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Eric Carle's Art Techniques

Article: Early childhood education imperative for young readers. Educational preschool programs and engaging a child while reading a story can raise a child's IQ, experts say.

Eric Carle names.....so cute!  Maybe do for each kid in colors to match their rooms?

Eric Carle names can be made with older kids using old magazines or newspaper. For smaller kids, trace the name with pencil and have cut out paper ready for them to fill in the letters. tissue paper might work really well.

Eric Carle Inspired Mixed Up Creatures based on his illustration techniques. Begin by reading Carle's The Mixed-Up Chameleon.  After reading the book you can talk about the how Eric Carle creates his illustrations.  Have children look at the illustrations and make observations and predictions.  You can watch this slideshow of Eric Carle using his classic techniques.  .

Eric Carle Inspired Mixed Up Creatures

This week the Preschool Book Club read Eric Carle's The Mixed-Up Chameleon. The story tells a tale of a chameleon who keeps wishing to be like the other animals until his body is all mixed up with.

let's go fly a kite: Eric Carle Butterflies

Patty over at Deep Space Sparkle has some wonderful Eric Carle inspired art ideas and lesson plans.

Myths busted! We fact-checked the biggest misconceptions about kids and preschool and other early childhood education programs.  {pacifickid.net/}

The 6 Myths of Early Childhood Education

6 Myths of ECE: "Head Start is not failing these kids -- it's our country's disinvestment in poorer communities that continues to determine a child's future educational progress.