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More Than Painting: Exploring the Wonders of Art for Preschool and Kindergarten.

More Than Painting: Exploring the Wonders of Art for Preschool and Kindergaten. Sally Moomaw and Brenda Hieronymous. St. Paul: Redleaf Press (800-423-8309), 1999. Illus., softcover, 225 pp., $24.95.

The authors believe that art is a crucial early symbol system for young children, serving as a tool for helping them learn about their environment and their ideas and feelings, and opening children's minds to the wonders and possibilities of art. Eight chapters express areas of art experience that include drawing, collage, three-dimensional art and outdoor art. Fifteen differing art area arrangements are described for changing seasons, differing age levels, and special topics, moving from basic to more complex artmaking experiences. Given the book's emphasis on the process of artmaking rather than the product, this book should prove helpful to both art teachers and classroom teachers in developing an art curriculum for younger children.

Sally Moomaw and Brenda Hieronymous. St. Paul: Redleaf Press (800-423-8309), 1999. Illus., softcover, 225 pp., $24.95.
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Author:Andeson, Kent
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Sep 1, 2000
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