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Promoting Resilience For Now and Forever (Preschool), 2nd Edition - Set of 20
Promoting Resilience For Now and Forever (Preschool), 2nd Edition - Set of 20
Item: 26173P
Status: In Stock
$32.95
These guides offer families simple strategies to support young children's healthy social and emotional development. Filled with suggestions of everyday activities that families can enjoy together and promote three key protective factors: initiative, self-regulation, and attachment/relationships. Booklets (40 pages) are available in English or Spanish in sets of 20. Copyright 2013.
Emotion Bears - Set of 4
Emotion Bears - Set of 4
Item: 63517
Status: In Stock
$37.95
Birth & up. Children will relate to this lovable set of bears and matching blanket that encourages social emotional development. The four soft and colorful bears will help children identify and label the common emotions of happy, sad, angry, and scared. Have children match the bear to the corresponding color on the blanket, and discuss each emotion. Each bear is 11" tall. Machine washable.
Peeka® Developmental Mirror
Peeka® Developmental Mirror
Item: 147601
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Birth & up. The Peeka® developmental mirror features an array of colorful and engaging elements designed to help children explore, learn, and grow. Adjust the multi-position stand for tummy time or held by baby. Babies can grasp the multi-textured handles for tactile stimulation and sensory exploration. Move the multi-texture balls along the top and bottom handles for midline play improving gross and fine motor skills. Little ones can engage in early stages of communication through smiling,… More »
Emotiblocks - Interchangeable Pieces
Emotiblocks - Interchangeable Pieces
Item: 145133
Status: In Stock
$27.95
2 years & up. Emotiblocks is an entertaining game to help children become familiar with their emotions. Using characters with interchangeable pieces, this enables them to create likeable characters. They can build over 100 possible combinations. Also includes activity cards where children will be given them one by one and encouraged to describe what they see on them and build a similar character. They will have lots of fun talking about the features of each-type of hair, skin color, and gestures-and… More »
Emotion Tiles - Set of 20
Emotion Tiles - Set of 20
Item: 63685
Status: In Stock
$37.95
12 months & up. Children can recognize, identify, and match familiar emotions with this set of 20 tiles that depict real images of a variety of feelings. Engaging with the Emotion Tiles will promote the development of: Confidence, Curiosity, Cooperation, Acceptance, Communication, and Self-regulation. Made with safe, durable material that can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
Around the World Dolls - Set of 8
Around the World Dolls - Set of 8
Item: 63440
Status: In Stock
$50.95
18 months & up. Children can engage in a historic cultural journey while playing with the eight Around the World Dolls. These 5" figures represent four males and four females dressed in traditional clothing from seven various cultures distinctly represented in this set of dolls. These dolls are great for storytelling and will help children introduce diversity to pretend play by exploring a different culture.
Don't Look Away: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms
Don't Look Away: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms
Item: 33461
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Every day, 250 children are suspended from school. Many are children of color, deprived of opportunities to experience learning at the same rate and quality as white children. Many families don't feel heard or respected in their child's schools. Don't Look Away: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms leads early childhood professionals to explore and address issues of bias, equity, low expectations, and family engagement to ensure culturally responsive experiences. Importantly, this book will challenge… More »
Cuddly Reading Buddy
Cuddly Reading Buddy
Item: 32451
Status: In Stock
$21.95
12 months & up. A woodland adventure is just a book and snuggle away! These marshmallow-like stuffed animals makes a great hugging pillow when reading a good book or taking time to daydream. Each pillow measures 26"L x 9.25" x 10.5"W. Machine washable.
Best Behavior® Bilingual Board Books - Set of 6
Best Behavior® Bilingual Board Books - Set of 6
Item: 35366
Status: In Stock
$55.95
Birth & up. This bilingual board book series explains early manners and emotions with simple words and images, illustrating ways to cope with frustration, anger or sadness. Includes the following six titles: Hands are Not for Hitting, Words are Not for Hurting, Diapers are Not Forever, Voices are Not for Yelling, Worries are Not Forever, Germs are Not for Sharing
Toddler Tools® Board Books - Set of 6
Toddler Tools® Board Books - Set of 6
Item: 92941
Status: In Stock
$55.95
18 months & up. Give toddlers the tools they need to become happy nappers, good listeners and more! Six board books feature rhythmic language and delightful illustrations to help little ones learn how to listen, share, clean up and more. Each book contains practical ideas for parents and caregivers.
Empowering Board Books - Set of 4
Empowering Board Books - Set of 4
Item: 73496
Status: In Stock
$31.95
12 months & up. This empowering book series celebrates toddlers and the world around them. Each story is a confidence-booster and encourages children to master various skills and celebrate the joy of learning new things. Set of 4 board books.
Helping Them Heal: How Teachers Can Support Young Children Who Experience Stress and Trauma
Helping Them Heal: How Teachers Can Support Young Children Who Experience Stress and Trauma
Item: 27922
Status: In Stock
$19.95
A young child's brain is uniquely sensitive to the effects of stress and trauma, which can have detrimental, long-term developmental impact. "Helping Them Heal" provides answers, ideas, and specific classroom strategies to move trauma-affected children in positive directions. Educators will learn ways to help children build resilience, self-regulation, and self-competence using this sensitive, supportive, and practical guide. Paperback. 192 pages.
Push Past It! A Positive Approach to Challenging Classroom Behaviors
Push Past It! A Positive Approach to Challenging Classroom Behaviors
Item: 99625
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Resource books often provide tips and tricks for managing challenging behaviors, but what happens when those tactics don't work? Most teachers give up. This book brings a raw, real, and at times funny approach to handling challenging behaviors and understanding why most behavior-management strategies don't work. Author Angela Searcy shares real-world examples, proven solutions, and new approaches to overcoming classroom disruptions using her PUSH PAST IT approach. Paperback. 176 pages.
From Biting to Hugging: Understanding Social Development in Infants and Toddlers
From Biting to Hugging: Understanding Social Development in Infants and Toddlers
Item: 90590
Status: In Stock
$24.95
With the increase in both parents working outside the home during the last two decades, infants and toddlers are spending more time together in infant/toddler programs and family child-care homes. From Biting to Hugging will give you effective strategies to help you take advantage of this peer time. Enhance the quality of peer experiences in infant/toddler group settings. Create responsive adult-child relationships and environments. Encourage positive social emotional development and learning. Teach… More »
Rethinking the Classroom Landscape
Rethinking the Classroom Landscape
Item: 81334
Status: In Stock
$34.95
An early childhood classroom should reinforce and enhance young children's sense of belonging and connection to their environment, each other, their families, and their community. This book invites educators and administrators to rethink the traditional classroom, with inspirational examples showing how to weave elements that reflect each center's community into the classroom design. Colorful photos show what teachers can do to encourage a sense of community unique to each classroom. Easy-to-implement… More »
The Neglected Child: How to Recognize, Respond, and Prevent
The Neglected Child: How to Recognize, Respond, and Prevent
Item: 27685
Status: In Stock
$16.95
'The Neglected Child' provides everything educators and caregivers need to know to identify and intervene in neglectful situations, while also creating a safe, nurturing, and protective environment for young children. From defining the different types and levels of severity of neglect to establishing suspicion and reporting neglectful situations, this book is filled with helpful information from expert psychologists and educators in the field today. Each chapter includes a brief quiz to assess chapter… More »
Through a Child's Eyes: How Classroom Design Inspires Learning and Wonder
Through a Child's Eyes: How Classroom Design Inspires Learning and Wonder
Item: 92826
Status: In Stock
$34.95
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 »
How Can I Help? A Teacher's Guide to Early Childhood Behavioral Health
How Can I Help? A Teacher's Guide to Early Childhood Behavioral Health
Item: 30756
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Sometimes misbehavior isn't what it seems. Many children come to care with early signs of mental- or behavioral-health issues. Early childhood professionals are often the first to notice that something is different. "How Can I Help?" is a practical guide that helps educators first identify issues and then create nurturing, safe, and successful learning environments to set up all children for success. Learn how to: promote mental health for all children in your care, identify signs of behavioral-health… More »
Getting to the Heart of Learning
Getting to the Heart of Learning
Item: 72299
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Through the activities in this book, teachers and caregivers are shown how easy it is to foster children's sense of curiosity through group explorations that promote social connection and positive development. With step-by-step instructions, "Getting to the Heart of Learning' weaves social-emotional learning into activities that support math, science, literacy, and motor skills. Rather than adding in activities throughout the day, these explorations integrate social-emotional learning across… More »
The Power of Presence: A Guide to Mindfulness Practices in Early Childhood
The Power of Presence: A Guide to Mindfulness Practices in Early Childhood
Item: 34585
Status: In Stock
$34.95
The Power of Presence: A Guide to Mindfulness Practices in Early Childhood offers insight and information to help you transform your teaching by learning how to pause, notice your surroundings, and simply be. Learn ways to spark joy, elevate well-being, and promote a deeper sense of inquiry, both personally and with others-young and old. Learn ways to consciously plant seeds of mindfulness at home, in the classroom, and around the world. Paperback. 112 pages.
Play Today: Building the Brain Through Creative Expression
Play Today: Building the Brain Through Creative Expression
Item: 72384
Status: In Stock
$14.95
When young children are engaged in imaginative play, they are not just having fun; they are developing skills and concepts that are foundational to their learning. Teachers can get the most out of this critical development time with thoughtful preparations that allow the children to freely explore their creativity and learn from each other. Using simple props and donated items, the book shows how centers can be transformed into rich and rewarding learning spaces for children. Play Today offers dozens… More »
Social Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds
Social Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds
Item: 88371
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Preschoolers tend to be social beings. Whether they are playing with dolls side by side, building block castles together, or rolling down hills with friends, most young children enjoy the company of others. Playing together comes naturally, but you can help them negotiate turn taking, learning how to mend hurt feelings, and practice communicating positively while they play. This book highlights the milestones children tend to reach during the preschool years as they develop socially. As a guide… More »
Emotional Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds
Emotional Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds
Item: 88370
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Whether you see a preschooler laughing or crying, hugging or tugging on a playmate, taking risks or seeking comfort from an adult, you know that they are developing their emotional skills and growing up in so many ways every day. And they need your help! This book shares common milestones and typical scenarios to help you recognize various ways that preschoolers express their feelings and interact with others. As you support preschoolers struggling to handle emotional challenges that occur during… More »
Being With Babies
Being With Babies
Item: 85278
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Each chapter describes an issue that infants face every day, making this a perfect resource for all infant providers. There are scenarios that illustrate the challenges and suggest solutions to meet baby's needs while learning about the developmental stages. This hands-on resource is for infants 6 weeks to 18 months old and for your resource library.