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ERIC Number: ED001858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 61
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KINDERGARTEN HANDBOOK, A SUPPLEMENTARY BULLETIN.
PATTERSON, MILDRED; AND OTHERS
IN ORDER THAT BOTH CONTENT AND METHOD OF KINDERGARTEN TEACHING BE BROUGHT INTO HARMONY WITH THE PROGRESS OF KNOWLEDGE AND WITH CURRENT DEMANDS, CURRICULUM GUIDES SHOULD BE AVAILABLE AND CONSTANTLY UNDER REVISION. THE MATERIALS IN THIS HANDBOOK ARE GEARED TO HELP TEACHERS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR TASKS. THE DEVELOPMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ELEMENTARY CHILDREN ARE GIVEN. THE PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, AND MENTAL GROWTH PATTERNS ARE INCLUDED FOR AGES 4 THROUGH 12 YEARS. METHODS ARE SUGGESTED FOR PLANNING THE FIRST DAYS IN SCHOOL. A DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT ILLUSTRATES A GOOD DAY IN THE KINDERGARTEN. THE ENVIRONMENT AND ATMOSPHERE ARE IMPORTANT TO A GOOD PROGRAM. A CHART GIVES AN OVERVIEW OF THE CURRICULUM NEEDS OF AGES 4 THROUGH 12 YEARS IN TERMS OF SKILLS, GROUP FUNCTIONING, SELF-KNOWLEDGE, AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD. THE CURRICULUM SERVES THE PHYSICAL NEEDS OF THE CHILDREN THROUGH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND DEVELOPMENT OF MUSCLE COORDINATION. OUTLETS FOR CREATIVE EXPRESSION SHOULD BE PROVIDED. CREATIVE LANGUAGE EXPERIENCES PREPARE FOR LATER LEARNING. LEARNING IN SOCIAL STUDIES, NUMBER CONCEPTS, SCIENCE, AND NATURE STUDY CAN BE ADVANCED PROJECTS, EXPERIMENTS, AND EXCURSIONS. SUGGESTIONS ARE GIVEN. ART AND MUSIC ACTIVITIES ARE SUGGESTED THAT SHOULD INCORPORATE PARTICIPATION AND APPRECIATION. EDUCATION IN HEALTH ATTITUDES AND HABITS SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE CURRICULUM. GAMES AND GROUP PLAY ARE IMPORTANT TO THE CURRICULUM. SUGGESTIONS ARE MADE FOR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT.
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Authoring Institution: Wilmington Public Schools, DE.
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