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.
Classroom-tested and teacher-approved, these activities help children ages 3-6 learn all about numbers. With 100 engaging and fun activities, Learn Every Day™ About Numbers offers everything a teacher needs to build a foundation for future math learning. Each activity offers learning objectives to meet standards, a materials list, related children's books, and an assessment component to measure children's learning. 128 pages.
This book features classroom activities from teachers around the globe, all focused on topics that teachers use every day. Organized by curriculum area, Learn Every Day™ About Colors has 100 activities for children ages 3-6, providing teachers with innovative and fun ways to introduce and reinforce learning about colors. Each activity features learning objectives, related vocabulary, related children's books, materials needed, directions for preparation, instructions for each activity, and… More »
This new book features 100 activities all about shapes! Contributed by teachers, these activities are organized by curriculum area and offer fresh ideas that provide hours of engaging activities. Complete with learning objectives, related children's books, and an assessment component, teachers will find everything they need to teach children ages 3-6 all about shapes. 128 pages.
With 100 classroom-tested activities this book makes it easy for teachers to incorporate discussions about caring for the Earth into any curriculum. Each activity features learning objectives, vocabulary, related children's books, materials, preparation (if necessary), directions, and an assessment component. Paperback.
With the 100 activities included in this resource, teachers can easily incorporate learning about animals into any curriculum. Each activity features learning objectives, vocabulary, related children's books, materials, preparation (if necessary), directions, and an assessment component.
100 easy-to-do activities give children a peek into the lives of their creepy-crawler friends. Each activity features learning objectives, vocabulary, related children's books, materials, preparation (if necessary), directions, and an assessment component.
Now teachers can bring the magic of each season into their classrooms with these activities that introduce children to the wonder of the seasons with a year full of fun! Classroom-tested teacher favorites, this book features activities that teach children to understand the difference between the seasons, as well as activities that can only be done during certain seasons. Children will love making paper cutout fall leaves, suns, and snowflakes as they celebrate the joy and excitement of the world… 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 »
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.
A set of 30 developmental checklists designed for teachers using the Beyond Centers and Circle Time® curriculum. Conveniently record an individual child's assessment items for use in parent conferences.
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.
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.
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.
This self-directed guide is designed to provide more than 40 hours of professional development for teachers using Innovations: The Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum. With 43 training modules, teachers can explore all the different elements of the curriculum and their impact on young children's learning, as well as other important components of early childhood education, including how to encourage different types of play, ways to communicate with parents, and ways to solve problems. Paperback. 128 pages.
The tool every administrator, director, or program manager needs to provide comprehensive training for infant and toddler teachers who are using the Innovations series (Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum and Innovations: The Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum). Designed to be used as a pre-service model, an in-service model, or as an annual training plan to guarantee well-prepared and trained infant and toddler teachers who plan and implement developmentally appropriate infant and toddler… More »
The strategies in this guide are based on stages of language learning and include ways to differentiate instruction, engage children in higher-level thinking, strengthen their use of newly learned language, and support their language progression and development.
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.
This resource book is full of attention-grabbing, creative activities that provide children with an outlet for wiggles, while giving their brain a jumpstart with cross-lateral movement games. Includes songs, games, and finger plays for anytime of the day. Paperback. 208 pages.
Many Languages, One Classroom applies the latest information about best practices to all aspects of a preschool program. Designed to fit any preschool curriculum, this book addresses state standards and benchmarks of standard quality programming. Organized by interest areas and times of the day, you'll find everything you need to help English language learners during dramatic play, outdoor play, reading, science, blocks, and circle time. Each chapter is broken down into several sections: the environment,… More »