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ERIC Number: ED343119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Pages: 24
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Children's Literature Favorites: Using the Five Senses.
Stomfay-Stitz, Aline M.
Predicated on the idea that a multicultural and multisensory classroom program based on literature can attract children's interest, this paper provides guidelines for choosing representative classics from children's literature. The paper advances two primary goals for selection and experiences for children: (1) stimulation of the creativity of young children by using the five senses--sight, taste, smell, sound, and touch; and (2) appreciation for the differences of others in a multicultural/global perspective. The paper maintains that the inclusion of these goals could help children's intellectual, social, and affective development. After describing criteria for selection, the paper discusses three favorite books: "The Poppy Seed Cakes,""Anansi, the Adventures of Spider," and"Frederick," and the first steps to integrate the multisensory and multicultural elements. A 20-item reference list is included. An appendix on instructional materials, a resource directory, and a calendar of activities for parent involvement are attached. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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