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Everything you need to teach basic concepts and techniques while nurturing creativity through experimentation, reflection, and exploration.

 
Beautiful Stuff - Elementary
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Beautiful Stuff - Elementary

Inspired by educational practices in Reggio Emilia, Italy, this book focuses on process rather than product. Chapters cover 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. 107 pages, hardcover, grades PreK–2

Table of Contents:

  1. Collecting, Discovering, and Organizing Materials
  2. Exploring Materials
  3. Connections
  4. Constructing with Wood Scraps
  5. Extending and Displaying our Work
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Beautiful Stuff from Nature - Elementary
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Beautiful Stuff from Nature - Elementary

Beautiful Stuff from Nature illustrates unique stories from teachers across North America who were challenged to explore their outdoor spaces with children to see where their interests lead. In these pages, you’ll encounter ordinary experiences made extraordinary through the teacher’s documentation and discover ideas for using natural materials to enrich your classroom, engage your students, and build on initial explorations. Softcover, grades PreK–5

Table of Contents:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Cultivating a Naturalist’s Sensibilities
  3. Outdoor Explorations
  4. Your Unique Place
  5. Bringing Nature Inside
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The Hundred Languages in Ministories: Told by Teachers and Children from Reggio Emilia - Elementary
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The Hundred Languages in Ministories: Told by Teachers and Children from Reggio Emilia - Elementary

In The Hundred Languages in Ministories, we can finally observe the timeless, extraordinary stories first seen in the Italian edition of The Hundred Languages of Children, as Loris Malaguzzi originally intended.

These ministories offer messages of a positive culture of childhood. Educators can observe how an interactive education prepares children to become active participants in their learning in the 21st century. We can also observe the attentiveness and competency of teachers as they construct meaningful experiences with the children. Children are the inquirers, supported by the teachers with time, space and many engaging materials. 102 pages, softcover, grades PreK–5

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Children and Painting - Elementary
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Children and Painting - Elementary

Various strategies are presented for teaching the basic painting concepts and techniques, from an elements and principles orientation to thematic approaches. This valuable teachers tool overcomes your difficulties in exposing children to the wonders of painting. 168 pages, hardcover, grades PreK–5

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Documenting Children's Meaning - Elementary
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Documenting Children's Meaning - Elementary

The amazing and complex work of children’s minds is made visible in this groundbreaking new book from Together for Families in Hamilton, Ontario. Inspired by the world-renowned Infant/Toddler and Preschool centers of Reggio Emilia, Italy, artist Jason Avery and his colleagues use photography, recording of children’s words and drawings, and reflective commentary to document the investigations and emergent concepts taking place in this urban drop-in center serving children and families from infancy onward. 190 pages, softcover, grades PreK–5

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Insights and Inspirations from Reggio Emilia - Elementary
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Insights and Inspirations from Reggio Emilia - Elementary

Insights and Inspirations from Reggio Emilia captures and celebrates 30 years of the Reggio Emilia innovative presence and inspiration in North American early childhood educational thought and practice.

It is a narrative in word and image, representing the voices of teachers, scholars, and policy makers whose professional philosophies and practices have been changed by their encounters with the philosophy and practices of Reggio.

These signs of gratitude honor first and foremost the legacy of Loris Malaguzzi, who developed and constructed with collaborators and teachers what is now known around the world as the Reggio Emilia approach.

These signs honor as well his colleagues who are continuing to develop his philosophy using novel avenues fully in harmony with his dynamic view of exploring new ways and new sources of learning and relationship. 224 pages, softcover, grades PreK–5

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Thinking with a Line - Elementary
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Thinking with a Line - Elementary

Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and by the work of Friedrich Froebel, this teacher’s guide offers strategies for teaching basic printmaking.

Teachers and students of all ages delight in discovering that with a little piece of cardboard and some paint they can print a multitude of linear structures—shapes, letters, alphabets, signs & posters, patterns, designs, buildings and architectural forms, skeletons, machines, and more… This innovative approach provides an effective and developmentally appropriate approach for increasing visual learning, motor skills, language development, and critical thinking using the basic art element, line. 80 pages, softcover, grades PreK–6

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Teaching Children to Draw - Elementary
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Teaching Children to Draw - Elementary

Teaching Children to Draw, Marjorie and Brent Wilson’s classic guide for teachers and parents, has been expanded and updated. The new version details the artworks children make as three types:

  1. Drawing on their own—where their drawings are influenced by other children and popular visual culture,
  2. Teacher-initiated playful and game-like drawing activities,
  3. Adults and children drawing together to create new visual worlds.

This book suggests what adults can do and say to help children go beyond where they would on their own including:

  • Expanding their graphic development in playful ways.
  • Self-discovery through the use of narrative drawings about themselves, their worlds, and thinking creatively about their futures.
  • Observation of how the three types of drawing influence each other.

186 pages, softcover, grades K–8

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