Another Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Young Children: Over 300 Favorite Activities Created by Teachers

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Gryphon House, Inc., Oct 1, 2012 - Education - 448 pages
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More than 300 theme activities written by teachers for teachers!

Actively engage children’s imaginations with more than 300 activities for young children organized into a variety of popular themes – from the alphabet to the weather.

The result of a nationwide contest among teachers, the classroom-tested activities in Another Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Young Children provide many months of learning fun!

Each activity is complete with learning objectives, materials list, related children’s book suggestions, step-by-step instructions of what to do, teacher-to-teacher tips to expand on children’s learning, assessment strategies, and related songs, poems, and fingerplays.

Themes:

•All About Me
•Alphabet
•Animals
•Art
•Building & Construction
•Celebrations
•Colors
•Five Senses
•Health & Nutrition
•Insects & Bugs
•Kindness
•Math
•Music & Movement
•My Community & Neighborhood
•My Family & Friends
•My School
•Numbers
•Our Earth
•Plants
•Science & Technology
•Seasons
•Shapes
•Time
•Transportation
•Water
•Weather
 

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Contents

Introduction
15
Alphabet
22
Eloquent Elephants
36
Pet Toss and Pass
42
Animal Rescue
46
Pet Park
52
Star Painting
68
Building and Construction
75
Construction Worker Puzzle
185
My Family and Friends
198
Fingerprint Family
204
My School
213
Like to Play
219
Plants
241
Science and Nature
254
Star Gazing
260

Happy Chinese NewYear
92
Sun Safety
121
Beautiful Butterflies
127
InsectZoo
133
Kindness
139
Dinosaur Egg Hunt and Hatch
152
My Number Book
158
Birds in Spring
273
But It Wasnt a Butterfly
282
Around the Clock
288
Weather Cards
315
Simple Sun Catcher
321
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About the author (2012)

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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