Resources & Activity Books

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What Happened To My World Book - Paperback
What Happened To My World Book - Paperback
Item: 12073
Status: In Stock
$4.95
$3.95
What Happened To MY World? Helping Children Cope With Natural Disaster and Catastrophe is a resource for parents, and anyone working with children to help them understand their confusion, fears and grief. It is written to help with both survivors as well as those who witness from a distance.
Raising a Talker: Easy Activities for Birth to Age 3! - Paperback
Raising a Talker: Easy Activities for Birth to Age 3! - Paperback
Item: 27920
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Combining fun, easy-to-do activities with research-based tips and developmental overviews, "Raising a Talker" helps parents and caregivers naturally transform play sessions into meaningful language-learning experiences. Little tweaks and easy changes in everyday play create nurturing environments where communication and discovery can flourish. These skills build the foundation for better communication, both now and later, and set the stage for success in school and beyond. This practical… More »
My Math alive® Journal
My Math alive® Journal
Item: 31662P
Status: In Stock
$9.99 - $179.00
PreK Journals: 3 - 4 years. Kindergarten Journals: 5 - 8 years. The PreK journals will help early learners master the numbers 0-10 and seven 2D shapes. The Kindergarten journals will help early learners master the numbers 0-20 and five 3D shapes. The FREE mobile app makes this journal come alive for an engaging and interactive experience in the classroom or at home! Early learners now have a fun way to demonstrate their growing understanding of numbers, counting, and shapes. Available individually,… More »
My Letters alive® Journal
My Letters alive® Journal
Item: 90497P
Status: In Stock
$9.99 - $179.00
PreK Journals: 3 - 4 years. Kindergarten Journals: 5 - 8 years. These journals will help early learners master the 26 letters of the English alphabet. The FREE mobile app helps these journals come alive in 3D (augmented reality) for an engaging and interactive experience in the classroom or at home! Early learners now have a fun way to demonstrate their growing understanding of upper and lowercase letters and letter sounds. Available individually, in a set of two (1 Prek and 1 Kindergarten journal), or in sets of twenty.
Great Games For Young Children
Great Games For Young Children
Item: 81870
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Get ready for fun! These new and classic games, each with a noncompetitive twist, are sure to get children up and moving. You'll find everything you need to know to play over 100 great games, including outside games, musical games, circle games, concept games, and cooperative games. Every game provides benefits for children by supporting cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development. Perfect for rainy days, sunny days, and every day, each game in this book offers heart rate raising, team-building,… More »
Treasure Basket Explorations: Heuristic Learning for Infants and Toddlers - Paperback
Treasure Basket Explorations: Heuristic Learning for Infants and Toddlers - Paperback
Item: 74131
Status: In Stock
$12.95
For the littlest learners, everything is an activity--feeling a rock, trying to lick a bubble, smelling a flower, or poking sand. In this book, teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers will learn how these simple explorations support cognitive and vocabulary development. The book explains heuristic learning--discovery by trial and error--and how to encourage this type of learning to boost development. Through his explorations, the child is answering some fundamental questions: What is this… More »
Creative Investigations in Early Engineering® & Technology - Paperback
Creative Investigations in Early Engineering® & Technology - Paperback
Item: 90591
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Early childhood teachers continue to seek activities that promote STEM-based learning. But most STEM books focus on science and math, excluding technology and engineering. Creative Investigations in Early Engineering® & Technology helps teachers create a more well-rounded STEM learning program. Encourage children to think, make, tinker and innovate. Introduce engineering skills such as coding in a developmentally appropriate way. Leverage children's use of digital technologies to help them… More »
Creative Investigations in Early Math - Paperback
Creative Investigations in Early Math - Paperback
Item: 88401
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Math crops up in everyday activities in so many ways. You can help preschoolers see math in the petals of a flower, the shape of a window, the bounce of a ball, the growth of a plant, and the repetition of a song. Instead of teaching math to preschoolers, you can be their guide as they experiment, think about problems, try solutions, gain understanding, and discuss their findings. With your guidance, preschoolers can figure out how the world of mathematics works and how math works in their world. Paperback. 104 pages.
The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, revised - Paperback
The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, revised - Paperback
Item: 89712
Status: In Stock
$21.95
With new activities and explorations, tips and information to help you understand how to support the littlest learners, and research nuggets to enhance your own professional knowledge, the Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, revised, will be your go-to resource! Activities will help you support curiosity, play, exploration, persistence, emerging foundations in literacy and math, problem solving, and so much more! Paperback. 288 pages.
Simple STEAM: 50+ Science Technology Engineering® Art Math Activities
Simple STEAM: 50+ Science Technology Engineering® Art Math Activities
Item: 90588
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Parents are eager to help their children learn, but teaching young children complicated scientific and mathematical concepts can be intimidating. Simple STEAM helps parents realize they don't need to be engineers or scientists to support STEAM learning. Help children explore STEAM concepts with fun and engaging activities. Discover STEAM learning opportunities in everyday activities and experiences. Prepare children for kindergarten and build crucial 21st century learning skills, including collaboration,… More »
Block Play
Block Play
Item: 97733
Status: In Stock
$19.95
This block play guide enhances the classroom block corner with over 50 great activities. Clear description of what children learn by playing with blocks accompany the activities. Each suggestion encourages problem solving, fine-and-gross motor development, the development of math, science, language, and social skills.
Wiggle Giggle & Shake
Wiggle Giggle & Shake
Item: 46270
Status: In Stock
$19.95
200 ways to move and learn. Explore 38 popular themes to encourage children to problem solve, explore their feelings and participate physically in their own learning. 216 pgs.
Let's Take It Outside! - Paperback
Let's Take It Outside! - Paperback
Item: 26123
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Children love outdoor play. Now teachers can combine the magic and excitement of the outdoors with activities that encourage and support learning! This book includes more than 100 new teacher-created, classroom-tested outdoor activities that engage children's minds and bodies as much as they explore the limitless bounds of the outdoors while also building key skills in areas like math, literacy and language, science, art, and music. Perfect for ages 3 - 6. Activities include: counting, alphabet,… More »
Sand and Water Play Book
Sand and Water Play Book
Item: 97734
Status: In Stock
$12.95
Packed with more than 70 ways to invigorate play with sand and water tables while encouraging problem solving skills, fine and gross motor creativity, and imagination. Children will learn creative ways to explore and discover on their own!
125 Brain Games for Babies, Revised - Paperback
125 Brain Games for Babies, Revised - Paperback
Item: 26005
Status: In Stock
$18.95
Updated to reflect the latest research about how children learn, the revised edition of 125 Brain Games for Babies is a fun-filled collection of ways to develop the brain capacity of infants. Included are everyday opportunities to nurture brain development in the critical period from birth through twelve months. Each game and sensory experience presented includes an annotation on the latest brain research and how the activity promotes brain power in babies. Paperback. 144 pages.
Learning is in BLOOM: Cultivating Outdoor Explorations - Paperback
Learning is in BLOOM: Cultivating Outdoor Explorations - Paperback
Item: 72385
Status: In Stock
$19.95
The movement to connect young children with nature continues to grow, as more parents and educators become passionate about bringing learning outdoors and letting children explore outside the bounds of traditional lessons. In the full-color Learning Is in Bloom, teachers and caregivers will find 40 hands-on activities effective in engaging young children in investigating nature, both indoors and outdoors, on the school grounds, and on excursions around the neighborhood. Through fostering a love… More »
Little Walks, Big Adventures: 50+ Ideas for Exploring with Toddlers
Little Walks, Big Adventures: 50+ Ideas for Exploring with Toddlers
Item: 90586
Status: In Stock
$19.95
While most activity books encourage indoor explorations, countless adventures and learning opportunities await outside! Going for a walk or exploring the local community can bring about much more than just exercise. Little Walks, Big Adventures helps you teach your toddler about his/her surroundings through fun and adventurous local explorations, outdoor games and activities that promote and enhance learning. Parents and caregivers will help their toddlers enhance their vocabulary, language skills,… More »
Literacy for All Young Learners - Paperback
Literacy for All Young Learners - Paperback
Item: 72302
Status: In Stock
$29.95
In Literacy for All Young Learners, Mary Jalongo, PhD, offers 65 strategies to support literacy learning with children from preschool through the third grade. With specific suggestions for ELL students, Jalongo includes recommendations for hundreds of great children's books, websites, and apps to make teaching easier. Each strategy is designed to be simple to use with all of the children in your classroom-from the not-yet-readers to the fluent readers-and each strategy is tied to the Common Core… More »
Primary Art - Paperback
Primary Art - Paperback
Item: 17249
Status: In Stock
$19.95
With this book, teachers, parents, after-school caregivers, and anyone working with children will encourage creativity, promote the process of art exploration, and appreciate the significance of the resulting art. Each art experience has three parts; it is introduced by a simple activity, progresses to a more experienced level, and finishes with a more intricate primary art experience. Paperback.184 pages.
Banish Boredom: Activities to Do with Kids That You'll Actually Enjoy
Banish Boredom: Activities to Do with Kids That You'll Actually Enjoy
Item: 81384
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Author, Rebecca Green, takes readers on an inspiring journey using beautiful color photos that she took of her children doing activities she describes in the book. This book takes a lighthearted approach to the serious business of parenting, and helps parents find activities that they enjoy, while their children learn and have fun. Green suggests ways for parents to maintain their own identities and pursue their own interests while raising children who are creative, confident, and independent thinkers.… More »
Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Creative Learning Centers - Paperback
Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Creative Learning Centers - Paperback
Item: 88389
Status: In Stock
$29.95
It's a common dilemma in early childhood classrooms: How to provide new, interesting experiences on a shoestring budget. This book offers low-cost ideas for gathering and creating rich explorations in learning centers by vividly describing the unique ways teachers can use found and recyclable materials to encourage cognitive development and creative exploration in young children. In addition to photographic examples, the book offers tips on how to source, select, and integrate materials into a center;… More »
125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos, Revised - Paperback
125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos, Revised - Paperback
Item: 26006
Status: In Stock
$18.95
A young child's brain grows at a phenomenal rate in the first years of life. Revised and updated to reflect the latest research on how children learn, 125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos is packed with everyday opportunities to contribute to brain development. Each game is accompanied by an annotation on the latest brain research and how the activity promotes brain power in the critical period between twelve and thirty-six months. Paperback. 144 pages.
Play Today: Building the Brain Through Creative Expression - Paperback
Play Today: Building the Brain Through Creative Expression - Paperback
Item: 72384
Status: In Stock
$14.95
When young children are engaged in imaginative play, they are not just having fun; they are developing skills and concepts that are foundational to their learning. Teachers can get the most out of this critical development time with thoughtful preparations that allow the children to freely explore their creativity and learn from each other. Using simple props and donated items, the book shows how centers can be transformed into rich and rewarding learning spaces for children. Play Today offers dozens… More »
Creative Investigations in Early Science - Paperback
Creative Investigations in Early Science - Paperback
Item: 92755
Status: In Stock
$18.95
Young children are born scientists with an innate desire to analyze and investigate the world around them. Creative Investigations in Early Science helps educators expand and encourage young learners' inquisitive nature as they explore the physical, life, and earth sciences. Paperback. 100 pages.