Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 768 pages
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Early childhood educators around the world use this best seller to plan daily curriculum and classroom activities. The book contains 76 different themes ranging from Ants to Zoo Animals, presented in alphabetical order. Content for each theme includes the following sections: Curriculum Flowchart, Theme Goals, Concepts for Children to Learn, Vocabulary, Bulletin Board Ideas, Sample Parent Letter, Arts and Crafts, Cooking, Dramatic Play, Field Trips, Fingerplays/Chants, Group Time, Science, Math, Sensory, Large Motor, Fine Motor, Social Studies, Books, Recordings and Song Titles, and Technology/Multimedia Resources. The updated book sections for each theme include hundreds of new children's literature references with a special emphasis on multicultural selections. In addition, the new Sixth Edition includes a brand new four-color insert on Using the Digital Camera in the Early Childhood Classroom. The text is accompanied by a companion website that contains important assessment tools, lesson plan forms, rainy day activities, developmental checklists, classroom artifacts, and much more.
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This is really something! I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in teaching children. Great ideas, and easy to read. There are some great ideas and how-to pages in the center of the book. Read full review

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This book is full of ideas! It gives you weekly themes and ideas to spruce up all interest areas! A great purchase and addition to any early childhood classroom! Read full review

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Contents

Preface
Introduction
Ants
Apples
Art
Birds
Blue
Breads
Fruits and Vegetables
Gardens
Halloween
Hanukkah Chanukah
Hats
Health
Homes
Insects and Spiders

Brushes
Bubbles
Buildings
Camping
Caring for our Earth
Cars Trucks and Buses
Cats
Chinese New Year
Christmas
Cinco de Mayo
Circus
Clothing
Communication
Construction Tools
Containers
Creative Movement
Dairy Products
Dentist
Diwali Pronounced divahlee
Doctors and Nurses
Dogs
Easter
Eggs
Fall
Families
Farm Animals
Feelings
Feet
Firefighters
Fish
Flowers
Friends
Frogs
Kwanzaa
Mail Carrier
Mice
Music
Numbers
Nursery Rhymes
Occupations
Pets
Plants
Puppets
Purple
Rain
Ramadan
Red
Safety
Scissors
Shapes
Sports
Spring
Summer
Thanksgiving
Trees
Valentines Day
Water
Wheels
Winter
Worms
Yellow
Zoo Animals
Appendix A Overview of the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards
Appendix B Multicultural Materials for the Early Childhood Classroom
Appendix C International Holidays and Celebrations
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Judy Herr, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Dr. Herr is a member of numerous early childhood organizations such as NAEYC, and has held leadership positions in these organizations. She is also a frequent lecturer at early childhood conferences and seminars and has published many articles and books on early childhood topics.

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