More Than 1000 Activities for Young Children Using Everyday Objects
- Gwen Snyder Kaltman - Educational Trainer
Literacy, K-12 | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles | Teaching in Primary Schools
Ideal as a supplement to a primary curriculum as well as for learning centers, this volume includes more than 1,000 sample activities using materials such as cotton balls, paper, and wheels. The activities are organized into 18 themes and grouped into the areas of literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, physical development, and creativity. Reflected throughout the book is a unique approach that:
Presents a new and simple way to design themes and activities that guarantees hands-on learning experiences
Complements any curriculum
Offers suggestions on how to modify activities to respond to children's developmental levels
Includes an additional list of over 60 generic tactile activities that can be adapted for a variety of content areas
Hands-On Learning! is the ideal companion for early childhood educators seeking to provide positive experiential learning opportunities for young students.
“The book is a wonderful brainstorm of activities. The author provides a list and explanation for each activity, making this an extremely useful and user-friendly resource for early childhood professionals."
“This text will quickly become a favorite for busy teachers wanting to provide engaging learning activities in their classrooms.”
“The wealth of suggestions and materials that are readily available to teachers make this a worthwhile resource for educators, who can pick and choose the activities to incorporate into their curriculum.”
“There cannot be enough resources for teachers who desire to encourage play-based, hands-on learning—and they all should! Gwen Kaltman’s book is practical and puts common household materials in the service of learning.”
"An excellent supplement to any curriculum and to an early childhood teacher’s bag of tricks. The activities are bound to engage young children’s curiosity as they explore everyday objects with a new perspective.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
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