ERIC Number: ED194226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Trainer's Guide to Blocks: A Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood.
Dodge, Diane Trister
This trainer's guide is designed for day care center directors and others responsible for teacher training and parent education who wish to develop and present workshops based on the manual "Blocks - A Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood." The guide is divided into five sections, called "sessions," which correspond to the first five chapters in the block manual. Each of the five sessions is designed as a complete workshop and includes suggestions on techniques for conveying the information in a workshop setting. Session topics include: (1) getting acquainted with blocks; (2) arranging space and materials for block play; (3) the teacher's role in the block corner; (4) dramatic play with blocks; and (5) mathematics and problem solving in block play. Two handouts concerning stages of block building and arranging the space and materials for block play are appended. This teacher's guide is not intended to be used alone and is thought to be helpful only when read in conjunction with the block manual, which is available in both English and Spanish. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Learning Activities, Mathematical Enrichment, Parent Education, Play, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides, Workshops
Creative Associates, Inc., 4419 39th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20016 ($3.95; complete set of manuals, $47.55)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Creative Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.