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Warash, Bobbie Gibson; Smith, Keri; Root, Amy – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
Young children's capabilities continue to be revealed through brain and other scientific research. These advances in knowledge have led to the implementation of more progressive learning experiences in preschool programs. More in-depth explorations accommodate young children's intellect and they help children develop life skills as competent…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Teaching Methods, Student Educational Objectives, Executive Function
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Warash, Bobbie Gibson; And Others – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1995
Describes preschoolers' creation and use of Japanese Bunraku-style puppets to enhance their reenactments of personal stories dictated to teachers and written down in the children's scrapbooks. Discusses how the puppet project has been integrated into various curricular areas in the classroom. (HTH)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Creative Expression, Dramatics, Early Childhood Education
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Warash, Bobbie Gibson; Saab, Joy Faini – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1999
Describes a project designed to enhance the development of preschool children's aesthetic awareness. Explores how the project presented strategies and materials that can be readily incorporated into the curriculum for any group of young children. Strategies included focusing children's observations; making art happen; and expanding artistic…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art, Art Activities, Art Appreciation
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Warash, Bobbie Gibson; Workman, Melissa – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Considers the use of sociodramatic play to help preschool children with their literacy development. Describes and assesses the Scrapbook Project at a university laboratory preschool. In this project, children dictate stories to their teacher, choose props to illustrate their stories, and act out their stories. (BB)
Descriptors: Beginning Writing, Dramatic Play, Laboratory Schools, Language Arts