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Children as Illustrators
Making Meaning through Language

Author(s): Susan C Thompson (click on the author's name for more titles)

Art and literacy experiences can be integrated into the classroom to great effect, and Susan Thompson shows us how. Interpreting and creating pictorial representations is an important step on the road to literacy, as is experimenting with combinations of symbols and text.

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Children’s Imagination
Creativity Under Our Noses

Author(s): Ursula Kolbe (click on the author's name for more titles)

Is today’s pressure on parents and teachers sidelining children’s play?
Artist and educator Ursula Kolbe opens our eyes and ears to what’s happening ‘under our noses’ when children play—with anything from seedpods to felt-tip pens or even an iPad. Kolbe’s stories reveal that unstructured and unhurried play—as neuroscientists, psychologists and educators have long said—encourages children to become imaginative and inventive thinkers.

By looking at children’s responses to the unexpected in play, Children’s Imagination: Creativity Under Our Noses uncovers valuable clues to what sparks creativity in us all.

For all who live and work with children 1.5–10 years.

‘A lovely, lovely book—well and truly loveable! A cracker.’
Janet Robertson, educational consultant and teacher, Mia-Mia Child and Family Study Centre, Macquarie University, Sydney

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RRP $29.95

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Colors of Learning, The
Integrating the Visiual Arts into the Early Childhood Curriculum

Author(s): Margaret H Johnson, Rosemary Althouse, Sharon T Mitchell (click on the author's name for more titles)

Unique in its creativity and depth of understanding, The Colors of Learning will change the way that teachers think about and react to children’s artwork This user-friendly volume features actual classroom dialogue throughout the text and many illustrations of children’s art, including some in full color.

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RRP $47.95

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In the Spirit of the Studio, Second Edition
Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia

Author(s): Charles Schwall, Lella Gandini, Louise Cadwell, Lynn Hill (click on the author's name for more titles)

This critically acclaimed, lavishly illustrated book will help educators create the highest quality learning opportunities for a new generation of children.

The Second Edition features substantial and important changes, including the addition of new chapters by pioneers of the work that happens in the atelier who draw on several decades of experience.

The atelier or studio is a key element of the renowned preschools and infant-toddler centers of Reggio Emilia, Italy. This beautiful, full-color resource explores how the experiences of children interacting with rich materials in the atelier affect an entire school’s approach to the construction and expression of thought and learning. The authors provide examples of projects and address practical aspects of the atelier, including organizing the environment and using materials. No other book presents a more thorough examination of the philosophy, practice, and essential influence of the Reggio-inspired studio.

Book Features:
• A comprehensive approach that addresses learning, collaboration, relationships, and community.
• The writing and practice of influential educators from Reggio Emilia, including a new chapter by Vea Vecchi.
• A window into many ateliers/studios within the United States that have created settings and experiences to suit their unique contexts.
• Updated conversations with the protagonists from Reggio Emilia as they speak about the history and evolution of the atelier.

Contributors: Pauline Baker, Barbara Burrington, George Forman, Susan Harris MacKay, Giovanni Piazza, Carlina Rinaldi, Lori Geismar Ryan, and Vea Vecchi.

“Brims with suggestions and examples of projects and testimonies, and should become a requirement for all graduate students entering the education field.”
— Journal of the Association for Childhood Education International

“Will help to promote a vibrant and creative approach to learning that will enrich American children’s educational experience.”
— Barbara and Eric Carle, author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Lella Gandini is the Reggio Children U.S. liaison for dissemination of the Reggio Emilia Approach. Lynn Hill is an educational consultant. Louise Cadwell is co-founder of Cadwell Collaborative: Sustainability Education and School Design. Charles Schwall is pedagogical curator at The St. Michael School of Clayton in St. Louis.

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It's Not a Bird Yet
The Drama of Drawing

Author(s): Ursula Kolbe (click on the author's name for more titles)

Building on her enormously popular book, Rapunzel?s Supermarket, Ursula Kolbe takes an in-depth look at the rich possibilities of drawing. Filled with engaging anecdotes that illustrate the often-overlooked social dimensions of drawing, It's not a Bird Yet offers new ways of looking at drawing. Beautifully illustrated, in full colour, it celebrates drawing as a powerful tool for thinking and imagining.

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RRP $69.95

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Language of Art, The
Inquiry-Based Studio Practices in Early Childhood Settings

Author(s): Ann Pelo (click on the author's name for more titles)

Inspired by an approach to teaching and learning born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, The Language of Art emphasizes investigation anchored by drawing, painting, and other art activities.

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Rapunzel's Supermarket Second edition
All About Young Children and Their Art

Author(s): Ursula Kolbe (click on the author's name for more titles)

This inspirational book is filled with ideas for helping children realise their potential as image-makers. Building on children's curiosity about their world, it offers many suggestions for drawing, painting, collage, clay work, puppet making and much more.

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Spotlight on Young Children and the Creative Arts

Author(s): Derry Koralek (click on the author's name for more titles)

The creative arts -- including music, movement, dramatic play, puppetry, painting, sculpture, and drawing -- are a crucial part of early childhood. Not only do the arts allow children to express themselves, but creative activity can enhance development of children's skills in literacy, science, math, social studies, and more. This engaging collection of articles from Young Children also includes resources and carefully designed questions and activities to aid readers in reflecting on best practice.

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Stepping Stones to Dance and Movement

Author(s): Bridie Raban, Kay Margetts (click on the author's name for more titles)

A practical and imaginative guide brimming with ideas and activities to help early years practitioners develop creative approaches to drama, mime and role-play.

This book covers 40 of the most popular topics in the early years, from animals to weather, making it easy to dip into and combine with the Learning Outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework.

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Stepping Stones to Drama and Role-Play

Author(s): Bridie Raban, Kay Margetts, Judith Harries (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book develops children’s sense of drama through simple drama games such as freeze framing, mime and progressing to more character-based and role playing drama.

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Stepping Stones to the Visual Arts

Author(s): Bridie Raban, Kay Margetts, Judith Harries (click on the author's name for more titles)

With a wide range of imaginative and practical ideas to dip into this book is guaranteed to keep children fully engaged. It features both new and familiar topics to create a variety of art.

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Story in the Picture, The
Inquiry and Artmaking with Young Children

Author(s): Christine Mulcahey (click on the author's name for more titles)

The Story in the Picture looks at the work of a variety of artists and offers guidance for using these artworks as provocation for conversations and creativity with a range of materials. The text includes lesson plans, examples of activities, and photographs of children working and interacting with each other and with works of art.

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Studio Thinking 2
The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education, Second Edition

Author(s): Lois Hetland (click on the author's name for more titles)

“Our decade of using the Studio Thinking Framework in California’s schools positions us for success in this new era because of the foundation of reflective, creative, and critical thinking developed in our schools and districts.” —From the Foreword to the Second Edition by Louise Music, Executive Director of Integrated Learning, Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward, CA

“Studio Thinking [is] a vision not only of learning in the arts but what could be learning most anywhere.” —From the Foreword to the First Edition by David N. Perkins, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Senior Co-Director of Harvard Project Zero

The first edition of this bestseller was featured in The New York Times and The Boston Globe for its groundbreaking research on the positive effects of art education on student learning across the curriculum. Capitalizing on observations and conversations with educators who have used the Studio Thinking Framework in diverse settings, this expanded edition features new material, including:

• The addition of Exhibitions as a fourth Studio Structure for Learning (along with Demonstration-Lecture, Students-at-Work, and Critique).
• Explanation and examples of the dispositional elements of each Habit, including skill, alertness (noticing appropriate times to put skills to use), and inclination (the drive or motivation to employ skills).
• A chart aligning Habits to the English Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core.
• Descriptions of how the Framework has been used inside and outside of schools in curriculum planning, teaching, and assessment across arts and non-arts disciplines.
• A full-color insert with new examples of student art.

Studio Thinking 2 will help advocates explain arts education to policymakers, help art teachers develop and refine their teaching and assessment practices, and assist educators in other disciplines to learn from existing practices in arts education.

Descriptions of how the Framework has been used inside and outside of schools in curriculum planning, teaching, and assessment across arts and non-arts disciplines. A full-color insert with new examples of student art. Studio Thinking 2 will help advocates explain arts education to policymakers, help art teachers develop and refine their teaching and assessment practices, and assist educators in other disciplines to learn from existing practices in arts education.

Lois Hetland is professor and chair of art education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and senior research affiliate at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ellen Winner is professor and chair of psychology at Boston College and a senior research associate at Project Zero. Shirley Veenema is an instructor in visual arts at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Kimberly M. Sheridan is an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University.

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Visions of Creativity in Early Childhood
Connecting Theory, Practice and Reflection

Author(s): Joy Lubawy (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book brings together a variety of theories and influences together with the author's own research and experience. It connects philosophy, theories and practice alongside the development of a strong curriculum and is not just about child development, but about children discovering, theorising, experiencing, and learning. Easy to read, thoughtful and inspiring.

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