ERIC Number: ED104532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Becoming Somebody: Creative Activities for Preschool Children.
Schaefer, Charles E.
This ideabook, designed to aid parents and teachers in developing the preschool child's powers of creative thinking and self-expression, suggests 50 ideas and activities for stimulating creativity in preschool children. The entries are presented in five chapters: (1) Viewing the World with Wonder and Open Eyes; (2) Natural Artistic Talent; (3) Dramatic Play and Storytelling; (4) Poetic Expression; and (5) Thinking, Imagining, and Problem Solving. Included with each entry are variations on the basic activity intended to encourage divergent thinking and openness to novel, fantastic, and improbable solutions. Guidelines for using the activities, a brief review of research on children's creativity, and a list of suggested readings are also included. (CS)
Descriptors: Childrens Games, Creative Activities, Divergent Thinking, Dramatic Play, Imagination, Poetry, Preschool Children, Problem Solving, Self Expression, Story Telling, Teaching Guides
D.O.K. Publishers, Inc., 71 Radcliffe Road, Buffalo, New York 14214 (Paper, $3.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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