3 years & up. Invite children to tell their story in their own individualized book with these journals for children. The 8 1/2" x 11" journals serve as wonderful self-discovery tools and provide a template for children to create their own self-portrait along with 8 writing prompts for kids to help them draw/write their own story. Set of 10. Great for back to school!
Birth & up. Encourage your children to expand their imagination with these diverse, friendly companions. The Cuddly Playdate Friends promote fine motor skills, social-emotional development, and dramatic play. These friends are a perfect addition to any interactive storytime. Each soft, huggable doll comes with their own little animal friend, a removable two-piece outfit, and shoes. The material is washable and dryable on low heat. For an extra activity have children point out the color of the… More »
4 years & up. This story and cd set celebrates kindness, and it's importance, in all its many forms. The story "Finding Kindness" demonstrates acts of kindness and is a powerful story of community, compassion, and generosity. The CD, "It Takes A Little Kindness," brings yoga and mindfulness to the kindness message. Book is hardback and 32 pages.
18 months & up. From a friendly firefighter to a caring doctor, this set of eight community workers represents many of the occupations children see throughout their community. These figures are easy to grip and perfect for an interactive lesson about careers. Children will delight as they identify familiar faces from their community, some they may know personally. These Community Workers are the perfect way to have a conversation about children's future occupations all while promoting fine motor… More »
18 months & up. This set of familiar workers represents several current occupations that children might observe throughout their community. These brightly colored and easy to grip figures are perfect for an interactive lesson about making career choices. For discussion after the lesson, have children talk about someone they know in one of these roles. With diversity and non-traditional roles being represented throughout this set, children will know they can achieve any career they set out for.… More »
18 - 36 months. What do you want to be when you grow up? Children will pretend to be a race car driver, construction worker, zookeeper, pilot, astronaut, or veterinarian while wearing these detailed dress-up shirts in the dramatic play center. Each of the shirts have printed designs representing each occupation. Hook-and-loop closures allow children to practice dressing and undressing, encouraging independence. Promote an understanding of different careers in the classroom by encouraging dramatic… More »
12 months & up. Excellent for creative role-play, career, and cultural awareness activities. These 8 puppets have appropriate outfits which illustrate different occupations. Set includes: doctor, chef, fireman, postal worker, construction worker, farmer, veterinarian, and policeman.
18 - 36 months. What do you want to be when you grow up? Children will pretend to be a doctor, construction worker, chef, police officer, mail carrier, or firefighter while wearing these detailed dress-up shirts. Each of the shirts have colorful, printed designs representing an occupation children see in their community. Hook-and-loop closures allow children to practice dressing and undressing, encouraging independence. Promote an understanding of different careers in the classroom by encouraging… More »
Birth & up. Roll or toss these colorful Photo Cubes to children and see if they can recognize their friends and family. These wonderful cubes promote gross motor functions and facial recognition. Simply slip photos of familiar faces into the clear sleeves, and have children identify the people in the photo. For an extra activity, put print outs of shapes, animals, or numbers in the sleeves and have children identify those objects. Each cube holds up to 6 photos that measure 3.5" x 5".… More »
3 years & up. What makes a person different is one of the things that makes him or her special. Vibrant, full-color photos support beginning readers and make reading informational text easy and fun. Each book includes an activity, picture glossary, and index.
Birth & up. Young children will enjoy looking at images of themselves, friends, and family in this soft and durable photo mat. Contain 8 vinyl pockets to insert 8 1/2" x 11" pictures or photos. Surface washable. Mat measures 51"L x 51"W x 1"H.
2 years & up. This board book series teaches that words can hurt someone's feelings, that hitting friends is not nice, and biting hurts. Each book has simple words and charming pictures illustrating ways to cope with frustration, mad, sad or cranky feelings.
4 years & up. "We Can Get Along" presents the idea of tolerance while supporting acts of kindness and conflict resolution. "Just Because I Am" invites children to appreciate themselves exactly how they are. Each contains a section for parents, teachers, and caregivers with activity and discussion ideas.
18 months - 4 years. Help children build upon their social and emotional growth with this Expressions and Emotions Matching Game. This exciting game helps children develop vocabulary as they identify, describe, and become familiar with emotions. Have children look over each facial expression and call out the emotions they think the person is conveying. For extra fun have children match the pieces before identifying the emotions. This game is great for a small group or individual play. Set contains 64 cards (32 sets).
3 years & up. These books have brilliant photograph images that present a picture of global diversity, tolerance, and joy through each book. Each book exposes children to diverse cultures around the world and in their own community. In this way, the books teach children to respect differences as well as appreciate the values and ties that bind us together as human beings. Global Fund for Children books integrate children's perspectives, present positive images of children, and help to raise… More »
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 »
2 years & up. Combine multiple facets of play---color, matching, construction and dramatic play all in one magnetic construction set. The ball and rod construction along with accessories make up four mix and match figures. Figures include astronaut, doctor, farmer, and chef. Each measure approximately 7"H x 3"W.
When was the last time you got down on your hands and knees to see your classroom from a child's height? Research shows that effective early childhood classroom design begins from the ground up. Classroom design is a crucial component of an effective learning environment. This book brings a new approach to classroom design that begins and ends with the child's viewpoint. Each chapter details how the classroom environment influences children's learning, and the authors provide specific examples of… More »
2 years & up. Designed to help young children manage the ups and downs of everyday emotions by making the mindfulness technique relatable. Board books. 14 pages each. Available in sets of 2 or with all 4 books.
2 years & up. Combine multiple facets of play - color, matching, construction and dramatic play - all in one magnetic construction set. The ball and rod construction along with accessories make up four mix and match figures with different personalities. Encourages fine motor skill development and creative thinking. Figures include police officer, fire fighter, construction worker, and mail carrier. Each measure approximately 7"H X 3"W.
2 years & up. Real photos of adorable children in fun poses make up this set of 4 puzzles. Designed for toddlers, the chunky puzzle pieces and images underneath each piece will help increase visual perception and build fine motor skills. Each 3 piece puzzle measures 9" x 12".
4 years & up. Love comes in many shapes, sizes, and forms - so do families! Explore all the ways families and individuals can be unique with the Free to Be Me Book Set. This inclusive book set helps teachers build nurturing environments for all children where they feel comfortable exploring their feelings, learning about diverse forms of love and identity, and, most importantly, respecting the ways we're all one-of-a-kind! Hardcover/ board book combination.