Build the home-school connection to prepare for Kindergarten! Studies show that parent and family involvement with school is an important factor in children's later academic success. Many families of young children want to learn ways to support their little ones in preparing for and getting the most out of kindergarten. With easy-to-share parent letters and simple, fun activities for families to do together at home, Kick-Start Kindergarten Readiness is the perfect tool for early childhood teachers… More »
100 easy-to-do activities give children a peek into the lives of their creepy-crawler friends. Each activity features learning objectives, vocabulary, related children's books, materials, preparation (if necessary), directions, and an assessment component.
6 years & up. The Music Maker lets people play beautiful music -- regardless of prior musical experience -- by simply sliding a song sheet under the strings and plucking the string above each printed note. It's really that easy! That ease of play, combined with the quality construction, is what makes The Music Maker a top seller every year. Perfect for therapy and introducing children to music theory. Made in Belarus from quality hardwoods. Harp is easy to tune and maintain. Comes tuned for… More »
Effective teacher-student interactions are a primary ingredient of high-quality early educational experiences. With the popular CLASS® observational tool, schools can accurately assess classroom quality in K-3 classrooms based on teacher-student interactions rather than the physical environment or a specific curriculum. Spiral-bound. 128 pages.
2 - 6 years. You have the instruments! Now you can add new activities for more musical fun. This book includes 101 ideas, a subject index, monthly planning pages and teacher tips to fit every curriculum. Paperback. 120 pages.
Enhance the growth and development of infants and young children with more than 400 fun, fast, and easy-to-use learning activities -- now in a new edition specially developed to complement ASQ-3™. Perfect for sharing with parents of children who are developing typically or need non intensive support in one or more developmental areas, these playful, developmentally appropriate activities encourage progress in the same five developmental areas as ASQ-3™: communication, gross motor, fine… More »
Children love outdoor play. Now teachers can combine the magic and excitement of the outdoors with activities that encourage and support learning! This book includes more than 100 new teacher-created, classroom-tested outdoor activities that engage children's minds and bodies as much as they explore the limitless bounds of the outdoors while also building key skills in areas like math, literacy and language, science, art, and music. Perfect for ages 3 - 6. Activities include: counting, alphabet,… More »
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 »
This award-winning guide provides child care directors, teachers, and caregivers with essential information on the prevention and management of infectious diseases in group care settings. The newly revised and updated fifth edition is aligned with the most recent version of the premier AAP source of information on infectious diseases, Red Book®: 2018-2021 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 31st Edition. The robust section of more than 55 quick reference fact sheets on common infectious… More »
Now teachers can bring the magic of each season into their classrooms with these activities that introduce children to the wonder of the seasons with a year full of fun! Classroom-tested teacher favorites, this book features activities that teach children to understand the difference between the seasons, as well as activities that can only be done during certain seasons. Children will love making paper cutout fall leaves, suns, and snowflakes as they celebrate the joy and excitement of the world… More »
Children can make 150 edible activities. 89 activities require no baking, 64 activities use 5 ingredients or less, and 25 activities require only 10-15 minutes to prepare. 13 different food categories are represented with icons. The 12 theme-related chapters include Shapes & Forms, Numbers & Letters, Transportation & Travel, Building & Construction and Animals & Creatures. Paperback, 192 pages
Grades 1 - 6. The use of primary sources in today's classroom represents a key shift in literary instruction and brings history alive for students. This book series is full of opportunities for inquiry-based learning as students explore primary source documents that provide eyewitness evidence of authentic events. The pages are filled with photos of actual people and events, posters that once hung on storefronts, paintings that interpret history, and ads or articles taken from newspaper in circulation… More »
A unique teaching resource perfect for large groups of children. Playful learning approach and unique educational content teaches children key literacy skills. The 100 plans follow a literacy scope and sequence so teachers can help children develop and practice the literacy skills they need to be successful readers. Each chapter focuses on a familiar early childhood topic, such as friends, feelings, colors, and houses and homes. Paperback. 224 pages.
Contains over 600 activities written by teachers illustrating new ways to use everyday items to create fresh exciting projects. Also includes management techniques and helpful tips for working with 4 year olds. 624 pages
With on-the-go games that are perfect for busy lifestyles, this book is filled with fun and easy literacy games for children to play any time, anywhere. These games introduce the world of letters and reading, while building skills all children need for a lifetime of learning. Paperback.
Infants and toddlers need caring adults to help them learn emotional competence-how to understand, express, and manage emotions. By supporting their development in the early years, educators can create a strong foundation that will give young children important life skills and resilience. Paperback. 152 pages.
Includes a nursing pillow and a soft, lightweight nursing scarf to use as a cover if mother wishes. A bottle warmer/cooler for those who want to pump or keep milk on hand. A book for mom to read to baby and two informational books as well as a poster for mom. The nurrsing scarf and pillow may vary by color and design style.
Whether at home, in care environments, or at school, using digital tablets with interactive apps can open children's minds to their own capabilities and worlds of fun! This valuable guide offers educators and families expert advice on making smart choices about technology with young children. "Buckleitner's Guide to Using Tablets with Young Children" simplifies the shopping process, describes which apps are age appropriate, clarifies how to find educational apps on particular subjects,… More »
8 - 36 months. Children are able to communicate by signing before they develop the skills necessary for speech. By teaching sign language to children from as young as seven months we can help them to convey their emotions and their needs. This first signing guide for hearing and deaf children contains over forty key signs. Designed for parents and carers to share with babies, with it's simple and clear instructions and endearing illustrations, this book is an ideal introduction to signing. A helpful… More »
Grade PreK. This workbook has 300 skill-building pages that give young learners practice with the alphabet, sight words, handwriting, counting, numbers, shapes and everything they'll need to succeed as students. Includes: free stickers and certificate of achievement, instant assessment test to check progress, and a free web link to great learning games. This workbook is teacher approved to support classroom learning. 320 pages.