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Early education curriculum : a child's connection to the world

Author: Hilda L Jackman
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Cengage Learning, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hilda L Jackman
ISBN: 9781111342647 1111342644
OCLC Number: 651908504
Description: xxiii, 386 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: pt. I. Creating the environment that supports curriculum and connects children --
1. Starting the process --
Early childhood education --
Developmentally appropriate practice --
Importance of play --
Tips for teachers --
Process planning --
Communication with parents --
2. Creating curriculum --
Process of curriculum development --
Multicultural/anti-bias considerations --
Themes, units, projects, and webs --
Lesson plans --
Transitions --
Plan of observation, assessment, and evaluation --
pt. II. Discovering and expanding the early education curriculum --
3. Language and literacy --
Early language and literacy development --
Sharing literacy : encouraging family support --
Respecting a child's bilingual, bicultural world --
Organizing and planning for an integrated language and literacy environment --
Observation and assessment to support literacy learning --
Literacy and learning with technology --
Tips and activities --
4. Literature --
Children's literature and literacy development --
Purposes and values of children's books --
Types and genres of books for children --
Alphabet books --
Beginning-to-read books --
Big books --
Board books --
Concept books --
Counting books --
Folk literature --
Informational books --
Interaction books --
Mother Goose and nursery rhymes --
Multicultural books --
Picture books or picture story books --
Poetry --
Predictable books --
Realistic literature --
Reference books --
Series books --
Teacher- and Child-made books --
Wordless picture books --
Children's book awards --
Selection of books for young children --
Recommended books --
Age and developmentally appropriate children's books --
Thematic selection of children's books --
Integrating literature into other curriculum areas --
Technology and the literacy curriculum --
Activities that encourage children to become authors and illustrators --
Teachers a storytellers --
Poetry --
Sharing literature : family-school connection --
Tips for teachers --
Word walls --
Guidance guidelines --
Activity plans --
5. Math --
Concept development in young children --
Math language of early childhood --
Numbers and operations --
Patterns, functions, and algebra --
Early geometry and spatial sense --
Measurement --
Data analysis and probability --
Problem solving --
Integrating math experiences with other curriculum areas --
Math and outdoor activities --
Math and science --
Math and cooking --
Math and art --
Math and language, literacy, and literature --
Materials for developing math concepts --
Tips for teachers --
Technology in the mathematics program --
Observation, assessment, and evaluation --
Sharing math : encouraging family support --
Additional activities --
6. Science --
Basic scientific process skills and concepts for young children --
Methods of discovery --
Creating a scientific environment --
Water --
Rainbows --
Shadows --
Nature --
Ecology in the early education environment --
Suggested science materials and equipment --
Extended science activities --
Animals in the early education classroom --
Sharing science : encouraging family support --
Tips for teachers --
Developmentally appropriate and multicultural/anti-bias activities --
Observation, assessment, and evaluation --
7. Social studies --
Developmentally appropriate practice and the National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Standards --
Goals of early education social studies --
Activities that support the goals --
Sharing social studies : creating partnerships with families and the community --
Field trips as concrete experiences in early education --
Tips for teachers --
Developmentally appropriate and multicultural/anti-bias activities --
Family quilts --
Making the class into a neighborhood --
8. Art --
Children's developmental stages in art --
Teacher as facilitator and observer --
Establishing an environment for creative expression and experimentation --
Use of food in art projects --
Outdoor environment --
Aesthetic environment --
Involving children in all forms of art --
Tearing, cutting, and gluing --
Painting --
Drawing with crayons, markers, and chalk --
Three-dimensional materials --
Art as a stimulus for other curriculum areas --
Sharing a child's art : encouraging family support --
Special needs --
Tips for displaying children's art --
Technology --
Developmentally appropriate multicultural and anti-bias activities --
Observation and assessment strategies --
9. Sensory centers --
Water, sand, and mud play --
Blocks --
Woodworking --
Nutrition and cooking experiences in early education --
Activities suggested on the Five Senses Curriculum Web --
10. Music and movement --
Music and movement education for young children --
Motor development and physical fitness --
Types of music --
Songs and singing --
Using the voice --
Choosing classical selections --
Musical instruments --
Introducing musical sounds and instruments --
Making musical instruments --
Storing and caring for instruments --
Music and movement environments and activities --
"Simon says" --
Friends go marching --
Poem, music, and movement --
Obstacle course --
Beanbag --
Move with scarves --
Connecting music and movement with other areas of the curriculum --
Tips for teachers --
11. Puppets --
Historical view of puppetry --
Planning for puppets in early education --
Easy-to-make puppets --
Hand puppets --
Stick or rod puppets --
Marionettes --
Shadow puppets --
12. Dramatic play --
Dramatic play defined --
Developmental stages of dramatic play --
Understanding fantasy and reality in young children --
Planning and preparing the environment --
Adaptations for special needs children --
Sharing with families : making prop boxes --
Clothes for the dramatic play center --
Integrating dramatic play into the curriculum --
Dramatic play and other learning centers --
Tips for teachers --
Additional developmentally appropriate activities.
Responsibility: Hilda L. Jackman.
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Our Education Media Libraries feature current, authentic video clips that show teachers and children in real classroom and child care settings. Find videos exploring issues related to infants & toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children, as well as topics such as Art and Creative Arts; Guidance/Behavior Management; Health, Safety, and Nutrition; Math and Science; Music and Movement; and much more! If access was not packaged with your text, you may purchase access at CengageBrain.com.

Get the Best Grade in the Shortest Time Possible! Visit CengageBrain.com to view more than 10,000 print, digital, and audio study tools. --Book Jacket.

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