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Fox, Jill Englebright; Diffily, Deborah – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2001
Explores the visual arts as a means to develop skills and abilities across the curriculum and nurture aesthetic development. Considers benefits of art for socioemotional, psychomotor, and cognitive development; integration of art into the curriculum; and the role of adults, children's books, and the classroom for encouraging art appreciation.…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Expression
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Fox, Jill Englebright – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2000
Describes constructive play and its importance to child development. Outlines the developmental changes in constructive play in young children, and identifies the benefits of this type of play for young children. Discusses the learning experiences of constructive play with art materials in early childhood settings, and describes strategies for…
Descriptors: Childrens Art, Class Activities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices
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Fox, Jill Englebright – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1999
An 11-week kindergarten observation determined students' concerns about dismissal routines and devised alternatives. Children's concerns focused on the school bus, restroom, materials (homework and missing personal items), and saying good-bye. An alternative routine includes nurturing children's independence; refining the curriculum, adjusting…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Full Day Half Day Schedules, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children