Higher Education

Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom, 6th Edition

  • Judy Herr University of Wisconsin, Stout, Wisconsin
  • ISBN-10: 1111831025  |  ISBN-13: 9781111831028
  • 768 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004, 2000
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.75
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About

Overview

Early childhood educators around the world use this best seller. A theme-based early childhood curriculum planner, the book contains 76 different themes ranging from Ants to Zoo Animals, presented in alphabetical order. Content for each theme includes the following sections: Curriculum Flowchart, Theme Goals, Concepts for Children to Learn, Vocabulary, Bulletin Board Ideas, Sample Parent Letter, Arts and Crafts, Cooking, Dramatic Play, Field Trips, Fingerplays/Chants, Group Time, Science, Math, Sensory, Large Motor, Fine Motor, Social Studies, Books, Recordings and Song Titles, and Technology/Multimedia Resources. The updated book sections for each theme include hundreds of new children's literature references with a special emphasis on multicultural selections. In addition, the new Sixth Edition includes a brand new four-color insert on Using a Digital Camera in the Early Childhood Classroom. The text is accompanied by a companion website that contains important assessment tools, lesson plan forms, rainy day activities, developmental checklists, classroom artifacts, and much more.

Features and Benefits

  • Comprehensive themes--illuminated by 2500 activities and resources--provide an entire curriculum for future and current early childhood educators.
  • Songs, chants, recipes, motor activities, arts and crafts, dramatic play ideas, and finger-plays are included for each theme--and so much more!
  • Comprehensive listings of current and classic children's literature support each theme.

Table of Contents

1. Ants.
2. Apples.
3. Art.
4. Birds.
5. Blue.
6. Bread.
7. Brushes.
8. Bubbles.
9. Buildings.
10. Camping.
11. Caring for Our Earth.
12. Cars, Trucks and Buses.
13. Cats.
14. Chinese New Year.
15. Christmas.
16. Cinco de Mayo.
17. Circus.
18. Clothing.
19. Communications.
20. Construction Tools.
21. Containers.
22. Creative Movement.
23. Dairy Products.
24. Dentist.
25. Diwali.
26. Doctors and Nurses.
27. Dogs.
28. Easter.
29. Eggs.
30. Fall.
31. Families.
32. Farm Animals.
33. Feelings.
34. Feet.
35. Firefighters.
36. Fish.
37. Flowers.
38. Friends.
SPECIAL INSERT: USING THE DIGITAL CAMERA IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOM.
39. Frogs.
40. Fruits and Vegetables.
41. Gardens.
42. Halloween.
43. Hanukkah.
44. Hats.
45. Health.
46. Homes.
47. Insects and Spiders.
48. Kwanzaa.
49. Mail Carrier.
50. Mice.
51. Music.
52. Numbers.
53. Nursery Rhymes.
54. Occupations.
55. Pets.
56. Plants.
57. Puppets.
58. Purple.
59. Rain.
60. Ramadan.
61. Red.
62. Safety.
63. Scissors.
64. Shapes.
65. Sports.
66. Spring.
67. Summer.
68. Thanksgiving.
69. Trees.
70. Valentine's Day.
71. Water.
72. Wheels.
73. Winter.
74. Worms.
75. Yellow.
76. Zoo Animals.
Appendix A: Multicultural Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom.
Appendix B: Overview of the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards.

What's New

  • Five brand new multicultural themes--Chinese New Year, Cinco de Mayo, Diwali, Kwanzaa, and Ramadan--have been written exclusively for this edition to provide new multicultural curriculum ideas for early childhood educators.
  • New "green" themes such as "Caring for our Earth" address the growing interest in early childhood environmental education.
  • A brand new, 24 page four-color insert on "Using the Digital Camera in the Early Childhood Classroom" provides teachers with current approaches to instruction. Each classroom artifact showcased in the insert is aligned with the appropriate NAEYC teaching standard.
  • Addressing market interest in recently published children's literature, hundreds of new citations have been added, with a special emphasis on new multicultural children's literature.
  • New Technology/Multimedia Resources have been added to each theme to extend teaching and learning opportunities.
  • Over 2500 new early childhood resources and activities provide teachers with fresh early childhood curriculum ideas. Old and outdated curriculum ideas and resources have been eliminated.
  • The new edition has been thoroughly revised to align with current NAEYC guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) and Effective Teaching.
  • The Appendix on Multicultural Materials for the Early Childhood Classroom has been expanded.
  • A new companion website supports the Sixth Edition, providing additional teaching resources and materials to in-service teachers. (In previous editions, these resources were included on a CD-ROM packaged with the text.)

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"This is a great resource to help teachers plan an integrated curriculum that addresses the multiple learning styles of preschool children."

— Fredalene Bowers, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

"I've used this text for many, many years. My students really like the text and keep it forever. It also really helps them in student teaching. Worth every penny the students spend on it and it becomes a lasting resource for teaching."

— Leanna Manna, Villa Maria College

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Cengage Advantage Books: Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom  (ISBN-10: 1111836949 | ISBN-13: 9781111836948)

Early childhood educators around the world use this best seller. A theme-based early childhood curriculum planner, the book contains 76 different themes ranging from Ants to Zoo Animals, presented in alphabetical order. Content for each theme includes the following sections: Curriculum Flowchart, Theme Goals, Concepts for Children to Learn, Vocabulary, Bulletin Board Ideas, Sample Parent Letter, Arts and Crafts, Cooking, Dramatic Play, Field Trips, Fingerplays/Chants, Group Time, Science, Math, Sensory, Large Motor, Fine Motor, Social Studies, Books, Recordings and Song Titles, and Technology/Multimedia Resources. The updated book sections for each theme include hundreds of new children's literature references with a special emphasis on multicultural selections. In addition, the new Sixth Edition includes a brand new four-color insert on Using a Digital Camera in the Early Childhood Classroom. The text is accompanied by a companion website that contains important assessment tools, lesson plan forms, rainy day activities, developmental checklists, classroom artifacts, and much more.

List Price = $95.95  | CengageBrain Price = $95.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $72.00

Early Childhood Education Media Library, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133048919 | ISBN-13: 9781133048916)

Access the Early Childhood Education Media Library to view videos covering a wide range of topics in Early Childhood Education. These current, authentic video clips show teachers and children in real classroom and child care center settings, giving your students an accurate picture of actual teaching situations and challenges. The media library includes access to TeachSource Video Cases--video modules enriched with such additional resources as classroom artifacts, viewing questions, interview transcripts, key terms, and bonus video footage. Visit www.cengage.com/earlychilded/medialibrary to learn more.

List Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

Student Supplements

Cengage Advantage Books: Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom  (ISBN-10: 1111836949 | ISBN-13: 9781111836948)

Early childhood educators around the world use this best seller to plan daily curriculum and classroom activities. The book contains 76 different themes ranging from Ants to Zoo Animals, presented in alphabetical order. Content for each theme includes the following sections: Curriculum Flowchart, Theme Goals, Concepts for Children to Learn, Vocabulary, Bulletin Board Ideas, Sample Parent Letter, Arts and Crafts, Cooking, Dramatic Play, Field Trips, Fingerplays/Chants, Group Time, Science, Math, Sensory, Large Motor, Fine Motor, Social Studies, Books, Recordings and Song Titles, and Technology/Multimedia Resources. The updated book sections for each theme include hundreds of new children's literature references with a special emphasis on multicultural selections. In addition, the new Sixth Edition includes a brand new four-color insert on Using the Digital Camera in the Early Childhood Classroom. The text is accompanied by a companion website that contains important assessment tools, lesson plan forms, rainy day activities, developmental checklists, classroom artifacts, and much more.

List Price = $95.95  | CengageBrain Price = $95.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $72.00

Early Childhood Education Media Library, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133048919 | ISBN-13: 9781133048916)

Access the Early Childhood Education Media Library to view videos covering a wide range of topics in Early Childhood Education. These current, authentic video clips show teachers and children in real classroom and child care center settings, giving you an accurate picture of actual teaching situations and challenges. The media library includes access to TeachSource Video Cases--video modules enriched with such additional resources as classroom artifacts, viewing questions, interview transcripts, key terms, and bonus video footage.

List Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

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.