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Warner, Laverne; Wilmoth, Linda – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2007
Mrs. Keenan, a preschool teacher, observed her 3-year-old granddaughter Riley pull, tug, and stack piles of holiday boxes on the floor. She remembered that her child care director had suggested using boxes as a curriculum theme, but she hadn't given much thought about the idea until now. She said to herself, "I wonder if my children would be as…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Learning Activities, Art Activities, Educational Games
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Warner, Laverne; Adams, Polly – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1996
Suggests that when teachers study their children in systematic ways to enhance classroom management, they are participating in action research. Discusses how data for action research are collected, for example teacher diaries and student portfolios. Presents two examples of action research: one on block play and the other on curriculum…
Descriptors: Action Research, Class Activities, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques
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Warner, Laverne – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1998
Argues that worksheets are limited teaching tools because they do not address preschoolers' developmental needs such as hands-on play. Presents characteristics of early learning that can be facilitated by play, which fosters children's social and language development, physical skills, and creative and critical thinking. Suggests that learning can…
Descriptors: Child Development, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Developmental Tasks