Fun, Fitness, & Learning, Grades PK - K

55 Large Group Activites and 47 Hands-On Practice Pages to Energize and Teach Young Children

Author: Debra Olson Pressnall

Publisher: Key Education Publishing


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 979

"Includes: Early childhood themes for targeted skill practice ; large group activities that incorporate motor planning, body awareness, visual memory, and locomotor skills..."

Essential Play Therapy Techniques

Time-Tested Approaches

Author: Charles E. Schaefer

Publisher: Guilford Publications


Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 109

Highly practical and user friendly, this book presents 58 play therapy techniques that belong in every child clinician's toolbox. The expert authors draw from multiple theoretical orientations to showcase powerful, well-established approaches applicable to a broad range of childhood problems. Activities, needed materials, and variations of each technique are succinctly described. Of critical importance for today's evidence-based practitioner, each chapter also includes a historical perspective on the technique at hand, a rationale explaining its therapeutic power, and a review of relevant empirical findings. The book enables readers to determine which strategies are appropriate for a particular child or group and rapidly incorporate them into practice.

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum

Best Practices in Early Childhood Education

Author: Marjorie J. Kostelnik

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Education

Page: 478

View: 336

This text brings together the best information available on creating an integrated, holistic approach to curriculum and instruction for children age 3 to 8 in child care, preschool, and early elementary grade settings. Provides Comprehensive Coverage in Teaching Students How to Plan and Implement Developmentally Appropriate, Integrated Curriculum Addresses "all" aspects of classroom life, including children's development and learning, adult roles, creating physical and social environments, guiding childrens' behavior, teaching and learning within multiple domains, classroom management, assessment, and involving families. Core curricular chapters include an overview, common issues, goals and objectives, teaching strategies, and many activity suggestions. Provides opportunities for readers to develop materials for a professional portfolio. Reinforces understanding of material with new "Practice for Your Certification or Licensure Exam" assessment items. Takes a Developmental Approach Curriculum chapters are organized by developmental/curricular domains: aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, physical, and social. This ensures that children's developmental needs are met while also addressing appropriate learning expectations for young children. Incorporates Standards New "Consult the Standards" tables and application activities at the end of each chapter help students understand where to find learning standards and provide concrete opportunities to use them in planning curriculum. Goals and Objectives presented in domain chapters are based on developmental research and on a variety of national standards. Integrates Diversity Throughout Content, vignettes, and examples reflect all types of diversity: socioeconomic, ability, cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and gender. Boxed "Examples of involving children with special needs" show teachers how to make adaptations. "Instructor Resources include Online Test Bank, Test Management software, PowerPoint Slides, WebCT and Blackboard cartridges, and an Online Instructor's Manual (with Classroom Observation tool for students in field placements and a Lesson Plan Grading Checklist). "

Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts

An Integration Resource for Classroom Teachers

Author: Claudia E. Cornett

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Art

Page: 434

View: 808

For pre-service and graduate level courses in Arts Integration, Art Methods, Music Education, Drama Education, Dance Education, and Literacy Block Courses. Are you looking to learn a new way to engage and motivate K-12 learners including those who are gifted, at-risk, or who have special needs? The new edition of this best selling text on arts-based teaching redefines literacy to include the arts (literature, drama, dance, and music) as a way to understand the world and express oneself. This research-based arts instruction provides teachers with a way to engage and motivate all learners, cultivate a positive classroom environment, and encourage life-long learning. Begin using arts-based instruction in your classroom immediately through an Arts Integration Blueprint comprised of 10 building blocks for arts-based instruction that includes collaborative unit planning, best arts-based teaching practices, and assessment for learning. Five Seed Strategy chapters provide a compendium of activities to use literature, art, music, drama, and dance as everyday teaching tools. literacy needed by classroom teachers (as outlined in the new INTASC standards). This is a must-have resource for teachers who want to use the arts to motivate students and enhance achievement.

Children's play

Author: Eileen Fursland



Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Best Books for Children

Preschool Through Grade 6. Supplement to the seventh edition

Author: John Thomas Gillespie

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited


Category: Best books

Page: 509

View: 966

The latest addition to the "Best Books" family, this all-new guide updates the popular and critically acclaimed "Best Books for Children, Seventh Edition." This thematic work is a state-of-the-art reading guide and selection tool for children's literature, enabling you to thoroughly evaluate your children's literature collection and create theme-based and genre-oriented reading lists for curriculum-related and recreational reading. The entries cover more than 6,000 titles published from 2001 to 2003, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources, and provide annotations with succinct plot summaries as well as ISBNs, book length, price, reading level, and review citations. Award-winning and series titles are noted as well. This guide is an invaluable resource for anyone working with children or children's literature.

Storytime Crafts

Crazy Days

Author: Kathryn Totten

Publisher: Upstart Books


Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 350

This addition to the popular Storytime Crafts series offers 24 craft projects and programs that highlight special days every month of the year. Included in the book are programs for Hunt for Happiness Week, Mother Goose Day. International Frugal Fun Day, National Family Literacy Day and many more crazy days! Each program has information on preparing children for the program, rest activities, theme-related annotated book lists and instructions and patterns for the crafts.

Communicative Musicality

Exploring the Basis of Human Companionship

Author: Stephen Malloch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Psychology

Page: 627

View: 374

'Communicative Musicality' explores the intrinsic musical nature of human interaction. Groundbreaking studies have demonstrated that in mother/infant communication there exist noticeable patterns of timing, pulse, voice timbre, and gesture.This landmark book examines the nature of musical expression in human communication from infancy upwards.