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Hands on, minds on : how executive function, motor, and spatial skills foster school readiness

Author: Claire E Cameron
Publisher: New York, NY : Teachers College Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the importance of children's foundational cognitive skills for academic achievement in literacy and mathematics, as well as their connections with other areas of school readiness, including  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cameron, Claire E., 1981-
Hands on, minds on.
New York, NY : Teachers College Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018006577
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claire E Cameron
ISBN: 9780807776940 0807776947
OCLC Number: 1030446743
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 172 pages)
Contents: Part I: Thinking About School Readiness. Chapter 1: Foundational Cognitive Skills and School Readiness --
Three Views on School Readiness --
Three Foundational Cognitive Skills and School Readiness --
Chapter 2: The Importance of Context in Explaining Young Children's Behavior --
How Poverty and Stress in the Environment Affect Young Children --
Bias in Teacher-Child Relationships --
Learning to See How Classroom Contexts Affect Young Children --
Are There Unspoken Expectations in Your Classroom?--
Part II: Understanding Foundational Cognitive Skills --
Chapter 3: How Executive Function Helps Children Learn --
Three Components of Executive Function --
Development of Executive Function in Infancy and Childhood --
The Same or Different? Executive Function and Self-Regulation --
Assessing Executive Function in Early Childhood --
Review of Research to Improve Executive Function --
Chapter 4: Motor Skills in Early Childhood --
Definition of Motor Skills --
Development of Motor Skills in Infancy and Childhood --
Assessing Motor Skills in Early Childhood --
Review of Research to Improve Motor Skills --
Chapter 5: Spatial Skills --
Spatial Skills: Thinking About Objects --
Cognitive Processes Involved in Spatial Skills --
Development of Spatial Skills in Infancy and Childhood --
Assessing Spatial Skills in Early Childhood --
Review of Research to Improve Spatial Skills--
Part III: Linking the Learning Domains and the Foundational Cognitive Skills. Chapter 6: Connections Between the Foundational Cognitive Skills and Nonacademic Skills --
How Fitness and Nutrition Matter for EF --
The Role of Motor Skills in Children's Self-Confidence --
Approaches to Learning: Connections to EF and Spatial Skills --
Chapter 7: Literacy and the Theory of Automaticity --
How Executive Function Supports Literacy Acquisition --
Motor and Spatial Skills Used in Literacy --
How the Theory of Automaticity Connects Foundational Cognitive Skills with Reading and Writing--
Chapter 8: Mathematics Skills Develop Together with Foundational Cognitive Skills --
Executive Function and Mathematics --
Motor Coordination and Mathematics --
Spatial Skills and Different Mathematics Skills --
Interventions That Showcase the Connection Between Spatial and Mathematics Skills --
Aligning Activities with Learning Goals--
Part IV: Getting the Most Out of Play --
Chapter 9: Taking a Closer Look at Play --
Understanding Play --
Results from a Study in 701 Preschool Classrooms --
Finding a Middle Ground in Guided Object Play --
Minds in Motion: A Guided Object Play Curriculum That Improves Low-Income Children's EF and Spatial Skills --
Chapter 10: Using Guided Object Play to Explicitly Teach the Foundational Cognitive Skills --
Guided Object Play Can Address Learning Opportunity Gaps --
Teachers Enact the Curriculum Through Their Interactions with Children --
Making Time for Guided Object Play --
Successful Curricula Explicity Teach Foundational Cognative Skills Through Guided Object Play.
Responsibility: Claire E. Cameron ; foreword by Sharon Ritchie.

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