Creative Activities for the Early Years

Author: Stella Skinner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848604580
Format: PDF
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'An excellent resource for all those working with young children... jam-packed with exciting, inspirational activities that encourage young children to nurture their creativity and imagination while helping practitioners to facilitate what children do naturally... It is a book that celebrates and encourages original thought and action to support learning through exploration and investigation, recognising that creativity is about representing one's own image and not reproducing someone else's' - Early Years Educator '[I]nspirational... This book is easy to read, refreshing and exciting, and I would recommend it to all those working with young children. It is also useful for students, clearly articulating the reasons for providing well-organised child-initiated creative opportunities rather than adult-directed activities' - Nursery World It is an interesting and informative manual aimed at those who work with children in the 3-5 years age range, and is therefore most suited to anyone in a Pre-School or Day Nursery setting, and could also be valuable to a Reception Teacher...over all, I found this to be a very useful book'. - National Childminding Association Packed full of exciting ideas and powerful visual aids, this book will help those working with young children to encourage and nurture their creativity and imagination. The book takes examples of what has worked in an early years setting, and transfers these inspirational activities onto the page. The book includes: " practical activities in Art, Dance and Music and ideas on how to link them together; " advice on how to make the most of music, lighting, space and nursery resources; " showing how the work supports the Foundation Stage Curriculum; " ideas for cross-curricular work; " suggestions for recording children's progress; " advice on how to choose materials, and a list of specialist suppliers. Everyone involved in working with young children should read this book. Nursery practitioners, early years teachers, Sure Start workers, play workers and Children's Centre staff will find it an invaluable resource. It is also useful for specialist staff in hospitals and other areas of health. For resources, useful hints and tips, and samlpe materials, visit the companion website here!

Creative Activities for the Early Years

Author: Barbara Melling
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 0857473565
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Creative Activities for the Early Years contains over 160 art and music activities for use with children aged 0-5. These tried and tested activities, which include songs, rhymes, and story suggestions, are ideal for use in all early years settings. Whether your topic is the autumn, the Chinese New Year or the coastline, you can be sure that children will find the art and music ideas in this book interesting and entertaining. The activities encourage children to use their imagination to communicate ideas, and develop their gross and fine motor skills. The activities are grouped by popular early years themes and can be used as a complete programme or as a dip-in resource.

Early Childhood Activities for Creative Educators

Author: Pamela S. Briggs
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766816107
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Developed by three experienced early childhood educators, this book offers a valuable resource of activities that have been proven to be successful with young children. All activities emphasize hands-on active learning. Step-by-step instructions are provided for making each learning activity, including developmental levels, areas of development, materials needed, assembly, and anticipated child uses.

Creative Activities for Young Children

Author: Mary Mayesky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111298092
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 10th Edition, is an invaluable resource for any teacher, pre-service or experienced, as well as for parents and child-care providers. Featuring a wealth of information covering every conceivable content area encountered in an early childhood classroom as well as up to grade 5, this combined art/curriculum text promotes creativity in children and encourages readers to exercise their own creativity. The sound theoretical base is applied in hundreds of practical activities. The Tenth Edition features expanded coverage of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), Web tools in the arts, and brain research, and nearly all photos are new. All references, including websites, software recommendations, and additional readings have been updated. The final section on Creativity and Multicultural Education covers the place of creativity in the anti-bias curriculum, and provides a multitude of creative activity ideas for use in today’s multicultural classrooms. Students will find this book to be a helpful resource throughout their professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Creative Learning Activities for Young Children

Author: Judy Herr
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766816138
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This exciting book is required reading for every parent, grandparent, and nanny. It includes hundreds of developmentally appropriate activities for young children as well as developmental norms for all areas and activities that support, enhance, and promote the child's development in all these areas. In addition, the book provides criteria for selecting children's books and toys as well as suggestions for introducing activities. This stimulating book is designed to provide hours and hours of fun that will promote a child's success and reinforce accomplishments.

Creative Materials and Activities for the Early Childhood Curriculum

Author: Joan Packer Isenberg
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133521257
Format: PDF, ePub
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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 013383154X. Innovative, practical, and easy to use, Creative Materials and Activities for the Early Childhood Curriculum is the ideal research-based resource for helping all children from infancy through grade five learn in, through, and with the arts, while meeting national and state standards. With a focus on teaching the creative arts and other subjects in ways that engage children’s minds and bodies, it looks at the teacher’s role from multiple perspectives by addressing the concepts and importance of creativity, classroom environment, planning, and assessment. Included are over 400 standards-based activities, an abundance of children’s literature suggestions, arts-infused content-area chapters, differentiated strategies across age and grade levels, technology suggestions, inspiring photos, practical examples, lesson segments, case studies, guidelines, and practical tips that can be put to immediate use in the classroom. Also included are a number of user-friendly approaches for using arts-based learning to meet the needs of diverse learners. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video to illustrate key concepts and pop-up assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Sand and Water Play

Author: Sherrie West
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780876592472
Format: PDF, ePub
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Energize your sand and water play with over 70 ideas and activities.

Teaching STEM in the Early Years

Author: Sally Moomaw
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542539
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The foundation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education begins in the early years. This book provides more than ninety activities and learning center ideas that seamlessly integrate STEM throughout early childhood classrooms. These hands-on STEM experiences enhance cooking, art, and music activities, block play and sensory table exploration, and field trips and outdoor time. Information on assessment and early learning standards is also provided. Sally Moomaw, EdD, has spent much of her career researching and teaching STEM education. She is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati and the author of several early education books.

Supporting Creativity And Imagination In The Early Years

Author: Duffy, Bernadette
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335224903
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book draws on her extensive experience of promoting young children's creativity and imagination to examine how visual representations, music, dance, imaginative play and drama can enable children to express their feelings, thoughts and responses. She highlights examples of good practice and provides practical guidance for those working with young children in a variety of settings, including home, school and centre-based care.

Creative Teaching English in the Early Years and Primary Classroom

Author: Chris Horner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135396566
Format: PDF, Docs
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Presenting a range of exciting activities that support the development of creative English lessons within the existing structures of the Foundation Curriculum and the National Curriculum, this book: is packed full of interactive and creative teaching strategies provides guidance on assessing creative work highlights opportunities for creative literacy activities across the curriculum covers ages 3-11.