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The Best for Babies
The Best for Babies
Item: 28589
Status: In Stock
$12.95
Caregiver-child interactions are critically important in promoting cognitive, language, and social-emotional learning in young children. With examples and detailed explanations, "The Best for Babies" illuminates the behaviors and interactions that teachers or care providers should provide for the children in their care. The book offers an easy-to-use checklist to assess each teacher-child interpersonal relationship and the ways caregivers offer learning and living experiences for young… More »
Parents Ask, Experts Answer: Nurturing Happy, Healthy Children
Parents Ask, Experts Answer: Nurturing Happy, Healthy Children
Item: 28590
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Who's the expert on your child? You are! But, what if you need validation? What if you need support? What if you have questions? As a parent, you may assume others have it all figured out-that there is some kind of magic decoder ring or secret handshake that will give you the key to parenting. But, if each child is unique, how can there be a one-size-fits-all guide to parenting? Although no one can has it all figured out, "Parents Ask, Experts Answer" empowers you by offering caring, informed… More »
A Moving Child Is a Learning Child - Paperback
A Moving Child Is a Learning Child - Paperback
Item: 28664
Status: In Stock
$35.95
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 »
First Art for Toddlers and Twos
First Art for Toddlers and Twos
Item: 29004
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Discover the natural curiosity and enthusiasm of toddlers and twos as they explore creative art experiences designed just for them. In this updated, color edition of First Art for Toddlers and Twos, you will find more than seventy-five art experiences, with lots of variations that add to the fun and tips for making the activities run smoothly. There's even a chapter of special adult-made props, such as an Art Baggie Book to display a child's artwork and a Tabletop Easel made from a pizza box to… More »
Many Languages, Building Connections
Many Languages, Building Connections
Item: 29008
Status: In Stock
$19.95
All infants and toddlers need experiences that nurture, support, and teach their home language and culture. Language is a vital component of early experiences well before a child can say his first word. Infants and toddlers whose families come from diverse backgrounds and speak different languages are appearing in all kinds of early care and learning settings in growing numbers. Even the most experienced caregiver can feel a bit unsure about meeting the unique needs of infants and toddlers from… 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.
Teaching STEM in the Early Years
Teaching STEM in the Early Years
Item: 29046
Status: In Stock
$39.95
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.
Healthy Children, Healthy Lives: The Wellness Guide for Early Childhood Programs
Healthy Children, Healthy Lives: The Wellness Guide for Early Childhood Programs
Item: 29064
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Early childhood is a critical time in human development. Understanding and supporting children's wellness early on can make the greatest impact on physical, social and emotional, and cognitive health throughout childhood and adulthood. This book provides a comprehensive collection of checklists and research-based information to help you evaluate and improve wellness in your program, making it a safe, happy place for each person -- child and adult -- who passes through the doors. The checklists cover… More »
Education for a Civil Society
Education for a Civil Society
Item: 29092
Status: In Stock
$36.95
It matters that children develop, through teacher guidance, the social-emotional skills they need to succeed in and participate in life. This comprehensive resource outlines how guidance fosters the five democratic life skills. 176 pages.
Mudpies to Magnets
Mudpies to Magnets
Item: 15596
Status: In Stock
$16.95
224 hands-on science experiments and ideas with step-by-step instructions delight and amaze children as they experience nature, the human body, electricity, floating and sinking, and more. Categorized by curriculum areas, each activity includes a list of vocabulary words and easily accessible materials. 157 pages.
Inclusive Literacy Lessons for Early Childhood
Inclusive Literacy Lessons for Early Childhood
Item: 15905
Status: In Stock
$24.95
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 »
101 Easy, Wacky, Crazy Activities for Young Children
101 Easy, Wacky, Crazy Activities for Young Children
Item: 17229
Status: In Stock
$12.95
With quick and simple ideas, "101 Easy, Wacky, Crazy Activities" is guaranteed to enliven any day. Encourage children to think creatively, problem solve, and have fun while learning. Written by two experienced teachers, this collection of open-ended ideas is a book teachers and parents will want to keep handy. Paperback. 144 pages.
(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
Good Morning, Children
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.
Preschool Art: Craft and Construction
Preschool Art: Craft and Construction
Item: 17246
Status: In Stock
$9.95
50 great ways to create with lace, string, fabric, glue, and other simple materials. Encourage children to experience the joy of exploration and discovery with this view series by MaryAnn Kohl. Make art fun and accessible to children of all ages with these creative, easy-to-do activities! Paperback. 64 pages.
Preschool Art: Drawing
Preschool Art: Drawing
Item: 17247
Status: In Stock
$9.95
Explore and create with chalk, crayons, stencils, textures, and more! This book will introduce children of all ages to the joys of drawing through fun, hassle-free activities! Paperback. 64 pages.
Preschool Art: Painting
Preschool Art: Painting
Item: 17248
Status: In Stock
$9.95
Discover 50 creative ways to paint using vegetable dyes, baking soda, cornstarch, shoe polish, and other surprising materials. Help children of all ages express themselves with these fun, imaginative activities! Paperback. 64 pages.
Primary Art
Primary Art
Item: 17249
Status: In Stock
$19.95
With this book, teachers, parents, after-school caregivers, and anyone working with children will encourage creativity, promote the process of art exploration, and appreciate the significance of the resulting art. Each art experience has three parts; it is introduced by a simple activity, progresses to a more experienced level, and finishes with a more intricate primary art experience. Paperback.184 pages.
Rainy Day Activities
Rainy Day Activities
Item: 17250
Status: In Stock
$7.95
Rainy Day Activities has everything you need to make being stuck inside fun! This resource is filled with quiet games to create relaxing moments, active games to get the wiggles out, and games that require no materials at all. 64 pages.
The Busy Classroom
The Busy Classroom
Item: 17252
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Organized by month, teachers will find 360 hands-on activities, games and ideas for fun learning every day of the year. Each month begins with a pre-planned activity calendar indicating learning skills and appropriate age level. Activities require a minimum amount of preparation and encompass a broad range of subjects such as nature, animals, the human body, holidays and the weather. 286 pages.
Zen Parenting
Zen Parenting
Item: 17256
Status: In Stock
$12.95
Zen Parenting offers practical insights into using the Zen practice of non-judgmental awareness to deal with the day-to-day chaos and joy of parenting.The short story format allows readers to easily grasp and apply Zen concepts in their own lives. 144 pages.
10 Languages You'll Need Most in the Classroom
10 Languages You'll Need Most in the Classroom
Item: 18139
Status: In Stock
$49.95
This handy reference guide to the ten most common languages of students who do not speak English - Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Haitian Creole, Navajo, Hmong, Cantonese, and Korean - offers practical guidance for communicating with ELL students and their families. Includes information about the culture of the family's country of origin; guides to common words and phrases; picture dictionaries that can be reproduced for use with students; sample parent letters with English and native… More »
After the Crisis: Using Storybooks to Help Children Cope
After the Crisis: Using Storybooks to Help Children Cope
Item: 18268
Status: In Stock
$9.95
The literature-based activities in this book help children who have been through a trauma. With activities and exercises that can be used in conjunction with 50 children's books, teachers can use the discussion starters, writing activities, and art activities to promote children's ability to cope and heal. Addresses numerous crises that can affect a child, including earthquakes, epidemics and mass casualty incidents, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and major storms, shelter experiences, volcanic… More »