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Author: Pam Schiller, Jackie Silberg
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 640, © 2003
- Trying to remember a game that you used to play?
- Looking for an easy-to-make, no-mess snack?
- Struggling to construct a kazoo, wind chime, twirly fish, or other prop?
- Searching for an appropriate story to supplement the day's lesson plan?
- Attempting to teach children how to do "The Chicken Dance?"
You'll find the answers here, as best-selling authors Pam Schiller and Jackie Silberg team up to bring you the ultimate resource! Bursting with new selections and old favorites, each of the 600 activities, stories, games, recipes, props, and dances will enhance any preschool curriculum. Companion to The Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays, and Chants, it is an essential addition to every classroom!
Includes a materials index, theme connection index, and a thematic chart that explains how to use the book to round out any curriculum.
"This book is rich in ideas and could be a time-saver for busy teachers seeking ideas to enrich their themes. I particularly liked the section on action stories that draws on material from so many different countries of culture."
"The Complete Book of Activities, Games, Stories, Props, Recipes and Dances for Young Children is teeming with ideas and suggestions for keeping imaginative kids actively engaged and entertained: a whopping 600+ selections are sure to impress even the most finicky kid...Creative kids looking to expand their repertoire can't go wrong with this massive tome. A bona fide treasure trove of activities for rainy days, sick days, and more.
Pam Schiller, Ph.D., is a freelance early childhood author and consultant. She is Past-President of the Southern Early Childhood Association and Texas Association for the Education of Young Children. She served as Head of the Early Childhood Department at the University of Houston, where she also directed the Lab School. Pam is a highly sought after speaker and has given numerous presentations for organizations such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Southern Early Childhood Association, Association for Childhood Education International, and the International Reading Association. She has written numerous articles for early childhood journals, including Child Care Information Exchange and Texas Child Care Quarterly. Pam is the author of five early childhood curriculums, eleven children's books and more than thirty teacher and parent resource books.
Pam Schiller lives in Cypress, Texas.
Jackie Silberg, who has an M.S. in child development, is an early childhood advocate and popular keynote speaker. She received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Emporia State University, recognizing her current achievements as well as her long and prolific career. Jackie founded and directed the Jewish Community Center School of Music in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked for Channel 41 television, planning the music and performing her original music for a children's program called "41 Treehouse Lane." She wrote and produced a television show for Time Warner called "Just Kids," which addressed children's needs and interests. Jackie has worked as a consultant with the Discovery Channel, setting up their music streaming website. She has given workshops, keynote addresses, seminars, and family concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany, and in Singapore. Jackie has served as an adjunct instructor at both Emporia State University and the University of Missouri at Kansas City and lectures at Johnson County Community College. Jackie is the owner of Miss Jackie Music Company.
Jackie Silberg lives in Leawood, Kansas.