Educator Resources

Bing Institute Sessions

Nurturing Young Children’s Creative Thinking

Bing Institute Summer Session 2013


Presentations

Recycle Repurpose Reuse: Incorporating Found Materials into the Early Childhood Curriculum

2012 NAEYC Annual Conference, Atlanta GA

Presenters: Nancy Howe, Chia-wa Yeh, Stephanie Holson, Jasmine Dobbs-Marsh, Betsy Koning, Mark Mabry


Recommended Reading

Chalufour, I. and Worth, K. Building structures with young children. St. Paul: Redleaf Press, 2004.

Community Playthings. Over sixty years of Community Playthings. http://www.communityplaythings.com/aboutus2.html. Retrieved January 1, 2013.

Crosser, S. "Making the most of sand play." Earlychildhood NEWS. http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=62. Retrieved January 1, 2013.

Crosser, S. (1994). Making the most of water play. Young Children 49(5), 28-32.

Dinwiddie, S. (1993). Playing in the gutters: Enhancing children’s cognitive and social play. Young Children, 48(6), 70-73.

Gura, P., and Bruce, T. Exploring learning: young children and blockplay. London: P. Chapman Pub., 1992.

Hauser, M.E. Learning from children: the life and legacy of Caroline Pratt. New York: P. Lang, 2006.

Hill, D.M. Mud, sand, and water. Washington: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1977.

Hirsch, E.S. The block book. Washington: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1974.

MacDonald, S. and Davis, K. Block play: The complete guide to learning and playing with blocks. Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, 2001.

Smilansky, S, Lewis, H. and Hagan, J. Clay in the classroom: Helping children develop cognitive and affective skills for learning. New York: Teachers College Press, 1988.

Topal, C.W. Children, clay and sculpture. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, 1993.

Wellhousen, K. and Kieff, J.E. A constructivist approach to block play in early childhood. Albany, NY: Delmar, 2001.

Wiggin, K.D. and Smith, N.A. The republic of childhood: Froebel's occupations. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1896.