Growing Artists: Teaching the Arts to Young Children,
6th Edition

Joan Bouza Koster

ISBN-13: 9781285743141 | ISBN-10: 1285743148

Copyright 2015

| Published 2014

| 464 pages

List Price USD $139.95


GROWING ARTISTS: TEACHING THE ARTS TO YOUNG CHILDREN, 6th Edition, provides early childhood educators with the theoretical framework and background knowledge needed to design creative arts activities for young children from infancy through the primary grades. Beautifully illustrated with children's artwork, it features a wealth of child-tested, open-ended dramatic arts, music, creative dance, and visual art activities that foster children's creativity. Examples of teaching in action model how to be an enthusiastic and effective teacher of the arts process. This book provides a rich-resource of ideas and approaches that will inspire all those who work with young children to explore the arts process with them.

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Joan Bouza Koster is an experienced early childhood education instructor at Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York, as well as the author of several books about art for young children. Ms. Koster is a frequent speaker at industry conventions.

  • Icons identify digital downloads, a new suite of helpful forms and other artifacts that are available for downloading for future classroom use.
  • A new "Arts for the Whole Child" Chapter webs integrate chapter learning objectives and DAP standards in a visual way.
  • A new "Did you get it?" feature encourages student mastery of course learning objectives.
  • In-text callouts highlight ways in which chapter material and learning objectives align with NAEYC and DAP standards.
  • A new "Technology in the Classroom" feature highlights ways in which new teachers can leverage emerging technology with their students.
  • Integration of TeachSource Videos throughout allows students to see examples from inside the classroom. Videos are available for viewing at Early Childhood Education CourseMate.
  • Expanded models illustrate how open-ended arts activities can be designed, presented, and assessed.
  • The latest brain research informs creative arts for the child as developmental process.
  • The book includes the most up-to-date research, NAEYC standards, and references.

Table of Contents

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1. The Arts and Young Children.
2. Nurturing Creativity.
3. Artistic Development.
4. Awakening the Senses.
5. Coming Together Through the Arts.
6. Creating a Place for the Arts.
7. Introducing the World's Arts.
8. Integrating the Arts into the Curriculum.
9. Creating Visual Art.
10. Making Music.
11. Moving Creatively.
12. Nurturing the Imagination.
Appendices A-D.

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Growing Artists

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