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Growing Artists: Teaching Art To Young Children, 3 / Edition 3

Growing Artists: Teaching Art To Young Children, 3 / Edition 3

by Joan Bouza Koster


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Growing Artists provides a broad, theory-based approach to art for young children based on how children learn and grow through artistic expression. There are many wonderful features: art terms, teacher tips, addressing special needs, presenting artworks and dealing with safety issues. It clearly explains what to do and say when teaching art to toddlers through 8 year olds. It covers all art media in depth. Special attention is paid to integrating art using thematic teaching and the project approach. It is rich in appropriate theory and curriculum and in real life illustrations of art in the early childhood classroom. . This is a book for teachers just starting out and for those who want to up-date their teaching of art and anyone interested in the education of young children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401865610
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Joan Bouza Koster is an experienced early childhood education instructor at Broome Community College in Binghamton, N.Y., as well as the author of several books about art for young children. Ms. Koster is a frequent speaker at industry conventions.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Art and Young Children. Chapter 2: Teaching Art. Chapter 3: Artistic Development. Chapter 4: Nurturing Creativity. Chapter 5: Integrating the Curriculum. Chapter 6: Making Art Safely. Chapter 7: Awakening the senses. Chapter 8: Introducing the World's Art. Chapter 9: Creating a Place for Art. Chapter 10: Cooperative Art Activities. Chapter 11: Dealing with Difference. Chapter 12: Assessing Growth.

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