ERIC Number: ED491900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Theme Play: Exciting Young Imaginations
Out of his years of experience in working with children, Zingher identifies some of the powerful and evocative themes of childhood, and explores why these touch children so deeply. He encourages professionals who work with children in school, camp, club and library settings to consider using these themes to develop thoughtful and creative programs and units of study. Included are recommended books and videos that illustrate each theme, questions for discussion, possible starting points including: (1) read-alouds; (2) stories to be told; (3) sensory experiences; (4) interesting objects; (5) follow-up activities; and (5) examples of fully described and developed thematic journeys. Following the preface, the table of contents lists the following chapters: (1) Embarking with Children on Thematic Journeys; (2) Experimenting with Themes in Different Settings; (3) The Power and Magic of Entrances; (4) The Child as Everyday Explorer; (5) A Few Reflections; and a Biography.
Descriptors: Thematic Approach, Play, Children, Reading Aloud to Others, Story Telling, Sensory Experience, Activities
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