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Spotlight on Young Children and the Creative Arts / Edition 1

Spotlight on Young Children and the Creative Arts / Edition 1

by Derry Koralek
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The creative arts—including music, movement, dramatic play, puppetry, painting, sculpture, and drawing—are a crucial part of early childhood. Not only do the arts allow children to express themselves, but creative activity can enhance development of children's skills in literacy, science, math, social studies, and more. This engaging collection of articles from Young Children also includes resources and carefully designed questions and activities to aid readers in reflecting on best practice.

This volume is one of NAEYC’s best-selling Spotlight Series—great resources for the college classroom and staff development.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781928896234
Publisher: National Association for the Education of Young Children
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Series: Naeyc
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,029,170
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 10.88(h) x (d)

About the Author

Derry Koralek is former editor in chief of Young Children and TYC—Teaching Young Children.

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the arts invite children to imagine, solve problems, express ideas and emotions, and make sense of their experiences. Creative arts iare a meaningful part of the early childhood curriculum for their own sake and because they can enhance children's development of skills in literacy, science, mathematics, social studies, and more.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Derry Koralek
The Language of Lullabies/Alice Sterling Honig
Sometimes a Smudge Is Just a Smudge, and Sometimes It’s a Saber-Toothed Tiger: Learning and the Arts through the Ages/Resa Matlock and John Hornstein
Young Children Try, Try Again: Using Wood, Glue, and Words to Enhance Learning/Corinna S. Bisgaier and Triada Samaras, with Michele J. Russo
Books for Young Children about the Creative Arts/ Compiled by Sandi Collins
Music Play: Creating Centers for Musical Play and Exploration/Kristen M. Kemple, Jacqueline J. Batey, and Lynn C. Hartle
Promoting Creativity for Life Using Open-Ended Materials/Walter F. Drew and Baji Rankin
Making the MOST of Creativity in Activities for Young Children with Disabilities/Linda Crane Mitchell
Music from Inside Out: Promoting Emergent Composition with Young Children/Jennifer Ohman-Rodriguez
Education Is a Moving Experience: Get Movin’!/ Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld
Thinking about Art: Encouraging Art Appreciation in Early Childhood Settings/Ann S. Epstein
Resources for Exploring the Creative Arts with Young Children
Reflecting, Discussing, Exploring: Questions and Follow-Up Activities/Marilou Hyson

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