The Complete Learning Spaces Book for Infants and Toddlers: 54 Integrated Areas with Play Experiences

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Gryphon House, Inc., 2003 - Education - 336 pages
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The Complete Learning Spaces Book for Infants and Toddlers is designed to help busy teachers meet the challenge of creating an effective learning environment for very young children. It -includes ideas for planning, using, and evaluating learning spaces that will captivate infants and toddlers and -encourage the developmental process. Information for each learning space is complete with thorough illustrations, letters to parents, literacy connections, and vocabulary lists. Learning objectives and assessments help determine the impact of each learning space on the children’s development.

Rebecca Isbell, Ph.D., is the director of Tennessee’s Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and -Development.

Christy Isbell, Ph.D., is a professor at Milligan College in Tennessee.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER IINTRODUCTION 15
Carefully Designed Environments 21
Teacher and ParentCollected Props 82
SIX WEEKS TO EIGHT
Mobile Infant Learning Spaces 55
Adding Spark to the I Move Learning Space 33
Layout of the Motor Learning Space 55
Teacher and ParentCollected Props 119
Web of Integrated Learning 133
Web of Integrated Learning 153
Layout of the Nature Learning Space 159
Hat Learning Space 168
2436 MONTHS 189
See Learning Space 197
Layout of the I Touch Learning Space 203
Private Place Learning Space 228

Layout of the I Touch Learning Space 65
Art Learning Space 222
Adding Spark to the Art Learning Space 85
Music Learning Space 152
Water Learning Space 91
HandMade Pegboards 97
Developmental Considerations 109
See Learning Space 117
The Essential Literacy Connection 121
Housekeeping Learning Space 127
Layout of the Music Learning Space 234
Adding Spark to the Sand and Water Learning Space 257
Photography Studio Learning Space 263
Layout of the Shoe Store Learning Space 269
Layout of the Cooking Learning Space 290
Layout of the Beach Learning Space 296
CHAPTER 6BUILDING AND CREATING ITEMS
Nest 311
GLOSSARY 317
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Christy Isbell, Ph.D., is the Program Director and Associate Professor for the Occupational Therapy Program at Milligan College in Tennessee. She teaches child development, human development, and pediatric therapy courses for the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program. Additionally, Dr. Isbell is Board Certified in Pediatrics and maintains specialty training in sensory integration and neuro-developmental treatment techniques. Christy Isbell, PhD, OT, is the program director and associate professor for the Occupational Therapy Program at Milligan College in Tennessee. She teaches child development, human development, and pediatric therapy courses for the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program. Isbell is Board Certified in Pediatrics and maintains speciality training in sensory integration and neuro-developmental treatment techniques.

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