Creating Rooms of Wonder: Valuing and Displaying Children's Work to Enhance the Learning Process

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Gryphon House, Inc., 2002 - Education - 144 pages
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What children see around them affects what and how they learn. Displaying children’s artwork with thoughtfulness and care benefits children, teachers, and families. Ceilings, floors, tabletops, windows, doors—it’s all useful space to display the beautiful works of children, enhance the learning process, and communicate to parents what their children are experiencing in school. Learn how to create rooms of wonder using the basics: color, line, texture, composition, focal points, and rhythm. Then find new ideas for using framing and mounting, boxes, boards, and other materials to value and display children’s work. Learn from the theories of Reggio Emilia and put your children’s art to work!


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Affirm Childrens Thoughts 1deas and 1maginations 12
Chapter 2Start With the Basics 19
Lines 25
Assessing Your Knowledge of the Basics 31
The Basics of Framing 34
Tabletops 48
1nvolving Children in Creating Displays 56
Creating Attractive Boards 64
Decorate the Room 76
Assessing Bulletin Boards 82
Surveys 91
1n Summary 95
Manuscript Writing
Useful for Children 119
Resources and References 125
Order 98

Documenting and Communicating with Others 68

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Carol Seefeldt, Ph.D. is a profressor emeritus of Human Development at the Institute for Child Study, University of Maryland, College Park. In her 28 year career she has received the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award from the university and has published 20 books, including Playing to Learn and more than 150 articles for teachers and parents. Dr. Seefeldt's research interests have focused on curriculum and program evaluation.

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