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Lesson Plans

Re: 2-5 year old

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Sat, 18 Sep 1999 22:49:50 EDT

I would suggest that when working with kids ages 2 - 5 you put the emphasis
on the basics.... like cutting and gluing. My 2&3 year olds love sitting
with a strip of paper and scissors, and cutting it into many pieces, then the
pieces can be glued later. I think the emphasis with this age group should
be put on the process... not the product. If the project is supposed to look
like something specific, the teacher usually does most of the work. I like
to put out materials, and let them explore, with guidance on safety and basic
skills.... how they hold the scissors, how much glue they use, how they hold
a pencil... etc....
just a few thoughts.
:) Laura Allan
Cicero Schools in Illinois

In a message dated 9/18/99 8:23:56 PM Central Daylight Time,
kbenshalom writes:

<< I have been asked to do a seminar for 2-5 year old teacher relating to art.
Does any one have any ideas. I am looking for something relating to
materials. I know that I am limited - anything besides finger painting,
play dough and paper- mache'?

Kim Ben-Shalom >>