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ERIC Number: EJ898676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Using Games to Explore Visual Art with Young Children
Eckhoff, Angela
Young Children, v65 n1 p18-22 Jan 2010
Art-viewing experiences are an important part of the knowledge-building process and require careful planning and unique teaching strategies. One teaching strategy involves an activity most young children enjoy--playing games. In this article, the author explains ways to use games and conversations to introduce visual artworks to young children. She discusses how to choose an appropriate game, select culturally diverse artworks to explore, and build on the experiences by giving children opportunities to connect their observations of art to their own creations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A