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  • Loose Parts
    Loose Parts
    $32.95
    • 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
    $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 »
  • 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
    $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 in Early Childhood Programs, 3rd Edition
    Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, 3rd Edition
    $49.95
    • 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 »
  • Teaching STEM Literacy: A Constructivist Approach for Ages 3 to 8
    Teaching STEM Literacy: A Constructivist Approach for Ages 3 to 8
    $39.95
    • 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
    $29.00
    • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    $19.95
    • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Making and Tinkering with STEM: Solving Design Challenges With Young Children
    Making and Tinkering with STEM: Solving Design Challenges With Young Children
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 74282
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    A fun, accessible approach to the maker movement! With 25 classroom-ready engineering design challenges inspired by children's favorite books, educators can seamlessly integrate making and tinkering and STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in preschool through third grade classrooms. Paperback. 144 pages.
  • And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon!
    And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon!
    $19.95
    • 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 »
  • Infants & Toddlers at Work - Paperback
    Infants & Toddlers at Work - Paperback
    $34.95
    • 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.
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • The New Early Childhood Professional - Paperback
    The New Early Childhood Professional - Paperback
    $27.95
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 73966
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    For today's early childhood educator, change is a non-negotiable reality. While the size, force, and direction of change can often seem overwhelming, this book shows the way toward overcoming these gigantic. The authors share a specific framework with concrete steps to help educators become positive change makers in the field of early care and education. Complete with resources, tools, and questions for reflection, this handbook takes readers through four progressive paths toward becoming an architect… More »
  • Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem - Paperback
    Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem - Paperback
    $34.95
    $24.95
    • 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.
  • Use Your Words - Paperback
    Use Your Words - Paperback
    $19.95
    $10.00
    • 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.
  • (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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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