Learn what makes boys tick (and run and jump and yell), and discover how to actively engage the boys in your early childhood classroom with simple effective strategies that support boys' learning. Using the latest brain research to explore and explain the differences in how boys and girls learn, 'Wired to Move' provides early childhood educators with facts and strategies to actively engage boys in an early childhood setting. It addresses the unique needs of African-American and Hispanic or Latino… More »
"Teaching Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder" is a straightforward, easy-to-understand guide to working with children who have autism. It explains the major characteristics associated with autism and helps teachers understand the ways children with autism relate to the world. Each chapter offers specific strategies for teachers to use, including setting up a proactive preschool environment, helping children learn life skills, managing behavior, helping children with autism communicate,… More »
Emphasizing essential interpersonal skills that should be developed in early childhood, this guide offers a holistic approach to developing classroom communities in which each child feels recognized, appreciated, and able to contribute. Taking into account a teacher's goals, values, strengths, and weaknesses, guidance is offered for adjusting and planning for developmentally appropriate expectations, classroom organization, and communication with families. Filled with concrete examples and effective… More »
Understand what it means to be exceptionally bright in preschool and prekindergarten and guide children to reach their full potential. Includes strategies for creating rich and satisfying learning experiences that meet the needs of all children. 192 pages.
Describes practical ways to adjust centers and classroom routines for children with special needs. Suggestions enable all children to learn by keeping them involved in developmentally appropriate routines and center based activities. Each chapter focuses on either a learning center, such as art or science, or a time of the day, such as snack time or dismissal, with particular attention to the needs of children who are developmentally delayed, orthopedically impaired, have autism/Pervasive Development… More »
This wonderful rug, featuring 18 bilingual inner squares surrounded by an alphabet border, provides the perfect Circletime rug for any classroom or children's setting. The inner squares feature 6 simple icons, 6 colors and 6 shapes displaying their English and Spanish names.
3 - 6 years. This book is a bilingual first words collection. This unique book combines storytelling with English and Spanish vocabulary. Young readers follow the adventures of the Palabra family as they go about their day and prepare for a special celebration. Hardcover. 48 pages.
As Carrie looks for her brother to fetch him home for dinner, she tastes a little of her neighbors' delicious meals ? Haitian, Vietnamese, Puerto Rican, Indian, and more ? and finds they all cook rice. Recipes are included.
12 months & up. Friends from different backgrounds will give young children opportunities to expand their self awareness and help build relationships. These figurines are the perfect dimensions for any sized hands and are designed perfect for pretend play. Each figure has moveable body parts and a squeaker tummy. Approximate size 5" tall.
2 years & up. Helping with real tasks is a natural progression from pretend play, and is a crucial stage in a child's development. Achieving a shared goal encourages a sense of responsibility and develops many skills useful in later life. Simple conversational text and lively illustrations are carefully designed to encourage dialogue between reader and child. Bilingual board books in English and Spanish. Set of 4 books.
Have you ever heard someone say something biased or demeaning and you didn't know whether to speak up? Have you ever said something unintentionally offensive and wished you could take it back? Would you like to know how to present information and lead discussions in ways that include everyone and avoid bias, stereotyping, discounting or potential discrimination?" If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, this is the book for you.
Preschool is a time of wonder when curiosity, development, and learning intersect. While the new sights, routines, and experiences can make preschool exhilarating, what about children who struggle? Perhaps they exhibit odd behaviors: chewing on clothing, covering their ears, avoiding certain textures, refusing to sit with peers, screaming when frustrated, hitting, kicking, or biting. "Wired Differently" will help you to decode what may seem like every day challenging behaviors. It's possible… More »
Introduced by South African storyteller Gcina Mhlophe as the voice of the tortoise, stories (Boy Who Turned into a Cat), chants (Kanie, Kanje) and songs (Mbube or The Lion Sleeps Tonight) weave in and out of each other through this seamless whole of music and words. Here are striking harmonies, haunting chord progressions and unfamiliar but wonderful vocalizations.
The month of Ramadan offers the opportunity to improve one's personal and spiritual behavior. Rich with personal stories and stunning photographs, this book includes the traditions and emphasizes the importance of diversity. Hardcover. 88 pages.
During Diwali, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate legends and stories. Enriched by personal stories and spiced with festive recipes bring to life the holiday's traditions, food and rituals and take you on a journey to see how this festival is celebrated around the world. Hardcover. 96 pages.
It matters that children develop, through teacher guidance, the social-emotional skills they need to succeed in and participate in life. This comprehensive resource outlines how guidance fosters the five democratic life skills. 176 pages.
Children will love this fun selection of songs from one of the world's most musical countries. Cuba is an island country in the Caribbean Sea located about 90 miles from Florida. Cuba is known for many things, including its historical buildings, antique cars and most of all, its music!
An empathetic, practical guide for creating a more open-minded, understanding workplace. Encouraging sensitivity and understanding in the workplace is a top priority for businesses. This book addresses such fundamental issues as change, communication, gender at work, and conflict resolution. The simple activities will help employees at all levels cope with cultural and gender differences and master new skills for communicating more effectively. Paperback. 336 pages.
Bilingual Icon Carpet Squares can be used alone or combined with the Bilingual Carpet (sold separately) for matching fun. The vividly colored pictures provide the perfect way for children to learn the Spanish and English word for the image. Proudly made in the U.S.A., these squares are durably designed to provide a life time of learning and fun! Set includes eighteen squares.