ERIC Number: ED489847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Spotlight on Young Children and the Creative Arts
National Association for the Education of Young Children
The creative arts--including music, movement, dramatic play, puppetry, painting, sculpture, and drawing--are a crucial part of early childhood. Not only do the arts allow children to express themselves, but creative activity can enhance development of children's skills in literacy, science, math, social studies, and more. This engaging collection of articles from "Young Children" also includes resources and carefully designed questions and activities to aid readers in reflecting on best practice. The following articles are included in this book: (1) The Language of Lullabies (Alice Sterling Honig); (2) Sometimes a Smudge Is Just a Smudge, and Sometimes It's a Saber-Toothed Tiger: Learning and the Arts through the Ages (Resa Matlock and John Hornstein); (3) Young Children Try, Try Again: Using Wood, Glue, and Words to Enhance Learning (Corinna S. Bisgaier and Triada Samaras, with Michele J. Russo); (4) Books for Young Children about the Creative Arts (Compiled by Sandi Collins); (5) Music Play: Creating Centers for Musical Play and Exploration (Kristen M. Kemple, Jacqueline J. Batey, and Lynn C. Hartle); (6) Promoting Creativity for Life Using Open-Ended Materials (Walter F. Drew and Baji Rankin); (7) Making the MOST of Creativity in Activities for Young Children with Disabilities (Linda Crane Mitchell); (8) Music from Inside Out: Promoting Emergent Composition with Young Children (Jennifer Ohman-Rodriguez); (9) Education Is a Moving Experience: Get Movin'! (Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld); (10) Thinking about Art: Encouraging Art Appreciation in Early Childhood Settings (Ann S. Epstein); (11) Resources for Exploring the Creative Arts with Young Children; and (12) Reflecting, Discussing, Exploring: Questions and Follow-Up Activities (Marilou Hyson).
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Young Children, Art Education, Music Education, Early Childhood Education, Movement Education, Aesthetic Education, Puppetry, Freehand Drawing, Painting (Visual Arts), Creativity, Disabilities, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.