Child Development

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Loose Parts
Loose Parts
Item: 72295P
Status: In Stock
$38.95
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
Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers
Item: 84558
Status: In Stock
$19.95
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
Item: 29042P
Status: In Stock
$9.95 - $46.95
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
Seven Skills for School Success
Item: 17251
Status: In Stock
$14.95
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.
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
Item: 27922
Status: In Stock
$19.95
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
Item: 28664
Status: In Stock
$36.95
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 »
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
Item: 29009
Status: In Stock
$19.95
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
Item: 29010
Status: In Stock
$19.95
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.
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: 30756
Status: In Stock
$19.95
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 »
(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Early Childhood Education
(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Early Childhood Education
Item: 17231
Status: In Stock
$8.95
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 »
Good Morning, Children: My First Years in Early Childhood Education
Good Morning, Children: My First Years in Early Childhood Education
Item: 17237
Status: In Stock
$14.95
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.
The Cleverness of Boys
The Cleverness of Boys
Item: 22604
Status: In Stock
$29.95
The differences between boys and girls, in development and attitude to learning are well documented, and a formalized early curriculum emphasizes these differences. The abilities of most girls to meet goals for learning at an earlier age may result in a tendency to focus on trying to teach boys to learn like girls, instead of recognizing their unique gifts and abilities. Dispels the myths about 'under-achievement', challenges stereotypical view of gender, and recognizes the unqiue stregths and abilities… More »
Start Smart, Revised Edition: Building Brain Power in the Early Years
Start Smart, Revised Edition: Building Brain Power in the Early Years
Item: 26128
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Did you know that emotions boost our memory? Or that small muscle exercises help the brain develop? Early experiences contribute to the structure of the brain and its capacities. The quality, quantity, and consistency of stimulation will determine, to a large extent, the number of brain synapses that are formed and how those connections will function. This is true for both cognitive and emotional development, and the effect is lifelong. Start Smart offers simple, straightforward ways to boost brain… More »
The Homegrown Preschooler: Teaching Your Kids in the Places They Live
The Homegrown Preschooler: Teaching Your Kids in the Places They Live
Item: 27080
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Find exciting learning opportunities in everyday occurrences, from using laundry to teach sorting to exploring growth cycles in the garden, with the easy-to-organize, simple-to-start ideas, advice, and activities. This book will inspire parents to use their homes as classrooms and take advantage of the naturally rich learning opportunities existing in everyday life! With organizational tips, recipes, and more than 200 easy-to-pull-together activities, homeschool educators will have everything they… More »
The Out-Of-Sync Child - Paperback
The Out-Of-Sync Child - Paperback
Item: 34094
Status: In Stock
$17.00
Written by Carol Stock Kranowitz, The Out-Of-Sync Child was the first of its kind to explain SPD - Sensory Processing Disorder - and provide parents a drug-free alternative in helping their children grow and adjust in the world. This is the revised addition, offering new sections on hearing and vision, and how this disorder often appears alongside other conditions.
Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes?
Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes?
Item: 34900
Status: In Stock
$34.00
"Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes?" goes to the heart of risk-taking and children. As educators working with young children, we all have boundaries and feelings around what risky play is allowed. Rusty Keeler invites us to examine the cage of boundaries that we have created for ourselves and our children. He challenges us to rattle our cage and discover where the lines are movable. In our role as educators and caretakers, when we allow children to play and confront risk on their… More »
The Complete Book Of Activities, Games, Stories, Props, Recipes, And Dances
The Complete Book Of Activities, Games, Stories, Props, Recipes, And Dances
Item: 61231
Status: In Stock
$34.95
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.
Toilet Training: A Practical Guide to Daytime and Nighttime Training
Toilet Training: A Practical Guide to Daytime and Nighttime Training
Item: 39406
Status: In Stock
$12.95
Help your children potty train with ease using this insightful Toilet Training: A Practical Guide to Daytime and Nighttime Training. This guide discusses how to choose a potty seat, recognize readiness, dress your child for success, deal with an uncooperative child, handle accidents, and much more. This hardback book also includes a 32 page book for child about a unisex bear whose story will encourage children to be more of identify in their toilet practices. 112 pages.
Wiggle Giggle & Shake - Move and Learn Book with 200 Activities to Get Active
Wiggle Giggle & Shake - Move and Learn Book with 200 Activities to Get Active
Item: 46270
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Get your class moving with this exciting Wiggle Giggle & Shake - Move and Learn Book with 200 Activities to Get Active. This book provides 200 ways to move and learn. The engaging pages explore 38 popular themes to encourage children to problem solve, explore their feelings, and participate physically in their own learning. This book promotes gross motor skills and collaborative play. Include 216 pgs.
And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon!
And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon!
Item: 60963
Status: In Stock
$19.95
1 year & up. 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 will… More »
Nurturing Next Generation Innovators - Paperback
Nurturing Next Generation Innovators - Paperback
Item: 81387
Status: In Stock
$16.95
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 »
Emotional Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds
Emotional Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds
Item: 88370
Status: In Stock
$19.95
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
Social Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds
Item: 88371
Status: In Stock
$19.95
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
Cognitive Development of Three-and-Four-Year-Olds
Item: 88380
Status: In Stock
$19.95
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 »