Open ended art experiences enrich creativity while developing fine motor strength. When art is presented as a child-guided activity, young learners will improve their decision making skills, build confidence, and lay the foundation for personal accountability. This kit provides multiple mediums, including crayons, paint, and markers, that encourage children to express themselves and explore their imagination. Please note: components may change occasionally due to availability. We will only substitute… More »
From Kaplan Early Learning Company and Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project. This book correlates with E-LAP™. Using a theme based approach, each developmentally appropriate activity involves language, cognitive, gross motor, fine motor, self-help, and social emotional skills. Provides a variety of activities to meet the rapidly changing needs and interests of this age group. Activities foster emotional security, positive self-concepts, physical and cognitive development. They are organized… More »
Encourage exploration and discovery with this infant kit. Designed to support the brain-based principles of "Learn Every Day™ : The Program for Infants", this kit is full of multi-sensory materials that will support infants as they grow and develop.
Birth - 12 months. This comprehensive kit contains a variety of exciting learning materials that are perfect for engaging infants. The Growing and Developing Activity Kit offers growth and development in the areas of fine motor, blocks, gross motor, cognition, sensory, facial recognition, music, and dramatic play. Encourage children to identify colors, shapes, objects, or emotions as they engage in activities. The set includes 3 miniature pastel-colored baby dolls, a decorative mirror, stacking… More »
Children have the opportunity to engage in a variety of learning experiences while engaging with the materials offered in this comprehensive kit. This kit offers puzzles, balls, links, plush items, stackers, and sorting activities to inspire active learning in all areas of development. This kit will help strengthen: fine motor development, early math skills, gross motor development, eye-hand coordination, and cognitive skills.
This kit contains toys for eight types of experiences that support children's development and learning. This kit features a sampling of items designed to enhance the experiences of "Connecting with Music and Movement", "Exploring Sand and Water" and "Going Outdoors" for Young Infants. Kit includes (over 40 items): Soft Dolls, Play Vehicles, Photo & Mirror Cubes, Plush Animals, Music CD, Musical Instruments, Board Books, and an Infant Sand and Water Table.
Music and movement activities provide a wonderful foundation for all early learning environments. Young learners respond to the rhythm and flow of music in both creative and cognitive ways. This kit incorporates a variety of instruments to provide a wide range of musical experiences. Music and movement activities can be used to: improve listening skills, build balance, rhythm, and coordination, develop body awareness, promote cooperation and turn taking, and strengthen fine motor skills.
12 - 24 months. This comprehensive kit contains a variety of learning materials that will engage toddlers and offer growth and development in the areas of fine motor, blocks, gross motor, cognition, music, and dramatic play.
This kit offers the rich combination of engaging stories and interactive puppets that involve infants and caregivers in meaningful literary experiences. The vivid, textured, and inviting books, along with plush and friendly puppets, support early literacy skills and facilitate bonding experiences.
Developed by Pamela Phelps, PhD and the Center for Childhood Research and Training in Tallahassee, FL, this manual provides caregivers of infants and toddlers knowledge about the creating and implementation of loving, playful, developmentally appropriate experiences for infants and toddlers. ISBN 978-0-88076-622-7.
Involve young children in reading and literacy experiences with this collection of books. Children can enjoy books independently, one-on-one, or as a group experience. Introduction of books, reading, and literacy in the early years will develop: vocabulary acquisition, listening skills, print awareness, language development, and concentration. Note: Kit components may change occasionally due to availability. We will substitute developmentally appropriate items for the purpose they were intended.
This full-color illustrated poster addresses parents' and teachers' concerns about children's reading readiness and progress. Includes milestones and warning signs indicating that children might be at risk for reading challenges from birth through age six. By tracking children with this simple map, parents can be sure their children are keeping up with their peers, and intercede if they begin to notice warning signs. Available in English and Spanish.
Learning to read is one of the major milestones in a child's life, and it's one that parents worry about. This guide gives parents information on how to support their child on his or her reading journey. Now parents of children, aged three to five years old, have the power to ensure their child becomes a successful reader. Available in English and Spanish. Set of 20 guides.
This full-color illustrated poster addresses parents' and teachers' concerns about children's reading readiness and progress. Includes milestones and warning signs indicating that children might be at risk for reading challenges from birth through age six. By tracking children with this simple map, parents can be sure their children are keeping up with their peers, and intercede if they begin to notice warning signs. Available in English and Spanish. Set of 20 maps.
This complete, interactive curriculum for infants from birth to 18 months contains a wealth of activities and experiences. It includes assessment tools, how to set up the physical environment, ways to partner with parents, and much more! It, also, combines accessible theory with practical applications for beginning and experienced teachers. The only complete curriculum for infants available, this resource has everything you need to build an interactive program for infants. Paperback. 416 pages.
This complete, interactive curriculum for toddlers contains a wealth of activities and experiences. It includes these critical components: applying child development theory to everyday experiences; using assessment to meet individual developmental needs; using the physical environment as a learning tool; developing a partner relationship with parents; fostering an interactive climate in the classroom; and educating parents. Paperback. 416 pages.
Sand and Water play is a wonderful way to incorporate multiple concepts into hands-on learning. Open-ended, child-guided sand and water play engages children in a sensory, social, mathematical, scientific, and imaginative experience. This kit includes materials to measure, scoop®, sink, float, sift, pump, and spray for endless interaction and ideas.
This kit contains toys for eight types of experiences that support children's development and learning. This kit features a sampling of items designed to enhance the experiences of "Imitating and Pretending", and "Enjoying Stories and Books" with Two year olds. Kit includes (over 55 items): Baby Dolls with Doll Clothes, Shopping Cart, Little Doctor Kit, Kitchen Bottle Collection, Little Builder Tool Belt, Book Sets, and Puppets.
A comprehensive (40+ hour) self-directed manual is just what teachers need to affectively implement one of the best infant and toddler curriculum resources, Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum. This self-paced instructional guide allows teachers to explore Innovations' wide view of curriculum as inclusive of interactions, activities and experiences, child development, parent partnerships, teaching observation and assessment, and environment. Paperback. 128 pages.