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It's the Process, not the Product?

Author(s): MaryAnn F Kohl (click on the author's name for more titles)

Each book in this series, by MaryAnn Kohl, contains excerpts from the best-seller Preschool Art, which emphasizes the process of art, not the product

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RRP $22.95

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Drawing to Learn

Author(s): Dr Margaret Brooks (click on the author's name for more titles)

Drawing and artmaking are core to programming in early childhood. We know that children use the arts to make sense of their world. But do we know how this happens and how to best support it? Art is a form of communication, a language. For young children who do not yet read and write it is a primary means of communication. But can we speak this language? Do we fully understand how the arts supports thinking and meaning making for young children? Much of early childhood practice rests upon socio, cultural and historical theories. However, until now there has been no framework for the arts in early childhood that is congruent with these theories. This book effectively addresses this gap in the literature. It is a scholarly work that carefully unpacks the art making processes of young children from a Vygotskian perspective. It illustrates and demonstrates, through stories and samples of children’s art making processes, how drawing and the arts are a leading activity in the development of the child. It links theory with practice to empower educators to support the artistic development of young children. A companion book, ‘Authentic Art with Children’, provides practical guides for art making with children that link these theories with practice. When read in conjunction, they take theory a step further and demonstrate how art studio practices, when braided with socio, cultural, historical theories, provide a powerful tool for learning.

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RRP $74.00

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Drawing to Learn ebook
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From the author, Dr Margaret Brooks This book is the theoretical companion to my more practical book, ‘Authentic Art with Children’. It lays out and discusses a theoretical framework and rationale for teaching the visual arts with young children. I carefully unpack a Vygotskian, social constructionist theory with many examples to clarify some difficult concepts. I believe we need to know why we are teaching the way we do and have the tools to critically evaluate what we do.

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RRP $64.00

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First Art for Toddlers and Twos
Open-ended Art Experiences

Author(s): MaryAnn F Kohl (click on the author's name for more titles)

In this updated, colour edition of First Art for Toddlers and Twos, you will find more than seventy-five art experiences, with lots of variations that add to the fun and tips for making the activities run smoothly. There’s even a chapter of special adult-made props, such as an Art Baggie Book to display a child’s artwork and a Tabletop Easel made from a pizza box to catch all the drips.

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RRP $44.95

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Giant Encyclopedia of Art & Craft for Children 3 to 6, The
More Than 500 Art & Craft Activities Written for Teachers by Teachers

Author(s): Kathy Charner (click on the author's name for more titles)

A comprehensive collection of the best art and craft activities for young children.

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RRP $78.95

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Inquiry-Based Early Learning Environments
Creating, Supporting and Collaborating

What does it mean to inquire? Grownups would say it means to question, to search for information, or to finding out about a topic of interest. For children in an early childhood classroom, the definition is no different. From the time of their birth, children want to know how the world works and actively seek out information. How educators respond to their questions is what this book is all about. Inquiry-Based Early Learning Environments takes an in-depth look at children’s inquiry. What does inquiry look like in early childhood settings? How does the environment affect children’s inquiries and teachers’ thought processes? Inquiry-Based Early Learning Environments examines inquiry in all its facets, including environments that support relationships, that create a culture of risk-taking in our thinking, that support teachers as well as children, that include families, that use documentation as a way of thinking about our work, and of course, the physical environment and all the objects and spaces within it. Throughout, stories about environments and approaches to inquiry from around the world are included as examples.

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RRP $89.95

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Kids' Multicultural Art Book, The 2nd Edition
Art and Craft Experiences From Around the World

Author(s): Alexandra Michaels (click on the author's name for more titles)

Come explore the roots, rhythms, designs, and traditions found in art and artifacts from the far corners of the earth! While creating wonderful arts and crafts, children will grow to understand others by experiencing the unique artistic expressions nurtured in other cultures of the world. In this hands-on multicultural experience, children can make ceremonial art to display as well as practical artifacts to wear and use.

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RRP $44.95

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Learn Every Day About Colours
100 Best Ideas from Teachers

Author(s): Kathy Charner (click on the author's name for more titles)

Learn Every Day About Colors has 100 activities for children ages 3-6, providing teachers with innovative and fun ways to introduce and reinforce learning about colours. With activities such as My Favorite Color Collage; Rain Painting; The Blue, Blue Sky; and I Can Sing a Rainbow, children will delight in learning all about colors!

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RRP $29.95

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Little Hands Art Book, The
Exploring Arts & Craft With 2-6 Year Olds

Author(s): Judy Press (click on the author's name for more titles)

This is the perfect introductory art book for children ages 2 to 6. Judy Press introduces children to the use of key materials for creating art, including glue, clay, dough, paint, paper, markers, and crayons.

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RRP $39.95

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Little Hands Big Fun Craft Book, The
Creative Fun for 2-6 Year Olds

Author(s): Judy Press (click on the author's name for more titles)

 In her second Little Hands book, Judy Press celebrates the magic and excitement of children's daily lives with over 80 craft experiences.

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Loose Parts
Inspiring Play in Young Children

Loose parts are natural or synthetic found, bought, or upcycled materials—acorns, hardware, stones, aluminum foil, fabric scraps, for example—that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Loose parts are alluring and beautiful. Loose Parts capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity. With more than 550 color photographs of many kinds of loose parts in real early childhood settings, classroom stories, and a dynamic overview, Loose Parts provides inspiration and information about the ways everyday materials can support open-ended learning, enhance play, and empower children. With loose parts, the possibilities are endless. Tillywig Award Winner 2015, Brain Child "What this book does, in addition to demonstrating the immense educational and developmental benefits afforded by loose parts, is to provide a framework that guides and inspires parents and educators to make full use of what they have to offer. Its pages are rich in clear ideas and beautiful photographs. Above all, this is a book about the essential value of creativity, the many forms it takes, and the ease with which children can achieve remarkable heights of learning through play with simple objects that abound in our everyday lives."

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RRP $80.00

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Loose Parts 2 - Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers

Author(s): Lisa Daly, Miriam Beloglovsky (click on the author's name for more titles)

This follow-up to the wildly popular Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children brings the fun of found objects to infants and toddlers. A variety of new and innovative loose parts ideas are paired with beautiful photography to inspire safe loose parts play in your infant toddler environment. Learn about the safety considerations of each age group and how to appropriately select materials for your children. Captivating classroom stories and proven science, provide the context for how this style of play supports children's development and learning. Because the possibilities are endless, each child can use the materials appropriate for their developmental level and safely explore their world.

Age focus: 0–3.
Available May 2016.

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RRP $80.00

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Loose Parts 3
Inspiring Culturally Sustainable Environments

Loose parts are natural or synthetic found, bought, or upcycled materials—acorns, hardware, stones, aluminum foil, fabric scraps—that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Loose parts are alluring and beautiful. They capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity. The next installment for the award-winning Loose Parts series offers inspiration and guidance on creating culturally sensitive and culturally sustainable early childhood environments. With the help of over 400 full-color photos this book guides readers to use their environment to promote a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy, and allow children to explore their identity. Loose Parts 3 analyzes environment design through six key terms: Aesthetic—the nature of art and beauty. Authenticity—helps us avoid stereotypical and biased assumptions. Equity—is about achieving equal outcomes by the individualizing support for each child. Dynamic—always changing and supporting children’s critical thinking. Praxis—actioned informed by theory. Critical reflection—the on-going process of consideration, analysis and informed decision-making applied to daily work. Peer-reviewed by a team from diverse backgrounds—Loose Parts 3 includes a note on the peer review process, and the authors’ own journey looking at their classrooms.

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RRP $80.00

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Loose Parts 4
Inspiring 21st Century Learning

In the newest installment of the popular, award-winning Loose Parts series, Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky focus on family engagement and competency building. With inspiring full-color photographs Loose Parts 4 is organized around competencies and life skills children need for success in the future: knowingness, engagement, risk, connections, leadership, innovative thinking, and creativity. Lisa and Miriam explain the value of loose parts, detail how to integrate loose parts into the environment and children’s play, and specifically focus on loose parts for children in family environments—helping educators engage families and extend learning beyond the classroom. 264 pages. Available November 2019.

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RRP $80.00

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MathArts
Exploring Math through Art for 3 to 6 Year Olds

Author(s): MaryAnn F Kohl (click on the author's name for more titles)

MathArts is an innovative approach that uses creative art projects to introduce preschoolers to early math concepts. Each of the 200 hands-on projects is designed to help children discover essential maths skills through a creative process unique to every individual.

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RRP $56.95

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