Discover new and exciting ways to teach STEM content through the arts in your early childhood program with this innovative and comprehensive guidebook. Chapters feature playful activities divided by age band that bridge early academic learning and social, emotional, physical, and mental development with active engagement in the arts. Structured activities include a materials list, safety concerns, key takeaways, and related readings, as well as explicit connections to research and national standards. With clear and concise lesson plans that walk you through activities in music, dance, media arts, visual arts, and theater, it becomes easy to bring development and learning through movement and creativity to your classroom or program.

part I|78 pages

Theory and Practice, Chapters 1–3

part II|214 pages

The Activity, Chapters 4–8

chapter |4 pages

Introduction to Chapters 4–8

chapter 4|112 pages

Visual Arts

Antacid Aquariums

chapter 5|22 pages


chapter 6|29 pages

Drama and Theater

chapter 7|20 pages

Movement and Dance

chapter 8|25 pages

Media Arts