Creativity and the Arts with Young Children

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Thomson Delmar Learning, Apr 1, 2006 - Education - 392 pages
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Creativity and the Arts with Young Children, 2e is written specifically for early childhood educators as well as professionals who work with children birth through age eight. The focus of this book, now in it’s second edition, is on making the vital connection to music, movement, drama, and the visual arts in all areas of the classroom, as well as, developing creative teachers and professionals who will be able to foster an artistic environment. The book includes observations and pictures of teachers and children that demonstrate practical ways the arts can be used to help children reach their potential. There are expanded sections on multi-intelligences, Reggio Emilia, divergent questioning, and art recipes, and the book also includes literacy connections, and activities for adults at the end of each chapter. There are many ideas in the book for open-ended activities that are important for the development of young children and will encourage them to think in new ways. The standards and recommendations from professional organizations are addressed so that the reader can recognize what goals these organizations believe are important in the early years. Thorough in its coverage, the text speaks to children with special needs and cultural diversity, leaving the reader with the most complete information regarding arts in the young child’s learning environment.

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Contents

Creativity
1
The Creative Teacher
39
The Role of Play
67
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Isbell is a keynote speaker, author, and presenter. Rebecca is currently the Director of Tennessee's Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development and a Professor at East Tennessee State University.

Dr. Shirley C. Raines is President of the University of Memphis. She received the distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching from George Mason University and the Patty Smith Hill Award from the ACEI. Dr. Raines is also an active member of the Association for Childhood Education International, the National Association of Early Childhood Educators, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the International Reading Association.

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