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Resource Books

In order to deliver consistently high-quality care and education to children programs require well-trained, professional classroom staff. Create a good professional library with a balanced collection of books on a variety of early childhood subjects, including curriculum and activity books containing practical classroom ideas, books on child development theory and practice, and materials on working with parents, diversity, or inclusion.

  • 30 Fun Ways to Learn About Counting - Paperback
    30 Fun Ways to Learn About Counting - Paperback
    • Item Number: 20229
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    Counting is the foundation for future math learning. Pairing and sorting objects, understanding numbers and quantity, and counting can all be introduced with simple activities. 30 Fun Ways to Learn About Counting brings these skills into the classroom with fun and engaging games and activities! 80 pages. Paperback.
  • Dual Language Learners 0 to 8 - Paperback
    Dual Language Learners 0 to 8 - Paperback
    • Item Number: 26033
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    Growing research shows that many children from immigrant and refugee families are not doing well in school, due in part to linguistic and cultural disadvantages. Teaching dual-language learners requires cultural sensitivity, an understanding of language acquisition, and intentional teaching strategies. Combining research and techniques, this book helps you support dual-language learners as they develop the skills necessary for school readiness and success. Age focus: 0 - 8. Paperback. 160 pages.
  • Many Languages, One Classroom - Paperback
    Many Languages, One Classroom - Paperback
    • Item Number: 17244
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    Many Languages, One Classroom applies the latest information about best practices to all aspects of a preschool program. Designed to fit any preschool curriculum, this book addresses state standards and benchmarks of standard quality programming. Organized by interest areas and times of the day, you'll find everything you need to help English language learners during dramatic play, outdoor play, reading, science, blocks, and circle time. Each chapter is broken down into several sections: the environment,… More »
  • Nailing Jelly to the Wall - Paperback
    Nailing Jelly to the Wall - Paperback
    • Item Number: 26126
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    For experts in the field of early care and education, defining and providing technical assistance can be as difficult as nailing jelly to the wall. Learn to effectively coach, mentor, and train early childhood teachers and administrators with guided experiences, strategies, and activities to provide technical assistance in specific program areas like parent involvement, science, outdoor play, music. and art. 144 pages. Paperback.
  • The Budding Chef - Paperback
    The Budding Chef - Paperback
    • Item Number: 20218
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    Curious children will delight in the 50 fun-filled recipes in "The Budding Chef"! Full of great ways for parents and their budding chefs to have fun together, this introduction to cooking is brimming with kitchen adventures and is perfect for children aged 3 to 6. The easy-to-follow instructions and easy-to-find ingredients helps parents share their love of cooking in kid-friendly ways while creating special moments that they -- and their child -- will cherish forever. With a cup of wonder,… More »
  • Math and Science Investigations - Paperback
    Math and Science Investigations - Paperback
    • Item Number: 26125
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    This book supports young children's natural curiosity and encourages them to explore what happens around them. Hands-on investigations help children learn the skills, concepts, and standards of mathematics, science, language, and literacy -- all at the same time --using some of their favorite books. Themes include: Exploring Spaces (and Places!); What Comes Next?; Out and About; and Growing and Changing. 224 pages. Paperback.
  • Where Does My Shadow Sleep? - Paperback
    Where Does My Shadow Sleep? - Paperback
    • Item Number: 26129
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    With the help of the stories and activities in this book, take the time to watch, wonder, ask questions, talk about, and explore the world of science with your child. Use favorite children's books to investigate animals and insects, learn how plants grow and change, and discover how shadows grow and shrink. With four chapters that cover a multitude of themes, it's never been easier to deepen your child's understanding of important science and reading concepts at the same time! 144 pages. Paperback.
  • Let's Build Strong Foundations in Language, Math, and Social Skills - Paperback
    Let's Build Strong Foundations in Language, Math, and Social Skills - Paperback
    • Item Number: 26122
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    Engage children with meaningful constructive play! This book provides educators of young children with guidance in how to create early childhood environments that support children's natural need to play. It includes strategies for creating and scaffolding the block play experience, recommends children's books that support the learning, and outlines ways to match behaviors, content, and concepts to learning standards. Lesson plans include: Thanksgiving -- sharing and giving; our families and ourselves;… More »
  • L is for Lion and Other Playful Alphabet Fun - Paperback
    L is for Lion and Other Playful Alphabet Fun - Paperback
    • Item Number: 20220
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    "L is for Lion" helps children learn letters easily and entertains them with the fun activities in this book. Each letter of the alphabet has two full pages of activities and ideas, including: foods to enjoy that begin with the letter, games or activities that reinforce the shape or sound of the letter, a song, poem, or tongue twister featuring the letter, and suggestions of books to read. Paperback. 80 pages.
  • Jump into Science - Paperback
    Jump into Science - Paperback
    • Item Number: 17238
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    "Jump into Science" is the perfect way to turn children's love of active games into learning opportunities! The activities in each chapter are organized by level of difficulty and each one incorporates fun, exciting science experiences with movement. Most activities require few or no materials and include related children's books or music to extend the learning. The science skills index is an invaluable reference tool giving teachers flexibility to plan around children's interests. Paperback. 132 pages.
  • Learn Every Day™ About Shapes
    Learn Every Day™ About Shapes
    • Item Number: 17241
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    This new book features 100 activities all about shapes! Contributed by teachers, these activities are organized by curriculum area and offer fresh ideas that provide hours of engaging activities. Complete with learning objectives, related children's books, and an assessment component, teachers will find everything they need to teach children ages 3-6 all about shapes. 128 pages.
  • Learn Every Day™ About Numbers
    Learn Every Day™ About Numbers
    • Item Number: 17240
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    Classroom-tested and teacher-approved, these activities help children ages 3-6 learn all about numbers. With 100 engaging and fun activities, Learn Every Day™ About Numbers offers everything a teacher needs to build a foundation for future math learning. Each activity offers learning objectives to meet standards, a materials list, related children's books, and an assessment component to measure children's learning. 128 pages.
  • Learn Every Day™ About Colors
    Learn Every Day™ About Colors
    • Item Number: 17239
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    This book features classroom activities from teachers around the globe, all focused on topics that teachers use every day. Organized by curriculum area, Learn Every Day™ About Colors has 100 activities for children ages 3-6, providing teachers with innovative and fun ways to introduce and reinforce learning about colors. Each activity features learning objectives, related vocabulary, related children's books, materials needed, directions for preparation, instructions for each activity, and… More »
  • Intellectual Emergencies: Some Reflections on Mothering and Teaching
    Intellectual Emergencies: Some Reflections on Mothering and Teaching
    • Item Number: 16807
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    Lilian Katz has spent many years conducting workshops for teachers, parents, and students all over the world, and during those workshops she has often referred to her son Stephen, and what she has termed the "intellectual emergencies" she experienced during the years he was growing up. Her responses to these "emergencies," the moments when he analyzed her actions and challenged her decisions as a parent and a teacher, are pulled together in this book. With music and words from… More »
  • Thinking BIG, Learning BIG - Paperback
    Thinking BIG, Learning BIG - Paperback
    • Item Number: 17254
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    Thinking BIG, Learning BIG is filled with BIG activities. The chapters are organized by topic, with activities which build science, math, literacy and language skills, to form a solid foundation for future learning. The BIG Connections section presents ways to integrate the topic throughout the curriculum in sensory experiences, art, music, dramatic play, and gross motor skills. Paperback. 312 pages.
  • Seven Skills for School Success - Paperback
    Seven Skills for School Success - Paperback
    • Item Number: 17251
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    This book provides information, activities, and experiences that develop the seven skills children need in order to become successful learners. These include the ability to relate to and play with others, express feelings, and understand how others feel. Strengthen the foundation children need to become successful learners with the seven key components in this practical, easy-to-use book! Paperback. 128 pages.
  • The Diversity Training Activity Book - Paperback
    The Diversity Training Activity Book - Paperback
    • Item Number: 74106
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    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.
  • Roots and Wings, Third Edition - Paperback
    Roots and Wings, Third Edition - Paperback
    • Item Number: 73989
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    More than one hundred activities for a successful anti-bias and multicultural program. Use the updated activities, examples, and research to improve your anti-bias and multicultural education programs. This clear and practical guide includes expanded information on English language learners, family engagement, culturally responsive teaching, and staff training. Paperback. 296 pages.
  • Story Friends Classroom Kit
    Story Friends Classroom Kit
    • Item Number: 73982
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    Story Friends is the first research-based Tier 2 language intervention program for 4-to 6-year-old children at risk for reading difficulties. Through interactive animal-themed storybooks and lively, engaging audio recordings, Story Friends effectively boosts oral language and vocabulary development and teaches children key concepts they need for social and academic success. The kit is for use with small groups of children and includes a teacher guide; 72 full-color, illustrated storybooks; USB with… More »
  • PAth to Literacy
    PAth to Literacy
    • Item Number: 73981
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    A phonological awareness intervention developed for children ages 4 to 6 who need help with key early literacy skills, this supplemental curriculum builds phonological awareness and alphabet skills through fun activities that keep children engaged as they learn.
  • ASQ:SE-2™ in Practice DVD
    ASQ:SE-2™ in Practice DVD
    • Item Number: 73980
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    A helpful, informative companion to the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2) screening system, this DVD gives an overview of emotional and social development and provides a thorough introduction to ASQ:SE-2™. Viewers get an inside look at the screening system in practice as they watch a home visitor using ASQ:SE-2™ with the family of a 4-year-old boy. They'll see how parents complete the questionnaires, with close-ups of sample questions.… More »
  • The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) Set, Research Edition
    The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) Set, Research Edition
    • Item Number: 73979
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    A one-of-a-kind tool for classrooms serving children ages 2 - 5, the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) assesses 12 key practices with the strongest research base for supporting the education and development of young children in inclusive programs: Adaptations of Space, Materials, and Equipment; Adult Involvement in Peer Interactions; Adults' Guidance of Children's Free-Choice Activities and Play; Conflict Resolution; Membership; Relationships between Adults and Children; Support for Communication;… More »
  • Coaching with Powerful Interactions
    Coaching with Powerful Interactions
    • Item Number: 73969
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    So much more than a book! Includes access to 30 coaching videos. This essential guide for all coaches and professionals who support the work of teachers includes access to videos that describe how coaches can use the three steps of a Powerful Interaction to be more effective. Filled with information, guidance, reflections, and insight about coaching with Powerful Interactions. 128 pages.
  • Young Investigators, Third Edition - Paperback
    Young Investigators, Third Edition - Paperback
    • Item Number: 73968
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    This book provides an introduction to the project approach with step-by-step guidance for conducting meaningful investigations with young children. The authors have expanded their bestseller to include two new chapters--How Projects Can Connect Children with Nature and Project Investigations as STEM--and to provide more help to teachers of the youngest children (toddlers) and older children (2nd grade). The new edition also shows teachers how to use standards in the topic selection process and identifies… More »

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