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The giant encyclopedia of monthly activities for children 3 to 6 - written by teachers for teachers
Kathy Charner
Paperback / softback
Gryphon House
UK Publication Date

With over 600 activities,The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activitiesis the result of a nationwide search for the most unique, fun, developmentally appropriate, and educational experiences for children. The activities included were selected as the best-of-the-best, and are organized by month for easy use by teachers. Teachers will love the creative ideas that span the traditional areas of the curriculum such as science, math, art, and music and movement, as well as the additional experiences including field trips, cooking, and holidays. Each activity includes instructions and a list of materials, plus possibilities for extending the activity further into the curriculum. Many also include lists of related children's books to further both literacy and imaginative play. Loved by children because they're fun, and by teachers because they are developmentally appropriate, the ideas inThe GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activitieswill captivate children's imaginations and create wonderful opportunities for learning.

  • Art
  • Blocks
  • Group or Circle Time
  • Dramatic Play
  • Fingerplays, Songs, & Poems
  • Field Trips
  • Games
  • General Tips
  • Language and Literacy
  • Math
  • Music and Movement
  • Science
  • Sensory
  • Snack and Cooking
  • Outdoor Play
  • Projects
  • Rest or Naptime
  • Social Development
  • Transitions
  • Working With Families

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Kathy Charner is the Editor in Chief, Books and Related Resources for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's leading professional organization for those working with and on behalf of young children from birth through age 8. Charner, who was previously the Editor in Chief of Gryphon House, manages and oversees NAEYC's book publishing program. Before joining NAEYC, Charner spent 25 years at Gryphon House, where she developed the publishing program and worked with authors to create books that positively impacted the early childhood education field. Prior to joining Gryphon House, Charner was a preschool teacher and educational researcher. Kathy Charner has a BA in Humanities from Binghamton University. She lives with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The Giant Encyclopedia Of Monthly Activities: For Children 3 To 6, written by the team of teachers Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy, and Charlie Clark for use by fellow teachers, is a vast compendium of inexpensive and educational classroom ideas. Organized by the recommended school month for each group of activities, suggestions range from "Everyone Needs a Nametag" (September) to "Pumpkin Math" (October), "Snow Painting" (January), "Paper Daffodils" (March) and much more. With over 600 options, ranging from projects that take a few minutes to long-running activities over the course of a month, The Giant Encyclopedia Of Monthly Activities is a near-inexhaustible treasure trove of clever ideas. Highly recommended for educators, day care centers, babysitters, and anyone else who works with young children. - Midwest Book Review

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