Product Code:
541235 (Softbound)
542461 (e-book)
978-1-60554-123-5 (Softbound)
978-1-60554-246-1 (e-book)
Age Focus: 1-3
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Published by Redleaf Press Free

Toddlers and two-year-olds are in a fluid and dynamic state of development. They have a sense of wonder that is easily activated, and they are always ready to learn. In this book, you will learn how to use hands-on creative projects to engage very young children's interests and nurture their unique ways of exploring and learning. You will be inspired to implement your own project-based curriculum, recognize and respond to children's innate ability to create, and support their curiosity and self-discovery.

From Handprints to Hypotheses

  • Reviews the major theories of toddler development.
  • Outlines basic goals and guidelines for applying those theories as you set up your space, select materials, develop your curriculum, and incorporate the Project Approach.
  • Presents twelve art projects-from simple to long-term-with narratives describing the processes in action as children participate in each project.

152 pages

About Todd Wanerman

Todd Wanerman, MA, has been an early childhood educator for over twenty-five years. Since 1990, he has been a head teacher and administrator at The Little School, a renowned inclusion program in San Francisco. In addition to leading workshops, consultations, and community partnerships for parents and teachers, he presents at national early childhood conferences, lectures at San Francisco State more..