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RESOURCE BOOKS / CHILD DEVELOPMENT

  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • Reflecting Children's Lives, 2nd Edition: A Handbook for Planning Child-Centered Curriculum
    Reflecting Children's Lives, 2nd Edition: A Handbook for Planning Child-Centered Curriculum
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 73637
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    Make the complex task of creating a child-centered curriculum easier with the practical guidelines and ideas in this updated and expanded handbook. Learn how to sharpen your observation and documentation skills, set up your space, and transform your teaching to reflect children's interests and needs. Insightful classroom stories, assessment tools, checklists, comparative charts, and activities encourage new approaches and self-reflection as you plan your curriculum and put it into practice. Addressing… More »
  • (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Early Childhood Education
    (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Early Childhood Education
    $8.95
    • 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 »
  • Infants & Toddlers at Work - Paperback
    Infants & Toddlers at Work - Paperback
    $30.95
    • 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 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 »
  • 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. Paperback.
  • And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon!
    And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon!
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 60963
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    With more than 250 songs, rhymes, and chants, this book is a fun way to enrich toddlers language experiences. While the selections themselves are a great way to enhance the development of literacy skill, the follow up suggestions for story time, outdoor play, music and movement, and literacy extension activities will be a sure fire hit with this age group.
  • 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
    $29.95
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Basics of DAP - An Introduction for Teachers of Infants and Toddlers
    Basics of DAP - An Introduction for Teachers of Infants and Toddlers
    $21.95
    • Item Number: 81741
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    Developmentally appropriate practice is so fundamental to the early childhood field that all new educators need a sound grasp from the very start. While DAP's basic concepts aren't difficult or arcane, they can be understood wrongly or incompletely -- and often are! This engaging little book describes the core concepts and makes them meaningful to everyday practice for preschool teachers. College instructors, directors, and trainers will find this an invaluable tool for introducing learners to the… 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 »
  • The Early Years Matter - Paperback
    The Early Years Matter - Paperback
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 28617
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    Each chapter begins with an introductory vignette focused on one child whose experiences are typical of other children in the same age group or life circumstances, using that child's experiences to draw out what the best research tells us about why early care and education matters for that group of children. The book also features first-person narratives by early childhood professionals working in a range of positions who offer insight into the complexity and joys of working with or on behalf of… More »
  • Helping Them Heal: How Teachers Can Support Young Children Who Experience Stress and Trauma
    Helping Them Heal: How Teachers Can Support Young Children Who Experience Stress and Trauma
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 27922
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    A young child's brain is uniquely sensitive to the effects of stress and trauma, which can have detrimental, long-term developmental impact. "Helping Them Heal" provides answers, ideas, and specific classroom strategies to move trauma-affected children in positive directions. Educators will learn ways to help children build resilience, self-regulation, and self-competence using this sensitive, supportive, and practical guide. Paperback. 192 pages.
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Focus on Babies: How-tos and What-to-dos when Caring for Infants
    Focus on Babies: How-tos and What-to-dos when Caring for Infants
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 29009
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    A beginner's primer to providing professional child care for infants! The elements of a quality learning environment are not the same for every age. What works for preschoolers does not always work for toddlers, and what might be appropriate for toddlers is not necessarily the best arrangement for infants. Complete with tips for creating a developmentally appropriate environment and experiences that stimulate infants' muscles and minds, Focus on Babies gives you the tools to craft a quality learning… More »
  • 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.
  • Teaching and Learning with Infants and Toddlers - Paperback
    Teaching and Learning with Infants and Toddlers - Paperback
    $31.95
    • Item Number: 72293
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    Learn how and why to promote meaning-making with and for the very young. Paperback. 192 pages.
  • Conversation Classroom Manual Bilingual
    Conversation Classroom Manual Bilingual
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 11293
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    You'll learn the 3S Strategy that enables successful responses from the developmentally youngest child while also challenging the older children. This book is also bilingual. Copyright 2005.
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