The Instant Curriculum: Over 750 Developmentally Appropriate Learning Activities for Busy Teachers of Young Children

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Gryphon House, Inc., 2005 - Education - 376 pages

The Instant Curriculum was an instant classic when it was first published almost 25 years ago. This new edition is completely revised and features over 350 all-new activities! This classic resource is a must-have for preschool teachers, and it has activities for every area of the curriculum, including language and literacy, math, science, dramatic play and music and movement. The focus on concepts and skills provides a flexible format to strengthen skill areas for one child or the entire group.


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Introduction 17
Painting 25
Sculpting and Molding 40
A Pot a Pan and
Hot PlateElectric Skillet Popper Recipes 60
Phonological Awareness 94
Chants 178
Fine Motor 202
My Family 261
Preparing for
Separating Solids 285
Keeping Connected
Creative Play 72
Letter Knowledge and Recognition 99
Comprehension 117
OnetoOne Correspondence 145

Water 217
Simple Tools 229
Weather and Seasons 236
Everyones a Piece of
Moving Freely 185
Likenesses and Differences 264
Adapting to Change

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Pam Schiller, Ph.D., is an early childhood author, consultant, and highly sought after speaker. She has written numerous articles for early childhood journals, including Child Care Information Exchange and Texas Child Care Quarterly. Pam is the author of five early childhood curriculums, eleven children's books and more than 30 teacher and parent resource books. Joan Rossano began her career in education as a public school teacher. Since then, she has worked as a department chair, established a private school and day care center in Firewood, TX, and founded and directed the Child Development Laboratory School in her hometown of Alvin, TX.

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