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  • The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, revised - Paperback
    The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, revised - Paperback
    $21.95
    • Item Number: 89712
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    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.
  • Planning for Play - Paperback
    Planning for Play - Paperback
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 89711
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    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 »
  • The Budding...Books
    The Budding...Books
    $9.95 - $46.95
    • Item Number: 29042P
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    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.
  • Where Does My Shadow Sleep? - Paperback
    Where Does My Shadow Sleep? - Paperback
    $14.95
    • 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
    $24.95
    • 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
    $12.95
    • 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.
  • Learn Every Day™ About Shapes
    Learn Every Day™ About Shapes
    $12.95
    • 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 Colors
    Learn Every Day™ About Colors
    $12.95
    • 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 »
  • 30 Fun Ways to Learn About Counting - Paperback
    30 Fun Ways to Learn About Counting - Paperback
    $12.95
    • 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.
  • Learning is in BLOOM: Cultivating Outdoor Explorations - Paperback
    Learning is in BLOOM: Cultivating Outdoor Explorations - Paperback
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 72385
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    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 »
  • Transition Tips and Tricks - Paperback
    Transition Tips and Tricks - Paperback
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 61229
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    This resource book is full of attention-grabbing, creative activities that provide children with an outlet for wiggles, while giving their brain a jumpstart with cross-lateral movement games. Includes songs, games, and finger plays for anytime of the day. Paperback. 208 pages.
  • Preschool Health and Safety Matters
    Preschool Health and Safety Matters
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 20238
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    Early childhood educators are responsible for the health and safety of the children they care for. From preventing harm from known safety risks to promoting children's medical, nutritional, oral, and mental health, educators and program directors act as children's daily protection and support. This easy-to-use manual provides educators with the information they need to ensure that the children in their care are safe, while they learn the best practices to stay healthy for life. With suggestions,… More »
  • Block Play
    Block Play
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 97733
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    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.
  • Infant and Toddler Experiences Set
    Infant and Toddler Experiences Set
    $59.95
    • Item Number: 80659
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    These books turn activities into experiences by taking into account the relationships between the caregiver, the child, and the home or center environment. Each experience includes instructions, list of materials needed, procedures to follow, and strategies to help caregivers promote the healthiest development for infants and toddlers. 192 pages each.
  • Things To Do With Toddlers and Twos
    Things To Do With Toddlers and Twos
    $15.95
    • Item Number: 11028
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    Toddlers explore the world using their senses with over 400 exciting hands-on activities. The suggested activities help children develop cognitive skills, language, sensory awareness, gross and fine motor skills, self-image, sociability, imagination, and more. 168 pages.
  • Picturing the Project Approach
    Picturing the Project Approach
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 89710
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    When teachers implement the project approach to learning, young children can follow their own real-world interests to gain deeper understanding. Children wonder about a topic, formulate their questions, and then figure out the answers for themselves in their own way. The project approach helps children dig deeply into intellectual and social experiences that can help them see meaningful benefits of the skills they are acquiring. "Picturing the Project Approach" will lead teachers every… More »
  • Squish, Sort, Paint & Build
    Squish, Sort, Paint & Build
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 34932
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    by Sharon MacDonald. Over 200 easy-to-plan learning center activities for language and literacy, science, manipulatives, art and more. 272 pages.
  • Transition Time:  Let's Do Something Different
    Transition Time: Let's Do Something Different
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 32690
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    by Jean Feldman. Over 400 ideas to make those 'between times' teachable moments and smooth transitions with simple and fun activities. 288 pages.
  • The GIANT Encyclopedia of Transition Activities for Children 3 to 6
    The GIANT Encyclopedia of Transition Activities for Children 3 to 6
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 60345
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    Over 600 attention-grabbing activities to help turn stressful moments into fun learning experiences. Teachers will be able to use the transition activites in this book to fill a spare minute, help children calm down, wait for another activity, and much more. Through play, children learn to comuniate, interact,and expand their cognitive thinking horizions. 576 pages.
  • Recipes for Messy Play: 40 Fun Sensory Experiences for Young Learners
    Recipes for Messy Play: 40 Fun Sensory Experiences for Young Learners
    $17.95
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 74279
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    Messy play is one of the great joys of early childhood. This book uses 40 fun, open-ended, and creative recipes for children to build literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills. Easel backed, self-standing package, for easy reading. Age focus: 1 - 8. Spiral bound. 48 pages.
  • Another Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Young Children - Paperback
    Another Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Young Children - Paperback
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 26113
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    More than 300 theme activities written by teachers for teachers! Actively engage children's imaginations with more than 300 activities for young children organized into a variety of popular themes -- from the alphabet to the weather. The result of a nationwide contest among teachers, the classroom-tested activities in Another Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Young Children provide many months of learning fun! Each activity is complete with learning objectives, materials list, related children's… More »
  • Go Figure!
    Go Figure!
    $49.95
    $10.00
    • Item Number: 25672
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    Grades K - 5. This resource will help children meet the challenges of daily problem solving as they discover and use problem solving strategies and higher-order thinking skills. These short mathematical and reasoning activities are based on national Reading and Mathematics Standards to enhance the academic opportunities in the daily classroom. Unit includes K-2 and 3-5 Activity Guides.
  • Giant Encyclopedia Of Preschool Activities For 3 Year Olds
    Giant Encyclopedia Of Preschool Activities For 3 Year Olds
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 61269
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    Each book is written just for that particular age group. From autumn leaves to recycling games these resource books are sure to be a favorite. Contains over 600 activities written by teachers to discover new ways to use everyday items to create fresh exciting projects. Also includes management techniques and helpful tips for working with a certain age group.
  • 30 Fun Ways to Learn About Time and Money - Paperback
    30 Fun Ways to Learn About Time and Money - Paperback
    $12.95
    • Item Number: 20227
    • In Stock
    Time and money are challenging, abstract concepts with concrete everyday importance. Using role-playing, games, songs, and dramatic play, 30 Fun Ways to Learn About Time and Money explores these difficult concepts through props, real-life scenarios, and imaginative play. 80 pages. Paperback.

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