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ENGAGING YOUNG CHILDREN IN MUSEUMS. Sharon E. Shaffer. Left Coast Press, Inc., Walnut Creek, 2015. 176 pp. with 19 ills. 24 x 17 cm. ISBN 9781611321982 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 164342. Publisher's description: What does a museum do with a kindergartener who walks through the door? The growth of interest in young children learning in museums has joined the national conversation on early childhood education. This is the first book for museum professionals that focuses on this intersection. Written by the founding Executive Director of the innovative Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, this concise volume provides essential guidance for museum professionals to plan programming for young children. Sharon E. Shaffer explains the various ways in which children learn, then shows how to use this knowledge to design effective programs using a variety of teaching models. Replete with examples of successful programs and tested activities to employ in your institution, Shaffer presents a set of best practices for developing early childhood learning programs.
Indexing: Western — Post-2000 — Museum Studies
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 164341
Hardcover $94.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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