A Practical Guide to Early Childhood Curriculum (8th Edition)

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9780132193771: A Practical Guide to Early Childhood Curriculum (8th Edition)

We learn often in life, but only once as a child. This popular book will help future teachers make the most of this special time. Here is complete coverage of how children learn, what they can learn, and how to teach them. The focus is on creating a child-centered curriculum that addresses children's needs in all developmental areas–physical, social, emotional, creative, and cognitive. The authors provide a wealth of meaningful teaching strategies–accompanied by lesson plans, activities, recipes, and more–that will meet the needs and interests of children ages three to eight, all synchronized to these children's developmental skills and cognitive capabilities. For teachers and future teachers specializing in Early Childhood Education.

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A new edition of this popular, developmentally-based introduction to early childhood education whose stimulating, child-centered approach gives future teachers of 3-6 year olds everything they need to create an early childhood curriculum that is practical, nurturing, and developmentally sound. The authors bring a wealth of actual teaching experience, and a solid research base, to this text. Prospective early childhood teachers--as well as future regular and special educators--are offered a variety of methods for presenting concepts to young children, numerous suggested activities for involving children actively in the learning process, and an extensive supply of resource information.

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This applied guide to planning and implementing curriculum across the content areas, for children ages 3 to 8, provides students with a depth of background knowledge not usually seen in a text containing practical, highlighted strategies, unit and lesson plans, suggested activities, recipes, and more.

 

Core chapters cover:

 

        Social studies (including diverse people, self and family, physical activity, and nutrition)

        Language development

        Literacy development

        Science (3 separate chapters)

        Problem solving and math

        Music and movement

        Creativity, art, and dramatic activities

 

Key changes to this edition include separate chapters on language development and literacy development, new tables linking learning activities with specific content area standards, streamlined content throughout, and new Web sites. 

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