ERIC Number: ED157847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Ideas for Kids: A Multi-Arts Approach to Fostering Creativity.
Rosenthal, Judy Sirota, Ed.
The idea book presents over 50 activities to help handicapped children develop creative self-awareness through the arts. All the activities can be used with non-handicapped children as well. Music, movement, visual arts, and drama provide the basis for the activities, which can be done in small groups or individually. The ideas are geared to developing four growth areas: self expression/communication, sensory awareness, skill development, and originality. Among self-expression activities are singing one's own name and making body movements to represent emotions. Sensory awareness activities involve children in exploring each other's hands and the variety of movements that can be made with fingers, wrists, and palms. Paper-cutting, drawing, and making sound echoes form the basis of some skill-development exercises. Children can demonstrate originality by forming statues with their bodies or by moving to imitate sound. Teachers are encouraged to let physically handicapped children get out of wheelchairs and sit or lie on carpeted floors. However, all activities can be done in chairs as well. Each activity identifies the basic idea, motivation suggestions, materials required, and variations in the activity. A bibliography and lists of material resources conclude the guide. (AV)
Descriptors: Body Image, Creativity, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Fine Arts, Group Activities, Handicapped Students, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Activities, Mental Retardation, Music, Physical Disabilities, Self Concept, Self Expression, Sensory Experience, Skill Development, Teaching Guides, Visual Arts, Wheelchairs
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Capitol Region Education Council, Bloomfield, CT.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Authoring Institution: Area Cooperative Educational Services, New Haven, CT.
Note: Document may not reproduce clearly due to colored pages and script style printing ; Prepared as part of Project SEARCH