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.

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Creative Investigations in Early Science
Creative Investigations in Early Science
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.
The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, Revised Edition
The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, Revised Edition
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 »
Creative Investigations in Early Engineering® & Technology
Creative Investigations in Early Engineering® & Technology
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 »
Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Creative Learning Centers
Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Creative Learning Centers
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 »
Planning for Play
Planning for Play
Item: 89711
Status: In Stock
$14.95
Play is learning! But play in the early years is endangered by the emphasis on push-down academics, mounting parental expectations, and pressures on early childhood teachers to prepare young children for the rigors of kindergarten and beyond. With all of that, gains made by play experiences, including readiness skills and social-emotional development, have fallen away. Young children learn best through play. This book helps educators understand the different types of play and the rich opportunities… More »
Creative Investigations in Early Art
Creative Investigations in Early Art
Item: 92918
Status: In Stock
$18.95
While the visual and performing arts are powerful curricular companions to early STEM experiences, educators may not have the tools and resources to introduce art beyond painting and drawing. Creative Investigations in Early Art provides them with an inquisitive, explorative approach to boost young learners? creativity and critical-thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills through artistic expression. Paperback. 112 pages.
Practical Strategies for Supporting Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Practical Strategies for Supporting Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Item: 81379
Status: In Stock
$19.95
The prevalence of ASD is growing tremendously in early childhood classrooms. This book showcases the diverse capabilities of students with ASD and prepares early childhood educators to work effectively with students ages 3-5 with pervasive developmental disorders. Descriptive examples and interactive activities guide teachers to understand how these disorders affect student progress and how educators can tap into student potential. Each chapter offers several strategies to address specific academic,… More »
Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers
Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers
Item: 84558
Status: In Stock
$19.95
This resource book offers simple easy-to-use solutions to support sensory needs of preschool children in your classroom. Adaptations and activities are included for Sensory Processing Disorder. Chapters cover concepts such as: Explaining Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder, Defining sensory avoiders, seekers, and under-responders, Designing the environment to support the sensory development of all children, Helping preschoolers with sensory processing problems, Providing practical… More »
Rethinking the Classroom Landscape
Rethinking the Classroom Landscape
Item: 81334
Status: In Stock
$34.95
An early childhood classroom should reinforce and enhance young children's sense of belonging and connection to their environment, each other, their families, and their community. This book invites educators and administrators to rethink the traditional classroom, with inspirational examples showing how to weave elements that reflect each center's community into the classroom design. Colorful photos show what teachers can do to encourage a sense of community unique to each classroom. Easy-to-implement… More »
Effective Discipline Policies
Effective Discipline Policies
Item: 90589
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Challenging behaviors can derail an early childhood classroom, and punishment and exclusion aren't the answer. Young children need support and instruction to help them learn how to cooperate, listen, share, interact positively with their peers and with adults. Where to start? Effective Discipline Policies will be your go-to resource. Craft a developmentally appropriate, consistent, effective behavioral guidance policy. Create a system that supports young children's social-emotional competence. Provide… More »
Creative Investigations in Early Math
Creative Investigations in Early Math
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.
Connecting Right from the Start: Fostering Effective Communication with Dual Language Learners
Connecting Right from the Start: Fostering Effective Communication with Dual Language Learners
Item: 72387
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Connecting with dual language learners (DLLs) is a growing reality among early childhood educators, who need to learn practical, proven strategies to reach these students. Grounded in research and strengthened by the author's personal experience as a student learning English, Connecting Right from the Start helps teachers understand the culturally and linguistically diverse children in their classroom, as well as those with disabilities. Some of the skills teachers will learn: ways to make DLLs… More »
Fun Baby Learning Games
Fun Baby Learning Games
Item: 90594
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Parents and caregivers often seek ways to stimulate their little learners, but don't know where to start. While many conveniences have come our way in the digital age, none has made the process of guiding children through their years of growth and development any quicker, easier or less complex. Fun Baby Learning Games brings a new approach to having fun and learning: incorporate theory and research-backed activities in a fun and engaging way, help your infant or toddler nurture his/her skills and… More »
Many Languages, One Classroom
Many Languages, One Classroom
Item: 17244
Status: In Stock
$12.95
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: Defining and Providing Technical Assistance in Early Childhood Education
Nailing Jelly to the Wall: Defining and Providing Technical Assistance in Early Childhood Education
Item: 26126
Status: In Stock
$19.95
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...Books
The Budding...Books
Item: 29042P
Status: In Stock
$9.95 - $46.95
Perfect for children ages 3 to 6, these fun-filled introductions feature easy-to-follow instructions and easy-to-find materials that will help children develop many important life skills. Books included are: "The Budding Gardener", "The Budding Chef", "The Budding Artist", "The Budding Scientist", and "The Budding Builder". Books have 72 pages each. Paperback.
Math and Science Investigations
Math and Science Investigations
Item: 26125
Status: In Stock
$24.95
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? A Parent's Guide to Exploring Science with Children's Books
Where Does My Shadow Sleep? A Parent's Guide to Exploring Science with Children's Books
Item: 26129
Status: In Stock
$14.95
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.
L is for Lion and Other Playful Alphabet Fun
L is for Lion and Other Playful Alphabet Fun
Item: 20220
Status: In Stock
$12.95
"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: Active Learning for Preschool Children
Jump into Science: Active Learning for Preschool Children
Item: 17238
Status: In Stock
$14.95
"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: 17241
Status: In Stock
$12.95
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: 17240
Status: In Stock
$12.95
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: 17239
Status: In Stock
$12.95
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 »