Over 200 Easy Learning Center Activities
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Author: Sharon MacDonald
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 272, © 1996
Enrich classroom learning centers with lively, fun activities designed to stimulate exciting learning for young children. This critical resource includes over 200 activities for the following centers: Manipulatives, Construction, Woodworking, Blocks, Music, Gross Motor, Library, Science, Dramatic Play, Art, and Sand and Water.
"Squish, Sort, Paint & Build is jam-packed with over 200 activities to keep young children actively involved in developmentally appropriate ways. Most of all, this book is about how to make learning fun and exciting."
"I would highly recommend this book for a new teacher because of the educational component, the helpful hints and the broad scope of the activities."
"Sharon MacDonald's Squish, Sort, Paint, and Build provides a wealth of activities (over 200) to keep young children actively involved in play which helps educate. ...Parents will find this a welcome, fun guide."
"This resource book provides a substantial variety of highly creative child-initiated activities in all the areas found in high-quality child development programs. The world of early childhood education is a smarter place thanks to the work of Sharon MacDonald!"
"I like this book! It's full of activities-over 200 of them-which can be done both in a classroom, as they were designed, or at home. This book is extremely easy to use."
"Preschool teachers searching for time to reorganize their classroom centers are going to love Squish, Sort, Paint, and Build, a new guide to children's activities…an informative guide for all who work with children."
Sharon MacDonald, M.Ed., has been training teachers throughout the United States for more than fifteen years. Her training workshops and presentations focus on a variety of early childhood topics based on years of classroom experience. With a master's degree in education, Sharon has taught ages ranging from three-year-olds to adults and an inclusion program for children with disabilities. She is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter at early childhood education conferences and has written many magazine articles.
Sharon MacDonald, lives in San Antonio, Texas.