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Lullaby: A Collection, Various Artists, Music Little People
Planet Sleeps, Various Artists, Sony
Not for Kids Only, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Acoustic Disc
NO! They Might Be Giants, Rounder/Pgd
Rocket Ship Beach, Dan Zanes and Friends, Festival Five Rec
Ralph’s World, Ralph Covert (a Chicagoan), Minty Fresh
Songs for Bumpy Wagon Rides, Various Chicago Artists, Bloodshot Records
Songs for Wiggleworms, Old Town School of Folk Music
• Doing Art Together by Muriel Silberstein-Storfer with Mablen Jones
Simon and Schuster, New York. 1982
This book gives examples for both adults and children how to set up a workshop,
experiment with color, paint, construct paper sculptures, and more. Beginner
friendly with useful tips and historical references. Contains photographs and
• Art From Many Hands-Multicultural Art Projects by Jo Miles Schuman
Davis Publications, Inc., Worcester Mass. 1981
Step-by-step instructions on how to create art projects from Africa, Central and
South America, Asia, Europe, and Native North America. Contains photographs.
Chicago Children’s Museum
at Navy Pier
700 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 527-1000
• Including Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Programs
Mark Wolery and Jan S. Wilbers, Editors. Vol. 6 NAEYC Research into
Practice Series. National Association for the Education of Young Children,
Washington, DC. 1994
This resource provides information on how to design programs and services for
young children with disabilities. Contains photographs.
• First Steps in Teaching Creative Dance to Children by Mary Joyce
Mayfield Publishing Company, Mountain View, CA. 1994
This book includes basic methods of dance as well as how to teach it and how to
develop lesson plans. Beginner friendly, contains photographs.
Kraft Artabounds Studio
• Don’t Move the Muffin Tins—A Hands-Off Guide to Art for the Young Child
by Bev Bos, Turn the Page Press, Roseville, CA. 1981
The focus of this book is 2-5 year olds but much of the art can be used with older
children and even adults. This book shows how to develop child-centered art
programs and gain confidence in creativity. Contains photographs.
• Before the Basics—Creating Conversations with Children by Bev Bos
Turn the Page Press, Roseville, CA. 1983
This book teaches language development methods for young children with an
emphasis on process rather than product. Includes various examples of childcentered language, music, and movement activities. Contains photographs.
• Together We’re Better-Establishing a Coactive Learning Environment
by Bev Bos
Turn the Page Press, Roseville, CA. 1990
This book deals with the socialization of young children and the importance of
cooperative activities. The emphasis is on the creation of environments which will
allow children the opportunity to participate in positive social situations at their
own pace, by their own choice.
• Beautiful Stuff! Learning with Found Materials by Cathy Weisman
Topal and Lella Gandini. Davis Publications, Inc., Worcester, Mass. 1999
This guide expresses the importance of the exploration of materials, where that
exploration will take you, and how you can build upon those discoveries. Inspired
by educators from Reggio Emilia, Italy. Contains photographs.
• The Ooey Gooey Handbook—Identifying and Creating Child-Centered
Environments by Lisa Murphy
The Learning Through Adventure Company, Carlsbad, CA. 2001
This book focuses on early childhood and contains ideas, recipes, suggestions, tips
and inspiration on how to do exciting art projects. Contains photographs.
• The I Can't Sing Book for Grownups Who Can’t Carry a Tune in a Paper
Bag...But want to Do Music with Young Children by Jackie Silberg
Gryphon House, Inc. Beltsville, MD, 1998
Fun and accessible ways to learn the basics of music at home or in the classroom.
• Music Crafts for Kids: The How-To Book of Music Discovery
by Noel & Phyllis Fiarotta
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. New York, NY, 1995
Step by step instructions for simple musical instruments you can make at home.
Chicago Children’s Museum
at Navy Pier
700 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 527-1000
Kraft Artabounds Studio
• On Stage Theater Games and Activities for Kids by Lisa Bany Winters
Chicago Review Press Inc.1997
This book provides various examples of child-centered drama activates to try at
home or in the classroom. Beginner Friendly.
Children’s books:
Storybooks are a exciting introduction to looking closely at art for children. The
Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture
Book for Children published in the United States during the preceding year.
The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Task
Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table.
Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books
promote an understanding and appreciation of the “American Dream.”