Hands-On Learning!: More Than 1000 Activities for Young Children Using Everyday Objects
Teachers of young children are always looking for fresh, hands-on activities to engage their students and build their knowledge of the world through firsthand experiences with objects. This innovative resource guides teachers in developing tactile lessons utilizing inexpensive, readily available objects to engage young children′s senses and interest.
Ideal as a supplement to a primary curriculum as well as for learning centers, this volume includes more than 1,000 sample activities using materials such as cotton balls, paper, and wheels. The activities are organized into 18 themes and grouped into the areas of literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, physical development, and creativity. Reflected throughout the book is a unique approach that:
Presents a new and simple way to design themes and activities that guarantees hands-on learning experiences
Complements any curriculum
Offers suggestions on how to modify activities to respond to children′s developmental levels
Includes an additional list of over 60 generic tactile activities that can be adapted for a variety of content areas
Hands-On Learning! is the ideal companion for early childhood educators seeking to provide positive experiential learning opportunities for young students.