being practiced are not mentioned in each activity to remind teachers that there are goals beyond keeping four-year olds busy. Encouraging teachers to include opportunities to develop the whole child is a good thing. Some black and white drawings, an index for activities and books as well as a monthly planning outline are included. 2004, Gryphon House, Ages Adult.
—Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876592380
Publisher:
Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
Kathy Charner's Giant Encyclopedia Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


Kathy Charner is the Editor in Chief, Books and Related Resources for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading professional organization for those working with and on behalf of young children from birth through age 8. Charner, who was previously the Editor in Chief of Gryphon House, manages and oversees NAEYC’s book publishing program. Before joining NAEYC, Charner spent 25 years at Gryphon House, where she developed the publishing program and worked with authors to create books that positively impacted the early childhood education field.  Prior to joining Gryphon House, Charner was a preschool teacher and educational researcher. Kathy Charner has a BA in Humanities from Binghamton University.  She lives with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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