The Budding Artist

Author: Laura Laxton
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780876594353
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Education

Curious kids will delight in the wonder of the creative process with the fifty art-inspiring activities in The Budding Artist! With great ways for you and your budding artist to create beautiful memories together, this book shows parents and kids how to paint with bubbles, create glue webs, make a blooming tablecloth, and construct homemade paper valentines. Perfect for ages three to six, this fun-filled introduction to arts and crafts features easy-to-follow instructions and easy-to-find materials that will help you and your child have as much fun creating art as viewing the finished product!

Learning at Home Pre K 3

Author: Ann C. Barbour
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781628733051
Release Date: 2013-12-13

Families play a critical role in helping young children develop a solid academic foundation and love of learning. Numerous examples have proven time and again that children’s learning behavior is strongest when reinforced with activities, social interactions, and play. In Learning at Home, PreK–3, Ann Barbour stresses the importance of getting parents involved with their children’s education through engaging homework activities. Bursting with activities to foster learning on many levels, this book also offers ideas for teachers on how to include parents in their children’s education. Discover hundreds of fun activities designed to: Relate learning directly to children’s own experiences Include shared reading experiences, family projects, and games Integrate developmental and content areas, including language and literacy, mathematics, science, and the creative arts Promote literacy learning in homes where English is not the primary language And more This book gives teachers the tools to reach out to families and provides parents with the guidance to reinforce learning both in school and at home. Complete with tips on how to encourage parent involvement, data to support family commitment to the child’s education, and activities that young students will enjoy doing at home with their families, Learning at Home is a fantastic resource to promote the joy of learning at home.

Daily Preschool Experiences

Author: Cathy Clemons
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780876597903
Release Date: 2017-08-31
Genre: Education

With 100 days of plans, Daily Preschool Experiences has learning center activities for preschool learners at every developmental level. The daily plans are organized by theme into 20 units, each with a 5-day plan. Each daily plan includes: A morning circle activity Differentiated activities for 3 learning centers A related children's book Vocabulary words Extension activities A review of the day's experience Because every child is unique, teachers can select the activities that fit the developmental levels of the individual children in their classes. The learning center activities for each unit in the book have three developmental levels of learning: beginning, developing, and experienced.


Author: Toby Reynolds
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781477791301
Release Date: 2014-07-15

What do erasers, potatoes, and bubble wrap have in common? They can all be used for printing! By using an unexpected array of materials and media, this assortment of printing projects will have budding artists rethinking what they know about art and how it's created.

Another Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Young Children

Author: Kathy Charner
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780876594308
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Education

More than 300 theme activities written by teachers for teachers! Actively engage children’s imaginations with more than 300 activities for young children organized into a variety of popular themes – from the alphabet to the weather. The result of a nationwide contest among teachers, the classroom-tested activities in Another Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Young Children provide many months of learning fun! Each activity is complete with learning objectives, materials list, related children’s book suggestions, step-by-step instructions of what to do, teacher-to-teacher tips to expand on children’s learning, assessment strategies, and related songs, poems, and fingerplays. Themes: •All About Me •Alphabet •Animals •Art •Building & Construction •Celebrations •Colors •Five Senses •Health & Nutrition •Insects & Bugs •Kindness •Math •Music & Movement •My Community & Neighborhood •My Family & Friends •My School •Numbers •Our Earth •Plants •Science & Technology •Seasons •Shapes •Time •Transportation •Water •Weather

Printing Crafts

Author: Annalees Lim
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781482402162
Release Date: 2013-12-15

There's a great sense of pride in carrying a colorful, distinctive tote bag or hanging a one-of-a-kind print in your living room. Using paints, homemade stencils, and some other simple materials, readers will be able to make funky decorations, clothes, and even wrapping paper. Photographs accompany each step of the crafts so readers can easily follow along. Some crafts require a bit of help from an adult, but most are simple, fun ways for readers to use their creativity to make unique pieces all their own.

Something about the Author

Author: Jenai Mynatt
Publisher: Gale
ISBN: 078766992X
Release Date: 2004-04-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.

Bringing Mysteries Alive for Children and Young Adults

Author: Jeanette Larson
Publisher: Worthington, Ohio : Linworth Pub.
ISBN: 1586830120
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Kids love mysteries, and you will love promoting learning and literacy with this guide to the mystery genre! Inside, you will find an introduction to the various types of mysteries and a guide to using the genre effectively in the library or classroom. Engage learners and teach concepts within all subject areas! Content is ideal for public librarians as well as school librarians. Includes examples from most of the major sub-genres and categories, including true crime, detective stories, ghosts and gothics, suspense, and many, many more! Appendices. Bibliography. Works Cited. Index of Subjects. Book jacket.

Pfui Spinne

Author: Christine Nöstlinger
ISBN: 3407787235
Release Date: 1993

Sommer in Bella Italia - und die Liebe-auf-den-ersten-Blick! Man muss für den Fall der Liebe gewappnet sein, denkt Christine. Doch der "Fall" ist noch immer nicht eingetreten - ein grosses Problem zwischen ihr und ihrem Hasi. Eine heimliche Ferienreise nach Griechenland soll Abhilfe schaffen. Aber dann entwickelt sich die Geschichte in eine ganz andere Richtung, als die beiden es geplant haben. In Italien trifft Christine die grosse Liebe-auf-den-ersten-Blick und Hasi hat allen Grund zur Eifersucht. Frech, sinnlich, ironisch - und zeitlos aktuell! Christine Nöstlinger, geboren 1936, zählt zu den bekanntesten und beliebtesten Schriftstellern für Kinder- und Jugendliche. Für ihr Gesamtwerk erhielt sie die hoch angesehene Hans-Christian-Andersen-Medaille und den Astrid Lindgren-Gedächtnispreis. Sie lebt in Wien und Niederösterreich.