|| Saying yes to art -- Preparing for Art. An exploratory approach to art: What is Process Art? Why is it Creative? / by MaryAnn F. Kohl ; Planning for art ; Making space for art ; Gathering art materials ; Encouraging your budding artist: Connecting With Children Through Talking About Their Art / by Judith Rubin ; Sustaining inspiration: Humming Birds, Pebbles, and Maps / by Susan-Marie Swanson ; Storing, displaying, and sharing the art. -- Playful Activities. First forays into art: Having Fun With Crafts / by Cassi Griffin ; Quick and easy art: Using Recycled Materials for Art and Crafts Projects / by Maya Donenfeld ; Getting fancy: Exploring Clay / by Cathy Weisman Topal ; Action art: The Exploration Toolkit / by Keri Smith ; Quiet activities for downtime and transition: Playful Exploration of Art Ideas and Materials / by Rachelle Doorley ; Art for playdates, parties, and groups: Success with Group Art / by Julie Liddle ; Homemade art materials to make and enjoy: The Natural Artist / by Diana Mercer.
|| Bring out your children's creativity and imagination with more than 60 kids' art activities. Art making is a wonderfully fun way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. This book has all the tools and information needed to encourage your children's creativity through art. You will learn how to set up an art space, how to talk to children about their artwork, how to choose the best art supplies (without breaking the bank), how to repurpose and organize the piles of art created, and even how to use kids' art activities to soften everyday transitions. The kids' arts and crafts projects included here are accessible and developmentally appropriate for one- to eight-year-olds, and they are a far cry from the cookie-cutter crafts many of us did in school as kids. From bubble prints to musical chairs art, these kids' art activities allow children to explore art materials, techniques, and ideas as they grow more creative every day. With activities for downtimes, action art for releasing energy, and recipes for making your own art materials, this book is a guide for raising an artful family.