Ch 17: Art Education for Early Childhood

About This Chapter

If you're having a hard time understanding art education as it relates to early childhood, take a look at this informative chapter. Our user-friendly lessons and multiple-choice quizzes make it easy to review these topics in order to prepare for an exam or get caught up in class.

Art Education for Early Childhood - Chapter Summary

This informative chapter outlines art education for early childhood. In these lessons, you'll review ways to introduce young students, including special needs students, to art, music and drama. Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand how the arts are integrated into early childhood curricula
  • Create visual art along with children
  • Develop art projects you can complete with your special needs students
  • Teach children using music
  • Use movement and drama to teach young children
  • Engage preschool students with dramatic play activities

Professional instructors created these user-friendly lessons and quizzes, so you can be confident in the knowledge that you're learning accurate information. To ensure you're following along in the chapter, take the short quiz provided after each lesson. You can study at any time that works well for you using these mobile-friendly materials which are accessible 24 hours a day.

6 Lessons in Chapter 17: Art Education for Early Childhood
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Integrating the Arts in Early Childhood Curriculum

1. Integrating the Arts in Early Childhood Curriculum

Early childhood education curricula should provide children opportunities to learn in a creative and imaginative way. This lesson provides suggestions for integrating the arts into the content areas of math, literacy, science and social studies.

Messy Hands: Creating Visual Art with Children

2. Messy Hands: Creating Visual Art with Children

Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Or at least hands covered in paint? If so go no further. This lesson will discuss the importance of creating visual art with children and offer some ideas to help you get 'messy hands' for learning.

Developing Art Projects for Special Needs Students

3. Developing Art Projects for Special Needs Students

Art can be a wonderful way to get students of all ability levels interested in learning. In this lesson we'll go over some ideas for developing art projects for young children with special needs.

Using Music to Teach Children

4. Using Music to Teach Children

Music can be an effective tool for enhancing instruction. In this lesson, you will explore the elements, characteristics, and tools involved with using music to enhance learning experiences.

Teaching Children Through Movement & Drama

5. Teaching Children Through Movement & Drama

The process of teaching children can be more effective when elements of movement and drama are integrated into their lessons. Learn how to create high-impact active learning experiences for students.

Dramatic Play Activities for Preschool

6. Dramatic Play Activities for Preschool

Play can be one of the most wonderful ways for children to learn about themselves, each other, language, and the world around them. This lesson gives you ideas for how to set up dramatic play for preschool students.

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