Creative Activities for Young Children, International Edition 10e
ISBN-13: 9781111520977 / ISBN-10: 1111520976
CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, International Edition, is an invaluable resource for any teacher, pre-service or experienced, as well as for parents and child-care providers. Featuring a wealth of information covering every conceivable content area encountered in an early childhood classroom as well as up to grade 5, this combined art/curriculum text promotes creativity in children and encourages readers to exercise their own creativity. The sound theoretical base is applied in hundreds of practical activities. The Tenth Edition features expanded coverage of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), Web tools in the arts, and brain research, and nearly all photos are new. All references, including websites, software recommendations, and additional readings have been updated. The final section on Creativity and Multicultural Education covers the place of creativity in the anti-bias curriculum, and provides a multitude of creative activity ideas for use in today’s multicultural classrooms. Students will find this book to be a helpful resource throughout their professional careers.
PART 1: THEORIES RELATING TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT.
1. Fostering Creativity and Aesthetics in Young Children.
The Concept of Creativity. Promoting Creativity. The Concept of Aesthetics. Promoting Aesthetic Experiences.
2. Planning and Implementing Creative Activities.
Children, Teachers, and Creative Activities.
6. Creative Environments. Play, Development, and Creativity. Using Technology to Promote Creativity.
3. Art and the Development of the Young Child.
Art and Physical—Mental Growth. Art and Social-Emotional Growth. Developmental Levels and Art.
4. The Early Childhood Art Program.
Program Basics. Goals, Setting Up, Materials, and Strategies. Two- Dimensional Activities. Three-Dimensional Activities.
PART 2: THEORY INTO PRACTICE: CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM.
5. Creative Activities in Other Curriculum Areas.
Dramatic Play and Puppetry. Creative Movement. Creative Music. Creative Language Experiences. Creative Science. Creative Mathematics. Creative Food Experiences.
22. Creative Social Studies. Creative Health and Safety Experiences.
6. Creativity: A Multicultural View.
Creativity, Diversity, and the Early Childhood Program. Creative Multicultural Ideas.
Appendix A: Gross and Fine Motor Skills.
Appendix B: Language Development Objectives and Activities for Infants and Toddlers.
Appendix C: Basic Program Equipment and Materials for an Early Childhood Center.
Appendix D: Room and Yard Organization, Exhibitions, and Displays.
Appendix E: Recycled Materials.
Appendix F: Criteria for Selecting Play Equipment for Young Children.
Appendix G: Puppet Patterns.
Appendix H: Software Companies.
Appendix I: Checklist: Aesthetic Enhancements in the Early Childhood Environment.
Mary Mayesky, Ph.D.
Mary Mayesky, Ph.D., is a certified preschool, elementary, and secondary teacher. She is a former professor in the Program in Education at Duke University, former director of the Early Childhood Certification Program, and supervisor of student teachers. She has served as assistant director for programs in the Office of Day Services, Department of Human Resources, State of North Carolina. She is also the former principal of the Mary E. Phillips Magnet School in Raleigh, North Carolina, the first licensed extended day magnet in the Southeast. She has served several terms on the North Carolina Day Care Commission and on the Wake County School Board. Dr. Mayesky has worked in Head Start, child care, kindergarten, and YWCA early childhood programs and has taught kindergarten through grade 8 in the public schools. She has written extensively for professional journals and for general-circulation magazines in the areas of child development and curriculum design. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was named Woman of the Year in Education by the North Carolina Academy of the YWCA. Her other honors include being named Outstanding Young Educator by the Duke University Research Council, receiving the American Association of School Administrators Research Award, and being nominated for the Duke University Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award.