Shelebrate with Shel Silverstein

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2 Clock Hours of Early Childhood Education

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Shelebrate with Shel Silverstein

2 Clock Hours of Early Childhood Education
For decades, author, poet, illustrator, and musician Shel Silverstein has created works of art that have resonated with adults and children alike. From his poems about imaginary creatures to a heartwarming book about a maternal relationship between a boy and a tree, Silverstein’s work provides countless opportunities to expand upon important early childhood educational concepts. This course will instruct participants on the benefits of these opportunities as well as lesson plans and practical suggestions to use them in an existing program.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss the benefits of including Shel Silverstein works in their program.
  • State how poetry can support social and emotional development.
  • Explain how poetry can promote early literacy in an early childhood program.
  • Explain how poetry might benefit English Language Learners.

Washington STARS credit: Curriculum and Learning Environment (2 hours)

CDA Unit 2: Advancing Children's Physical and Intellectual Development (2 hours)
  • 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 Training!

    Posted by Cassandra on 15th Feb 2016

    I enjoyed the Poems and Lesson Plan Ideas.
    I found the material to be very informative.

  • 5
    This was a very fun class. I laughed a lot when reading the poems, some for the first time. Thank you!

    Posted by Laurie on 15th Feb 2016

    I really enjoyed this lesson because it provided some really fun poems to share with my children. I will definitely look back on this lesson and use what I learned.

  • 5
    This was an exciting class

    Posted by Terri on 3rd Feb 2016

    Literacy is a special part of not only my life long learning but in my classroom to promote healthy learners. Hearing the poems and reading ideas to incorporate within the classroom made this class exciting.

  • 4
    Quality training

    Posted by Heather on 3rd Feb 2016

    I was thankful to be able to do this online, and felt the quality of the training was only enhanced by this format.

  • 5

    Posted by Jan on 3rd Feb 2016

    I certainly like the lesson plans. The Silverstein books and poems are a wealth of information already but these ideas for implementing better learning opportunities for the children are valued by me and our center.

  • 5
    I learned a lot!

    Posted by Yvette on 29th Nov 2015

    It really opened my mind up to using poetry in my daycare.

  • 5
    Loved Shel anyway...

    Posted by Ryan on 6th Sep 2015

    I really enjoyed this course. I remember my second grade teacher read from Shel Silverstein books...I can still remember most of the poems she read...some were silly and some were relatable. This course was great to learn how to bring poetry back into the class room(from toddler to school age) and provide learning tools to go along with the poems. Great Course and Great reminder how important poetry is.