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First Art Book 2

Art experiences for young children

Young children can discover their own independence as well as the mystery of combinations, the joy of exploration, the delight of creating and the frustration of challenges - all important pieces in the puzzle of learning. Through the art process, they can explore, discover and manipulate their worlds. This book provides parents and educators with tools that allow this process to happen.

Ages: 1-4 | Pages: 74 | Code: 0740 | ISBN: 9781927221174
Series: First Art

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MaryAnn Kohl

Award-winning author MaryAnn F. Kohl is a regularly featured columnist for Parenting Magazine. She has also written the best-selling favourites First Art, Art with Anything, The Big Messy Art Book, Making Make-Believe, MathArts and The Preschool Art series which includes Drawing, Painting, Clay and Dough, Craft and Construction and Collage and Paper. She is the co-author of Global Art and Cooking Art with Jean Potter. MaryAnn lives in Bellingham, Washington.

Renee Ramsey

Renee Ramsey has taught process-oriented art to toddlers and preschoolers for over 15 years. Her popular toddler art programme, ‘My First Art Class’, is presented in recreation centres in 10 different cities in the California bay area. An accomplished ceramics artist, Renee lives with her husband, Steve, and their own toddler, Ginger, in San Jose, California.

Dana Bowman

Dana Bowman was first introduced to MaryAnn’s philosophy of art when reading her book Preschool Art. She was pleased to find an author who felt the process of art for young children was more important than the finished product. Dana and her husband, Mike, live in Palo Alto, California, with their three children: twin daughters Heather and Elizabeth, and younger sister Karen.


Who are young children?5
"It's the process, not the product"6
How to use this book7
Using the icons8
Getting ready!9
Early experiences with process art:
The place to begin with young children11
Chapter 1: Sticky business13
List of collage materials14
Press & stick collage16
Touch & pour explore18
Collage fun – Four favourites20
Easy paste & paper22
Paper paste explore24
Easy suncatcher26
Simply stickers27
Sticky tape collage28
Building blocks sculpture29
Foil wrapping30
Early scissors experiences for young children: The three stages31
Chapter 2: Great impressions34
List of printing possibilities35
Busy printing37
Fingertip prints39
Sit-down paint dancing40
Zooming wheels41
Tilt & roll dotted track42
The blob!43
Easy bubble prints44
Impressive burlap46
Bubble wrap print47
Big stamp & roll49
Chapter 3: Fun stuff for young children51
Tabletop drawing easel52
Pizza box paint easel54
Child-friendly coloured pen holder56
Mini coloured pen board57
Art baggie book59
Famous frames60
Fridge frame61
Keepsake art book62
Scribble book63
Buckets of bubbles64
Colour bottle blend65
Summertime colour tube66
Materials index67
Icon index71