Growing Artists provides a broad, theory-based approach to art for young children based on how children learn and grow through artistic expression. There are many wonderful features: art terms, teacher tips, addressing special needs, presenting artworks and dealing with safety issues. It clearly explains what to do and say when teaching art to toddlers through 8 year olds. It covers all art media in depth. Special attention is paid to integrating art using thematic teaching and the project approach. It is rich in appropriate theory and curriculum and in real life illustrations of art in the early childhood classroom. . This is a book for teachers just starting out and for those who want to up-date their teaching of art and anyone interested in the education of young children.Koster, Joan Bouza is the author of 'Growing Artists Teaching Art to Young Children', published 2004 under ISBN 9781401865610 and ISBN 1401865615.