Published by Redleaf Press
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First edition 2013
Cover design by Jim Handrigan
Cover photograph © Natalia Ulrikh/Veer
Author photograph by Megan London
Interior design by Percolator
Typeset in ITC Stone Informal
Interior photographs by Todd Wanerman, Megan London, Lisa Treadway,
and Lindsey Freedman
Illustration on page 33 by Sofia Dillingham
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Excerpt from Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986) is reprinted with
the permission of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster
Children’s Publishing Divison. Text © 1963, 1964, 1986 by Fall River Music, Inc.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
From handprints to hypotheses : using the project approach with toddlers and twos /
Summary: “From Handprints to Hypotheses focuses on using the project approach—
a teaching strategy that enables you to guide children through in-depth studies of real world
topics—to scaffold very young children’s early learning. It provides information on creating
sensory-based experiences—developmentally appropriate for toddlers and twos—that bring
new perspectives and activities into the classroom” — Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-1-60554-123-5 (pbk.)
ISBN 978-1-60554-246-1 (e-book)
1. Project method in teaching. 2. Early childhood education—Curricula. I. Title.
Printed on acid-free paper