LEWISVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#activities–Young children need a broad view of the world to better work with others
and achieve academic success, which means being able to see many
perspectives, listen to others, and share their own ideas and
perceptions. In the new book, Nurturing
Next-Generation Innovators: Open-Ended Activities to Support Global
Thinking, author Ellen
Booth Church uses unique activities to prepare children to be global
The book is full of strategies developed from Church’s
more than 40 years’ experience in early childhood education, using
illustrative activities that help children notice and identify what all
people have in common and challenging them to accept and appreciate
differences. Teachers can use the activities to nurture a growth mindset
through hands-on explorations.
Next-Generation Innovators is divided into four major themes
that walk children through increasing understandings of themselves,
others, and the world we all share. Literacy, math, science, motor
skills, and social skills are woven into each theme.
“The goal of this book is to provide teachers with creative hands-on
discussions and activities for developing children who are thinkers,
communicators, and collaborators,” Church
said. “Children who are prepared to deal with the world of work and
education need to be able to take a broader view, seeing and hearing
many viewpoints and perspectives.”
ISBN 978-0-87659-668-5; 160 pp.; PB; $16.95.
About the Author
Booth Church, a former associate professor of early childhood at
SUNY Farmingdale, has shared her unusual approach of combining cognitive
learning experiences with creative play in a variety of books,
magazines, and articles for early childhood educators. Church is
currently an adjunct professor of early childhood at Nova Southeastern
University and is developing preschools in India and Nepal as well as
presenting keynotes at conferences around the world.
About Gryphon House, Inc.
House, Inc., is an award-winning publisher of resource books for
parents and teachers of children from birth through age eight. Filled
with developmentally appropriate and easy-to-use strategies, Gryphon
House books provide parents and teachers with the tools they need to
bring the joy of learning to young children.
Gryphon House, Inc.
Anna Wilmoth, 336-712-3480