"It's the Process Not the Product."
Paperback ISBN: 0876591683
Over 200 activities encourage children to explore and understand their world through art experiences that emphasize the process of art, not the product. The first chapter introduces basic art activities appropriate for all children, while the subsequent chapters, which build on the basic activities in the first chapter, are divided by seasons. Activities are included for painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and construction. Indexes organized by art medium and project name help teachers plan. 260 pages. • Benjamin Franklin Award • Early Childhood News Director’s Award Preschool Art is a lifesaver . . . All the activities are easy, all are fun—the emphasis here is on the process, rather than specific results—and none require any elaborate materials . . . a real find.—Sesame Street Parents, "Picks for Parents" "Preschool Art offers help to parents of preschoolers struggling to meet the challenge of their children’s creative impulses. Prodigies aside, most kids this age aren’t interested in the final product; they are into the doing of art . . . . There is no right or wrong way, only their way. Kohl understands. She explains how to make and use many kinds of art materials based on the concept that the process not the product, is important. From old standbys like play dough to new craft discoveries like liquid crayons and frozen balloons, she provides hundreds of ways to enjoy and explore the creative process."—MetroParent, Milwaukee, Wisconsin "Kohl offers 250 projects complete with materials, processes and illustrated variations. She also adds practical hints that troubleshoot anticipated problems. The recipes are valuable well beyond the preschool years."—SchoolArts Other art books by MaryAnn Kohl: The Big Messy Art Book (Gryphon House), 0-87659-206-X Cooking Art (Gryphon House), 0-87659-184-5 Global Art (Gryphon House), 0-87659-190-X
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World
An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children
Hardcover ISBN: 006112107x
Describes how the author, a former rising executive at Microsoft, experienced a profound change of perspective after a visit to Nepal and eventually created the non-profit program Room to Read, a network of schools and libraries throughout rural and poor communities in Asia and Africa. 100,000 first printing.
Math Made Easy
Paperback ISBN: 0789457288
The complete home-study program to help children practice the essential math skills they learn in school. Matches the math curriculum so your children will reach their full potential in school -- and on important standardized tests! The successful way to improve your child's math. These workbooks have been compiled and tested by a team of math experts to increase your child's confidence, enjoyment, and success at school. Second Grade: Provides practice at all the major topics for Grade 2 with emphasis on addition and subtraction of larger numbers. Includes a review of Grade 1 topics and a preview of topics in Grade 3. Includes Times Tables practice.
Positive, Fun Ways To Build The Bond Between Preschoolers, Books, And You
Paperback ISBN: 1574828576
Emphasizes early literacy skills, reading for pleasure, and the eight asset categories as ways to create memorable moments between children and the adults who read to them.
The Excellent 11
Qualitites Teachers And Parents Use To Motivate, Inspire, And Educate Children
Paperback ISBN: 1401308031
Outlines eleven themes specific to teaching children, sharing anecdotal stories that explain how to motivate learning in young people by conducting field trips, drawing on works of literature, and providing life-skills instruction.
Rolfing In Motion
A Guide To Balancing Your Body
Compact Disc ISBN: 1594770743
This CD presents 38 structural awareness exercises featured in the author's book, Balancing Your Body. The exercises teach you to recognize and respond in appropriate ways to your body's inner messages. Beginning with an exploration of your existing habitual standing and walking patterns, the exercises offer a variety of experiences that will contribute to your standing, sitting, and walking with fluidity and ease, creating new freedom in your physical expression and improving your well-being and overall vitality.