Higher Education

Creative Learning Activities for Young Children, 1st Edition

  • Judy Herr University of Wisconsin, Stout, Wisconsin
  • ISBN-10: 0766816133  |  ISBN-13: 9780766816138
  • 512 Pages
  • © 2001 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $78.00



This comprehensive activity book provides hundreds of developmentally appropriate activities for young children. The book focuses on the growth of the whole child and includes developmental norms for all areas. Activities are designed to support, enhance, and promote the child's development in all areas. Students are taught how to assess and plan appropriate activities. Criteria are provided for selecting children's books and toys to ensure that they are developmentally appropriate as well as suggestions for introducing activities. Activities include art, cooking, dramatic play, finger plays, large muscle activities, math, science, and music.

Features and Benefits

  • An introduction to developmental norms assists readers in tracking a child's growth and development
  • Provides outlines for observing, recording, and documenting behavior to make educated decisions about a child's development
  • Hundreds of creative activities provide an interesting and challenging environment
  • A listing of hundreds of children's books selected by a children's librarian reinforces learning

Table of Contents

Drawing Media and Tools.
Dough and Clay.
Arts and Crafts.
Dramatic Play.
Large Muscle Activities.
Rainy Day Activities.
Sensory Activities.
Social Studies.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Judy Herr

Judy Herr, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. Dr. Herr is a member of numerous early childhood organizations such as NAEYC, and has held leadership positions in these organizations. She is also a frequent lecturer at early childhood conferences and seminars and has published many articles and books on early childhood topics.