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 2.75" tall and twists at the waist.
Help your children identify and regulate their emotions with this set of detailed Social and Emotional High Quality Classroom Poster Set. These posters are great for starting a conversation about various emotions that everyone has. Encourage your children to use these posters to point out how they feel and elaborate on their emotions. This set features 12 posters. Posters measure 11"L x 17" W.
2 years & up. These cards are a fun way to teach kids what to do when they're angry, anxious, or frustrated. Each of the 24 illustrated cards describes how to soothe using a different method: physical, auditory/verbal, visual, creative, self-nurturing, and humor. Other cards are provided and show step-by-step instructions for games and activities to use with the calming cards. Written in both English and Spanish, these cards and the accompanying instruction sheet explain how therapists, teachers,… More »
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 »
Practice yoga and mindfulness to address stress and anxiety, and promote social and emotional learning, physical and emotional health and well-being. High performance, easy care, premium child yoga mat contains no pththalates or heavy metals. These mats will provide a stable, slip-resistant surface for a child's yoga practice. Measures 24" x 60" and is 1/8" thick. Available in three different colors.
3 years & up. The Sequin Snake Slap Bracelets are a multi-sensory experience that all kids will enjoy! Use the snake as a bracelet by snapping it on the wrist then move the dual-colored sequins back and forth to change up the look. Snakes can be used as a sensory fidget, bracelet or fun accessory. Assorted colors. Each snake measures approximately 10" long.
18 months & up. Whether you are happy, sad, upset, or afraid, these four Emotion Figurines are excellent props to express yourself. This set of four expressive dolls will allow children to role-play, identify feelings and expressions, and build upon their social and emotional skills. These easy to grip figurines are the perfect size for small hands and great to use in interactive discussions about emotions. Encourage children to identify the emotions each figure is expressing. If they are too… More »
Celebrate diversity and friendship in your classroom with this high quality Me and My Friends Diverse Smiling Faces Classroom Posters. This poster set is great for highlighting the friendships of children across ages and settings. Use these posters in your classroom for a lesson on diversity, inclusion, and collaborative play. Set of 12 posters. Measures 11"L x 17"W.
18 months & up. From a 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 skills… More »
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 »
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.
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.
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.
12 months & up. Abby Blonde Doll with Heat Pack - Removable Flower Printed Dress is a microwavable soft doll toy. She is very stylish with braids and ribbons in her blonde hair, and has a pastel shade flower printed dress. Abby soft doll also has jazzy pink striped tights and pink socks to match her dress. Abby's dress is removable, so children can practice dressing and undressing while developing fine motor skills. Microwavable Bonikka dolls with soothing lavender fragrance make them the perfect… More »
18 months & up. Build early fine motor, color matching and social emotional skills with these pop-apart avocados. Learn color identification and matching skills with the vibrant interior of the avocado. Each emoji-style face spins to show a different emotion on each side. Introduce social emotional development with these emoji style faces. Includes storage crate for easy clean up. Includes 9 pieces.
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 »
'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 »
12 months & up. Aleah Brunette Doll with Heat Pack - Removable Flower Printed Dress is a microwavable soft doll toy. She is very stylish with braids and ribbons in her brown hair, and her orange and grey flower printed dress. Aleah soft doll also has jazzy grey striped tights and orange socks to match her dress. Aleah's dress is removable, so children can practice dressing and undressing while developing fine motor skills. Microwavable Bonikka dolls with soothing lavender fragrance make them… More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »