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RE: Picture books and art lessons

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From: Freeland, Sue (freelas_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Oct 03 2003 - 04:18:50 PDT


Shaving cream marbling works well with little ones

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From: Robin Singer [mailto:RSinger@DIST34.LAKE.K12.IL.US]
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 12:57 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: Picture books and art lessons

Does anyone have an easy lesson for marbeling paper to make into planets? Robin

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From: emb15@cwru.edu [mailto:emb15@cwru.edu]
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 6:45 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Picture books and art lessons

Hi!
I used to teach at a YMCA (1.5 yrs -3yrs old). I found that the kids really enjoyed books with animals. Eric Carlyle(sp?) was a big hit. (ex. 'Brown Bear' and also 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'). I also read 'Goodnight Moon','Where the Wild Things Are' and 'The Little Engine that Could'. I would read the books in a very animated fashion and have the kids help make sound effects for monsters in '...Wild Things...' and train sounds for 'the Little Engine..'. I wouldn't just read the words but talk about what was in the pictures. The different animals, colors, shapes, or even things in the background such as trees, etc. You can keep their attention longer if the're participating in some way. You can probablly also go to your local library and talk to the children's librarian. She(he) will probablly have lots of good suggestions.
-Ellen

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