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  • Exploring the Science of Sounds - Paperback
    Exploring the Science of Sounds - Paperback
    $16.95
    • Item Number: 89713
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    Most preschool teachers have musical instruments in their classrooms, but may not realize they can use them for science explorations. In this book, discover 100 activities that let children ages 3-6 explore the science of music and sound using materials easy to find for a preschool classroom. Children will use their bodies to create sounds, explore the relationship between size and pitch, investigate how tempo affects the way we listen to sounds, create musical instruments, and much more. From the… More »
  • 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 »
  • Thinking BIG, Learning BIG - Paperback
    Thinking BIG, Learning BIG - Paperback
    $39.95
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Complete Book and CD of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays and Chants
    Complete Book and CD of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays and Chants
    $44.95
    • Item Number: 81421
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    This best selling book comes with 2 CD's featuring 50 songs. Children will build a strong foundation in skills such as listening, imagination, coordination, and spatial and body awareness. Accompanying songs are sure to get children up and moving! 500 pages.
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • Infant and Toddler Experiences Set
    Infant and Toddler Experiences Set
    $58.95
    • 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.
  • Creative Block Play - Paperback
    Creative Block Play - Paperback
    $39.95
    • Item Number: 73961
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    The resource you need to encourage a child's development in a variety of domains through block play. This book is full of photos that illustrate block play in real classrooms and stories from teachers who have successfully used block play to encourage children's development in a variety of domains. Age focus is 2 - 8 years. Paperback. 200 pages.
  • Great Afterschool Programs and Spaces That Wow!
    Great Afterschool Programs and Spaces That Wow!
    $44.95
    $25.00
    • Item Number: 53065
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    Create a high quality school-age program that is exciting, inviting, and reflects the interests, abilities, and needs of the children. This book is filled with hundreds of ideas - from setting up a quiet reading nook to tackling clutter - reflecting the authors' years of experience and hundreds of visits to a variety of school-age programs. It takes you through all of the considerations that affect your program and then lays out a process to help you improve the three dimensions of a school-age environment.
  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • Active Learning for Fives
    Active Learning for Fives
    $39.95
    • Item Number: 33210
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    Over 300 easy-to-read, age-appropriate activities. Includes planning guides, activities for listening and talking, activities for social growth, and suggestions for physical development and creative learning. 450 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
    • 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.
  • The Complete Resource Book: For Preschoolers
    The Complete Resource Book: For Preschoolers
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 42251
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    This resource supplies 25 two-week themes, with a total of over 2,000 activities and ideas. Paperback, 463 pages.
  • 101 Easy, Wacky, Crazy Activities for Young Children - Paperback
    101 Easy, Wacky, Crazy Activities for Young Children - Paperback
    $12.95
    • Item Number: 17229
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    With quick and simple ideas, "101 Easy, Wacky, Crazy Activities" is guaranteed to enliven any day. Encourage children to think creatively, problem solve, and have fun while learning. Written by two experienced teachers, this collection of open-ended ideas is a book teachers and parents will want to keep handy. Paperback. 144 pages.
  • 500 Five Minute Games
    500 Five Minute Games
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 32687
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    Enjoy games that are fun, easy, and developmentally appropriate. Children will unwind, communicate and build self-esteem. Great ideas to send home with parents! 272 pages.
  • 30 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks and Boxes - Paperback
    30 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks and Boxes - Paperback
    $12.95
    • Item Number: 20228
    • In Stock
    30 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks and Boxes is full of small group and individual activities that explore construction, collaborative play, and basic math concepts. From building basic models and mazes to constructing complex stairs and bridges, these activities ignite children's imaginations and engage their creativity and critical thinking. 80 pages. Paperback.

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