ERIC Number: ED455011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Sand and Water Play: Simple, Creative Activities for Young Children.
West, Sherrie; Cox, Amy
Based on the view that creative play and hands-on experiences are essential to the development of well-balanced children and that their teachers have the responsibility to create an environment that can stimulate children's senses and curiosity, this book provides activities incorporating the use of sand and water tables into the classroom on a daily basis. The introduction to the book presents general guidelines for keeping sand and water play safe and healthy and describes the format used for the activities. Activities are presented in seven areas: (1) art activities; (2) dramatic play activities; (3) environment activities; (4) outdoors activities; (5) science activities; (6) water activities; and (7) miscellaneous activities. Each activity description presents an objective, lists suggested materials, gives directions for setting up the activity, lists suggested open-ended questions, delineates vocabulary words on which to focus during the activity, and includes tips for enhancing the activity. The final two sections of the book contain charts for children to use during the activities and a recipe section, which includes recipes for "silly putty,""playdough," and soap paint. (KB)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Class Activities, Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Play, Science Activities, Young Children
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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