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RESOURCE BOOKS / Child Development

Ensure that your children are getting the proper stimulation and development with Kaplan's selection of child development resource books. Understand proper age development for social, emotional, motor and problem-solving skills.

  • Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers - Paperback
    Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers - Paperback
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 84558
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    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 »
  • Seven Skills for School Success - Paperback
    Seven Skills for School Success - Paperback
    $14.95
    • 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.
  • Five Parenting Strategies to Support Emotional Development - Paperback
    Five Parenting Strategies to Support Emotional Development - Paperback
    $5.95
    • Item Number: 92076
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    A parenting resource offering five emotionally supportive strategies to incorporate SET for Life's research-based methods into your home life to strengthen your relationship with your child! Paperback.
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Preschoolers
    Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Preschoolers
    $34.00
    • Item Number: 29089
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    Preschool teachers can use this resource, which is filled with information, practical ideas, and inspiration, to learn about and apply developmentally appropriate practice in their work with preschoolers. 192 pages.
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, 3rd Edition
    Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, 3rd Edition
    $44.95
    • Item Number: 26581
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    This book has been an essential resource for the early child care field. Fully revised and expanded, the 2009 version comes with a supplementary CD containing readings on key topics, plus video examples showing developmentally appropriate practice in action. Based on what the research says about development, learning, and effective practices, as well as what experience tells us about teaching intentionally, DAP articulates the principles that should guide our decision making. Chapters describe children… More »
  • Coaching with Powerful Interactions
    Coaching with Powerful Interactions
    $36.00
    • 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.
  • Use Your Words - Paperback
    Use Your Words - Paperback
    $19.95
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 50298
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    Use Your Words examines the ways early childhood teachers talk to children, pointing out commonly missed opportunities to support cognitive development, develop receptive and expressive language, and aid children in their primary developmental task of making sense of the world. Paperback. 128 pages.
  • Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children - Paperback
    Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children - Paperback
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 72295
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    Loose parts are natural or synthetic found, bought, or upcycled materials--acorns, hardware, stones, aluminum foil, fabric scraps, for example--that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Loose parts are alluring and beautiful. They capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity. With more than 550 color photographs of many kinds of loose parts in real early childhood settings, classroom stories, and a dynamic overview,… More »
  • Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers - Paperback
    Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers - Paperback
    $32.95
    • Item Number: 85541
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    This follow-up to the wildly popular "Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children" brings the fun of found objects to infants and toddlers. A variety of new and innovative loose parts ideas are paired with beautiful photography to inspire safe loose parts play in your infant toddler environment. Learn about the safety considerations of each age group and how to appropriately select materials for your children. Captivating classroom stories and proven science, provide the context for… More »
  • Social Emotional Tools For Life - Paperback
    Social Emotional Tools For Life - Paperback
    $44.95
    • Item Number: 28522
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    This book provides teachers of young children with easy-to-use strategies to support emotional and social development in the classroom. Designed to capitalize on day-to-day interactions and caregiving routines in order to build positive relationships with and between children. Vignettes and specific language examples guide teachers in applying the strategies during everyday moments. This guide shares the "how" of supporting strong emotional connections in early childhood settings. Numerous… More »
  • A Moving Child Is a Learning Child - Paperback
    A Moving Child Is a Learning Child - Paperback
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 28664
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    Grounded in best practices and current research, this hands-on resource connects the dots that link brain activity, motor and sensory development, movement, and early learning. The expert authors unveil the Kinetic Scale: a visual map of the active learning needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary graders that fits each child's individual timetable. Teachers, parents, and caregivers will find a wealth of information, actionable tips, and games they can use to support children's healthy… More »
  • Early Intervention Every Day! - Paperback
    Early Intervention Every Day! - Paperback
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 72292
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    Effective early intervention doesn't stop when the provider leaves the family's home. That's why every interventionist needs this practical sourcebook, packed with research-based strategies for helping parents and caregivers take a consistent, active role in supporting young children's development. Targeting 80 skills in 6 key developmental domains for children birth to three, this reader-friendly guide gives professionals dozens of ready-to-use ideas for helping families and caregivers embed learning… More »
  • Toddler Activity Books
    Toddler Activity Books
    $19.95 - $56.95
    • Item Number: 60962P
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    Any teacher who wants to add literacy and music into their daily schedules with ease will love these books with over 750 activities. Related activities span the curriculum to other areas including math, art, and gross motor. Available separately or in a set of three.
  • Infants & Toddlers at Work - Paperback
    Infants & Toddlers at Work - Paperback
    $32.95
    • Item Number: 72294
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    Materials, ideas, how-to tips, and what to do to make learning challenging and fun for the very young. Paperback. 192 pages.
  • Social and Emotional Development
    Social and Emotional Development
    $24.95
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 84904
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    Find out what the research says about common early childhood program practices. This resource book answers many questions on how children develop socially and emotionally and explores the effectiveness of early learning tools. 144 pages.
  • Really Seeing Children
    Really Seeing Children
    $33.95
    • Item Number: 90309
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    Slow down, observe, delight, and practice really seeing children every day, for being with children in this way is not just a way of working, but a way of life. Deb Curtis, in her more than 40 years as an early childhood educator, has cultivated a reflective teaching practice devoted to really seeing children. Through her collection of stories and photographs, learn to suspend your adult agenda to really see children's perspectives and the amazing ways they experience the world. Taking up this practice… More »
  • Toilet Training
    Toilet Training
    $12.95
    • Item Number: 39406
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    How to choose a potty seat, recognize readiness, dress your child for success, deal with uncooperative child, handle accidents and much more. Includes a 32 page book for child about a unisex bear whose story will encourage children. 112 pages.
  • Emotional Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds - Paperback
    Emotional Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds - Paperback
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 88370
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    Whether you see a preschooler laughing or crying, hugging or tugging on a playmate, taking risks or seeking comfort from an adult, you know that they are developing their emotional skills and growing up in so many ways every day. And they need your help! This book shares common milestones and typical scenarios to help you recognize various ways that preschoolers express their feelings and interact with others. As you support preschoolers struggling to handle emotional challenges that occur during… More »
  • Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps - Paperback
    Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps - Paperback
    $34.99
    • Item Number: 83107
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    The book guides educators to reexamine their teaching philosophy, integrate new knowledge and strategies into their practice, and strengthen the impact of their teaching on students.
  • Nurturing Creativity: An Essential Mindset for Young Children's Learning
    Nurturing Creativity: An Essential Mindset for Young Children's Learning
    $35.00
    • Item Number: 74281
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    Creativity is a cornerstone of complex, unconventional thinking, and developing creativity begins at a young age. With this book, early childhood teachers will discover how to tap into and scaffold children's natural curiousity and creative abilities. Paperback. 174 pages.
  • The Power of Mindful Learning - Paperback
    The Power of Mindful Learning - Paperback
    $15.95
    $9.95
    • Item Number: 73963
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    Be introduced to an innovative theory of mindulness to dramatically enhance the way we learn. Such familiar notions as delayed gratification, "the basics", or even "right answers", are replaced with the concept of mindful or conditional learning which the author demonstrates to be extraordinarily effective. Mindful learning takes place with an awareness of context and of the ever-changing nature of information. Learning without this awareness has severely limited uses and often… More »
  • The Right Fit: Recuiting, Selecting, and Orienting Staff, 2nd Edition
    The Right Fit: Recuiting, Selecting, and Orienting Staff, 2nd Edition
    $24.00
    $18.95
    • Item Number: 73307
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    Well-trained and experienced staff are the key to early childhood program quality and healthy child development. Yet, every director knows that finding those teachers is a huge challenge. Skills in recruitment, interviewing, screening, selecting, and orienting new teachers are ones that every director needs. This book breaks down the recruitment, selection, and orientation processes into manageable components and suggests practical and effective techniques to help you find teachers with the right… More »
  • Wiggle Giggle & Shake
    Wiggle Giggle & Shake
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 46270
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    200 ways to move and learn. Explore 38 popular themes to encourage children to problem solve, explore their feelings and participate physically in their own learning. 216 pgs.
  • Focus on Toddlers: How-tos and What-to-dos when Caring for Toddlers and Twos
    Focus on Toddlers: How-tos and What-to-dos when Caring for Toddlers and Twos
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 29010
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    A beginner's primer to providing professional child care for toddlers and two-year-olds! The elements of a quality learning environment are not the same for every age. The toddler years are unique, and what for preschool does not always work with toddlers. Complete with tips for creating a developmentally appropriate environment and experiences that stimulate muscles and minds, Focus on Toddlers gives caregivers the tools to craft a quality learning environment that's as unique as the needs of the children in their care.

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