Description : A holistic approach to language learning from a developmental point of view. Text covers three main areas: the characteristics of human development, theories that guide the caregiver to create the appropriate environments for learning, and practical strategies that encourage growth in reading, speaking, listening and writing. courses in emergent literacy, reading in early childhood education, early childhood language arts.
Description : This text presents an account of how young children's spoken and written language develops before formal schooling. It emphasizes the integration of speaking, listening, writing and reading: and illustrates how children learn and use these processes to connect with others, understand their world and express themselves.
Description : Play provides young children with the opportunity to express their ideas, symbolize, and test their knowledge of the world. This book offers the theoretical framework for understanding the origins of an early childhood play-based curriculum and how young children learn and understand concepts in a social and physical environment.
Description : Combines research and practice on integrated developmentally appropriate curriculum that helps theorists, researchers, parents, and teachers understand how to match early childhood teaching practices to the integrated manner that young children naturally think and learn.
Description : This third edition of The Early Childhood Curriculum provides the same coverage as the first edition and brings it up to date. Individual chapters present the research and practice of early childhood education by areas of curriculum content, play, oral language, reading, mathematics, science, social studies, movement, music and art. Introductory chapters include an overview of current developments in early education as well as a discussion of teaching strategies. It includes two new chapters on inclusion and the multicultural world of the early childhood classroom, an overview of current developments in the field.
Description : Education, according to John Dewey, should be viewed as dynamic and ongoing with direct teaching of integrated content knowledge. This volume offers readers an examination of the content areas in early childhood curriculum that honor Dewey's belief in active, integrated learning.
Description : Designed for courses in early childhood curriculum, Krogh and Morehouse offers detailed instruction on making an inquiry and integration approach to early education work. Part One provides a foundation in theory, philosophy, research, and child development—the knowledge future teachers will need to create effective curriculum on their own. Part Two present an entire chapter devoted to each major curriculum area, organized around the standards developed by the relevant national association. The “how to” format and inclusion of actual classroom projects and artifacts make this a truly practical and engaging text.
Description : This text is appropriate for Early Childhood Curriculum. Courses in Early Childhood Departments, Elementary Education Departments and Departments of Child and Family Studies.Using a thematic-integrated approach, this book addresses the need for present and future teachers to understand the benefits of developmentally appropriate curriculums and the role of the child's development in the curriculum. This practical text combines theory with practice by providing concrete examples of how to plan meaningful activity for children from infancy through age eight, in child care, pre school, and primary school settings. Current trends and issues are discussed throughout the text to keep students abreast of the latest thinking in early childhood curriculum development.