Your Preschooler Discovers the Fine Arts

An Integrative Program Designed to Nurture the Whole Child Joan Mishra. school discipline suddenly became very challenging. This is when the “Praise Technique” was born. We had practiced versions of it on a smaller scale from time to ...

Author: Joan Mishra

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595138746

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Drawing on the most creative and humane early childhood methods of this century (Suzuki, Montessori, Reggio Emilia and others) as well as insights from eastern philosophy, this significant new work represents an innovative approach to preschool education. The author brings a thoroughly integrative orientation to bear in her understanding of how children can best develop academic and creative abilities. Based on her experience of designing the Houston preschool, Allegro Conservatory, the author’s approach is at once high-minded and down-to-earth. She offers the reader clear and simple explanations of rather profound philosophies as well as a practical means to put these ideas into effect. The first chapters delineate the school’s philosophy and discuss in some detail the qualities of a nurturing environment. Those sections also offer specific guidelines on developing positive parent, teacher and child behaviors. In step-by-step fashion, the book then demonstrates an imaginative, yet academic curriculum for young children. It emphasizes the early teaching of basic skills as well as training in the fine arts, especially music. Research on the “Mozart Effect” has stimulated recent parental interest in the powerful influence of music on the young child’s brain. This book takes that research one step further by advocating the child’s exposure to all types of greatness in subjects such as literature, art, drama and philosophy as well. This work represents a bright new expansion in the field of early childhood education. It leads the preschool educator from a narrow focus on letters, colors, numbers and socialization skills to a vast new realm of higher learning. Hopefully, its concepts will spark creative thought in the minds of all parents and educators who read it.

Art Kids and Christian Education

Exploring Fine Arts with Children Chapter 4 Helping young people encounter art can be viewed as a sacred task . ... Adults are not the authorities but rather humble guides who provide an opportunity for children to discover what is ...

Author: Ardys Koskovich Sabin

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress

ISBN: 1451403879

Category: Religion

Page: 70

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Art doesn't just provide a fun escape for kids - it can be used as a significant part of the Christian education process. This book shows how to explore the Bible stories through artistic media such as pottery, weaving, painting, and more.

The Living Chess Game Fine Arts Activities for Kids 9 14

Fine Arts Activities for Kids 9-14 Alexey W. Root. Defense is “a move or series of moves designed to meet opposing threats and attacks, whether immediate or long range. In the openings, a defense is a system of play whose characteristic ...

Author: Alexey W. Root

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781598843811

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 102

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This book provides comprehensive information and guidance for successfully staging a theatrical living chess game for children ages 9–14. It also prepares student to succeed in University Interscholastic League (UIL) Chess Puzzle. • Includes nearly 60 chess diagrams, illustrations of musical notation, publicity materials, and useful forms for visual art and theatrical evaluation • Instructs readers on writing scripts for famous chess games such as the Immortal Game, the Evergreen Game, and the Opera Game • Helps educators and librarians prepare students to succeed in University Interscholastic League (UIL) Chess Puzzle • Provides the national content standard, objectives, resources and materials, procedure, and assessment in all 12 music, dance, visual art, and theater activities • An annotated bibliography identifies additional source materials • A glossary defines 69 chess terms

Discovering Child Art

Essays on Childhood, Primitivism, and Modernism Jonathan David Fineberg, Jonathan Fineberg. connection between Girl with a Doll and children's art without benefit of Klee's letters , which had not yet been published ; but the freedom ...

Author: Jonathan David Fineberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691086826

Category: Art

Page: 271

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This book brings together thirteen distinguished critics and scholars to explore children's art and its profound but rarely documented influence on the evolution of modern art. It shows that children's art and childhood have inspired major works of art, served as central metaphors for artistic spontaneity and honesty, and provided a window into the fundamental human qualities explored by modern artists. The volume complements editor Jonathan Fineberg's groundbreaking new book, The Innocent Eye (Princeton, 1997), in which he showed how many of the greatest masters of modern art collected and were directly influenced by children's drawings. Contributors here both expand on Fineberg's themes and take the study of children's art in new directions. They examine, for example, the influence of child art on such artists as Kandinsky, Klee, Larionov, and Miró; the diverse styles of children's art; the influence of Romantic ideas on perceptions of children's art; the conception of giftedness versus education in children's drawings; and the relationship between children's art and primitivism. The book offers unique glimpses into the working processes of great modern artists, presenting, for example, Dora Vallier's personal recollections of Miró and his creative process, and new documentation about the works of the Russian avant-garde. The essays draw on art theory, psychology, and the close study of individual works of art and written texts. Discovering Child Art will appeal to a wide range of readers, including art historians, psychologists, and art educators. Contributors to the book are Troels Andersen, Rudolf Arnheim, John Carlin, Marcel Franciscono, Ernst Gombrich, Christopher Green, Josef Helfenstein, Werner Hofmann, Yuri Molok, G. G. Pospelov, Richard Shiff, Dora Vallier, and Barbara Würwag.

Preschool Art

Art allows children to explore and discover their world. Sometimes it is merely feeling slippery paint on the fingers, at other times it is the mystery of colours blending or the surprise of seeing a realistic picture evolve when blobs ...

Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl

Publisher: Brilliant Publications

ISBN: 9780857476340

Category: Art

Page: 263

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With the activities in Preschool Art, Foundation Stage children will be able to explore, discover and create using innovative, open-ended ideas. There are no adult-made samples to copy. The book contains over 200 activities ranging from drawing, painting and sculpture to craft, collage and construction.

Discover Her Art

Cassatt enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts but found her classes dull. ... Cassatt did not marry or have children, but her parents and sister, and then her brother and his family, joined her in Paris.

Author: Jean Leibowitz

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781641606172

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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"Discover Her Art is a brilliant guide to understanding how a painting does what it does." —Emily Eveleth, painter Discover Her Art invites young art lovers and artists to learn about painting through the lives and masterpieces of 24 women from the 16th to the 20th century. In each chapter, readers arrive at a masterwork, explore it with an artist's eye, and learn about the painter's remarkable life and the inspirations behind her work. Young artists will discover how these 24 amazing women used composition, color, value, shape, and line in paintings that range from highly realistic to fully abstract. Hands-on exercises encourage readers to create their own art! Whether you love to make art or just look at it, you will enjoy discovering the great work of these women artists.

Art and Creative Development for Young Children

Finding visual and auditory patterns can be a part of math, language, arts, science, and fine arts activities. ... Art. and. Science. Art activities help children discover scientific principles. Adding water to watercolor cakes produces ...

Author: J. Englebright Fox

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285965673

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 336


Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, ART & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 8th Edition, takes a child-centered approach to art education. Updated throughout, the book includes an in-depth discussion of technology to aid teachers in understanding the role that technology can play in children's visual art appreciation and production. Guidelines for establishing an inclusive art program in classrooms for young children are included for early childhood professionals. Activities and recipes make the text a valuable resource for in-service teachers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of Research and Policy in Art Education

It is just as interesting that the setting in which Ricci discovered the art of little children was a social one in which they could borrow graphic schemata from one another. Ricci was not alone in his discovery of child art.

Author: Elliot W. Eisner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135612313

Category: Art

Page: 288

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The Handbook of Research and Policy in Art Education marks a milestone in the field of art education. Sponsored by the National Art Education Association and assembled by an internationally known group of art educators, this 36-chapter handbook provides an overview of the remarkable progress that has characterized this field in recent decades. Organized into six sections, it profiles and integrates the following elements of this rapidly emerging field: history, policy, learning, curriculum and instruction, assessment, and competing perspectives. Because the scholarly foundations of art education are relatively new and loosely coupled, this handbook provides researchers, students, and policymakers (both inside and outside the field) an invaluable snapshot of its current boundaries and rapidly growing content. In a nutshell, it provides much needed definition and intellectual respectability to a field that as recently as 1960 was more firmly rooted in the world of arts and crafts than in scholarly research.

Think Speak Win Discover the Art of Debate

Some debaters like to make claims like, “Many obese children eat McDonald's (or any fast food, for that matter). Therefore, the growth of McDonald's is responsible for the increasing obesity in children.” A good debater can methodically ...

Author: Guarav Keerthi

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814634977

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 390


Many books on persuasive speaking only teach you how to speak persuasively, but they don’t teach you how to also think persuasively. Debaters tend to excel when they are put on the spot, because they know how to think fast, speak well, and win audiences. Think, Speak, Win: Discover the Art of Debate” provides a first-of-its-kind comprehensive introduction to the basics of debating for young students as well as interested adults, in a light-hearted and interesting style. This book breaks down the skills of debating into simple, memorable, and easy-to-follow chapters, and even covers the basics of coaching a school team and judging a debate competition. The skills of debating can help you achieve greater success at work and school, and this book guides you through a memorable 6-step process to apply “Debate-Thinking” to situations such as interviews, essay writing, impromptu speeches, presentations, and even leadership and management. You will never be at a loss for words again!