ERIC Number: ED224563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Art and the Infant-Toddler Curriculum.
Stages in the development of art expression in infants and toddlers are briefly described and illustrated in this paper. Following this overview, suggestions are made about ways to introduce infants and toddlers to various developmentally appropriate media and how to support the artistic efforts of very young children. Materials recommended include crayon, large kindergarten pencil, magic markers, chalk, cotton swabs and food coloring, and paper for scribbling. Tempera, finger paints, and water colors, as well as evaporated milk and colored tissue paper, are recommended materials for painting activities. Guides for sculptural mixed-media projects appropriate for children 2 years of age and older are also provided. In conclusion, suggestions for displaying and protecting children's artwork are offered, and references providing detailed information about stages in the development of art expression are listed in a short bibliography. (RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Washington, DC, November 11-14, 1982).