ERIC Number: ED194229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
House Corner: A Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood.
Creative Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Designed for teachers and other adults who work with young children, this manual provides guidelines for designing creative house corner activities. The first chapter examines outcomes inherent in dramatic play. Chapter Two presents practical suggestions for arranging the area and selecting and displaying materials which will inspire dramatic play. Props which are appropriate for various cultural groups are listed. Sara Smilansky's six criteria for socio-dramatic play are discussed in Chapter Three as a framework for observing and assessing children's development in play. The teacher's role in teaching skills and expanding play themes is examined in Chapter Four. Specific suggestions for expanding to new themes in socio-dramatic play are presented in the last chapter. An annotated bibliography of articles and books on the house corner is included in the appendix. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Role
Creative Associates, Inc., 4419 39th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20016 ($5.95; 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.