ERIC Number: ED345180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Gentle Rain and Loving Sun: Activities for Developing a Healthy Self-Concept in Young Children.
Brown, Sam Ed
Activities to develop a healthy self-concept for preschool and kindergarten children are presented in this book. The stated purposes of the book are: (1) to discuss the development of a healthy self-concept in terms that will impact parents, teachers, counselors, and significant others; (2) to discuss ways in which parents, counselors, and teachers can promote a healthy self-concept in young children; and (3) to provide many practical activities that may be used by parents and teachers that may build on healthy self-concept. Part I focuses on developing self-concept. Working with the young child, teaching toward a self-concept, and mistakes often made with young children. In Part II these self-concept activities are presented: 10 activities in "belonging to a group"; 3 activities in "books about myself"; 14 activities in "building self-concept"; 4 activities in "cooking a self-concept"; 10 activities in "learning new body parts"; 15 activities in "dealing with emotions"; 11 activities in "I am special"; 17 activities in "individual preferences"; 6 activities in "learning names"; 11 activities in "learning responsibility"; 4 activities in "my family"; 15 activities in "self-concept and art"; and 12 activities in "self-identity." There is a 28-item bibliography and information about the author. (ABL)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Accelerated Development Inc., Publishers, 3400 Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN 47304-4896 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
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