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Warner, Laverne; Wilmoth, Linda – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2007
Mrs. Keenan, a preschool teacher, observed her 3-year-old granddaughter Riley pull, tug, and stack piles of holiday boxes on the floor. She remembered that her child care director had suggested using boxes as a curriculum theme, but she hadn't given much thought about the idea until now. She said to herself, "I wonder if my children would be as…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Learning Activities, Art Activities, Educational Games
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Warner, Laverne – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1998
Argues that worksheets are limited teaching tools because they do not address preschoolers' developmental needs such as hands-on play. Presents characteristics of early learning that can be facilitated by play, which fosters children's social and language development, physical skills, and creative and critical thinking. Suggests that learning can…
Descriptors: Child Development, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Developmental Tasks