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.
4 - 8 years. A beautiful picture book that will help children discover calm through the magic of mindful breathing. Perfect for quiet story time and naptime. With this interactive picture book, children breathe along as they learn how to make angry or sad thoughts disappear. In a world that is sometimes too busy, with too many things going on, this book will help steer children into a serene space of mindfulness, self-awareness, and balance. 32 pages.
3 years & up. Make puzzles more exciting with this Friendly Bear Family Dress-Up Self Correcting Puzzle with Storage Box. Children will be delighted as they mix and match different outfits and emotions for the friendly bear family. This wooden puzzle promotes problem solving, fine motor skills, color recognition, and social emotional learning. Use this puzzle for a fun, interactive story time. This wooden set contains 45 mix-and-match pieces to dress the bear family. The pieces come in a wooden… More »
Seventy-nine interactive activities based on positive messages help children increase their attention spans, reduce hyperactivity, build self esteem, and facilitate language development. The interactions teach children how to be kind and caring using gentle touches. 208 pages.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
Gain a better understanding of your toddlers and the emotions they may be facing with this wonderful Emotional Life of a Toddler Social Emotional Tips for Little Ones. This book focuses on your little ones and addresses common questions about emotions and how they discover their world. Some important topics discussed include temperament, anxieties and child care. Paperback. 352 pages.
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 »
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.
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 »
3 years & up. Teach your children about the importance of compassion with this fun Friends & Neighbors: The Helping Game to Encourage Empathy and Cooperation. This matching game promotes working together and collaborative play. In playing the game and reading about the feelings and needs of the characters, children will begin to recognize feelings in others, the first step to building empathy. This game includes 4 game boards, tokens, a helping bag, a guide, and a story book. For 1-4 players.
As an early childhood professional, you play a key role in the early identification of maltreatment and unhealthy patterns of development. You are also the gateway to healing. In Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma, you will find the tools and strategies to connect with harmed children and start them on the path to healing.
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 »
3 years & up. Silicone sensory fidget poppers help kinesthetic learners focus their attention and are a fun way for all children to develop fine motor skills or relieve anxiety. Bubbles are easily pushed along rows or curves on each side of shapes. Easy to wipe clean. Shapes and colors will vary. Fidgets are approximately 4.5"-5" each. Available in sets of 4 or 8.
3 years & up. Children will be able to express their feelings and emotions by using the How Do I Feel Journal. Each journal contains 16 pages with alternating writing prompts on each page and a large area to draw. These journals are great for children who are learning to tell their story through pictures, are beginning writers or have been writing for a while. Set of 10. Each journal measures 8.5" x 11".
Birth & up. Five plastic sleeves that fit 4 x 6 pictures, a great way to show family photos for early recognition and separation anxiety. Can also be used to include pictures of classroom activities, social emotional lessons, colors, animals, etc. Surface wash only. 8"L x 6"W x 1.5"D.