Creative Expression: An Eric Carle Lesson

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1 Clock Hour of Early Childhood Education

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Creative Expression: An Eric Carle Lesson

1 Clock Hour of Early Childhood Education
For over 45 years, author and illustrator Eric Carle has been creating stories that children of all ages have come to adore. His works, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug, and The Very Busy Spider have become classics in the classroom. This training discusses the influence of his remarkable artwork and how literature can be used to connect to children on a deeper level. Lesson plans and curriculum ideas based on his books are presented as resources for teachers as well.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain the importance for nurturing creativity in children
  • List 3 benefits of reading aloud to students
  • Explain why it is crucial that teachers connect and develop relationships with each of their students
  • Demonstrate understanding of CDA competency standards in regard to lesson planning

Washington STARS credit: Curriculum and Learning Environment (1 hour)   
CDA Unit 2: Advancing children's physical and intellectual development (1 hour)     
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool
  • Family Child Care (School-Age)

Successful Solutions Training in Child Development is a MERIT registered training organization.

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  • 5
    Great ideas

    Posted by Doris on 4th Feb 2016

    Thank you for such great ideas to use in my room. Just seeing and understanding the ideas related to the books will help me extend the art in my class.

  • 5
    Very good course

    Posted by Frank on 2nd Feb 2016

    Easy to understand all the lessons

  • 4
    Loved the Lesson Plans!

    Posted by Elizabeth on 29th Nov 2015

    I look forward to applying the lessons during our Eric Carle week of story time Summer and adapting similar lessons throughout the year.