Educator Resources

Bing Institute Sessions

Nurturing Young Children’s Creative Thinking

Bing Institute Summer Session 2013


Recycle Repurpose Reuse: Incorporating Found Materials into the Early Childhood Curriculum

2012 NAEYC Annual Conference, Atlanta GA

Presenters: Nancy Howe, Chia-wa Yeh, Stephanie Holson, Jasmine Dobbs-Marsh, Betsy Koning, Mark Mabry

Recommended Reading

Chalufour, I. and Worth, K. Building structures with young children. St. Paul: Redleaf Press, 2004.

Community Playthings. Over sixty years of Community Playthings. Retrieved January 1, 2013.

Crosser, S. "Making the most of sand play." Earlychildhood NEWS. Retrieved January 1, 2013.

Crosser, S. (1994). Making the most of water play. Young Children 49(5), 28-32.

Dinwiddie, S. (1993). Playing in the gutters: Enhancing children’s cognitive and social play. Young Children, 48(6), 70-73.

Gura, P., and Bruce, T. Exploring learning: young children and blockplay. London: P. Chapman Pub., 1992.

Hauser, M.E. Learning from children: the life and legacy of Caroline Pratt. New York: P. Lang, 2006.

Hill, D.M. Mud, sand, and water. Washington: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1977.

Hirsch, E.S. The block book. Washington: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1974.

MacDonald, S. and Davis, K. Block play: The complete guide to learning and playing with blocks. Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, 2001.

Smilansky, S, Lewis, H. and Hagan, J. Clay in the classroom: Helping children develop cognitive and affective skills for learning. New York: Teachers College Press, 1988.

Topal, C.W. Children, clay and sculpture. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, 1993.

Wellhousen, K. and Kieff, J.E. A constructivist approach to block play in early childhood. Albany, NY: Delmar, 2001.

Wiggin, K.D. and Smith, N.A. The republic of childhood: Froebel's occupations. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1896.