Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity
Author: Jean Van't Hul
Pubpsher: Shambhala Publications
Category: Family & Relationships
Bring out your child’s creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities in this completely revised and updated edition Art making is a wonderful way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage creative activities for ages one to eight. From setting up a studio space in your home to finding the best art materials for children, this book gives you all the information you need to get started. You’ll learn how to: * Pick the best materials for your child’s age and learn to make your very own * Prepare art activities to ease children through transitions, engage the most energetic of kids, entertain small groups, and more * Encourage artful living through everyday activities * Foster a love of creativity in your family
Homework Activities that Engage Children and Families
Author: Ann C. Barbour
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
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.
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.
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.