PreK - Grade 1. Recycle, reuse, and create with this innovative activity book! Use bags to make masks, kites, buildings, art projects, and more. Meet state standards while helping children learn about the environment. 100 pages.
Use Your Words examines the ways early childhood teachers talk to children, pointing out commonly missed opportunities to support cognitive development, develop receptive and expressive language, and aid children in their primary developmental task of making sense of the world. Paperback. 128 pages.
How do we implement standards that spell out quite clearly what students must know-but do not give us the methods nor materials that help our students achieve such skills? This professional resource proves practical routines and developmentally appropriate activities that foster an environment where our youngest learners can thrive in mastering core kindergarten content along with the Common Core standards.
Create a high quality school-age program that is exciting, inviting, and reflects the interests, abilities, and needs of the children. This book is filled with hundreds of ideas - from setting up a quiet reading nook to tackling clutter - reflecting the authors' years of experience and hundreds of visits to a variety of school-age programs. It takes you through all of the considerations that affect your program and then lays out a process to help you improve the three dimensions of a school-age environment.
Find out what the research says about common early childhood program practices. This resource book answers many questions on how children develop socially and emotionally and explores the effectiveness of early learning tools. 144 pages.
With this program, you will guide children as they explore concepts related to water's flow, appearance, and effect on objects, use a variety of water materials at the classroom water table and at the water center and develop scientific dispositions, including eagerness to learn, curiosity, and interest in exploring water.
Different types of touch and feel are necessary for young children to thrive and grow physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. Whether it's the nurturing touch from adults, exploration of the environment, or physical interactions with peers, each form is important for high-quality care. This book teaches practitioners all of the essential roles that touch plays in the educational environment and how to properly implement it in the classroom. Written by Frances M. Carlson. 144 Pages.
Enhanced with new topics critical to effective practice, this second edition is the essential methods textbook for preservice professionals preparing to teach young children with disabilities in today's increasingly diverse and inclusive programs. Focusing on children birth to 5, this core text gives future professionals specific, evidence-based knowledge on what to teach and how to teach it, with practical methods that fit into naturally occurring activities and routines. The expert authors synthesize… More »
Develop language and pre-literacy skills with preschool children using these beautiful four-color photo cards and accompanying activities. The Preschool Photo Activity Library is organized into seven theme areas, which include Things Kids Do, Colors, Shapes, Animals, Birds, Bugs & Other Things that Crawl, and Fruits & Vegetables. Each of the 64 cards has a photograph that sparks children's natural curiosity. The back of each photo card features a vocabulary list, suggested activities to… More »
The book consists of 100 ideas that administrators of early learning programs and centers can use to fit their own unique situation. Ideas range from simple to complex. They vary in budget and knowledge requirements, making it a tool for both family childcare and center-based programs.
Abigail Garner was five years old when her parents divorced and her dad came out as gay. Like the millions of children growing up in these families today, she often found herself in the middle of the political and moral debates surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parenting. Drawing on a decade of community organizing, and interviews with more than fifty grown sons and daughters of LGBT parents, Garner addresses such topics as coming out to children, facing homophobia at school,… More »
Written with both humor and compassion, the book describes ten characteristics that help illuminate--not define--children with autism. The author's personal experiences as a parent of children with autism and ADHD and her professional background work together to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. This updated edition expands into a deeper discussion of communication issues, social processing skills, and the critical roles adult perspectives play in guiding… More »
2 - 12 years. Over 100 action-packed art activities bring discovery and adventurous creativity to children's art experiences that will delight and challenge kids of all ages. Each child-tested art activity is grouped into engaging action categories including: 1) Smacking, Squeezing,Tapping; 2) Rolling, Spinning, Swinging; 3) Blowing, Exploding, Smooshing 4) Tools, Toys, Utensils; 5) Up, Down, All Around. Full color photographs highlight all activities including painting, photography, collage and… More »
What Happened To MY World? Helping Children Cope With Natural Disaster and Catastrophe is a resource for parents, and anyone working with children to help them understand their confusion, fears and grief. It is written to help with both survivors as well as those who witness from a distance.
Grades 3 - 5. Reproducible activities cover core math skills at three ability levels: basic, intermediate, and challenging. Topics include numeration, computation, geometry, measurement, and graphs. Motivate students by offering multiple approaches to content, instruction, and assessment. Supports NCTM standards.
These 5 video vignettes spark reflection and discussion. Each one features professionals and families working together in a variety of settings: home visits with a child with special needs, dropping off a child at a child care center, supervision, home visit with a Spanish-speaking family and Early Head Start home visit.
Be introduced to an innovative theory of mindulness to dramatically enhance the way we learn. Such familiar notions as delayed gratification, "the basics", or even "right answers", are replaced with the concept of mindful or conditional learning which the author demonstrates to be extraordinarily effective. Mindful learning takes place with an awareness of context and of the ever-changing nature of information. Learning without this awareness has severely limited uses and often… More »
Well-trained and experienced staff are the key to early childhood program quality and healthy child development. Yet, every director knows that finding those teachers is a huge challenge. Skills in recruitment, interviewing, screening, selecting, and orienting new teachers are ones that every director needs. This book breaks down the recruitment, selection, and orientation processes into manageable components and suggests practical and effective techniques to help you find teachers with the right… More »
Early childhood program administrators often have a global impression that things are going well or not so well at their center, but they lack specific feedback on just what the different areas of the organization contribute to those impressions. This updated and expanded edition of an NAEYC bestseller helps directors define more precisely how ten dimensions of a center shape the quality of work life for staff. It will help you look at your program in terms of collegiality, opportunities for professional… More »
Don't let the title fool you: This year-round resource is packed with more than 38 themes and 230 activities. Fun themes include an Un-Birthday Party, Dazzling Drama, Woodworking, You're a Winner, Recycle Day and Mystery. Children learn how to create crystal gardens, paint with sawdust, play wagon wheel tag, build a bird's nest and other activities. Paperback. 160 pages.
Kaye Hagler presents thematic units that touch on core content in K-2 science standards and the CCSS with a common thread of literacy throughout. Integrated units not only engage students in content such as landforms, forces and motion, weather, life cycles, and food chains, but include reading and writing activities that engage students and connect content to literacy. Differentiation allows for all students to access important concepts across the content areas.
This book helps teachers recognize quality in children's literature and illustration. With over 400 different picture books for young children mentioned, you'll be able to introduce children to quality picture books and how to use picture books to the best advantage. Written by Mary Renck Jalongo 192 pages.