Beautiful Stuff!: Learning with Found Materials
Children like to discover materials, and this teacher's guide shows how to build upon their discoveries. It covers collecting and organizing material, thoughts on design, and individual and group projects and design. It focuses on the process rather than the product.
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|Library of Congress
||Education, Preschool - Activity programs., Found objects (Art), Creative activities and seat work.
||Education & Teaching
||Professional and scholarly
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Exploring materials is an evocative experience. It: Stimulates the imagination; Inspires storytelling and interactions between children; Serves as a bridge to drawing, collage, sculpture, construction. Share the journey of real teachers in a real school who were inspired by educators form Reggio Emilia, Italy. They observed and recorded what happened when the focus is on process rather than product. In Beautiful Stuff, you'll find ideas and suggestions, delights and revelations, doubts, joys, and continual insights. Above all, you'll find approaches to nurturing the innate creativity of children that you can adapt to any teaching situation.
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