All infants and toddlers need experiences that nurture, support, and teach their home language and culture. Language is a vital component of early experiences well before a child can say his first word. Infants and toddlers whose families come from diverse backgrounds and speak different languages are appearing in all kinds of early care and learning settings in growing numbers. Even the most experienced caregiver can feel a bit unsure about meeting the unique needs of infants and toddlers from… More »
Connecting with dual language learners (DLLs) is a growing reality among early childhood educators, who need to learn practical, proven strategies to reach these students. Grounded in research and strengthened by the author's personal experience as a student learning English, Connecting Right from the Start helps teachers understand the culturally and linguistically diverse children in their classroom, as well as those with disabilities. Some of the skills teachers will learn: ways to make DLLs… More »
Rich colors and soft tones that represent many cultures from around the world. Washes from skin and most fabrics. Colors include Brown, Multicultural Mahogany, Multicultural Salmon, Multicultural Nutmeg, Mahogany, Peach, Olive, and Bronze. Set includes Eight 8-oz bottles. Made in the USA.
12 months & up. Add international houses to your block play center with this exciting set. From huts to high rises, this wooden set of family dwellings includes a variety of homes from all over the world. These brightly colored homes are great for encouraging block play while teaching children the unique way people live. Use these in a lesson about diversity and teach children about the regions these homes can be found. The tallest building measures 5" high. Set of 15.
3 months & up. Children love looking at these wonderful, big bright pictures of other multicultural children in this book set. There are one word description of each baby's expression as they are having fun. Set of 4.
Every day, 250 children are suspended from school. Many are children of color, deprived of opportunities to experience learning at the same rate and quality as white children. Many families don't feel heard or respected in their child's schools. Don't Look Away: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms leads early childhood professionals to explore and address issues of bias, equity, low expectations, and family engagement to ensure culturally responsive experiences. Importantly, this book will challenge… More »
Bright and colorful pencils in 8 popular multicultural colors and earth tone colors. The earthy colors are good for drawing yourself, your friends and the landscapes that surround us. 12 individual packs of 8 pencils.
12 months & up. Toddlers will love arranging the pieces in set to create their town. This village set contains everything your child needs to create their very own block town! This 20-piece wooden set includes ten community buildings and homes along with vehicles, trees, and stop lights. The pieces are sure to entertain your child for hours, with the bright colors and wooden structures. The hospital measures 4 1/4"H x 4 3/4"W x 1 1/4"D.
12 months & up. Celebrate diversity in a unique way with this fun set of magnetic people blocks. Encourage children to explore a world of possibilities by building one-of-a-kind characters and modern families. With over 2,000 possible combinations, you can make a unique character by using one block for the head, body, and legs. Up to eight combinations can be made at one time with the magnetic blocks. Twenty-five big cards are included to play five games, starting conversations and creating… More »
3 months & up. This book set captures moments and moods of a baby's day with captivating photographs and rhyming words that babies and toddlers alike will enjoy. Watch them move, reach, play, eat, cuddle and rest. As each book is read, babies and toddlers will build on the concepts of love, safety, and confidence. Each book includes tips for caregivers and parents. Set of 6 board books.
A harmonious collection of tranquil lullabies and soothing songs from ancient Asian lands. Asian Dreamland offers soothing and musically intriguing songs from Japan, Nepal, China, India and even the Republic of Tatarstan. One can hear unique instruments, such as the shamisen, a three-stringed instrument similar to a banjo that came to Japan from China many centuries ago, the erhu, an ancient Chinese instrument whose origins go back more than a thousand years, and the sarode, an Indian instrument… More »
12 months - 4 years. Each of these bilingual stories introduce language and learning to young children. These books are noted for their educational value, delightful photos, and wonderful illustrations. This set is a great addition to your classroom library. Set of 8 board books.
Birth & up. Through gentle rhymes and colorful images of children this book celebrates the deep unconditional love of a parent or caregiver for a young child. The profound message of this delightful board book is you are free to be whoever you choose to be and you will always be loved.
12 months & up. Each book is illustrated with realistic and comforting photographs. Children from various families, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds experience friends in their many wonderful forms. The simple text and engaging photos invite and encourage discussion between adult and child as they have fun exploring the images together.
I am black, I am unique, I am the creamy white frost in vanilla ice cream, and the milky smooth brown in a chocolate bar . . . using simple poetic language and stunning photographs, this is a remarkable book of affirmation for African-American children. Photographic portraits and striking descriptions of varied skin tones, hair texture, and eye color convey a strong sense of pride in a unique heritage. Board book. 24 pages.
12 months & up. It's never too early to introduce children to a second language. English and Spanish words are shown side by side. Each board book is filled with vivid pictures and a fun format which makes a game out of learning.