In this comprehensive guide, Dr. Margaret Allen draws from among the best field-tested ideas and research-based pedagogy to help you meet your students' needs through centers. Included are creative activities for use in the various kinds of centers and standards charts to identify key learning objectives covered in these centers. Included are creative activities for use in the various kinds of centers and standards charts to identify key learning objectives covered in these centers.
Implement meaningful centers in your early childhood classroom with Dr. Maggie's Early Childhood Centers. The practical, field-tested ideas and researched-based pedagogy in this comprehensive resource will help you meet your students' needs effectively and efficiently. Included in this resource are tips and suggestions for setting up the classroom, organizing materials, managing centers, and assessing students. In addition, standards correlation charts will assist you in identifying key learning objectives covered in various centers.
Each section includes:
-a rationale for why the center is important and how it benefits children
-a list of suggested materials to have in the center
-numerous ideas and activities to do in the center
Use this resource to create the following center areas in your classroom:
-Let's Explore—Math and Science Centers
-Let's Imagine—Housekeeping/Dramatic Play and Puppet Centers
-Let's Make, Mix & Measure—Block Center and Sand and Water Table Center
-Let's Create—Art and music Centers
-Let's Listen—Listening Post Center
-Let's Read—Reading Center
-Let's Learn Letters & Words—ABC and Word Work Center
-Let's Write—Writing and Illustrating Center