The literature-based activities in this book help children who have been through a trauma. With activities and exercises that can be used in conjunction with 50 children's books, teachers can use the discussion starters, writing activities, and art activities to promote children's ability to cope and heal. Addresses numerous crises that can affect a child, including earthquakes, epidemics and mass casualty incidents, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and major storms, shelter experiences, volcanic… More »
With forms, worksheets, staff-training workshops, and task lists, as well as helpful guidelines and insights, this groundbreaking guide is filled with practical advice for every program director. Learn how to create a Disaster Readiness Master Plan and implement it; train teachers and administrators how to react in a catastrophic event; educate parents about your disaster plan to reduce panic; create planned evacuation routes and notify local emergency management agencies of your plans; and complete… More »
Introduce children to basic literacy concepts and build the foundations for a lifetime love of reading with more than 150 activities. Features theme connections, vocabulary, materials and preparation, and extension ideas. Each chapter focuses on one component of literacy so teachers can use a targeted approach to help children learn essential literacy skills. The activities are easy and fun, and they are appropriate for small groups or for children who need one-on-one attention. Paperback. 232 pages.
With on-the-go games that are perfect for busy lifestyles, this book is filled with fun and easy literacy games for children to play any time, anywhere. These games introduce the world of letters and reading, while building skills all children need for a lifetime of learning. Paperback.
A unique teaching resource perfect for large groups of children. Playful learning approach and unique educational content teaches children key literacy skills. The 100 plans follow a literacy scope and sequence so teachers can help children develop and practice the literacy skills they need to be successful readers. Each chapter focuses on a familiar early childhood topic, such as friends, feelings, colors, and houses and homes. Paperback. 224 pages.
3 - 7 years. Every morning, Handa, a young girl from the Luo tribe, feeds breakfast to Mondi, her grandma?s black hen. This morning, however, Mondi is nowhere to be seen. So Handa and her friend Akeyo set off on a hunt, coming upon two fluttery butterflies, three stripy mice, four little lizards, five beautiful sunbirds, and many more intriguing creatures. But where could Mondi be? Is that a faint cheeping they hear under the bush? Might Mondi have a surprise in store (or maybe even ten of them)? 32 pages. Paperback.
4 years & up. Designed for little hands, this electronic canine pal cheers for correct answers and gently redirects children when they answer incorrectly, allowing for independent discovery. Simply press the tip down on the cards to answer. Sets of 36 colorfully illustrated doubled-sided cards (sold separately) provide 72 early learning activities each, plus answer key. Cards measure 4"H x 6"W. Requires 2 "AAA" batteries, not included.
4 years & up. 36 colorfully illustrated doubled-sided cards provide 72 early learning activities for patterns, sequencing, cause & effect, and life skills, plus answer key. A great way to get ready for school! Cards measure 4"H x 6"W. Hot Dots® Jr. Pen sold separately.