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  • Creating Environments & Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
    Creating Environments & Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
    • Item Number: 42997
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    "Creating Environments & Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers: Connecting the Pieces" by Beverly Gilbert, Joanna M. Grymes, and Linda Walters. Using an activity based approach, this guide helps caregivers and teachers understand the connection between the child, the group, and the activity. Paperback. 370 pages.
  • 30 Fun Ways Set (Set of 6 Books)
    30 Fun Ways Set (Set of 6 Books)
    • Item Number: 29041
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    30 Fun Ways explore difficult concepts through props, real-life scenarios, and imaginative play. The activities help children develop speaking and listening skills while building relationships with peers and adults. Activities are practical, easy to do, and use readily found materials.
  • Simple Transitions
    Simple Transitions
    • Item Number: 39410
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    An insightful resource which offers over 400 tips, ideas, and activities to help infants and toddlers move smoothly through the day. Includes book lists on different topics and great ideas to help parents and teachers deal with big transitions in the child's life, such as separation anxiety and more.
  • Budding Set (Set of 5 Books)
    Budding Set (Set of 5 Books)
    • Item Number: 29042
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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.
  • Teaching STEM in the Early Years
    Teaching STEM in the Early Years
    • Item Number: 29046
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    The foundation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education begins in the early years. Teaching STEM in Preschool and Kindergarten provides more than 90 activities and learning center ideas that seamlessly integrate STEM throughout your early childhood classroom. These hands-on STEM experiences enhance cooking, art, music activities, block play and sensory table exploration, and outdoor time. Information on assessments and early learning standards is also provided. Paperback. 320 pages.
  • Responsive Caregiving Set (Set of 2)
    Responsive Caregiving Set (Set of 2)
    • Item Number: 63494
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    This set provides the "why" for early caregiving practices plus the specific experiences to enhance these practices and all aspects of early learning.
  • Preschool Classroom Management
    Preschool Classroom Management
    • Item Number: 61268
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    An essential resource all teachers can use. Tips and techniques on dealing with daily routines and schedules, managing behavior issues, and building a caring community in the classroom. 224 pages.
  • The Insightful Teacher - Paperback
    The Insightful Teacher - Paperback
    • Item Number: 27683
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    Emphasizing essential interpersonal skills that should be developed in early childhood, this guide offers a holistic approach to developing classroom communities in which each child feels recognized, appreciated, and able to contribute. Taking into account a teacher's goals, values, strengths, and weaknesses, guidance is offered for adjusting and planning for developmentally appropriate expectations, classroom organization, and communication with families. Filled with concrete examples and effective… More »
  • Infants, Toddlers, and Twos: Activities for Responsive Caregiving
    Infants, Toddlers, and Twos: Activities for Responsive Caregiving
    • Item Number: 26032
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    The first three years set the stage for a lifetime of learning. Activities for Responsive Caregiving is filled with more than 80 developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that help young children acquire skills, build positive relationships, and optimize their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. This resource also provides strategies that support your role as a responsive caregiver. Age focus: 0 - 3. Paperback.176 pages.
  • Infants, Toddlers and Twos: Foundations of Responsive Caregiving
    Infants, Toddlers and Twos: Foundations of Responsive Caregiving
    • Item Number: 26031
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    Understanding the development of infants, toddlers, and twos equips you with the tools and best practices needed to guide, teach, and care for them. Foundations of Responsive Caregiving addresses the unique needs and responsibilities you have as you influence the ways young children acquire skills, master developmental competencies, and build positive relationships. This foundational approach helps you understand young children's development and provide high-quality, responsive caregiving to support… More »
  • Getting to the Heart of Learning - Paperback
    Getting to the Heart of Learning - Paperback
    • Item Number: 72299
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    Through the activities in this book, teachers and caregivers are shown how easy it is to foster children's sense of curiosity through group explorations that promote social connection and positive development. With step-by-step instructions, "Getting to the Heart of Learning' weaves social-emotional learning into activities that support math, science, literacy, and motor skills. Rather than adding in activities throughout the day, these explorations integrate social-emotional learning across… More »
  • Routines and Transitions
    Routines and Transitions
    • Item Number: 86689
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    This is a complete guide to help you turn these routine daily activities into learning experiences. By using transitions wisely, you not only help children develop skills but also run a more efficient, calm program environment. In addition to discussions on developmental issues, environments, educational values, and hygiene, this book includes examples of games and rhymes that help children accomplish daily transitions with ease. 128 pages.
  • Wired To Move - Paperback
    Wired To Move - Paperback
    • Item Number: 27684
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    Learn what makes boys tick (and run and jump and yell), and discover how to actively engage the boys in your early childhood classroom with simple effective strategies that support boys' learning. Using the latest brain research to explore and explain the differences in how boys and girls learn, 'Wired to Move' provides early childhood educators with facts and strategies to actively engage boys in an early childhood setting. It addresses the unique needs of African-American and Hispanic or Latino… More »
  • Teachable Transitions
    Teachable Transitions
    • Item Number: 47290
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    Transform those troublesome minutes between planned activities into moments of stimulating learning. Activities in this book will help to keep each preschooler engaged throughout the day.
  • Inspiring Spaces for Young Children
    Inspiring Spaces for Young Children
    • Item Number: 18893
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    This book invites teachers to enhance children's educational environment in a beautiful way by emphasizing aesthetic environmental qualities such as nature, color, furnishings, textures, displays, lighting, and focal points. Step-by-step instructions and lush photographs take educators through the process of transforming ordinary classrooms into creative, beautiful learning spaces.
  • The Giant Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans
    The Giant Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans
    • Item Number: 86673
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    The GIANT Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans has more than 250 complete lesson plans for 3 to 6 year olds, covering topics from colors and numbers to seasons and nursery rhymes. Each lesson plan is complete with learning objectives, a circle or group time activity, book suggestions, snack ideas, five learning center activities, assessment strategies, and related songs, poems, and fingerplays. With easy-to-use lesson plans for more than an entire school year, this book belongs on every teacher's bookshelf!
  • Crisis Manual for Early Childhood Teachers
    Crisis Manual for Early Childhood Teachers
    • Item Number: 33673
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    Provides insight on identifying and responding to problems, working with parents, and seeking help with issues such as death, sexual abuse, divorce, natural disasters, and more. 382 pages.
  • Inclusive Literacy Lessons for Early Childhood
    Inclusive Literacy Lessons for Early Childhood
    • Item Number: 15905
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    Best-selling, award-winning authors Pam Schiller and Clarissa Willis have teamed up to create this collection of 100 literacy lessons, designed to introduce children ages 3-6 to a variety of literacy concepts and build important literacy skills. Each of these simple, fun lessons offers adaptations for children with special needs, including: visual and hearing impairments, cognitive challenges, motor delays, speech/language delays, and emotional/behavior issues. The first page of each two-page lesson… More »
  • Themes for Inclusive Classrooms
    Themes for Inclusive Classrooms
    • Item Number: 85430
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    This is the perfect book for teachers who have typically developing young children ages 3-6, as well as children with special needs in their classroom. Lesson plans feature objectives, materials list, a circle or group activity, assessment strategies, accommodations/modifications, and curriculum connections that expand into many areas, such as social studies, art, literacy, science, and music. The modifications and accommodations make the lesson plans accessible for all children, including those… More »
  • Rethinking the Classroom Landscape - Paperback
    Rethinking the Classroom Landscape - Paperback
    • Item Number: 81334
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    An early childhood classroom should reinforce and enhance young children's sense of belonging and connection to their environment, each other, their families, and their community. This book invites educators and administrators to rethink the traditional classroom, with inspirational examples showing how to weave elements that reflect each center's community into the classroom design. Colorful photos show what teachers can do to encourage a sense of community unique to each classroom. Easy-to-implement… More »
  • The Giant Encyclopedia of Transition Activities
    The Giant Encyclopedia of Transition Activities
    • Item Number: 60345
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    Over 600 attention-grabbing activities to help turn stressful moments into fun learning experiences. 496 pages.
  • Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood Settings
    Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood Settings
    • Item Number: 86687
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    Emergent curriculum is a philosophy that unites children's interests with the educational framework teachers construct based on their professional training and experiences. This merger brings forth a vibrant classroom where children are engrossed in learning and discovering by doing the things they enjoy. This book takes an exploratory look at the components of emergent curriculum and how its practices and principles can improve the learning culture of early childhood programs. Emergent Curriculum… More »
  • From Handprints to Hypothesese
    From Handprints to Hypothesese
    • Item Number: 26034
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    Creativity, initiative, and inquiry are important in all children's early education, including toddlers and two-year-olds. From Handprints to Hypotheses focuses on using the project approach a teaching strategy that enables you to guide children through in-depth studies of real world topics to scaffold very young children's early learning. It provides information on creating sensory-based experiences developmentally appropriate for toddlers and twos that bring new perspectives and activities into… More »
  • The Giant Encyclopedia Of Learning Center Activities
    The Giant Encyclopedia Of Learning Center Activities
    • Item Number: 60343
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    Over 600 learning center activities created by teachers for teachers. You'll find traditional learning centers with new twists as well as unique new learning centers to spice up your classroom. 576 pages.
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