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In a world where children are rushed from place to place, often on devices, teachers need to create an environment where they are given time and allowed to focus, to think, to create, and to learn. This book provides over 100-screen free ideas and activities to help teachers of students ...
Educate the Heart: Screen-Free Activities for Grades PreK-6 to Inspire Authentic Learning
In a world where children are rushed from place to place, often on devices, teachers need to create an environment where they are given time and allowed to focus, to think, to create, and to learn. This book provides over 100-screen free ideas and activities to help teachers of students in preK-Grade 6 inspire authentic learning in their classroom. Teachers will learn how to promote peace all day by empowering students to handle conflict through kindness. They will see how effectively implementing collaborative work space can transform the classroom into a respectful learning community. There are literature -based lesson plans which cover a great variety of subjects and skills, such as reading, writing, language arts, mathematical discourse, movement, and cooking. Teachers will find ways to engage students in collaborative work, critical thinking skills, and find out how to encourage innovative ways to solve problems through creativity with STEM challenges and meaningful curriculum based art projects. Teachers will discover ways to build community with a growth mindset approach to classroom discipline. The ideas and activities in this book are designed with the whole child in mind, catering to providing the best possible environment and activities to allow students to feel valued and be nurtured in a way that inspires them to reach their true potential.
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36.750000 USD

Educate the Heart: Screen-Free Activities for Grades PreK-6 to Inspire Authentic Learning

by Jennifer Lee Quattrucci
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Beyond Piggy Banks is written for you: the loving, responsible and overworked parents of young children. It takes the stress and mystery out of finance, and focuses on the basic fundamentals elementary children should understand so they can make smart decisions as they grow. This usable, light hearted, real-world guide ...
Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands: How to Teach Young Kids About Finance (and They're Never Too Young)
Beyond Piggy Banks is written for you: the loving, responsible and overworked parents of young children. It takes the stress and mystery out of finance, and focuses on the basic fundamentals elementary children should understand so they can make smart decisions as they grow. This usable, light hearted, real-world guide provides parents with the specific tools and step-by-step lessons needed to teach their child. The lessons provided are easy to teach and understand. The activities are quick, enjoyable and educational. Each concept starts with the basics, and builds upon them so your child has a full understanding of the topic. The chapters are broken out into simple and digestible sections, made for busy parents who don't have time for a finance novel. Most of all, the book focuses on how to incorporate teaching finance to your child through everyday real-world activities that you and your child are already doing. This book provides parents with the confidence to teach simple financial basics to children. With that confidence comes excitement and inspiration; by teaching your children about finance you will influence every step of their lives in a positive and meaningful way. The ultimate goal of this book, and of any parent, is to raise healthy, independent and responsible children; kids who are prepared when adulthood hits!
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31.500000 USD

Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands: How to Teach Young Kids About Finance (and They're Never Too Young)

by Liz Frazier
Hardback
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Sometimes mealtimes can be a battle with young children, especially when they don't want to try new foods. How can we best help children understand that it can take time to like a new food? And how can we develop their vocabulary so they can articulate how they are feeling ...
Time to Eat
Sometimes mealtimes can be a battle with young children, especially when they don't want to try new foods. How can we best help children understand that it can take time to like a new food? And how can we develop their vocabulary so they can articulate how they are feeling about food? Penny Tassoni, leading Early Years education consultant, author and trainer, presents a picture book with simple words and delightful full-colour illustrations by Mel Four that encourages children to change their attitudes towards food through looking at shapes and colours, talking about textures and generally making food more interesting. In doing so, young children will build on their self-care skills, behaviour and routines when it comes to healthy eating. Time to Eat is the perfect book for putting a positive and fun spin on mealtimes and food. It also includes a page of practical advice and tips for practitioners, carers and parents on fussy eating.
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11.14 USD

Time to Eat

by Penny Tassoni
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Use the powerful strategies of play and storytelling to help young children develop their math brains. This easy-to-use resource includes fun activities, routines, and games inspired by children's books that challenge children to recognize and think more logically about the math all around them.
Where's the Math?: Books, Games, and Routines to Spark Children's Thinking
Use the powerful strategies of play and storytelling to help young children develop their math brains. This easy-to-use resource includes fun activities, routines, and games inspired by children's books that challenge children to recognize and think more logically about the math all around them.
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26.250000 USD

Where's the Math?: Books, Games, and Routines to Spark Children's Thinking

by Laura Grandau, Mary Hynes-Berry
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FCCERS-3 is the next-generation assessment tool for use in home-based child care programs for children from infancy through school age (birth to age 12). This scale assesses both environmental provisions and provider-child interactions that contribute to children's learning and development, including language, cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development, as well as ...
Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS-3)
FCCERS-3 is the next-generation assessment tool for use in home-based child care programs for children from infancy through school age (birth to age 12). This scale assesses both environmental provisions and provider-child interactions that contribute to children's learning and development, including language, cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development, as well as concerns for health and safety.
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26.200000 USD

Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS-3)

by Noreen Yazejian, Richard M. Clifford, Debby Cryer, Thelma Harms
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The third edition of this essential book presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of contemporary theory and research about young children's developing thinking and understanding. Sue Robson's detailed exploration of the ideas and theories is enlivened by transcripts of children's activities and conversations taken from practice and contemporary research, helping ...
Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children: An Introduction for Students
The third edition of this essential book presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of contemporary theory and research about young children's developing thinking and understanding. Sue Robson's detailed exploration of the ideas and theories is enlivened by transcripts of children's activities and conversations taken from practice and contemporary research, helping readers to make links between theory, research and practice. This new edition brings together up-to-date research into neuroscience and digital learning, combining theory with discussions for best practice. Each chapter also includes ideas for further reading and suggested activities. Key chapters explore the following: Theories of cognitive development The social, emotional and cultural contexts of children's thinking Developments in brain science and young children The central roles of play and language in young children's developing thinking Children's conceptual development; visual thinking and thinking in music This book is crucial reading for all those interested in how young children develop through their thoughts and actions, including students of Early Years studies, teachers and early years practitioners.
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46.47 USD

Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children: An Introduction for Students

by Sue Robson
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This collection of keynote lectures from the WECAN Annual East Coast Conference 2014-2016 offers keenly observed and researched insights on how to assist the development of children's comfortable orientation in the world. It also explores how educators and caregivers can support and strengthen their own sense of well-being.
Supporting the Sense of Life: Nurturing well-being in young children and the adults that care for them
This collection of keynote lectures from the WECAN Annual East Coast Conference 2014-2016 offers keenly observed and researched insights on how to assist the development of children's comfortable orientation in the world. It also explores how educators and caregivers can support and strengthen their own sense of well-being.
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27.88 USD

Supporting the Sense of Life: Nurturing well-being in young children and the adults that care for them

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This book reports on the findings of a series of studies on the development of zero-to-three-year-old Chinese children supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities. The studies were conducted by a research group at the Institute of Early Childhood Education, Beijing Normal University. In the first part ...
Research on the Development and Education of 0-3-Year-Old Children in China
This book reports on the findings of a series of studies on the development of zero-to-three-year-old Chinese children supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities. The studies were conducted by a research group at the Institute of Early Childhood Education, Beijing Normal University. In the first part of the book, findings concerning the developmental trajectory are presented, including physical and motor development, cognitive development, language development, social and emotional development. The focus of the second part is on the effect of family environment and practices. Specifically, the authors provide empirical evidence allowing readers to better understand how the home environment and educational practice in the family impact the psychological development of children in their early years. In the last part, culture-specific issues like the new universal two-child policy in China are discussed. Most of the parts are based on large-scale investigations and analysis of the status quo, complemented by small-sample studies and case studies. The findings presented here will promote theory building and public understanding of early care and education in China. Moreover, the behavior observation scales and assessment tools developed by the research group are cultural appropriate and may serve as a foundation for further studies on early care and education in the Chinese cultural context.
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115.490000 USD

Research on the Development and Education of 0-3-Year-Old Children in China

by Yuejuan Pan, Xinghua Wang, Xiaowei Li, Wanzhen Feng, Xiumin Hong, Xin Liu
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Does your preschool child with ADHD have poor self-esteem? Don't do that, and No, negatively impacts his self-esteem. Parents of preschool children with ADHD travel a frustrating journey. They react instead of respond to their child's misbehavior. Their child is reprimanded for behavior that he cannot control due to his ...
Positive Behavior, Social Skills, and Self-Esteem: A Parent's Guide to Preschool ADHD
Does your preschool child with ADHD have poor self-esteem? Don't do that, and No, negatively impacts his self-esteem. Parents of preschool children with ADHD travel a frustrating journey. They react instead of respond to their child's misbehavior. Their child is reprimanded for behavior that he cannot control due to his ADHD, which increases his inappropriate behavior. Additionally, socially inappropriate behavior may occur as a result of being treated negatively. Parents should not be blamed, because they may not know how to manage their child's behavior. The child's peers reject him for touching, pushing, and invading their space. Feeling excluded causes a preschool child with ADHD to become vulnerable, allowing him to be bullied. (Yes, even in preschool!) Parents feel frustration, stress and guilt. Parents are taught in this book to diminish their child's misbehaviors by following simple, step-by-step methods to facilitate positive behavior. They learn the first line of treatment for their preschool child with ADHD, which are behavioral interventions, whether they should discipline him for displaying behavior he cannot control, and how to teach him social skills when he is so distractible. Parents are taught to respond in an affirmative way to their child's appropriate behavior, positively impacting his self-esteem.
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29.66 USD

Positive Behavior, Social Skills, and Self-Esteem: A Parent's Guide to Preschool ADHD

by Esta M. Rapoport
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Fred Rogers spent his life learning about children and families. His honest wisdom continues to offer special reassurance and support to parents whose children are grown, to those raising young ones, and to children of all ages. This inspiring collection of thoughts, observations, and anecdotes is drawn from Fred Rogers' ...
Many Ways to Say I Love You (Revised): Wisdom for Parents and Children from Mister Rogers
Fred Rogers spent his life learning about children and families. His honest wisdom continues to offer special reassurance and support to parents whose children are grown, to those raising young ones, and to children of all ages. This inspiring collection of thoughts, observations, and anecdotes is drawn from Fred Rogers' lifework of communicating to children and about children. Although children's 'outsides' may have changed a lot over the years, their inner needs have remained very much the same. No matter what lies ahead, children always need to know that they are loved and capable of loving.
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17.850000 USD

Many Ways to Say I Love You (Revised): Wisdom for Parents and Children from Mister Rogers

by Fred Rogers
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Fully updated to reflect the current status and understandings regarding outdoor provision within early childhood education frameworks across the UK, this new edition shows early years practitioners how to get the very best from outdoor play and learning for the enjoyment, health and education of young children up to age ...
Playing and Learning Outdoors: The Practical Guide and Sourcebook for Excellence in Outdoor Provision and Practice with Young Children
Fully updated to reflect the current status and understandings regarding outdoor provision within early childhood education frameworks across the UK, this new edition shows early years practitioners how to get the very best from outdoor play and learning for the enjoyment, health and education of young children up to age seven. This invaluable resource gives sound practical guidance for providing: play with water, sand and other natural materials; experiences with plants, growing and living things; movement and physical play; construction, imaginative and creative play; and explorations into the locality and community just beyond your garden. This full-colour third edition has been further developed to act as a comprehensive source book of relevant materials, books and resources supporting the core ingredients of high-quality outdoor provision, while each chapter also includes extensive collections of children's picture books relating to the themes within each chapter. Playing and Learning Outdoors has become the essential practical guide to excellence in outdoor provision and pedagogy for all early years services. This lively, inspiring and accessible book will help every educator to develop truly successful and satisfying approach to learning through play outdoors for every child.
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40.90 USD

Playing and Learning Outdoors: The Practical Guide and Sourcebook for Excellence in Outdoor Provision and Practice with Young Children

by Jan White
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The collection brings together the latest work of researchers from Australia, Africa, Asia, and Europe focusing on early childhood leadership matters. It covers different aspects of leadership in early education: professional education and development, identity and leadership strategies as well as governance and leadership under different frame conditions. The collection ...
Leadership in Early Education in Times of Change: Research from Five Continents
The collection brings together the latest work of researchers from Australia, Africa, Asia, and Europe focusing on early childhood leadership matters. It covers different aspects of leadership in early education: professional education and development, identity and leadership strategies as well as governance and leadership under different frame conditions. The collection brings together the latest work of researchers from Australia, Africa, Asia, and Europe focusing on early childhood leadership matters. It covers different aspects of leadership in early education: professional education and development, identity and leadership strategies as well as governance and leadership under different frame conditions.
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61.28 USD

Leadership in Early Education in Times of Change: Research from Five Continents

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Sesame Street has spent the last 50 years on the forefront of child development, stimulating and nurturing the minds of preschoolers not only through the iconic TV show, but also through its multimedia, including books, games, mobile apps, and community engagement initiatives. Since its inception in 1969, Sesame Workshop's mission ...
Sesame Street: Ready for School!: A Parent's Guide to Playful Learning for Children Ages 2 to 5
Sesame Street has spent the last 50 years on the forefront of child development, stimulating and nurturing the minds of preschoolers not only through the iconic TV show, but also through its multimedia, including books, games, mobile apps, and community engagement initiatives. Since its inception in 1969, Sesame Workshop's mission has always been to prepare children for school -- and to guide them to grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Now this beloved brand offers a unique guidebook, written by Senior VP of Curriculum and Content of Sesame Workshop Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, covering everything a parent needs to know to get their preschooler ready for lifelong learning. Each chapter focuses on a key area -- not only with the nitty-gritty subjects of Language and Math, but also with Logic & Reasoning, Social & Emotional Development, and Creative Arts Expression. With easy-to-read charts, bullets points, and graphics, this guide clearly outlines benchmarks and goals for children ages 2-5 -- while also providing friendly tips, hints, and activities that parents can do to make education a bit less daunting for their child. Best of all, the activities in Sesame Street: Ready for School! can instill a lifelong curiosity in a child that will make for a bright future.
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18.900000 USD

Sesame Street: Ready for School!: A Parent's Guide to Playful Learning for Children Ages 2 to 5

by Pamela Thomas, Rosemarie T. Truglio
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50 Fantastic Ideas for Exploring Shape and Pattern features activities and games filled with rich contexts for learning and discussion, as well as fun opportunities for consolidation and problem-solving. Alison Hutchison draws on her wealth of experience to present ideas in line with the Early Learning Goals for investigating shape ...
50 Fantastic Ideas for Exploring Shape and Pattern
50 Fantastic Ideas for Exploring Shape and Pattern features activities and games filled with rich contexts for learning and discussion, as well as fun opportunities for consolidation and problem-solving. Alison Hutchison draws on her wealth of experience to present ideas in line with the Early Learning Goals for investigating shape and pattern in the world around us. She focuses on helping young children to make connections and develop language, knowledge and understanding of shape and pattern. Whether children build with fabric blocks to create patterns or explore symmetry while playing with natural materials, the easy-to-prepare activities in this book facilitate engaging learning opportunities for children's ideas and interests to be explored.
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20.44 USD

50 Fantastic Ideas for Exploring Shape and Pattern

by Alison Hutchison
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Introducing mindfulness in Early Years settings equips young children with life-long skills that develop as they mature. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Mindfulness features a range of activities that enable children to build awareness of their emotions, focus on the present and empathise more easily with others. From ideas to manage ...
50 Fantastic Ideas for Mindfulness
Introducing mindfulness in Early Years settings equips young children with life-long skills that develop as they mature. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Mindfulness features a range of activities that enable children to build awareness of their emotions, focus on the present and empathise more easily with others. From ideas to manage distractions to games for independence, this collection of ideas includes colourful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, making it a fantastic resources to bring mindfulness into the Early Years.
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20.44 USD

50 Fantastic Ideas for Mindfulness

by Tammie Prince
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With the expertise of a body of international contributors from Australia, Canada, USA, UK, Finland, The Netherlands, Italy, Greece and Chile, this handbook explores key in-depth issues in quality Early Childhood Development and Education. Unlike previous publications in the discipline, this title combines research and practice to investigate emotional and ...
The SAGE Handbook of Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education
With the expertise of a body of international contributors from Australia, Canada, USA, UK, Finland, The Netherlands, Italy, Greece and Chile, this handbook explores key in-depth issues in quality Early Childhood Development and Education. Unlike previous publications in the discipline, this title combines research and practice to investigate emotional and social development, wellbeing and mental health, language, cultural environments, as well as the role of parents in a child's development. It is divided into six key parts: Part I: Emotional Development Part II: Social Development Part III: Play, Development and Learning Part IV: Memory and Understanding Part V: Learning, Language and Literacy Part VI: Executive Functions, Metacognition and Self-Regulation
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223.16 USD

The SAGE Handbook of Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education

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Looking for Learning: Provocations is a full-colour, practical guide to inspire child-led learning that's linked to current policy and the EYFS framework. As each child progresses through their learning journey, Early Years practitioners are expected to identify and understand what learning is taking place in every activity that a child ...
Looking for Learning: Provocations
Looking for Learning: Provocations is a full-colour, practical guide to inspire child-led learning that's linked to current policy and the EYFS framework. As each child progresses through their learning journey, Early Years practitioners are expected to identify and understand what learning is taking place in every activity that a child is involved in. Laura England, creator of Little Miss Early Years, uses her wealth of experience as an Early Years teacher to explore the learning that takes place when a child's play has been inspired by a provocation, including mirrors to investigate symmetry, cardboard boxes to understand shapes, and sticks and pebbles to construct their own designs. Provocations invite learning, interest and creativity as they allow children to explore, think and use their imaginations. This dip-in-and-out book is linked to the Characteristics of Effective Learning and presents case studies, real-life images and practical pointers to explore their use. With tips for setting up the environment to the adult's role in this child-led play, Looking for Learning: Provocations is ideal for all Early Years practitioners searching for accessible ideas for using provocations in their settings.
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24.16 USD

Looking for Learning: Provocations

by Laura England
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Everyone knows how difficult it is to get young children to share with others and we need strategies to help them understand why it's important - this book will help! Penny Tassoni, leading Early Years education consultant, author and trainer, presents a picture book with simple words and delightful full-colour ...
Time to Share
Everyone knows how difficult it is to get young children to share with others and we need strategies to help them understand why it's important - this book will help! Penny Tassoni, leading Early Years education consultant, author and trainer, presents a picture book with simple words and delightful full-colour illustrations by Mel Four that encourages children to share in a positive way. There is lots to talk about in Time to Share which makes this book ideal for starting conversations with children about why and how we share. It also includes a page of practical advice and tips for practitioners, parents and carers making it the perfect resource for supporting this essential life skill.
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11.14 USD

Time to Share

by Penny Tassoni
Hardback
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Playtime can involve a wealth of resources from toys and blocks to books and paint, but sometimes putting all of these items away can be a battle. Penny Tassoni, leading Early Years education consultant, author and trainer, presents a picture book with simple words and engaging full-colour illustrations by Mel ...
Time to Tidy Up
Playtime can involve a wealth of resources from toys and blocks to books and paint, but sometimes putting all of these items away can be a battle. Penny Tassoni, leading Early Years education consultant, author and trainer, presents a picture book with simple words and engaging full-colour illustrations by Mel Four that puts a positive spin on why tidying up can be part of the play! Time to Tidy Up helps young children build on their behaviour and routines when in comes to tidying up. It also includes a page of practical advice and tips for practitioners, carers and parents making it the perfect resource for supporting this essential self-care skill.
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11.14 USD

Time to Tidy Up

by Penny Tassoni
Hardback
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Young Children's Play: Development, Disabilities, and Diversity is an accessible, comprehensive introduction to play and development from birth to age 8 years that introduces readers to various play types and strategies and helps them determine when intervention might be needed. Skillfully addressing both typically developing children and those with special ...
Young Children's Play: Development, Disabilities, and Diversity
Young Children's Play: Development, Disabilities, and Diversity is an accessible, comprehensive introduction to play and development from birth to age 8 years that introduces readers to various play types and strategies and helps them determine when intervention might be needed. Skillfully addressing both typically developing children and those with special needs in a single volume, this book covers dramatic play, blocks, games, motor play, artistic play, and non-traditional play forms, such as humor, rough and tumble play, and more. Designed to support contemporary classrooms, this text deliberately interweaves practical strategies for understanding and supporting the play of children with specific disabilities (e.g. autism, Down syndrome, or physically challenging conditions) and those of diverse cultural backgrounds into every chapter. In sections divided by age group, Trawick-Smith explores strategies for engaging children with specific special needs, multicultural backgrounds, and incorporating adult-child play and play intervention. Emphasizing diversity in play behaviors, each chapter includes vignettes featuring children's play and teacher interactions in classrooms to illustrate core concepts in action. Filled with research-based applications for professional practice, this text is an essential resource for students of early childhood and special education, as well as teachers and coaches supporting early grades or inclusive classrooms.
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81.81 USD

Young Children's Play: Development, Disabilities, and Diversity

by Jeffrey Trawick-Smith
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This is a key text that enables students to appreciate and understand the central role of observation in understanding, planning for and educating early years children. It explores the theoretical background to child observation and links it back to practice. Recent important research in the field of child observation is ...
Child Observation: A Guide for Students of Early Childhood
This is a key text that enables students to appreciate and understand the central role of observation in understanding, planning for and educating early years children. It explores the theoretical background to child observation and links it back to practice. Recent important research in the field of child observation is highlighted and ethical implications of research in early childhood are considered. This is essential for all those studying for degrees and foundation degrees in early childhood, early years and related disciplines and for Early Years Teacher candidates. Updated in line with recent policy and legislation changes A new chapter on observation documentation in the multi-modal age Includes new material and case studies that explores the essential elements of child observation across the world Research chapter re-written to make it more accessible for all students More case studies throughout linking theory to practice.
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120.88 USD

Child Observation: A Guide for Students of Early Childhood

by Ioanna Palaiologou
Hardback
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Young children usually love to draw. Their work multiplies on scraps of paper, on walls, and on refrigerator doors. In this book Christhilde Blume, an experienced paediatrician, explores what parents and educators can learn about children's development through the pictures they create. Rudolf Steiner described children's development in detail, and ...
Young Children's Drawings as a Mirror of Development
Young children usually love to draw. Their work multiplies on scraps of paper, on walls, and on refrigerator doors. In this book Christhilde Blume, an experienced paediatrician, explores what parents and educators can learn about children's development through the pictures they create. Rudolf Steiner described children's development in detail, and showed how development is universal, irrespective of location and culture. Inspired by the work of Michaela Strauss in the 1940s who discovered that certain drawn shapes were linked to specific stages of development, Dr Blume confirms this to be true from her study of hundreds of drawings and paintings collected through her medical clinic. Children's drawings change as their soul and spirit gradually incarnate in their physical body, and alongside the growth of consciousness. Adults can learn to 'read' from the pictures what is happening in a child's inner self, physically, psychologically and spiritually. Dr Blume used these insights in her medical work, helping children who were experiencing difficulties or challenges in their lives. This little book is a wonderful insight into this unique approach to understanding the development of individual children.
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27.88 USD

Young Children's Drawings as a Mirror of Development

by Dr Christhilde Blume
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This book provides a wide spectrum of research on young children's humor and illuminates the depth and complexity of humor development in children from birth through age 8 and beyond. It highlights the work of pioneers in young children's humor research including Paul McGhee, Doris Bergen, and Vasu Reddy. Presenting ...
Research on Young Children's Humor: Theoretical and Practical Implications for Early Childhood Education
This book provides a wide spectrum of research on young children's humor and illuminates the depth and complexity of humor development in children from birth through age 8 and beyond. It highlights the work of pioneers in young children's humor research including Paul McGhee, Doris Bergen, and Vasu Reddy. Presenting a variety of new perspectives, the book examines such issues as play, humor, laughing and pleasure within the context of learning and development. It looks at humor, wordplay and cartoons that can be used as educational tools in the classroom. Finally, it provides explorations of humor within a cultural and spiritual context. The book presents diverse and creative methods to study humor and provides practical implications for adults working with children. The book offers a powerful springboard for moving research and practice toward a deeper understanding of young children's humor as an integral and meaningful component of early development and learning.
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146.990000 USD

Research on Young Children's Humor: Theoretical and Practical Implications for Early Childhood Education

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With growing numbers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) being diagnosed in the early years, it is becoming increasingly important for education and health professionals to understand ASD and to implement supportive strategies as part of the everyday curriculum and routine. This book serves as an essential tool kit ...
Supporting SLCN in Children with ASD in the Early Years: A Practical Resource for Professionals
With growing numbers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) being diagnosed in the early years, it is becoming increasingly important for education and health professionals to understand ASD and to implement supportive strategies as part of the everyday curriculum and routine. This book serves as an essential tool kit for anyone working with young children with ASD and speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN). Filled with practical and up-to-date tips, advice, and guidance, it shifts the responsibility of change from the child onto the caregiver, asking the question: what can we do to support the child? Key features of this book include the following: An introduction to ASD Detailed case studies illustrating the varied impacts ASD can have on the life of a child Practical activities and resources, including planning sheets and activity suggestions Easy-to-follow chapters focusing on the classroom environment, communication, social interaction, play, and behaviour Comprehensive, practical, and evidence based, this manual is essential reading for anyone working with children experiencing social communication difficulties and ASD in an early years setting.
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52.06 USD

Supporting SLCN in Children with ASD in the Early Years: A Practical Resource for Professionals

by Jennifer Warwick
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An essential tool for new teachers and trainees who want to use learning theories to develop their practice. The text explores key learning theories in a pragmatic way and encourages focused reflection to promote critical analysis of theories and their potential application to specific contexts. The authors highlight the practical ...
Learning Theories for Everyday Teaching
An essential tool for new teachers and trainees who want to use learning theories to develop their practice. The text explores key learning theories in a pragmatic way and encourages focused reflection to promote critical analysis of theories and their potential application to specific contexts. The authors highlight the practical benefits of using theory in planning, teaching and reflecting on practice. The text also encourages the use of a range of creative approaches to enhance learning. Each chapter explores a key aspect of the teacher's role (such as planning, motivation or assessment) and outlines theories relating to this theme - fully embedding the use of learning theories in practical every day teaching. It includes activities for reflection and a section encouraging readers to 'map' the theory to their own practice. Scenarios and case studies throughout illustrate learning and support readers link theory to practice.
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37.18 USD

Learning Theories for Everyday Teaching

by Lydia Spenceley, Carol Thompson
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Forest School continues to grow and develop, both in the UK and internationally. Literature and research in the field tend to document this growth, while this book takes a novel approach to the Forest school conversation, taking a critical look at the various tensions and difficulties that surround Forest School ...
Critical Issues in Forest Schools
Forest School continues to grow and develop, both in the UK and internationally. Literature and research in the field tend to document this growth, while this book takes a novel approach to the Forest school conversation, taking a critical look at the various tensions and difficulties that surround Forest School practice. The editors, together with chapter authors drawn from the fields of academia and practice, form an experienced voice, encouraging the reader to reflect upon, question and explore complex areas of Forest School practice.
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37.800000 USD

Critical Issues in Forest Schools

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Looks for Learning: Loose Parts is a full-colour, practical guide to inspire child-led learning that's linked to to current policy and the EYFS framework. As each child progresses through their learning journey, Early Years practitioners are expected to identify and understand what learning is taking place in every activity that ...
Looking for Learning: Loose Parts
Looks for Learning: Loose Parts is a full-colour, practical guide to inspire child-led learning that's linked to to current policy and the EYFS framework. As each child progresses through their learning journey, Early Years practitioners are expected to identify and understand what learning is taking place in every activity that a child is involved in. Laura England, creator of Little Miss Early Years, uses her wealth of experience as an Early Years teacher to explore the learning that takes place when a child is tinkering with loose parts, including tinker trays filled with nuts and bolts, pompoms and play dough to combine, construct and investigate with. Loose parts are natural or synthetic materials and resources that have no pre-planned use; they can be moved, combined with other resources, lined up, deconstructed and constructed again. They can capture a child's imagination, curiosity and creativity as they play with and manipulate them. This dip-in-and-out book is linked to the Characteristics of Effective Learning and presents case studies, real-life images and practical pointers to explore their use. With tips for setting up the environment to the adult's role in this child-led play, Looking For Learning: Loose Parts is ideal for all Early Years practitioners searching for accessible ideas for using loose parts in their settings.
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24.16 USD

Looking for Learning: Loose Parts

by Laura England
Paperback / softback
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From shy to confident, quiet to enthusiastic, all children have different personalities and sometimes they just need a little help when it comes to making friends. How can we best help children communicate clearly and build strong friendships? Penny Tassoni, leading Early Years education consultant, author and trainer, uses simple ...
Time to Make Friends
From shy to confident, quiet to enthusiastic, all children have different personalities and sometimes they just need a little help when it comes to making friends. How can we best help children communicate clearly and build strong friendships? Penny Tassoni, leading Early Years education consultant, author and trainer, uses simple words, accompanied by delightful full-colour illustrations by Mel Four, to support children as they make friends. There's lots to talk about in Time to Make Friends which makes this book ideal for sharing. It also includes a page of practical advice and tips for practitioners, parents and carers making it the perfect resource for supporting this essential life skill.
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11.14 USD

Time to Make Friends

by Penny Tassoni
Hardback
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This edited book focuses on affordances and limitations of e-books for early language and literacy, features and design of e-books for early language and literacy, print versus e-books in early language and literacy development, and uses of and guidelines for how to use e-books in school and home literacy practices. ...
Reading in the Digital Age: Young Children's Experiences with E-books: International Studies with E-books in Diverse Contexts
This edited book focuses on affordances and limitations of e-books for early language and literacy, features and design of e-books for early language and literacy, print versus e-books in early language and literacy development, and uses of and guidelines for how to use e-books in school and home literacy practices. Uniquely, this book includes critical reviews of diverse aspects of e-books (e.g., features) and e-book uses (e.g., independent reading) for early literacy as well as multiple examinations of e-books in home and school contexts using a variety of research methods and/or theoretical frames. The studies of children's engagement with diverse types of e-books in different social contexts provide readers with a contemporary and comprehensive understanding of this topic. Research has demonstrated that ever-increasing numbers of children use digital devices as part of their daily routine. Yet, despite children's frequent use of e-books from an early age, there is a limited understanding regarding how those e-books are actually being used at home and school. As more e-books become available, it is important to examine the educational benefits and limitations of different types of e-books for children. So far, studies on the topic have presented inconsistent findings regarding potential benefits and limitations of e-books for early literacy activities (e.g., independent reading, shared reading). The studies in this book aim to fill such gaps in the literature.
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146.990000 USD

Reading in the Digital Age: Young Children's Experiences with E-books: International Studies with E-books in Diverse Contexts

Hardback
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Young Children's Play: Development, Disabilities, and Diversity is an accessible, comprehensive introduction to play and development from birth to age 8 years that introduces readers to various play types and strategies and helps them determine when intervention might be needed. Skillfully addressing both typically developing children and those with special ...
Young Children's Play: Development, Disabilities, and Diversity
Young Children's Play: Development, Disabilities, and Diversity is an accessible, comprehensive introduction to play and development from birth to age 8 years that introduces readers to various play types and strategies and helps them determine when intervention might be needed. Skillfully addressing both typically developing children and those with special needs in a single volume, this book covers dramatic play, blocks, games, motor play, artistic play, and non-traditional play forms, such as humor, rough and tumble play, and more. Designed to support contemporary classrooms, this text deliberately interweaves practical strategies for understanding and supporting the play of children with specific disabilities (e.g. autism, Down syndrome, or physically challenging conditions) and those of diverse cultural backgrounds into every chapter. In sections divided by age group, Trawick-Smith explores strategies for engaging children with specific special needs, multicultural backgrounds, and incorporating adult-child play and play intervention. Emphasizing diversity in play behaviors, each chapter includes vignettes featuring children's play and teacher interactions in classrooms to illustrate core concepts in action. Filled with research-based applications for professional practice, this text is an essential resource for students of early childhood and special education, as well as teachers and coaches supporting early grades or inclusive classrooms.
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223.16 USD

Young Children's Play: Development, Disabilities, and Diversity

by Jeffrey Trawick-Smith
Hardback
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