Hands-On Learning!

More Than 1000 Activities for Young Children Using Everyday Objects

Gwendolyn S. Kaltman,

Hands-On Learning!: More Than 1000 Activities for Young Children Using Everyday Objects

"The book is a wonderful brainstorm of activities, making this an extremely useful and user-friendly resource for early childhood professionals."
—Michelle Barnea, Early Childhood Consultant

"This text will quickly become a favorite for busy teachers wanting to provide engaging learning activities in their classrooms."
—Roxie Ahlbrecht, Second-Grade Teacher
Robert Frost Elementary School, Sioux Falls, SD

"An excellent supplement to any curriculum and to an early childhood teacher′s bag of tricks. The activities are bound to engage young children′s curiosity as they explore everyday objects with a new perspective."
—Judy Zimmerman, Executive Director
Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies, Nova Southeastern University

Plan lessons from a child-centered perspective!

Teachers of young children are always looking for fresh, hands-on activities to engage their students and build their knowledge of the world through firsthand experiences with objects. This innovative resource guides teachers in developing tactile lessons utilizing inexpensive, readily available objects.

Ideal as a supplement to a primary curriculum as well as for learning centers, this volume includes more than 1,000 sample activities using materials such as cotton balls, paper, and wheels. The activities are organized into 16 themes and grouped into the areas of literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, physical development, and creativity. Reflected throughout the book is a unique approach that:

  • Presents a new and simple way to design themes and activities that guarantees hands-on learning experiences
  • Complements any curriculum
  • Offers suggestions on how to modify activities to respond to children′s developmental levels
  • Includes an additional list of over 60 generic tactile activities that can be adapted for a variety of content areas

Hands-On Learning! is an ideal resource for early childhood educators seeking to provide positive experiential learning opportunities for young students.

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