Creative Learning Activities for Young Children

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Cengage Learning, 2001 - Business & Economics - 437 pages
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PERFECT FOR NEW AND SEASONED EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS, CAREGIVERS, AND GRADUATING STUDENTS, this comprehensive activity book provides hundreds of developmentally appropriate activities for young children. The book focuses on the growth of the whole child and includes developmental norms for all areas. Activities are designed to support, enhance, and promote the child's development in all areas. Students are taught how to assess and plan appropriate activities. Criteria are provided for selecting children's books and toys to ensure that they are developmentally appropriate as well as suggestions for introducing activities. Activities include art, cooking, dramatic play, finger plays, large muscle activities, math, science, and music.
 

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The creative activities in this book by Judy Herr provide interesting and exciting materials for pre-school children's development. specifically, the materials listed in this book are readily available within reach in the local groceries, market and even in our own kitchen. I recommend this book to Day Care teachers specially to those involved in a culturally sensitive curriculum for early childhood.
Dr. Geraldine D. Villaluz, RSCJ
2 October 2012
University of San Carlos Cebu City
Philippines
 

Contents

Feelings
2
Popcorn Song 147
9
Family Helper 152 The Wheels on the Bus 153
13
An Introduction to Childrens Art
19
Seasons
24
Drawing
31
Flowers 153
32
Melted Crayon Design
38
Cookies
122
Salads
129
Animals
140
Animal Clinic
159
Card Shop
163
Hats
169
MATH
183
Dog Biscuits 116
191

Collages Arts Crafts and Gifts
41
Finger and Hand Painting
44
Gifts andor Decorations
55
Painting
77
Box House
83
Winter Shapes
89
Sensory ExperiencesWater and Sand Play
93
Water Sensory
99
COOKING
101
Beverages
107
Apple Banana Frosty
113
French Bread
116
Science
197
Drying Plants for Winter
208
Freezing Water
213
Storytelling and Fingerplays
219
Dig a Little Hole
340
Circus Clown
346
SOCIAL STUDIES
373
EXCURSIONS
376
Resource People
384
Animal Babies
387
GAMES
424
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About the author (2001)

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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