Creative Experiences for Young Children

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9780155012806: Creative Experiences for Young Children

Designed for early childhood courses that focus on an integrated curriculum, play, and the language arts, this popular child-centered text emphasizes multiculturalism and home-school communication and successsfully integrates teaching ideas and techniques in a variety of subject areas. Incorporating philosophies and suggestions from outstanding educators, Chenfield continually focuses on the importance of fun, play, and creativity to help young children develop self-esteem, respect for others, and concern for the environment, community, and social problems. Features: * Categorizes major themes important to children, such as: family, friends, where we live, clothes, and food. Each theme focuses on basic curriculum areas such as Talk Time, Visual Arts Time, Movement and Play Time, Field Trips, Classroom Visitors, and It All Comes Together. * Places language at the core of learning and underscores the practices and ideas of whole language. * Recognizes the importance of play and movement as essential, normal ways children learn. * Discusses community and parental involvement as a key element in early childhood development. * Highlights the contributions by children and classroom teachers and utilizes the experiences and feelings of children as a vital resource. New to this edition: * Links art and literature to almost every theme and idea throughout book. * Introduces a new chapter, Our Natural World, that helps children learn and care about the environment. * Contains new section in each chapter called It All Comes Together that summarize and reminds readers of the importance of integrating ideas.

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For more than 46 years, Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld has playfully and lovingly taught teachers, parents, and children of all ages in Canada, Taiwan, and throughout the U.S., and she continues to travel extensively. Her two collections, Teaching in the Key of Life (NAEYC) and Teaching By Heart (Redleaf Press), plus articles, stories, and poems are enjoyed worldwide. Since 1970, she has taught in numerous schools and programs in Columbus, Ohio. Her favorite student evaluation is from a six-year-old boy who dubbed her The Queen of Fun!

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“This book belongs in the hands of everyone involved in early childhood education.”–Becky A. Bailey, author of There's Gotta Be a Better Way

“Readers not only find themselves eager to deploy Mimi's innovative and adaptable techniques, but also inspired with a new confidence for unleashing their own creativity.”–Michael J. Rosen, author of Elijah's Angel and many other children's books

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