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Tap into the natural creativity and curiosity of toddlers and twos with creative art experiences designed just for them! First Art includes over 75 art experiences, each of which includes a list of materials you'll need, instructions for both the adult and child, tips, and a story. Have fun with paint, dough, crayons, tape, and other fun media! 128 pages, indexed, softcover.
Discover the natural curiosity and enthusiasm of toddlers and twos as they explore creative art experiences designed just for them. In this updated, color edition of First Art, you will find more than seventy-five art experiences, with lots of variations that add to the fun and tips for making the activities run smoothly. Theres even a chapter of special adult-made props, such as an Art Baggie Book to display a childs artwork and a Tabletop Easel made from a pizza box to catch all the drips. First Art for Toddlers and Twos starts children on a journey full of exploration and creativity!
Award-winning author MaryAnn Kohl has written 14 books for Gryphon House. Her philosophy, It’s the process, not the product,” guides her writing as she provides open-ended art activities for young children. MaryAnn’s activities focus on the experience of art, not the final product a child creates.
MaryAnn presents at workshops and keynotes around the country for teachers and librarians interested in teaching art with young children. She has appeared on various television shows, including Home Matters on the Discovery Channel, Take Part! (Canadian children's television) as the 'Mudworks lady', and was a featured guest on 1, 2, 3 Grow! (Health Network). MaryAnn was also a consultant for a children's activity television show produced by the Jim Henson Company (Odyssey Network). In addition, she consults for Fisher-Price, and works with SUNY-Albany as one of their expert guests for numerous educational video conferences. MaryAnn enjoys being a columnist for Family Fun magazine, and writes for numerous other magazines including Parenting, Cricket, Scholastic, Early Childhood News, and Daycaring. MaryAnn also writes books for her own publishing company, Bright Ring Publishing.