Art from Found Materials

Beautiful Stuff: Learning with Found Materials

By Cathy Weisman Topal and Lella Gandini

Inspired by educational practices used in the Reggio Emilia approach to Early Childhood education, Beautiful Stuff: Learning with Found Materials focuses on process rather than product. Chapters cover concepts important to building strong foundations for your learners. Enjoy topics such as collecting and organizing materials, stimulating thoughts about design, reflecting upon and extending work, and more. Several sorting and categorizing activities are presented, along with individual and group projects and constructions. ISBN: 978-08719-2388-2, 105 pages, softcover, grades PreK–2

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Collecting, Discovering, and Organizing
  • Chapter 2: Exploring Materials
  • Chapter 3: Connections
  • Chapter 4: Constructing with Wood Scraps
  • Chapter 5: Extending and Displaying Our Work

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