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As Elephánta launches its boutique school to support cultural arts and education in Los Angeles, we feel it is important to share our curricular ideas with a wider audience so that schools and parents around the world can benefit. We hope, too, that you will share your ideas with us! www.elephanta.org


Picture Books versus Storytelling for Young Children

 To Tell a Story or To Read a Story In ...
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Teaching through Language versus Teaching through Silence

Looking at the Role of Language and the Role of ...
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Adult Modeling versus Discovery Learning: How do children learn best?

Ramp Play Prompts Reflections on Learning My preschool students enjoy ...
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Celebrating Cultures through Stories

Bringing Students' Cultures into the Classroom In traditional homogenous societies, ...
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The Philosophy Behind Holistic Education

Traditional Modes of Teaching and Learning Social anthropologists have used ...
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Purposeful Modeling

Teaching Through Demonstration A Personal Story When I was 7 ...
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Adults as Natural Models | Prioritizing our Activities to Foster Imitation

Learning Through Imitation Learning through imitation is not a novel ...
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From Picture Book to Oral Tale

Storytelling for Educators Why would a teacher take a story ...
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Enabling Children to Act with Props

Embellishing a Story's Dramatization with Animal Props Children who are ...
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A Toddler Learns to Multiply Before She Can Count to 3!

Child Turns Math on its Head This is a fascinating ...
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Adventure Stories | Little Bear Takes a Walk

Adapting an Adventure Story to Your Locale Adventure stories are ...
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Adventure Stories | Take your story on an Adventure! | Drake’s Tail

Are you ready to take your children on an adventure? ...
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Crafts and Stories: pairing them together

After telling a story to children, consider following up with ...
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A Bit of Fabric Sparks the Imagination: Adding Costumes to Songs

Children Take Flight as Birds This very simple costume idea ...
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Props: Give your Stories & Songs a little Pizzazz

When props are added to either stories or songs, they ...
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Rice Fingerplay Rhymes

A Bit About Fingerplay Fingerplay is often presented in early ...
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An Introduction to Rice Play: A Soothing Sensory Experience

Several years ago, when I first put out several pounds ...
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An Alphabet with Spice

Handcrafted Letters using Beans and Seeds Modeled on traditional Montessori ...
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