Lewisville, N.C. – Gryphon House, Inc. launches Picturing the Project Approach, a guide to creative explorations through projects in early learning. The project approach helps preschool and kindergarten teachers develop their students’ understanding of real-world interests, while sharpening their problem-solving skills.
The book by Sylvia C. Chard, Yvonne Kogan, and Carmen A. Castillo leads teachers through a step-by-step procedure of incorporating the project approach in any toddler, preschool or elementary classroom. Aimed for teachers and caregivers of children ages 2–8, it explains how to involve children in digging deeply into intellectual and social experiences as they connect to and investigate authentic questions about the world around them.
“Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills are crucial to early childhood development and are much more engaging when students can relate to and interact with the problems presented,” said Chard. “Lilian Katz and I developed the project approach in 1989 to help teachers encourage deeper engagements in the classroom through real-world experiences while creating opportunities to stimulate growth and development outside of the classroom. This book enriches and further develops these ideas, with support from colleagues who work daily with children in classrooms.”
Picturing the Project Approach will be widely available September 1, 2017. The book is available for preorder now. To request a free excerpt or e-galley copy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISBN 978-0-87659-572-5; 120 pp.; PB and e-book; $29.95.