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Photography Activities for Early Childhood Learning

Second Edition
Edited by:


June 2009 | 248 pages | Corwin
'A direct, dynamic approach to learning for early childhood'—Karla Bronzynski, First-Grade Teacher , Eldora-New Providence School District, IA

'A wonderful resource for using photography across all the developmental domains. This very practical and useful book supports all of its activities with sound developmental practices'—Michelle Barnea, Early Childhood Consultant

In the second edition of Picture This, the author explores the expanded photography options that are now available for enriching early childhood instruction. Children are thrilled when they see themselves in pictures, and this book shows teachers how to place them at the center of an exciting visual learning process.

Written in a user-friendly format and filled with illustrations, the book provides field-tested and developmentally appropriate photography activities across 10 subject areas, including emerging literacy, physical development, sensory exploration, social studies, math/science, and drama. Each activity offers an objective and description and can be adapted for independent exploration, one-on-one instruction, small groups, and family involvement. Three new chapters discuss:

- Ongoing student assessment, the use of standards, and systematic documentation

- Activities for children with special needs

- The use of photography with toddlers

Enrich your early childhood curriculum and fully engage young children through the fascinating world of digital photography.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Technology
Technology Introduction

 
 
2. Standards, Assessment, and Documentation Introduction
Professional Portfolio

 
Student Portfolios

 
Funfolios

 
Site-Visit Report

 
Stages of Social Play

 
Stages of Cognitive Play

 
Checklist-Plus

 
Behavioral Snapshots

 
Kindergarten Readiness

 
PowerPoint Slide Show

 
E-Folios

 
Accreditation Portfolio

 
 
3. Language
Language Introduction

 
Lights, Camera, Action

 
Where's the Bear?

 
Photo Shoot

 
Picture This

 
Learning Lotto

 
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

 
Color a Rainbow

 
Whose Shoes?

 
I'm Thinking of...

 
On your Mark, Get Set, Name It

 
 
4. Storytelling/Drama
Storytelling/Drama Introduction

 
I Am the Story

 
Storytime Puzzle

 
The Great Magnetic Me

 
Create a Tale

 
Tell Me a Tale

 
Block Heads

 
My Own Slide Show

 
When I Grow Up

 
Puppet Fun

 
Watch Me

 
 
5. Emerging Literacy
Emerging Literacy Introduction

 
Picture a Word

 
My Favorite Character

 
"Label It" Book

 
Picture a Project

 
Look at What We Did

 
Look at Me

 
Greeting Cards

 
Catch Me If You Can

 
Sample Word Cards

 
Personalized Shape Books

 
 
6. Social Studies
Social Studies Introduction

 
"Shining Stars" Book

 
Watch Me Grow!

 
Where in the World Are We?

 
Chef du Jour

 
Face the Feeling

 
Mapmakers

 
What's in Here?

 
Occupation Visitation

 
Who's Playing?

 
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby

 
 
7. Physical Development
Physical Development Introduction

 
Architects Under Construction

 
Look at What I Can Do

 
How Does It Move?

 
Follow the Flag

 
Do the Locomotion

 
Tactile Mats

 
Sorting Out the Themes

 
Lace a Favorite

 
Photo Place Mats

 
Silhouettes

 
 
8. Mathematics
Mathematics Introduction

 
A Place for Everything

 
Look at My Day

 
The Shape of Things

 
Eating by Numbers

 
Call Me

 
Counting on You

 
Treasure Hunt

 
Exercise by the Day

 
Part of the Whole

 
Big, Bigger, Biggest

 
 
9. Sensory Exploration
Sensory Exploration Introduction

 
What's Missing?

 
Funny Friends

 
Sound Lotto

 
Going on a Trip

 
Texture Walk

 
Touch a Poster

 
Sniff a Recipe

 
By Nose Alone

 
Minestrone

 
Sweet and Sour

 
 
10. Science
Science Introduction

 
Weight for Me

 
Animal Tails

 
Magnetic Challenge

 
Healthful Snack Partners

 
What Grows?

 
How's the Weather?

 
The Steps of Planting

 
Rising to the Occasion

 
Magic Crystals

 
Science Talk

 
 
11. Toddlers and Technology
Toddlers and Technology Introduction

 
Picture-Object Match

 
Photo Lotto

 
Color Matching Game

 
Happy, Sad, Mad Posters

 
My First Numbers

 
Look What I Can Do!

 
Photo Name Cards

 
What Do You See?

 
My Family Poster

 
Room Sort

 
 
12. Children With Special Needs
Children With Special Needs Introduction

 
Two-Part Reading Cards

 
What's Next?

 
Picture Exchange

 
Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence (ABC)

 
What's Happening?

 
Individual Itineraries

 
Number Hunt

 
Self-Help Graph

 
Who Is Not Here Today?

 
Communications Book

 
 
References
 
Index

“A direct, dynamic approach to learning for early childhood settings.”

Karla Bronzynski, First-Grade Teacher
Eldora-New Providence School District, IA

“This book is a wonderful resource for using photography across all the developmental domains. It is a very practical and useful book that supports all of its activities with sound developmental practices.”

Michelle Barnea, Early Childhood Consultant

“This book fulfills a need in the educational field for technology integration in the classroom.”

Laura Gulledge, Adjunct Instructor
Central Alabama Community College

“This book has many useful ideas and contributes to the field of education.”

Julee Loorya, Elementary School Teacher
Birney Elementary School, Redondo Beach, CA

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1


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