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There is no right or wrong way, only their way. Kohl understands. She explains how to make and use many kinds of art materials based on the concept that the process not the product, is important. From old standbys like play dough to new craft discoveries like liquid crayons and frozen balloons, she provides hundreds of ways to enjoy and explore the creative process. -- MetroParent, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
This is a very organized, thorough assembling of preschool art activities that could be a valuable asset to any preschool teacher as well as individual interested in doing art with young children . . . I can see this book becoming my primary art resource. -- Tot Spot Coordinator, Discovery Center Museum
We found the book very well put together, easy to use and the instructions complete and easy to follow. . . . -- Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia
Young children do art for the experience, the exploration and the experimentation. It's a process by which they can discover the world. . . Using materials commonly found in the home, child care or preschool program, children can explore discover and create open-ended art experiences. Best of all, there are no adult-made samples so the imagination of the artist can roam free.
Each activity has up to five icons Age, planning/Preparation, Help, Caution, and author's Favorite which serve as a guide for making the projects more usable and accessible for the artist, caregiver, teacher or parent. --Family Times
There are lots of great ideas here and many variations listed.
If you are a parent with preschool children at home and are looking for fun art ideas, then this book is a must have on your bookshelf.
This book is like the basic manual for art all preschoolers [no wait, all KIDS] should do in their life times.
MaryAnn is a nice author. Her art and craft ideas are very good. I have a few of her books. This is a very good one too! I enjoy doing these with my kidsPublished 5 months ago by Dancer In The Storm
not good for a teacher.... project are great for at home with a limited number of children and where you have access to a stove!Published 11 months ago by Leila
I bought this book so I could get ideas on teaching painting concepts to preschoolers. It has more "crafts" than "arts", but I still got a lot of good ideas for my... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Roo
When my kids were preschoolers we did a project from this book every single day. They learned to love the process of art as opposed to being fixated on the product. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sherene Silverberg