Creative Activities for Young Children, 10th Edition

  • Mary Mayesky, Ph.D. Duke University, (Emerita)
  • ISBN-10: 1111298092  |  ISBN-13: 9781111298098
  • 688 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2002
  • © 2012 | Published
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    Overview

    CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 10th Edition, is an invaluable resource for any teacher, pre-service or experienced, as well as for parents and child-care providers. Featuring a wealth of information covering every conceivable content area encountered in an early childhood classroom as well as up to grade 5, this combined art/curriculum text promotes creativity in children and encourages readers to exercise their own creativity. The sound theoretical base is applied in hundreds of practical activities. The Tenth Edition features expanded coverage of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), Web tools in the arts, and brain research, and nearly all photos are new. All references, including websites, software recommendations, and additional readings have been updated. The final section on Creativity and Multicultural Education covers the place of creativity in the anti-bias curriculum, and provides a multitude of creative activity ideas for use in today’s multicultural classrooms. Students will find this book to be a helpful resource throughout their professional careers.


    Features/Benefits

    • Creativity, including practical ideas and activities, is covered for all curriculum areas.
    • The book is appropriate for states with K–5 early childhood certification and in programs for children in day care to elementary school.
    • An entire section, including activities, is devoted to creativity and the multicultural curriculum--helping students address the increasing diversity in today’s classrooms.
    • Every chapter includes activities for preschool, Kindergarten to Grade 3, and Grades 4 to 5.
    • Where applicable, activities for specific learning styles are provided in chapter-ending material.
    • “Think About It” and “This One’s for You!” sections provide readers with new research and information related to chapter content.

    Table of Contents

    PART 1: THEORIES RELATING TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT.
    SECTION 1: Fostering Creativity and Aesthetics in Young Children.
    1. The Concept of Creativity.
    2. Promoting Creativity.
    3. The Concept of Aesthetics.
    4. Promoting Aesthetic Experiences.
    SECTION 2: Planning and Implementing Creative Activities.
    5. Children, Teachers, and Creative Activities.
    6. Creative Environments.
    7. Play, Development, and Creativity.
    8. Using Technology to Promote Creativity.
    SECTION 3: Art and the Development of the Young Child.
    9. Art and Physical--Mental Growth.
    10. Art and Social-Emotional Growth.
    11. Developmental Levels and Art.
    SECTION 4. The Early Childhood Art Program.
    12. Program Basics. Goals, Setting Up, Materials, and Strategies.
    13. Two- Dimensional Activities.
    14. Three-Dimensional Activities.
    PART 2: THEORY INTO PRACTICE: CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM.
    SECTION 5: Creative Activities in Other Curriculum Areas.
    15. Dramatic Play and Puppetry.
    16. Creative Movement.
    17. Creative Music.
    18. Creative Language Experiences.
    19. Creative Science.
    20. Creative Mathematics.
    21. Creative Food Experiences.
    22. Creative Social Studies.
    23. Creative Health and Safety Experiences.
    SECTION 6: Creativity: A Multicultural View.
    24. Creativity, Diversity, and the Early Childhood Program.
    25. Creative Multicultural Ideas.
    Appendix A: Gross and Fine Motor Skills.
    Appendix B: Language Development Objectives and Activities for Infants and Toddlers.
    Appendix C: Basic Program Equipment and Materials for an Early Childhood Center.
    Appendix D: Room and Yard Organization, Exhibitions, and Displays.
    Appendix E: Recycled Materials.
    Appendix F: Criteria for Selecting Play Equipment for Young Children.
    Appendix G: Puppet Patterns.
    Appendix H: Software Companies.
    Appendix I: Checklist: Aesthetic Enhancements in the Early Childhood Environment.
    Glossary.
    Index.

    What's New

    • New! Noteworthy expanded coverage includes the latest in developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), online teaching tools in the arts, and brain research.
    • New! End-of-chapter material includes new higher-level review questions to encourage reflective thinking, and expanded key words lists--now with page references for greater ease of use.
    • New! A completely new photo program gives student readers a real-life view of today’s ECE classrooms.
    • New! Chapter 5, “Children, Teachers, and Creative Activities,” includes expanded coverage of multiple intelligences.
    • New! This edition presents a greater number of tips on maximizing small classroom space for activity centers.
    • New! Coverage of Erickson’s psychosocial theory of development and Carl Rogers’ psychosocially safe environment is presented in Chapter 11, “Developmental Levels of Art.”
    • New! Chapter 12, “Program Basics: Goals, Setting Up, Materials, and Strategies,” discusses national and state standards.
    • New! Chapter 22 features a new section called “Preschoolers and Social Studies.”

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    Meet the Author

    About the Author

    Mary Mayesky, Ph.D.

    Mary Mayesky, Ph.D., is a certified preschool, elementary, and secondary teacher. She is a former professor in the Program in Education at Duke University, former director of the Early Childhood Certification Program, and supervisor of student teachers. She has served as assistant director for programs in the Office of Day Services, Department of Human Resources, State of North Carolina. She is also the former principal of the Mary E. Phillips Magnet School in Raleigh, North Carolina, the first licensed extended day magnet in the Southeast. She has served several terms on the North Carolina Day Care Commission and on the Wake County School Board. Dr. Mayesky has worked in Head Start, child care, kindergarten, and YWCA early childhood programs and has taught kindergarten through grade 8 in the public schools. She has written extensively for professional journals and for general-circulation magazines in the areas of child development and curriculum design. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was named Woman of the Year in Education by the North Carolina Academy of the YWCA. Her other honors include being named Outstanding Young Educator by the Duke University Research Council, receiving the American Association of School Administrators Research Award, and being nominated for the Duke University Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award.