This book is a convenient one-stop shop for parents, grandparents, and everyone who works with children aged 12 months to any age, who want to find out more about the importance of Creative Sensory Play, and why it is something we should all be encouraging from a very earlier age. This book takes the guess work out of finding a recipe that works. No more wasting time, trawling the internet trying to find 'something different' to do with the children or grandchildren. No more irritation discovering that a really interesting looking blog post and recipe just does not work! No more buying small tubs of playdough that cost the earth and dry out quickly, or are too hard for little hands to play with. No, you can make exactly the same things at home for a fraction of the cost of shop bought equivalents. Also, because you make the dough, paint etc., you can vary the consistency easily to make it suitable for your child, or avoid ingredients you are worried may cause an allergic reaction. Some recipes are naturally softer than others, and some are deliberately flaky and harder to 'push together', so are better for older or stronger children. Each recipe comes with information on how to store it (most can be reused several times, and some even keep for months). Every recipe (there are over 40!) in this book has been tried and tested with both large and small groups of children, during my years as an early year's educator, mum and granny! Most of them use ingredients that are easy to source from the local supermarket, or local health food shops (there is a long list of store cupboard necessities to get you started!). None of the recipes are difficult to make, and surprisingly not all of them are messy! Although, as with anything creative, it may be messy and at the end of the book, I give some tips on how to contain this if it really worries you. Great resource for rainy day activities too!
This is the essential resource for trainees and teachers working in the PCET sector who are looking for new and creative ways of engaging and motivating their learners. The book contains 50 brilliant activities that can be used in a variety of settings and applied to different subject areas. The authors give specific details relating to planning, preparation and implementation for each activity and, in addition, suggest a whole range of further variations for each activity to try out too! Key features include: 50 practical and innovative teaching activities Practical tips to get the most from each activity; Variations and subject-specific examples; Thinking Points to encourage reflection; What Next signposts to further reading; A theoretical framework which sets the activities within the context of creativity and innovation.--Back cover.
This encyclopaedia provides specific information and guidance for everyone who is searching for greater understanding and inspiration. Subjects include theories of creativity, techniques for enhancing creativity, individuals who have made contributions to creativity.
Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, ART & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 8th Edition, takes a child-centered approach to art education. Updated throughout, the book includes an in-depth discussion of technology to aid teachers in understanding the role that technology can play in children's visual art appreciation and production. Guidelines for establishing an inclusive art program in classrooms for young children are included for early childhood professionals. Activities and recipes make the text a valuable resource for in-service teachers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Integrate global learning activities in your elementary classrooms today with this easy-to-use guide! This smart, all-in-one resource from widely acclaimed authors Homa Tavangar and Becky Morales provides hundreds of easy, stand-alone activities, resources, and projects to help busy educators: Seamlessly integrate global awareness themes into existing K-5 Common Core curriculum Recruit parent and community volunteers and organizations Use social media for student global collaboration projects Plan international events, after-school clubs, and cross-curricular activities Includes a 12-month timeline, backmapping tips, 50+ ready-to-start projects, and online links.
Creativity and the Arts with Young Children, 2e is written specifically for early childhood educators as well as professionals who work with children birth through age eight. The focus of this book, now in it's second edition, is on making the vital connection to music, movement, drama, and the visual arts in all areas of the classroom, as well as, developing creative teachers and professionals who will be able to foster an artistic environment. The book includes observations and pictures of teachers and children that demonstrate practical ways the arts can be used to help children reach their potential. There are expanded sections on multi-intelligences, Reggio Emilia, divergent questioning, and art recipes, and the book also includes literacy connections, and activities for adults at the end of each chapter. There are many ideas in the book for open-ended activities that are important for the development of young children and will encourage them to think in new ways. The standards and recommendations from professional organizations are addressed so that the reader can recognize what goals these organizations believe are important in the early years. Thorough in its coverage, the text speaks to children with special needs and cultural diversity, leaving the reader with the most complete information regarding arts in the young child's learning environment.
A useful practical guide for professionals, parents, teachers and other caregivers. It presents detailed assessment tools as well as consistent strategies for managing challenging behavior. Successful sensory integration techniques include ... advice for a wide range of specific problems ... for adapting home, school, and childcare environments ... [and] creative suggestions for activities, equipment, and resources.
Focusing on research-based, developmentally appropriate practices, this book shows teachers how to help young children reach standards through creative play activities that ignite their enthusiasm to learn.
The charismatic Seed Sistas distill over 20 years of clinical and teaching experience into an easy-to-use comprehensive system of herbal medicine. This book empowers readers to take charge of their own wellbeing by reconnecting them with their local plants, and with the land, the elements and the seasons. "A unique mix of knowledge and wisdom, respect and irreverence" - Bruce Parry This book has been written for anyone who has heard the whispers of the wild and has been stirred to know more, for those with a political conscience and for lovers of the outdoors. Whether you are new to the ways of herbs or already a practising herbalist, it explains how you can take your physical and mental health into your own hands using the plants that grow around you. Sensory Herbalism is a unique system of health devised by the Seed Sistas over 20 years of practice. It combines traditional herbal knowledge with an understanding of how the elements (water, fire, air, earth and spirit) and the ever-changing seasons interact with the human body. Their approach blends science, medicine, creativity, ritual, magic and fun into practical, easy-to-use tools that guide readers in developing their own relationship with plants. Illustrated with 140 artworks, photographs and diagrams, the book offers a revolutionary understanding of how to get to know and use your local medicinal plants. Understand plants better than ever before using the five tools of Sensory Herbalism: observation through the senses, intuition, interpretation, characterization and the poetic creation of plant dreams. Embark on a guided journey through the year, deepening your knowledge of each season's featured plants and enhancing your wellbeing with herbal medicines, nutritious recipes and healing rituals.
Which colors can stimulate creative thinking? What scents might help to calm a child who has anxiety? Why do certain classroom groupings facilitate learning, while others create tension? How can boys harness their boundless energy to attack language arts or girls draw on their strong verbal skills to make the most of a mathematics problem? Using current brain research, this book discusses sensory-rich learning techniques and gender-specific teaching methods used to stimulate the minds of your students. Based on Dr. Karges-Bone?s successful books Beyond Hands-On and More Than Pink and Blue, this resource is a must-read for all teachers exploring differentiated pathways of the brain!