Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom

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Cengage Learning, Feb 16, 2012 - Education - 768 pages
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Early childhood educators around the world use this best seller to plan daily curriculum and classroom activities. The book contains 76 different themes ranging from Ants to Zoo Animals, presented in alphabetical order. Content for each theme includes the following sections: Curriculum Flowchart, Theme Goals, Concepts for Children to Learn, Vocabulary, Bulletin Board Ideas, Sample Parent Letter, Arts and Crafts, Cooking, Dramatic Play, Field Trips, Fingerplays/Chants, Group Time, Science, Math, Sensory, Large Motor, Fine Motor, Social Studies, Books, Recordings and Song Titles, and Technology/Multimedia Resources. The updated book sections for each theme include hundreds of new children's literature references with a special emphasis on multicultural selections. In addition, the new Sixth Edition includes a brand new four-color insert on Using the Digital Camera in the Early Childhood Classroom. The text is accompanied by a companion website that contains important assessment tools, lesson plan forms, rainy day activities, developmental checklists, classroom artifacts, and much more.
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Ants
1
Apples
10
Art
19
Birds
31
Blue
42
Breads
53
Brushes
63
Bubbles
71
Gardens
390
Halloween
400
Hanukkah Chanukah
410
Hats
419
Health
427
Homes
435
Insects and Spiders
443
Kwanzaa
452

Buildings
80
Camping
89
Caring for our Earth
98
Cars Trucks and Buses
107
Cats
116
Chinese New Year
126
Christmas
138
Cinco de Mayo
151
Circus
160
Clothing
169
Communication
179
Construction Tools
187
Containers
196
Creative Movement
205
Dairy Products
215
Dentist
224
Diwali Pronounced divahlee
232
Doctors and Nurses
241
Dogs
249
Easter
259
Eggs
269
Fall
279
Families
288
Farm Animals
300
Feelings
310
Feet
324
Firefighters
333
Fish
341
Flowers
351
Friends
360
Frogs
370
Fruits and Vegetables
379
Mail Carrier
461
Mice
468
Music
476
Numbers
489
Nursery Rhymes
498
Occupations
512
Pets
521
Plants
529
Puppets
538
Purple
545
Rain
554
Ramadan
562
Red
570
Safety
579
Scissors
588
Shapes
595
Sports
605
Spring
613
Summer
624
Thanksgiving
634
Trees
643
Valentines Day
653
Water
662
Wheels
672
Winter
680
Worms
690
Yellow
698
Zoo Animals
706
Appendix A Overview of the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards
715
Appendix B Multicultural Materials for the Early Childhood Classroom
719
Appendix C International Holidays and Celebrations
727
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