Organized by age for easy reference, the dozens of creative activities in this book are inexpensive, require few or no materials, and are easy to do. Best of all, they you great ways to have fun while laying the foundation for important fine motor skills that children need for school. Paperback.
A teacher interacts with the children all day long. It's how the warm and responsive relationships in which young children learn best are built. But interactions in which teachers intentionally promote learning can be few and far between. A "Powerful Interaction" may last only a few minutes, but in that time the teacher tunes out any distractions, tunes into the child, and then presents a learning experience tailored to that child at that moment. This book with guild you through three… More »
Over 40 activities that focus on controlling teasing and bullying with friendship, community, and expressing feelings. Use these activities, the classroom environment, and family involvement to create a climate of mutual respect in the classroom. 128 pages.
Find more creative ways to use inexpensive things found around the house than you ever imagined! This age-appropriate book will make you look at the everyday items around you in a whole new way. Create unique, exciting toys and props to help children learn in appropriate ways. 160 pages.
Start children on a path toward a lifetime of reading with more than 200 activities, games, and songs that introduce them to the alphabet. It all begins with 26 letters. The wiggles and squiggles that turn into words, stories, poems, and great literature are the tools for future readers. Children will love learning their letters as they play the Name Game, sew their own letters, create Puzzle Pairs, and more! Jean Feldman and Holly Karapetkova apply their signature creative style to teach literacy… More »
This book shows statements and dozens of examples like them that can build a divide between us and the people we interact with. Though well-intended, they often widen the diversity gap sometimes causing irreparable harm personally and professionally. If you've ever wanted to be more effective in your communication with others, or have been afraid of saying the wrong thing, then this concise guide is essential to becoming more inclusive and diversity-smart. Paperback. 141 pages.
A thought-provoking guide to effective, appropriate, and intentional use of technology with young children. This book provides strategies, theoretical frameworks, links to research evidence, descriptions of best practice, and resources to develop essential digital literacy knowledge, skills and experiences for early childhood educators in the digital age. Paperback. 300 pages.
Thirty-nine adventures that are simple, flexible, engaging, and packed with learning, and they support the philosophy that the best learning is done when children are allowed freedom to play. 224 pages.
Children will learn to explore their emotions through these engaging black and white photographs of children interacting on playgrounds, city streets, and in the country. English and Spanish. 50 pages.
Active movement games encourage cooperative learning, and teamwork. The book includes the research and theory behind using movement games in early childhood programs, 49 field-tested games, adaptations for responding to individual abilities and needs, a chart of perceptual-motor skills involved in each game, suggestions for parent involvement, and directions for making inexpensive equipment. Paperback. 176 pages.
When young children are engaged in imaginative play, they are not just having fun; they are developing skills and concepts that are foundational to their learning. Teachers can get the most out of this critical development time with thoughtful preparations that allow the children to freely explore their creativity and learn from each other. Using simple props and donated items, the book shows how centers can be transformed into rich and rewarding learning spaces for children. Play Today offers dozens… More »
Make every day a learning experience! Set of 8 books on Numbers, Colors, Shapes, Earth, Animals, Bugs, Seasons, and Social Studies. Books feature 100 activities organized by curriculum area for children ages 3 to 6. Each book has 128 pages.
Death and grief will affect the lives of almost all children at some point, often leading to struggles with academic performance, social relationships, and behavior. Teachers can be a critical lifeline for a grieving child--and now they have a practical guidebook to help them provide sensitive support to students of all ages. Author David Schonfeld guides teachers through a child's experience of grief and loss, illuminates the classroom issues that grieving may trigger, and empowers teachers to… More »