The DECA-P2 Record Forms are strength-based, nationally standardized, reliable, valid, and easy-to-use! These sets includes 40 assessment forms and a pad of 40 individual child profile forms. Sets available in English or Spanish.
12 months & up. This ball set is perfect for alternative sensory play. Bright vivid colors will aid in the development of visual tracking and three alternating textures will provide necessary mental stimulation to reduce stress and anxiety. All six balls included squeak when squeezed, giving multiple sensory alleviation options for children and adults of all ages.
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.
6 months & up. This set includes four sensory balls which are made vinyl. The balls come in four colors and two sizes: 8 inches and 4 inches. The bright colors are sure to grab your little one's attention. The textures offer a wonderful tactile experience and eye-hand coordination. These sensory products will enable babies to: explore, discover, visualize, verbalize and so much more. Colors may vary.
6 months & up. This bright red ball has five smaller balls that fit snugly into the holes around its surface. Each ball has a different texture to provide a unique tactile experience. Play with them together or separate them for multi-child play. Large ball measures 6.5" D. Small balls each measure 2.5" D.
3 months & up. Introduce your little to the magic of sound with this colorful set of shakers! A simple turn creates a combination of sound and color that will captivate inquisitive minds. Watch and listen as a rainbow of colored beads cascade through the tube recreate the gentle sound of falling rain. Measures approximately 4" in height.
This guide provides research-based, simple, easy to use social and emotional strategies for the home and child care setting. Included are reproducible forms and checklists to help programs reflect on overall social and emotional quality of early care and education settings.
6 months & up. Bring the sound of rain indoors with this Rainbomaker set. A simple turn of the Baby Rainbomaker creates a combination of sound and color that will captivate inquisitive young ones. Watch and listen as a rainbow of colored beads cascade through the tube recreating the soft sound of gently falling rain. Colors will vary. Each measures 8'H.
12 months & up. Build auditory and cognitive development with these adorable wooden animal shakers. Each animal has curves that make it easy for little ones to hold and play. The shakers produce a soft and pleasant sounds and enhances gross motor skills when toddlers shake them. Due to availability, animal shapes may vary. Includes 4 pieces.
Provide children with visual schedule cues using the SchKIDules™ Magnet Set. Included are 66 activity magnets and 21 headings. Guide children through their day with activity images for art, reading, circle time, math, music, science, and more! Children will thrive with their daily routine clearly labeled and will be empowered knowing what to expect throughout the day.
10 months & up. Touch, feel, roll, and pull! This colorful silicone ball features fun textures like indented swirls and other mysterious surprises that keep little fingers busy exploring. Find the crease on the outside of the ball and pull to reveal another ball with different textures and colors inside. Keep exploring and pulling to discover three different inner balls, just like a classic matryoshka toy. Ball halves are interconnected with cleverly designed, durable rings. OombeeBall measures… More »
6 months & up. Encourage little ones to enjoy reading with these delightful cloth books. Each book is interactive with soft textures, crinkles, and sounds. Each book presents appropriate activities that promote curiosity, self-discovery and fine motor skills.
Because their vocabularies haven't yet caught up with their thoughts and emotions, young children often struggle to communicate. Sign language can help them express themselves effectively to adults and peers--without the emotional outbursts caused by frustration! This book features the latest research to equip educators and caregivers with the tools and resources to teach young learners how to effectively communicate. Paperback. 208 pages.
Describes practical ways to adjust centers and classroom routines for children with special needs. Suggestions enable all children to learn by keeping them involved in developmentally appropriate routines and center based activities. Each chapter focuses on either a learning center, such as art or science, or a time of the day, such as snack time or dismissal, with particular attention to the needs of children who are developmentally delayed, orthopedically impaired, have autism/Pervasive Development… More »
The Loose Parts set of books serve as inspiration with hundreds of beautiful full color photographs illustrating ways children enjoy using everyday items in their play, encouraging their curiosity, giving free reign to their play, and encouraging creativity. Books are available individually.
Young children with special needs often face physical, emotional, or social barriers to deep engagement with the natural world. These challenges need not prevent them from enjoying the many benefits nature has to offer. Nature is a necessity. Research tells us that we are happier, healthier, more socially engaged, and more creative when it is part of our daily lives. These benefits apply to people of all ages and abilities. In this inspiring book, Dr. Ruth Wilson explores the great potential of… More »
Grounded in best practices and current research, this hands-on resource connects the dots that link brain activity, motor and sensory development, movement, and early learning. The expert authors unveil the Kinetic Scale: a visual map of the active learning needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary graders that fits each child's individual timetable. Teachers, parents, and caregivers will find a wealth of information, actionable tips, and games they can use to support children's healthy… More »