Birth & up. These zoo animals are ready to give lots of soft, snuggly hugs. Just spread their arms open wide, give the chest a little squeeze, and watch the arms instantly snap around to give you a hug. Animals can hug around your wrist, backpack, and so much more. Surface washable. Size: 8". Animals may vary.
3 years & up. The hands-on exploratory nature of studies in the classroom taps into children's natural curiosity, resulting in a learning environment that is both fun and intentional. This Social-Emotional Learning Kit offers a wide range of tools and materials to support and encourage rich dialogue about feelings and self. Kit includes: 12 Emotion Stones, Know Your Emotions Book Set (4 Books), Photo Display, and 2 Emotion Mirrors.
Now more than ever, adults must help children develop the skills necessary to navigate through life successfully. By focusing on building social and emotional strength, we increase children's resilience and prepare them to handle the challenges in life. The strategies and activities in "Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure" help children become socially and emotionally healthy for life. Organized into five chapters, the activities support and build resilience in children ages 3 to 8. 160 pages. Paperback.
Grades 1 & up. Spark discussions on the first day and beyond. Colorful cubes feature 36 engaging questions about student experiences and perspectives, including: What are you most proud of? Who is the bravest person you know? and What foods do you like? Use in presenting character development activities; brainstorming before writing; and building oral language, social, and listening skills. Also supports fluency in ELLs and students with speech impairments. Includes activity guide. Soft foam… More »
25 - 36 months. This comprehensive kit contains a variety of learning materials that will engage young learners and offer growth and development in the areas of fine motor, blocks, gross motor, cognition, music, and dramatic play. Activity card(s) included.
18 months - 7 years. Once Upon a Mat helps children exercise their bodies and expand their imaginations by taking them on exciting yoga adventures, including an African safari, a trip to outer space, and getting caught in a thunderstorm! Little yogis will become part of the adventure through real yoga poses and guided breathing. This DVD contains 9 chapters and each chapter is a complete 3-5 minute yoga routine. Featuring Jessie and her mat, she engages children in the yoga story, as she guides… 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.
3 - 6 years. Create a sense of security, while reducing anxiety and excess energy, with the Inflatable Sensory Peapod! The comfy Peapod's soothing deep pressure offers a fun and comforting caressing hug, enabling a calming sense of security. Just a few minutes in the Peapod, relaxes, quiets and calms down most kids. The soft and durable Inflatable Sensory Peapod comes with an electric pump, making it fast and easy to inflate. Effortlessly deflates for easy storage. Repair kit included. Wipe clean… More »
Birth - 3 years. The Growing and Developing Activity Kits provide early learning programs with ready-to-use materials that promote early brain development and critical thinking through play! These kits offer growth and development in the areas of fine motor, blocks, gross motor, cognition, sensory, facial recognition, music, and dramatic play. The sets include an assortment of learning toys, such as baby dolls, mirrors, stacking blocks, board books, and sensory balls. Three configurations available:… More »
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.
'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 »
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 »
4 years & up. Help children understand their value and worth no matter who they are! Each book in this inclusive set shows children that who they are is perfect no matter the color of their skin, what they wear, or their religion. These inspiring stories will encourage children to see the best in other people and be empowered by the uniqueness in others and themselves. Hardcover. Set of 4.
3 years & up. Colormix tubes encourage sensory exploration and help children keep focus or manage anxiety and emotions. Shaking or turning tubes mixes and separates colors for a soothing sensory experience. Large tubes are easy for small hands to grasp and turn; and square ends help prevent the tubes from rolling away. Tubes are 8" tall.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
Grades 1 & up. Encourage children to exchange negative behavior for positive choices in the Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders Board Game. As they take on the roles of bullies, victims, and bystanders in this board game children will learn empathy, skills to overcome and prevent bullying, and communication skills. This game offers a lighthearted way to start a tough discussion on the effects of bullying and the importance of treating peers with kindness. Use this board game in small groups or… More »
5 years & up. Use the Sensy Band™ for tactile stimulation, fidgeting and as a slap bracelet. The brightly colored and bumpy textured bracelet adjusts to fit most wrists and serves as a great tool to help you focus and be calm. Measures 9.75"L x 1"W.
3 years & up. The Mindfulness Matters book set shows children how they can use mindfulness to help them be calm, regulate emotions and better their day through breathing techniques and exercise. They can blow away angry thoughts, breathe slow like an elephant or relax with a belly breath. Set of 4. Hardback.
3 years & up. This Fidget Fun Kit features items that help keep children involved in class, help them calm down in a quiet center, or just for having fun! Includes 7 colorful pieces. Item styles and color may vary.
5 years & up. This Portable 5lb Weighted Sensory Lap Pad is a super soft sensory tool that offers gentle deep pressure calming. Help increase the ability to focus and relieve anxiety and stress with this weighted lap pad. Features a dual textured cover; soft and bumpy on one side and a smooth silky - like material on the other. The 21" x 19" pad is usually laid across the lap horizontally while sitting. Can also be rested across the shoulders, back or stomach while reading, relaxing… More »