This practical book shows prospective teachers of children ages 2 to 5 how the basic characteristics of young children should influence instructional planning, curriculum, and expectations. Coverage is organized around eleven areas of experience that are critical to a child's development. Coverage incorporates the best of traditional methods and the brightest ideas of today's “cutting edge” thinkers into a cohesive presentation that emphasizes the individuality of each child and the idea that a relaxed, unstructured, yet carefully-planned atmosphere is most conducive to effective teaching. For educators who love children and want to help them “go forth” successfully.
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Covering children ages 2 to 5, this text demonstrates how the basic developmental characteristics of children ages two to five influence instructional planning, curriculum, and expectations. It contains current, complete, and useful information in guiding and educating young children. The author seeks to correct misinformation about the importance of the early years of a child's life by identifying key developmental theories and giving numerous examples of tasks, games, and activities to help the reader apply the information through directed principles.From the Publisher:
This highly-successful curriculum planner explores basic developmental characteristics of children ages 2-5 and shows how these characteristics influence instructional planning, curriculum, and expectations. Each chapter begins by discussing main principles and ends with suggestions for applying those principles. The text provides a wealth of practical and meaningful tasks, games, and activities students can take with them into their classrooms to help youngsters gain important hands-on experience. Also included is excellent coverage of computer use by young children.
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Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 8th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0024192821
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800241928201.0