18 months & up. These six friends ready to go on adventures along with the neighborhood's dog and cat! These figures in brightly colored clothing are great for role-playing activities and developing oral language skills. Encourage dramatic play and fine motor functions with this easy to grip set of neighborhood friends. Use these figures in a lesson about the importance of diversity, friendship, and getting along. Each friend measures 2 3/4" tall and twists at the waist.
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!
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 hardrback 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 »
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.
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 1/2" x 5".… More »
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 explains how words can hurt someone's feelings, hitting friends is not nice, and biting hurts. Each book has simple words and pictures illustrating ways to cope with frustration, anger, or sadness.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
3 years & up. What you wear, what you eat, where you live, and who you are in this global world is the information you will discover as you read about people from around the world though vivid images and simple text. Paperback book set, 32 pages each.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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 »
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".