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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.

  • Loose Parts 3: Inspiring Culturally Sustainable Environments - Paperback
    Loose Parts 3: Inspiring Culturally Sustainable Environments - Paperback
    $32.95
    • Item Number: 91275
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    Offering inspiration and guidance on creating culturally sensitive and culturally sustainable early childhood environments. With the help of over 400 full-color photos this book guides readers to use their environment to promote a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy, and allow children to explore their identity. This book analyzes environment design through six key terms: aesthetic--the nature of art and beauty; authenticity--avoiding stereotypical and biased assumptions; equity-achieving equal… More »
  • 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.
  • Preschool Beyond Walls - Paperback
    Preschool Beyond Walls - Paperback
    $34.95
    • 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 »
  • Simple Acts: The Busy Family's Guide to Giving Back - Paperback
    Simple Acts: The Busy Family's Guide to Giving Back - Paperback
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 99505
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    Take a fresh approach to community service and giving back. Teaching young children to be socially conscious, community-oriented, and eager to volunteer seems like a daunting task, especially for busy families with children of varying ages. Simple Acts brings busy parents practical, easy-to-do ideas to involve the whole family in volunteering and helping others in the community. Full of advice, tips, and real-life stories; this fun, easy-to-use guide helps parents and children of all ages incorporate… More »
  • Leading With Heart & Soul - Paperback
    Leading With Heart & Soul - Paperback
    $25.00
    • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • Good Going!
    Good Going!
    $12.95
    • 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.
  • Nurturing Next Generation Innovators - Paperback
    Nurturing Next Generation Innovators - Paperback
    $16.95
    • Item Number: 81387
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    Children need a broad view of the world to better work with others and achieve academic success. That means being able to see many perspectives, listen to others, and share their own ideas and perceptions. This book contains simple activities that start with identifying different perspectives and then challenge them to notice what they perceive. The themes are meant to ask children to notice relationships, investigate same and different, use perceptions to develop inductive and deductive reasoning,… More »
  • ASQ:SE-2™ in Practice DVD
    ASQ:SE-2™ in Practice DVD
    $49.95
    • Item Number: 73980
    • Ships From Manufacturer
    A helpful, informative companion to the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2) screening system, this DVD gives an overview of emotional and social development and provides a thorough introduction to ASQ:SE-2™. Viewers get an inside look at the screening system in practice as they watch a home visitor using ASQ:SE-2™ with the family of a 4-year-old boy. They'll see how parents complete the questionnaires, with close-ups of sample questions.… More »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • The Complete Book Of Activities, Games, Stories, Props, Recipes, And Dances
    The Complete Book Of Activities, Games, Stories, Props, Recipes, And Dances
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 61231
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    The ultimate resource book! Over 600 activities, stories, games, recipes, props, and dances to enhance any preschool curriculum. Plus a materials index, theme connection index, and thematic chart. Paperback. 512 pages.

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