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.

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  • Loose Parts
    Loose Parts
    • Item Number: 72295P
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    The Loose Parts set of books serve as inspiration with hundreds of beautiful full color photographs illustrating ways children enjoy using everyday items in their play, encouraging their curiosity, giving free reign to their play, and encouraging creativity. Books are available individually.
  • Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers - Paperback
    Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers - Paperback
    • 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 »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Teaching STEM Literacy: A Constructivist Approach for Ages 3 to 8
    Teaching STEM Literacy: A Constructivist Approach for Ages 3 to 8
    • Item Number: 74199
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    Ready-made, open-ended lessons reviewed and tested by teachers. Teaching STEM Literacy was created to help educators integrate developmentally appropriate STEM learning, illustrated through children's literature.
  • Leading With Heart & Soul - Paperback
    Leading With Heart & Soul - Paperback
    • Item Number: 74505
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    In "Leading with Heart and Soul", Toni Christie shares her wit, wisdom, and lessons learned from leading teams in early childhood education. Leaders and aspiring leaders will enjoy Toni's frank and humorous ability to inform and inspire the reader with her values-based approach to leadership. Twelve chapters: Be Courageous, Dream Big, Serve Others, Have Empathy, Foster Loyalty, Be Honest, Display Grace, Encourage Creativity, Create Joy, Show Gratitude, Empower Others, and Model Respect… 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.
  • Social Emotional Tools For Life - Paperback
    Social Emotional Tools For Life - Paperback
    • 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 »
  • Preschool Beyond Walls - Paperback
    Preschool Beyond Walls - Paperback
    • Item Number: 99353
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    Children are spending less time being outside in nature, playing, imagining, and learning about their surroundings. Instead, they're spending more time with tablets, televisions, and overly structured routines. This book shows practical and strategic ways educators can create rich, explorative, and interdisciplinary learning through extensive outdoor experiences. Learn how to develop and implement a nature-based curriculum to support children's optimal learning, from start to finish. Age focus:… More »
  • And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon!
    And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon!
    • Item Number: 60963
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    Age focus: 1 - 3 . With more than 250 songs, rhymes, and chants, this book is a fun way to enrich toddlers' language experiences. By incorporating songs, chants, and rhymes into the classroom, teachers provide opportunities for children to develop every aspect of reading readiness and literacy. While the selections themselves are a great way to enhance the development of literacy skills, the follow-up suggestions for story time, outdoor play, music and movement, and literacy extension activities… More »
  • How Can I Help? A Teacher's Guide to Early Childhood Behavioral Health
    How Can I Help? A Teacher's Guide to Early Childhood Behavioral Health
    • Item Number: 30756
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    Sometimes misbehavior isn't what it seems. Many children come to care with early signs of mental- or behavioral-health issues. Early childhood professionals are often the first to notice that something is different. "How Can I Help?" is a practical guide that helps educators first identify issues and then create nurturing, safe, and successful learning environments to set up all children for success. Learn how to: promote mental health for all children in your care, identify signs of behavioral-health… More »
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, 3rd Edition
    Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, 3rd Edition
    • 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 »
  • Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem - Paperback
    Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem - Paperback
    • Item Number: 73959
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    This revised classic offers hundreds of updated tested solutions for the tricky problems, questions, and concerns that arise throughout the early childhood teacher's day. Based on sound developmentally appropriate theory, this how-to book on classroom management techniques enables beginning and experienced teachers alike to run effective, successful programs. Some new topics include working with ESL learners, helping children deal with traumatic life events, and using computers in the classroom. Paperback. 312 pages.
  • Infants & Toddlers at Work - Paperback
    Infants & Toddlers at Work - Paperback
    • 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.
  • Use Your Words - Paperback
    Use Your Words - Paperback
    • 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.
  • A Moving Child Is a Learning Child - Paperback
    A Moving Child Is a Learning Child - Paperback
    • 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 »
  • Understanding Waldorf Education - Paperback
    Understanding Waldorf Education - Paperback
    • Item Number: 17255
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    Written by a teacher with more than 25 years of experience, this book offers a jargon-free view of Waldorf education and its philosophy of the importance of a three-dimensional education. Through learning experiences that involve all of the senses, children use a variety of intelligences to develop thought, feeling, and intentional, purposeful activity. Whether you're Waldorf parent or teacher, or you just want to learn more about these innovative educational concepts, this book contains important… More »
  • (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Early Childhood Education
    (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Early Childhood Education
    • Item Number: 17231
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    Veteran teacher Judy Fujawa offers over two decades of experience in her warm, witty book of lists. Filled with the imminently practical (Creative Gift Ideas, Things to Do With Boxes, Supplies or Materials That Encourage Children to Be Creative) to the philosophical (How Children Learn, Answers to: Why Read to My Child?) to the hilarious (The "F" Words Children Are Allowed to Use, Things Found in Children's Pockets), these lists cover nearly everything one needs to know to work with and… More »
  • The Busy Classroom
    The Busy Classroom
    • Item Number: 17252
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    Organized by month, teachers will find 360 hands-on activities, games and ideas for fun learning every day of the year. Each month begins with a pre-planned activity calendar indicating learning skills and appropriate age level. Activities require a minimum amount of preparation and encompass a broad range of subjects such as nature, animals, the human body, holidays and the weather. 286 pages.
  • Good Morning, Children - Paperback
    Good Morning, Children - Paperback
    • Item Number: 17237
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    Based on her popular Pre-K Now blog, Sophia Pappas' book Good Morning, Children provides an up-close and personal view of the challenges and successes of a beginning teacher. The book describes daily encounters with students, family members, and administrators; reflects on the state of early childhood education in America; and celebrates the ways the pre-K teacher can help prepare every child to succeed in both school and life. Paperback. 192 pages.
  • Everybody Has A Body
    Everybody Has A Body
    • Item Number: 17012
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    Children discover the magic of science as they learn about their bodies. Over 280 instantaneous activities and ideas promote skills such as observation, inference and prediction. A vital resource for developing a basic foundation in scientific concepts.
  • Wiggle Giggle & Shake
    Wiggle Giggle & Shake
    • 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.
  • Toilet Training
    Toilet Training
    • 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.
  • Good Going!
    Good Going!
    • Item Number: 39403
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    Successful potty training occurs when children are trained in the classroom as well as in the home. Good Going develops consistent policies and successful practices. Includes sample parent tools. 80 pages.

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