ERIC Number: ED161533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Nurturing Talent in the Visual and Performing Arts in Early Childhood: Art and Music.
Karnes, Merle B.; And Others
This teaching guide suggests practical ideas for encouraging artistic and musical talent in preschool children. It is part of a series of similar guides developed by the RAPYHT Project (Retrieval and Acceleration of Promising Young Handicapped and Talented) for educating young gifted/talented handicapped children and gifted children with no handicaps. The guide is divided into 2 sections. Section I, focusing on artistic talent, emphasizes fostering creativity, encouraging art as a means of nonverbal communication of feelings and ideas, and introducing the child to a variety of materials. Chapters on characateristics which indicate art talent include a discussion and listing of materials for drawing, painting, sculpturing, modeling, making collages, and building (blocks and boxes). Goals and activities for children with artistic talent focus on increasing sensory awareness, technical skill with art materials, a sense for composition, artistic creativity, satisfaction with one's own products, and art appreciation. Section II offers suggestions to help children with musical talent appreciate and produce quality music, respond spontaneously in movement, and express creativity through music activities. A list of characteristics of children with musical talent is included, along with a discussion of general methods of stimulating this talent. Goals and activities are listed under 4 areas: tuneful singing, moving to music, listening to music, and playing instruments. (CM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Childrens Art, Educational Diagnosis, Gifted, Handicapped Children, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Preschool Education, Talent Development, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publications Office, Institute for Child Behavior and Development, University of Illinois, 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Catalog #1403.010, $4.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. for Child Behavior and Development.