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Art programming for young children today can be more than the traditional craft project that typically follows a storytime. This slideshow from Amy Koester, the acclaimed Show Me librarian, explains how to focus on the process as opposed to the product when including art as part of a STEAM program for preschool children.
The Pennsylvania One Book: Every Young Child program provides many resources for incorporating process focused art activities in the Activity Guide featured as a downloadable file under the Resources tab on their website.
Be sure to visit their website for a wide variety of resources related to this year's selection, Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer. Ms. Archer is the winner of the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats Award for her illustrations!
You can also access past selections and related activities from the site, making it a treasure trove of art ideas for programming.
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