Creative Expression and Play in Early Childhood

Creative Expression and Play in Early Childhood

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For courses in Early Childhood Play.The latest edition of this widely accepted text shows how to foster learning and growth by integrating children's creativity and play into the curriculum. It provides novice and experienced early childhood teachers and caregivers with the roles, responsibilities, and strategies that lead to a more child-centered, play-based curriculum that nurtures children's creative expression in all of its forms. The authors treat play and creative expression as the cornerstones of a child-centered classroom through foundational chapters on creativity, play, and the arts. Unique to this text are three chapters on the traditional treatment of creativity and play-assessment, guidance, and families.
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  • Paperback | 510 pages
  • 191.3 x 232.4 x 24.1mm | 825.55g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 013087308X
  • 9780130873088

Table of contents

I. THE YOUNG CHILD: DEVELOPING FLEXIBLE AND DIVERGENT THINKING. 1. Creativity and the Young Child. 2. Play and the Young Child. II. THE CREATIVE ARTS CURRICULUM. 3. Art in the Early Childhood Curriculum. 4. Music and Movement in the Early Childhood Curriculum. 5. Creative Drama in the Early Childhood Curriculum. III. CONTEXTS FOR CREATIVE EXPRESSION AND PLAY. 6. Planning and Managing the Creative Learning Environment. 7. Play Materials for Creative Expression and Play. IV. LEARNER-CENTERED TEACHING FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW. 8. Guiding Young Children's Creative Expression and Communicating with Families. 9. Assessing Creative Expression and Play. 10. Creative Expression and Play in the Third Millennium. Appendix A: The Dance Prop Box. Appendix B: Published Rating Scales to Evaluate Preschool Settings. Appendix C: Noncompetitive Games for Children. Appendix D: Observations of Medical Play. Appendix E: Case Study: Dittos and Elegant Costumes. Appendix F: Resources for Play Materials. Glossary. Index
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