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Creative Activities and Curriculum for Young Children, 11th Edition

  • Mary Mayesky, Ph.D. Duke University, (Emerita)
  • ISBN-10: 128542817X  |  ISBN-13: 9781285428178
  • 624 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2006
  • © 2015 | Published
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Overview

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Eleventh Edition, is an invaluable resource for early childhood teachers, child-care providers, and pre-service and in-service elementary teachers that provides sound developmental theory and its practical application. It is written for anyone who wants to know more about creativity, creative children, creative teaching, and creative curriculum and activities that can be applied to classroom settings. Updated throughout, the Eleventh Edition features expanded coverage of professional standards, including NAEYC program standards and accreditation criteria as well as Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) guidelines in early childhood programs. It also includes new brain research, new Did You Get It? quiz questions throughout each chapter, TeachSource Video features with questions for reflection and discussion, new topics in the This One's For You! and Think About It features, and nearly all new photos. Multicultural education has been integrated throughout the text with material on creativity in an anti-bias curriculum as well as numerous creative multicultural activity ideas. Students will turn to this resource throughout their professional careers.

Features and Benefits

  • Parts One through Four set an appropriate theoretical stage, while Part Five covers the application of these theories in specific curriculum areas. Each part starts with reflective questions that link together the chapters in the section.
  • While grounded in theory, this book takes a practical, child-centered approach to creativity with a wide variety of classroom-tested activities for infants and children through grade 5.
  • The book is appropriate for states with K–5 early childhood certification and in programs for children in day care to elementary school.
  • Every chapter includes activities for preschool, kindergarten to grade 3, and grades 4 to 5.
  • Think About It and This One's for You! boxed features provide readers with new research and information related to chapter content.

Table of Contents

Part I: FOSTERING CREATIVITY AND AESTHETICS IN YOUNG CHILDREN: THEORETICAL BASIS.
1. The Concept of Creativity.
2. Promoting Creativity.
3. The Concept of Aesthetics.
4. Promoting Aesthetic Experiences.
Part II: PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING CREATIVE ACTIVITIES: DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE.
5. Children, Teachers, and Creative Activities.
6. Creative Environments.
7. Play, Development, and Creativity.
8. Using Technology to Promote Creativity.
Part III: 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.
Part IV: THE EARLY CHILDHOOD ART PROGRAM.
12. Program Basics: Goals, Setting Up, Materials, and Strategies.
13. Two-Dimensional Activities.
14. Three-Dimensional Activities.
Part V: CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM.
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.
APPENDICES.
A. Gross- and Fine-Motor Skills.
B. Language Development Objectives and Activities for Infants and Toddlers.
C. Art Talk Summary.
D. Exhibitions and Displays.
E. Recycled Materials.
F. Criteria for Selecting Play Equipment for Young Children.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • New activities are included for preschool, kindergarten to grade 3, and grades 4 to 5 in every chapter. There's also more information about, and new activities for, infants and toddlers throughout the book.
  • Integrated coverage of NAEYC standards and DAP criteria helps students make connections between what they learn in the text and professional standards. This is accomplished with chapter-opening lists of standards to be covered, icons that identify standards-related content, and a Standards Correlation Grid on the inside front and back covers.
  • Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter correlate with main chapter headings and show students what they need to know to process and understand the information in the chapter. Learning Objectives are also integrated into each end-of-chapter Summary. When students complete the chapter, they should be able to demonstrate how they can use and apply the knowledge and skills that they just learned.
  • TeachSource Video features introduce videos (viewable at Early Childhood Education CourseMate) that help students relate key chapter content to real-life scenarios. Accompanying critical thinking questions provide opportunities for reflection and discussion.
  • New Digital Downloads icons identify forms, important lists, and additional resources in the text that can be downloaded from CourseMate and printed out for use in the classroom or to review key concepts.
  • Did You Get It? quizzes allow students to measure their performance against the learning objectives in each chapter. One question for each learning objective is featured in the textbook to encourage students to go to CengageBrain.com, take the full quiz, and check their understanding.
  • A new Brain Research Says boxed feature includes updated coverage of relevant brain research as well as prime times for brain development of visual, auditory, language, physical, motor, emotional, and social development.
  • Diversity and multicultural curriculum ideas are integrated throughout the book instead of treated in a separate chapter.
  • Updated content includes new or revised information on emergent curriculum and Aspergers/Autism Spectrum Disorder (Ch. 5), preschool play and the importance of free play/recess play (Ch. 7), teacher talk techniques for encouraging play with children with disabilities (Ch. 7), and the preschool creative movement (Ch. 16).
  • Also new are activities related to Common Core State Standards in math and language arts (Ch. 18 and 20), additional information on stages of art development for infancy to 18 months, S.T.E.M., and S.T.E.A.M. (Ch. 19), music experiences for infants and children up to age 2 (Ch. 17), and new data on overweight children and obesity in America (Ch. 21).
  • Beginning in Chapter 5, updated special needs coverage is presented throughout the text.
  • Increased coverage of technology--such as material on NAEYC's new position statement on technology--appears throughout the text as well as in Chapter 8, which continues to be devoted to the topic.
  • Safety issues are covered in relevant chapters rather than in a separate chapter.
  • Think About It and This One's for You boxed features, which provide new research and information related to chapter content, are updated. Streamlined end-of-chapter features include a Summary organized by chapter Learning Objectives, a Key Terms list, and Learning Activities.

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Reviews

"This text provides an in-depth look into the world of creativity, including everything from the definition to activity examples to be used in your classroom."

— Ruslan Slutsky, The University of Toledo

"This text is a valuable resource in assisting prospective teachers with the skills and knowledge to foster creativity in the early childhood development curriculum."

— Susan Finkel, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.