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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.
  • 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 »
  • Social Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds - Paperback
    Social Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds - Paperback
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 88371
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    Preschoolers tend to be social beings. Whether they are playing with dolls side by side, building block castles together, or rolling down hills with friends, most young children enjoy the company of others. Playing together comes naturally, but you can help them negotiate turn taking, learning how to mend hurt feelings, and practice communicating positively while they play. This book highlights the milestones children tend to reach during the preschool years as they develop socially. As a guide… More »
  • Cognitive Development of Three-and-Four-Year-Olds - Paperback
    Cognitive Development of Three-and-Four-Year-Olds - Paperback
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 88380
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    Preschoolers have a sense of wonder about so many aspects of their world. They enjoy demonstrating their knowledge to others, and they are challenged to use their brains in fascinating new ways every day. Whether they are making clay figures, rolling cars down ramps, experimenting with writing, or exploring nature, they are expanding their mental horizons constantly. This book will help you understand typical milestones children tend to reach during the preschool years as they develop their ability… 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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
    $29.95
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • Nemours® BrightStart! Milestone Map (Set of 20)
    Nemours® BrightStart! Milestone Map (Set of 20)
    $56.95
    • Item Number: 26662P
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    This full-color illustrated poster addresses parents' and teachers' concerns about children's reading readiness and progress. Includes milestones and warning signs indicating that children might be at risk for reading challenges from birth through age six. By tracking children with this simple map, parents can be sure their children are keeping up with their peers, and intercede if they begin to notice warning signs. Available in English and Spanish. Set of 20 maps.
  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps - Paperback
    Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps - Paperback
    $34.95
    • 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.
  • The Values Book
    The Values Book
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 42255
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    Full of hands-on activities, projects, and ideas, this resource helps teachers encourage values and character in individual children or groups. 167 pages.

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