Visions of Creativity in Early Childhood:
Connecting Theory, Practice and Reflection
Product Code: 540382
Support children as they discover, explore, and experience their world.
This thoughtful collection of a teacher's stories and reflections demonstrates the many ways you can encourage children's creative experiences, learning, and development. Visions of Creativity in Early Childhood brings together a variety of theories and influences—including Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, Reggio Emilia, and emergent curriculum—and practical applications to inspire meaningful learning in your classroom. Each chapter explores a dimension of early learning—visual and aesthetic, musical and rhythmic, kinesthetic, mathematical and logical, naturalist, linguistic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal—and challenges you to seek out teachable moments, grow as an educator, and encourage children as they learn in an environment where the possibilities for creative discovery are endless.
Age Focus: 3-5. Softbound, 264 pgs.
Review: Book News Inc. - November 1, 2010
Lubawy is a veteran preschool teacher, administrator, and educator. Her ideas on encouraging children's creativity draw on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences and Loris Malaguzzi's Reggio Emilia approach. Each chapter chenters on one of Gardner's intelligences, from visual and aesthetic through musical and rhythmic, kinesthetic, mathematical and logical, naturalistic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Chapters begin with definitions and examples from the classroom, then describe classroom activities and implications, and reflect on cultural richness, being inclusive, and connections between other areas. Tips on teacher self-care are also given. A final chapter on planning, evaluation, and documentation offers tips on sharing with parents, time management, and using technology. The book is illustrated with color classroom photos. (Annotation 2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)