Learning Processes - Oak Meadow Preschool Author:Bonnie Williams and Lawrence Williams, Ed.D. This manual is used in coordination with another, The Heart of Learning, to help parents and teachers understand the needs of children "so that your experience as a parent can be as enjoyable as possible." — Activities and routines are outlined which will not only engage the children, but will help foster family bonding and cooperation in the lea... more »rning processes.
Chapter titles include: How to Use this Course; The Structure of a Young Child's Day; Guidelines for the Creative Processes; Morning Circle; Imitation Activities; The Bedtime Ritual; Nature Walk;
Sand Play; Water Play; Singing; Fingerplays; Storytelling; Choosing the Story; Telling the Story; Reading from a Book; Telling a Story from Memory; Creating Stories Spontaneously;
Nature Stories; Archetypal Stories; Pedagogical Stories; Principles of Art; Crayon Drawing; Watercolor Painting; Interpreting Children's Art; and Building with Blocks.
There are numerous rhymes or "movement songs" provided (words only) to include such well-known prose as Itsy, Bitsy Spider; London Bridge; Mary Had a Little Lamb; Jack and Jill; and numerous others.
There are minimal black-and-white illustrations on how to draw a tree, in the crayon drawing chapter. There are a couple of recipes for homemade modeling clay. Directions include how to involve the children in the activities, and how to help them recognize and appreciate their own progress.« less