Infants and toddlers need caring adults to help them learn emotional competence-how to understand, express, and manage emotions. By supporting their development in the early years, educators can create a strong foundation that will give young children important life skills and resilience. Paperback. 152 pages.
Birth & up. Encourage your children to expand their imagination with these diverse, friendly companions. The Cuddly Playdate Friends promote fine motor skills, social-emotional development, and dramatic play. These friends are a perfect addition to any interactive storytime. Each soft, huggable doll comes with their own little animal friend, a removable two-piece outfit, and shoes. The material is washable and dryable on low heat. For an extra activity have children point out the color of the… More »
Birth & up. Children will relate to this lovable set of bears and matching blanket that encourages social emotional development. The four soft and colorful bears will help children identify and label the common emotions of happy, sad, angry, and scared. Have children match the bear to the corresponding color on the blanket, and discuss each emotion. Each bear is 11" tall. Machine washable.
12 months & up. Children can recognize, identify, and match familiar emotions with this set of 20 tiles that depict real images of a variety of feelings. Engaging with the Emotion Tiles will promote the development of: Confidence, Curiosity, Cooperation, Acceptance, Communication, and Self-regulation. Made with safe, durable material that can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
2 years & up. These beautiful stones offer a tactile and visual way of introducing young children to emotions. Each stone is engraved to provide important sensory feedback. Set of 8 stones measure approximately 2.75"L each.
2 years & up. This set of 24 wooden tiles represents 12 different emotions that children can learn to identify and recognize. Additional learning takes place when children match the emotions with the emotions on the board.
12 months & up. These colorful, cushioned acrylic mirrors have handles on each side for babies and toddlers to easily grasp as they smile at themselves or their friends. This set is great for promoting facial recognition, expressions, and shape recognition. These low distortion mirrors can stick to bathroom tiles when wet, so children can place the mirrors at their height then move it when they finish. Made of shatterproof acrylic. Set of 4. Measures 13"L x 8"W.
2 years & up. Make friends with children from around the world, mixing and matching the chunky puzzle pieces to make many different combinations. Each friend is dressed in clothing that recognizes a different culture -- China, India, Native American, Africa, Mexico, and the USA. Each 3-piece child measures 6"H x 3"W. Set of 6 puzzles.
18 months & up. Enrich dramatic play through inclusion with these adorable, multiethnic dolls. Featuring sweet expressions, soft huggable bodies, a one piece romper, and a matching blanket, these cuddly dolls make the perfect friends for little learners. Children will love caring for these dolls, from feeding them to singing them to sleep; the possibilities for play are endless. Multiethnic dolls include African American, Caucasian, Hispanic, and Asian. Dolls are 16" long. Available individually or in a set of 4.
Birth & up. These adorable plush dinosaurs are ready to give lots of soft, snuggly hugs. Just spread their arms open wide, give the chest a little squeeze, and watch the arms instantly snap around to give you a hug. Dinosaurs can hug around your wrist, backpack, and so much more. Surface washable. Size: 8". Included: 3 Plush Huggers: T-Rex, Pteranodon, and Triceratops.
2 years & up. Unscramble the confusion of emotions with this innovatively designed figure set! With the Eggspressions Figure and Book Set, children can learn to communicate their feelings effectively. This set features 6 wooden eggs - 5 with expressions and one without an expression for children to add their own. It also includes a book with activities to help children identify their feelings and develop communication skills. Made with wood sourced from environmentally sustainable forest and… More »
Birth & up. The Peeka® developmental mirror features an array of colorful and engaging elements designed to help children explore, learn, and grow. Adjust the multi-position stand for tummy time or held by baby. Babies can grasp the multi-textured handles for tactile stimulation and sensory exploration. Move the multi-texture balls along the top and bottom handles for midline play improving gross and fine motor skills. Little ones can engage in early stages of communication through smiling,… More »
2 years & up. Help children strengthen their expressive and receptive language as they learn to talk about feelings and emotions with these easy-to-hold, double-sided mirrors. One side is a regular mirror and the other side is a "fun mirror" that warps reflections giving an amusing appearance. Each unbreakable, non-glass mirror measures 4"H x 6"L.
3 years & up. Worry no more! These tactile stones have been designed to soothe, calm and help children focus. A range of textures, shapes, and natural colors stimulates many senses of users. Stones are made out of stone and are durable enough to weather the outdoors. The set includes 12 stones: two each of six designs measuring between 2"-3"each.
Because their vocabularies haven't yet caught up with their thoughts and emotions, young children often struggle to communicate. Sign language can help them express themselves effectively to adults and peers--without the emotional outbursts caused by frustration! This book features the latest research to equip educators and caregivers with the tools and resources to teach young learners how to effectively communicate. Paperback. 208 pages.
2 years & up. This set of stones will help children express their emotions when they cannot find the words to do so. Choosing an image that represents their emotion will enable them to explore how they are feeling, what triggered their response and how it can be managed constructively. Being able to do so will encourage healthy self-regulation, support children's development and their engagement with others. Size approximately 1.75".
Each chapter describes an issue that infants face every day, making this a perfect resource for all infant providers. There are scenarios that illustrate the challenges and suggest solutions to meet baby's needs while learning about the developmental stages. This hands-on resource is for infants 6 weeks to 18 months old and for your resource library.
Birth & up. These adorable plush sea creatures are ready to give lots of soft, snuggly hugs. Just spread their arms open wide, give the chest a little squeeze, and watch the arms instantly snap around to give you a hug. These sea creatures can hug around your wrist, backpack, and so much more. Surface washable. Size: 8". Included: 3 Plush Huggers: Sea Dolphin, Turtle, and Orca.