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From armadillos, flamingos and umbrella birds to quokkas and iguanas, Elli Woollard presents a lovely collection of poems for younger children about pets which are just a little bit peculiar... Filled with fun rhymes, quirky black-and-white illustrations and exotic animals, this book is perfect for reading aloud. Some poems are ...
Perfectly Peculiar Pets
From armadillos, flamingos and umbrella birds to quokkas and iguanas, Elli Woollard presents a lovely collection of poems for younger children about pets which are just a little bit peculiar... Filled with fun rhymes, quirky black-and-white illustrations and exotic animals, this book is perfect for reading aloud. Some poems are hilarious, some are gruesome and some will make you want to wash your hair, but there's sure to be a pet poem here for every child and adult alike.
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10.23 USD

Perfectly Peculiar Pets

by Elli Woollard
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Making choices is one of the more pervasive acts of life. Almost every action we take demands that choices be made. Knowing how to choose wisely, to choose after reflection, to be aware of what motivates that choice, to see the consequences of that choice on others enables us to ...
What's the Right Thing to Do?: Promoting Thoughtful and Socially Responsible Behavior in the Early Childhood Years
Making choices is one of the more pervasive acts of life. Almost every action we take demands that choices be made. Knowing how to choose wisely, to choose after reflection, to be aware of what motivates that choice, to see the consequences of that choice on others enables us to live healthier, more productive and more responsible lives. We now live in a world in which our traditional moral exemplars have been less than honorable in their public behavior. With fewer heroes and flawed role models, how are children to come to an understanding of what's right, what's good, decent and socially responsible? Do as I say, not as I do is hardly a viable tenet to guide children's choices. This book offers important tools for carrying out effective strategies that build caring environments in the classroom and home; for teaching children to weigh decisions in the face of potential consequences, examine rationales for their choices, and study the effects of their choices on others, i.e., to think more carefully about ethical problems, in the presence of the moral freedom to determine for themselves what it means to lead a good and virtuous life.
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26.250000 USD

What's the Right Thing to Do?: Promoting Thoughtful and Socially Responsible Behavior in the Early Childhood Years

by Selma Wassermann
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The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Education presents various theories of play and demonstrates how it serves communicative, developmental, and relational functions, highlighting the importance and development of the capacity to play in terms useful to early childhood educators. The book explicitly links trauma, development, and interventions in the ...
The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Education: Psychoanalytic, Attachment, and Developmental Perspectives
The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Education presents various theories of play and demonstrates how it serves communicative, developmental, and relational functions, highlighting the importance and development of the capacity to play in terms useful to early childhood educators. The book explicitly links trauma, development, and interventions in the early childhood classroom specifically for teachers of young children, offering accessible information that can help teachers better understand the meanings of children's expressive acts. Contributors from education, psychoanalysis, and developmental psychology explore techniques of play, how cultural influences affect how children play, the effect of trauma on play, factors that interfere with the ability to play, and how to apply these ideas in the classroom. They also discuss the relevance of ideas about playfulness for teachers and other professionals. The Imprtance of Play in Early Childhood Education will be of great interest to teachers, psychoanalysts, and psychotherapists as well as play therapists and developmental psychologists.
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51.18 USD

The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Education: Psychoanalytic, Attachment, and Developmental Perspectives

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Evaluating Early Years Practice in Your School focuses on raising Early Years practitioners' confidence so that they worry less and achieve more. Linked to the teaching standards and the Ofsted framework, this invaluable guide looks at ways that teachers can evaluate their own EYFS practice to reduce unnecessary workload and ...
Evaluating Early Years Practice in Your School: A practical tool for reflective teaching
Evaluating Early Years Practice in Your School focuses on raising Early Years practitioners' confidence so that they worry less and achieve more. Linked to the teaching standards and the Ofsted framework, this invaluable guide looks at ways that teachers can evaluate their own EYFS practice to reduce unnecessary workload and allow for more 'hands-on' teaching and learning. Should children in Reception classes attend school assemblies? Should young children be taught to write in nursery? Should practitioners' plans be based on young children's specific interests or should they look to meet the needs of individuals entering Early Years settings with speech and language delay or autism? Early Years specialist Ann Langston considers all of these questions and more to present simple solutions for teachers and leaders on what to plan, what assessments are needed and how to approach teaching and learning. With chapters on observation and assessment, continuous provision, outdoor learning, transition, and internal and external evaluation, this book is ideal for all Early Years practitioners and leaders looking at ways to reflect on their approach to teaching and feel confident about their own judgements and the effectiveness of their practice.
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34.11 USD

Evaluating Early Years Practice in Your School: A practical tool for reflective teaching

by Ann Langston
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Level: EYFS Subject: English Introduce young learners to cursive letters with this fun and engaging wipe-clean activity book. * Lots of practice opportunities to help children to write letters in cursive form. * Wipe-clean pages and pen so that children can try the activities again and again. * Colourful, motivating ...
Cursive Letters Age 3-5 Wipe Clean Activity Book (Collins Easy Learning Preschool)
Level: EYFS Subject: English Introduce young learners to cursive letters with this fun and engaging wipe-clean activity book. * Lots of practice opportunities to help children to write letters in cursive form. * Wipe-clean pages and pen so that children can try the activities again and again. * Colourful, motivating activities to help boost confidence.
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8.52 USD

Cursive Letters Age 3-5 Wipe Clean Activity Book (Collins Easy Learning Preschool)

by Collins Easy Learning
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How do responsive adult-child interactions influence early language development? How do a child's language skills develop in tandem with social-emotional development, executive function, and literacy? What are effective ways to help parents support their child's development? Uncover the answers to these questions in this fascinating book, which draws on current ...
Connecting Through Talk: Nurturing Children's Development With Language
How do responsive adult-child interactions influence early language development? How do a child's language skills develop in tandem with social-emotional development, executive function, and literacy? What are effective ways to help parents support their child's development? Uncover the answers to these questions in this fascinating book, which draws on current research to examine connections between language, social-emotional, and literacy development and profiles effective programs that support this development. You'll begin with a research-based examination of critical topics such as: *How the brain develops in the first years of life *Why parent-child attachment is fundamental to early development *What responsive and language-rich parent-child exchanges look like *How children learn the building blocks of language and literacy *Which guiding principles professionals should follow for effective intervention *Which economic arguments support early development Building on this foundational knowledge, the book gives you snapshots of more than a dozen programs that support language and literacy development by coaching parents and providing books for young children. You'll learn how these programs promote responsive adult-child interactions and expand children's access to books, and you'll get brief summaries of the research that demonstrates the success of each program. Essential reading for researchers, administrators, and educators, this synthesis of science and practical guidance will help you foster foundational language skills and nurture the healthy development of every young child.
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36.700000 USD

Connecting Through Talk: Nurturing Children's Development With Language

by Ann B. Morse, David K. Dickinson
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Personal stories from the field illustrate practical tips to refuel and improve morale in early childhood. Caregiver fatigue and low morale is a problem in many early care settings. Overcoming Teacher Burnout in Early Childhood focuses on the many reasons why early childhood professionals can suffer from low staff morale ...
Overcoming Teacher Burnout in Early Childhood: Strategies for Change
Personal stories from the field illustrate practical tips to refuel and improve morale in early childhood. Caregiver fatigue and low morale is a problem in many early care settings. Overcoming Teacher Burnout in Early Childhood focuses on the many reasons why early childhood professionals can suffer from low staff morale that causes such a high industry turnover rate. Included are ways to motivate and inspire yourself and others to view their work in a way that is healthy, intentional, and creates a high-quality early childhood environment. Personal stories from the field highlight how educators have themselves stayed motivated. The conversational style offers opportunities for self-reflection and group work. Practical steps help caregivers find ways to refuel and bump up morale, providing the energy needed to tackle long-term strategies.
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45.99 USD

Overcoming Teacher Burnout in Early Childhood: Strategies for Change

by Ellen M Drolette
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Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee have often been asked for a follow-on practical companion to their seminal 2012 book Learning Stories; a complimentary book that provides practical advice for teachers who are embarking on a `narrative assessments-for-learning' journey. After much anticipation that book is here at last! Packed with a ...
Learning Stories in Practice
Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee have often been asked for a follow-on practical companion to their seminal 2012 book Learning Stories; a complimentary book that provides practical advice for teachers who are embarking on a `narrative assessments-for-learning' journey. After much anticipation that book is here at last! Packed with a wide range of full-colour examples of real life learning stories from all over the world this practical guide is influenced by their ongoing work with teachers across many countries and the thoughtful comments and questions that teachers have asked during conversations at conferences, lectures and professional development programmes. They have turned these conversations with teachers and students into key ideas, and a practical framework on how to initiate and create good learning stories and why they are valuable. They show you how to write stories that capture the magic and excitement of each young child's journey through the early years and how to develop a deep professional understanding of the learning that takes place during this special and influential time in their lives.
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37.800000 USD

Learning Stories in Practice

by Wendy Lee, Margaret Carr
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Level: EYFS Subject: English Help young learners develop pen control with this fun and engaging wipe-clean dot-to-dot book. * Lots of dot-to-dots to help children practise pen control, number recognition and counting. * Wipe-clean pages and pen so that children can try the activities again and again. * Colourful, motivating ...
Dot-to-Dot Age 3-5 Wipe Clean Activity Book (Collins Easy Learning Preschool)
Level: EYFS Subject: English Help young learners develop pen control with this fun and engaging wipe-clean dot-to-dot book. * Lots of dot-to-dots to help children practise pen control, number recognition and counting. * Wipe-clean pages and pen so that children can try the activities again and again. * Colourful, motivating activities to help boost confidence.
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8.52 USD

Dot-to-Dot Age 3-5 Wipe Clean Activity Book (Collins Easy Learning Preschool)

by Collins Easy Learning
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There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. The World According to Mister Rogers distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure. ...
The World According to Mister Rogers (Reissue): Important Things to Remember
There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. The World According to Mister Rogers distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure. An inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights--with sections titled Understanding Love, The Courage to Be Yourself, The Challenge of Inner Discipline, and We Are All Neighbors--The WOrld According to Mister Rogers is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions.
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17.850000 USD

The World According to Mister Rogers (Reissue): Important Things to Remember

by Fred Rogers
Hardback
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Home-school relationships have always been a cornerstone of children's success and well-being. But cultivating positive, supportive partnerships between educators and families is an ongoing process, one that requires reciprocal respect and communication to grow. Use the practical information and ideas in this book to develop and embed a culture of ...
Families & Educators Together: Building Great Relationships that Support Young Children
Home-school relationships have always been a cornerstone of children's success and well-being. But cultivating positive, supportive partnerships between educators and families is an ongoing process, one that requires reciprocal respect and communication to grow. Use the practical information and ideas in this book to develop and embed a culture of family engagement in all aspects of your early childhood program, from curriculum planning to addressing children's individual needs, by Creating a welcoming environment for families Providing many ways for families to engage in the program and their children's learning Ensuring two-way communication and addressing communication challenges Building on learning opportunities families already provide at home Supporting diverse home languages and cultures Collaborating on community-wide efforts Packed with strategies, resources, and examples from early childhood programs, this book illustrates numerous ways to engage families in your early childhood community so that together, families + educators = thriving children.
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29.400000 USD

Families & Educators Together: Building Great Relationships that Support Young Children

by Kelly Ramsey, Karen Nemeth, Derry Koralek
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In the course of any given day in an early-elementary classroom, a variety of situations present themselves through which a thoughtful teacher could develop teachable moments. This book provides teachers with the tools to consider those teachable opportunities as literacy moments: brief, authentic, joyful encounters with texts in all forms. ...
Literacy Moments: Creating Daily Teachable Moments with Beginning Readers
In the course of any given day in an early-elementary classroom, a variety of situations present themselves through which a thoughtful teacher could develop teachable moments. This book provides teachers with the tools to consider those teachable opportunities as literacy moments: brief, authentic, joyful encounters with texts in all forms. Here, teachers learn to nurture joyful readers by infusing their classrooms' daily lives with authentic literacy moments every day. The book is organized into three sections, each section containing three chapters. The first section's chapters focus on creating a literacy moments learning environment, addressing both the affective and physical domains, as well as the need for teachers to undergo a mindset shift in cultivating their personal reading habits. The second section's chapters emphasize literacy moments for the foundational skills of word recognition and vocabulary development. Here, readers explore the integration of popular culture and the arts into their physical domain, as well as methods for creating and effectively using a print-rich environment. The last section's chapters target literacy moments for developing critical thinking through comprehension processes. The chapters focus on intentionally incorporating literacy moments in each stage of the reading process: pre-reading, during reading, and post-reading.
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63.000000 USD

Literacy Moments: Creating Daily Teachable Moments with Beginning Readers

by Jacqueline Witter-Easley
Hardback
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Real-world, from-the-trenches toddler parenting advice from the author of the bestselling Oh Crap! Potty Training. Toddlers-commonly defined as children aged between two and five years old-can be a horribly misunderstood bunch. What most parents view as bad behavior is in fact just curious behavior. Toddlerdom is the age of individuation, ...
Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler: Tackling These Crazy Awesome Years-No Time-outs Needed
Real-world, from-the-trenches toddler parenting advice from the author of the bestselling Oh Crap! Potty Training. Toddlers-commonly defined as children aged between two and five years old-can be a horribly misunderstood bunch. What most parents view as bad behavior is in fact just curious behavior. Toddlerdom is the age of individuation, seeking control, and above all, learning how the world works. But this misunderstanding between parents and child can lead to power struggles, tantrums, and even diminished growth and creativity. The recent push of early intellectualism coupled with a desire to make childhood magical has created a strange paradox-we have three-year-olds with math and Mandarin tutors who don't know how to dress themselves and are sitting in their own poop. We are pushing the toddler mind beyond its limit but simultaneously keeping them far below their own natural capabilities. In the frank, funny, and totally authentic Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler, social worker Jamie Glowacki helps parents work through what she considers the five essential components of raising toddlers: -Engaging the toddler mind -Working with the toddler body -Understanding and dealing with the toddler behavior -Creating a good toddler environment -You, the parent Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler is about doing more with less-and bringing real childhood back from the brink of over-scheduled, over-stimulated, helicopter parenting. With her signature down-and-dirty, friend-to-friend advice, Jamie is here to help you experience the joy of parenting again and giving your child-and yourself-the freedom to let them grow at their own pace and become who they are.
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18.75 USD

Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler: Tackling These Crazy Awesome Years-No Time-outs Needed

by Jamie Glowacki
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In The Ultimate Guide to Mark Making in the Early Years, internationally renowned teacher trainer Sue Cowley takes practitioners on a journey: the journey young children embark upon when they learn their first words and make their first marks. Filled with practical activities and honest advice, this must-have guide presents ...
The Ultimate Guide to Mark Making in the Early Years
In The Ultimate Guide to Mark Making in the Early Years, internationally renowned teacher trainer Sue Cowley takes practitioners on a journey: the journey young children embark upon when they learn their first words and make their first marks. Filled with practical activities and honest advice, this must-have guide presents a wide range of creative approaches to developing mark making and building language skills in the Early Years. With ideas to build finger strength and eye-to-hand coordination, activities for understanding the concept of symbols and signs and strategies for building confidence in reading and writing including talk and drama, you'll find a variety of techniques to develop children's key skills and motivation. Sue also includes full-colour photographs and examples of early marks to illustrate how young children's communication skills develop. There are tips for getting boys engaged in writing and a companion website with downloadable resources and useful links. The Ultimate Guide to Mark Making in the Early Years is an invaluable source of inspiration for all those working with children aged three to seven.
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34.11 USD

The Ultimate Guide to Mark Making in the Early Years

by Sue Cowley
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Making choices is one of the more pervasive acts of life. Almost every action we take demands that choices be made. Knowing how to choose wisely, to choose after reflection, to be aware of what motivates that choice, to see the consequences of that choice on others enables us to ...
What's the Right Thing to Do?: Promoting Thoughtful and Socially Responsible Behavior in the Early Childhood Years
Making choices is one of the more pervasive acts of life. Almost every action we take demands that choices be made. Knowing how to choose wisely, to choose after reflection, to be aware of what motivates that choice, to see the consequences of that choice on others enables us to live healthier, more productive and more responsible lives. We now live in a world in which our traditional moral exemplars have been less than honorable in their public behavior. With fewer heroes and flawed role models, how are children to come to an understanding of what's right, what's good, decent and socially responsible? Do as I say, not as I do is hardly a viable tenet to guide children's choices. This book offers important tools for carrying out effective strategies that build caring environments in the classroom and home; for teaching children to weigh decisions in the face of potential consequences, examine rationales for their choices, and study the effects of their choices on others, i.e., to think more carefully about ethical problems, in the presence of the moral freedom to determine for themselves what it means to lead a good and virtuous life.
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52.500000 USD

What's the Right Thing to Do?: Promoting Thoughtful and Socially Responsible Behavior in the Early Childhood Years

by Selma Wassermann
Hardback
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Picasso in the Preschool: Children's Development in and through the Arts equips future educators with the tools and knowledge needed to successfully integrate a variety of arts into the preschool classroom. The text helps readers better understand the vital connection between the arts and child development while also providing modern ...
Picasso in the Preschool: Children's Development in and through the Arts
Picasso in the Preschool: Children's Development in and through the Arts equips future educators with the tools and knowledge needed to successfully integrate a variety of arts into the preschool classroom. The text helps readers better understand the vital connection between the arts and child development while also providing modern strategies and ideas for enhancing curriculum with various art forms. The text begins by speaking to the implications of children's development in multiple domains across early childhood, namely physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. Then, the text takes a deep dive into major art forms-including theatre, visual art, dance, and music-concretely linking children's development to these specific expressions of art. Proceeding chapters focus on the development of children's own aesthetics and their understanding of others. The book concludes with a chapter that explores the ways in which children's development in and through the arts can be assessed to strengthen and support teaching and learning. Picasso in the Preschool provides future educators with a strong foundation in child development and suggestions for supporting that development through creative, artistic activities. The text is ideal for courses in early childhood development and education.
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103.900000 USD

Picasso in the Preschool: Children's Development in and through the Arts

by Catherine McTamaney
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Reflecting contemporary theory and research in early art education, this volume offers a comprehensive introduction to new ways of thinking about the place of art, play, and aesthetics in the lives and education of young children. Enlivened by narratives and illustrations, 16 authors offer perspectives on the lived experience of ...
Communities of Practice: Art, Play, and Aesthetics in Early Childhood
Reflecting contemporary theory and research in early art education, this volume offers a comprehensive introduction to new ways of thinking about the place of art, play, and aesthetics in the lives and education of young children. Enlivened by narratives and illustrations, 16 authors offer perspectives on the lived experience of being a child and discovering the excitement of making meaning and form in the process of art, play, and aesthetic inquiry.
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104.990000 USD

Communities of Practice: Art, Play, and Aesthetics in Early Childhood

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This book provides an extensive overview of curricula and instructional strategies for teaching children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It offers an empirically solid framework for designing and developing interventions for learners along the autism spectrum by reducing skill deficits and enhancing learner strengths while being flexible enough to allow ...
Curricula for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This book provides an extensive overview of curricula and instructional strategies for teaching children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It offers an empirically solid framework for designing and developing interventions for learners along the autism spectrum by reducing skill deficits and enhancing learner strengths while being flexible enough to allow for individual differences. The book discusses key concepts in educating individuals with ASD as they impact the processes of syllabus building, from planning goals and objectives to generating content choosing appropriate teaching strategies, and assessing progress. Chapters detail curriculum designs in academic areas such as language skills, science, and social studies, as well as functional skills, including independent living, career development, and preventing social victimization. The book concludes with recommendations for future interventions and curricula-building. Among the topics covered: Communication and autism spectrum disorder. Mathematical problem-solving instruction for students with ASD. Visual arts curriculum for students with ASD. How to build programs focused on daily living and adult independence. Sexuality education for students with ASD. Curricula for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, and clinicians and related therapists and professionals in clinical child and school psychology, childhood/special education, social work, developmental psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, and child and adolescent psychiatry.
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167.990000 USD

Curricula for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Promote positive body image, build self-esteem and tackle body confidence issues in young children with this practical guide. Over a quarter of childcare professionals have seen body confidence issues in children aged 3-5 years old. This book explains how body image develops, highlights the warning signs of body dissatisfaction in ...
Positive Body Image in the Early Years: A Practical Guide
Promote positive body image, build self-esteem and tackle body confidence issues in young children with this practical guide. Over a quarter of childcare professionals have seen body confidence issues in children aged 3-5 years old. This book explains how body image develops, highlights the warning signs of body dissatisfaction in children and provides guidance for early years practitioners on how to safeguard positive body image by building self-esteem and resilience. It also provides practical guidance and ideas for supporting healthy habits in children and creating bias-free settings.
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25.58 USD

Positive Body Image in the Early Years: A Practical Guide

by Ruth MacConville
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In this book, Silin maps the common ground between early childhood and the period sociologists call young-old age. Emphasizing the continuities that bind children and adults rather than the differences that traditional developmental psychology claims separate us, he focuses on the themes we all manage across a lifetime. Building on ...
Early Childhood, Aging, and the Life Cycle: Mapping Common Ground
In this book, Silin maps the common ground between early childhood and the period sociologists call young-old age. Emphasizing the continuities that bind children and adults rather than the differences that traditional developmental psychology claims separate us, he focuses on the themes we all manage across a lifetime. Building on memoir and narrative, Silin argues that when we recognize how the concerns of childhood continue to thread their way through our experience, we look anew at the shape of our lives. This book highlights the powerful generative acts through which people of all ages find new meanings and relationships to compensate for the individual and social losses that mark our lives.
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104.990000 USD

Early Childhood, Aging, and the Life Cycle: Mapping Common Ground

by Jonathan G Silin
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This book investigates the position of young children's self-determination within a range of social contexts, such as education, social care, mass-media, health, politics, law and the family. It brings to the fore the voices of the children in the present, with their interests, agendas and rights. Based on original primary ...
Children's Self-determination in the Context of Early Childhood Education and Services: Discourses, Policies and Practices
This book investigates the position of young children's self-determination within a range of social contexts, such as education, social care, mass-media, health, politics, law and the family. It brings to the fore the voices of the children in the present, with their interests, agendas and rights. Based on original primary research, the chapters tackle hegemonic discourses on children's self-determination as well as current policies and practices. They address a broad range of topics, from the planning of role-play to national policies, from the use of digital technologies for pedagogy to children's health and well-being, and from democratic practices in the classroom to the preservation of traditional family values. The book presents case studies to unravel how childhood and young children's self-determination are constructed at the intersection with intergenerational relationships. Coming from different disciplines and using a diverse range of methodological traditions, the contributions in the volume eventually converge to generate a rich, complex and multi-layered analysis of contemporary cultures of childhood and young children's rights.
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146.990000 USD

Children's Self-determination in the Context of Early Childhood Education and Services: Discourses, Policies and Practices

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It is widely accepted that listening to and involving children in decisions about their care, learning and development can significantly improve the quality of early years provision. This book gives practical guidance on how to do this effectively. Starting with a discussion about why we listen to children and the ...
Listening to Young Children in Early Years Settings: A Practical Guide
It is widely accepted that listening to and involving children in decisions about their care, learning and development can significantly improve the quality of early years provision. This book gives practical guidance on how to do this effectively. Starting with a discussion about why we listen to children and the policies around this, the book explains how we can involve children in decision-making that is appropriate to their age and level of understanding. Packed full of examples and ideas that can be easily applied in practice, it covers how to listen to children's perspectives and involve them in staff recruitment and appraisals, classroom design, assessment processes for social services and EHC plans, and much more.
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25.58 USD

Listening to Young Children in Early Years Settings: A Practical Guide

by Sonia Mainstone-Cotton
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Teaching Children to Listen in the Early Years contains a wealth of interventions to teach young children the rules of good listening and why they are important. It is perfect for Early Years practitioners and settings where poor listening is an increasing barrier to teaching and growing numbers of children ...
Teaching Children to Listen in the Early Years: A practical approach
Teaching Children to Listen in the Early Years contains a wealth of interventions to teach young children the rules of good listening and why they are important. It is perfect for Early Years practitioners and settings where poor listening is an increasing barrier to teaching and growing numbers of children find it a challenge to stay focused on a task and follow even simple instructions, especially as technology proliferates. This affects young children's learning in all curriculum areas and their resultant distractible behaviour can make it more difficult for the rest of the class to pay attention. Specialist Speech and Language Therapists Liz Spooner and Jacqui Woodcock offer clear ideas for differentiation along with ideas to help children apply their improved skills, whilst supporting target setting and evaluation of progress. They also make suggestions for adapting the Early Years learning environment to maximise listening and they consider how listening can be encouraged by analysing language and expression when addressing children in the classroom. This practical guide not only contains photocopiable resources, a full-colour plate section, assessments and teaching suggestions with clear and digestible explanations from professionals who work directly with children on a daily basis, but it also pinpoints the behaviours that children need to learn in order to become good listeners. Teaching Children to Listen in the Early Years is an invaluable resource perfect for Early Years practitioners and settings. For activities aimed specifically at primary-age children, check out Teaching Children to Listen in Primary School.
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42.64 USD

Teaching Children to Listen in the Early Years: A practical approach

by Jacqui Woodcock, Liz Spooner
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This collection of papers examines key ideas in cultural-historical approaches to children's learning and development and the cultural and institutional conditions in which they occur. The collection is given coherence by a focus on the intellectual contributions made by Professor Mariane Hedegaard to understandings of children's learning through the prism ...
Cultural-Historical Approaches to Studying Learning and Development: Societal, Institutional and Personal Perspectives
This collection of papers examines key ideas in cultural-historical approaches to children's learning and development and the cultural and institutional conditions in which they occur. The collection is given coherence by a focus on the intellectual contributions made by Professor Mariane Hedegaard to understandings of children's learning through the prism of the interplay of society, institution and person. She has significantly shaped the field through her scholarly consideration of foundational concepts and her creative attention to the fields of activity she studies. The book brings together examples of how these concepts have been employed and developed in a study of learning and development. The collection allows the contributing scholars to reveal their reactions to Hedegaard's contributions in discussions of their own work in the field of children's learning and the conditions in which it occurs.
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157.490000 USD

Cultural-Historical Approaches to Studying Learning and Development: Societal, Institutional and Personal Perspectives

Hardback
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The new edition of this established core textbook continues to give an insightful, authoritative and accessible overview of competing theoretical positions on the sociological study of childhood. The book explores the ways these theories inform key themes, including education, work, identity and agency. The study of childhood has taken on ...
Childhood and Society
The new edition of this established core textbook continues to give an insightful, authoritative and accessible overview of competing theoretical positions on the sociological study of childhood. The book explores the ways these theories inform key themes, including education, work, identity and agency. The study of childhood has taken on an increasingly global focus in recent years, honing in on how issues of rights, protection and development shape the lives of children and those around them at political, social and institutional levels across the world. As a result, this book guides students through the theories and research on childhood in both local and global contexts. Author Michael Wyness clearly illustrates how a study of childhood can inform sociological thinking on social crises, changes and problems such as globalisation, criminality and disruption of the social order. Written for students exploring childhood from a sociological perspective, this is the essential introduction to the topic.
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51.18 USD

Childhood and Society

by Michael Wyness
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The essential resource to the issues surrounding childhood care and education with contributions from noted experts The Wiley Handbook of Early Childhood Care and Education is a comprehensive resource that offers a review of the historical aspects, best practices, and the future directions of the field. With contributions from noted ...
The Wiley Handbook of Early Childhood Care and Education
The essential resource to the issues surrounding childhood care and education with contributions from noted experts The Wiley Handbook of Early Childhood Care and Education is a comprehensive resource that offers a review of the historical aspects, best practices, and the future directions of the field. With contributions from noted experts in the field, the book contains 30 interdisciplinary essays that explore in-depth the central issues of early childhood care and education. The handbook presents a benchmark reference to the basic knowledge, effective approaches to use with young children, curriculum design, professional development, current policies, and other critical information. The expert contributors address the myriad complex policy and practice issues that are most relevant today. The essays provide insight into topics such as child development and diversity, the sociocultural process of child development, the importance of the home environment in the lives of young children, early childhood special education, teaching and learning literacy, and much more. This important resource: Presents a comprehensive synopsis of the major components of the field of early childhood care and education Contains contributions from leading scholars, researchers, and experts in the field Offers the foundational knowledge and practices for working with young children Puts the focus on how early childhood works and presents an understanding of culture as a foundational component of both child development and early childhood education Written for academic scholars, researchers, advocates, policymakers, and students of early childhood care and education, The Wiley Handbook of Early Childhood Care and Education is a comprehensive resource to the major issues for dealing with childhood care and education with contributions from noted scholars in the field.
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220.500000 USD
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Learn how exemplary countries are advancing the development of their youngest citizens. Drawing on a groundbreaking study, The Early Advantage 2 extracts the essential elements from six high-performing systems to determine what must be considered when creating and implementing programs and policies for young children and their families.
The Early Advantage 2-Building Systems That Work for Young Children: International Insights from Innovative Early Childhood Systems
Learn how exemplary countries are advancing the development of their youngest citizens. Drawing on a groundbreaking study, The Early Advantage 2 extracts the essential elements from six high-performing systems to determine what must be considered when creating and implementing programs and policies for young children and their families.
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38.800000 USD

The Early Advantage 2-Building Systems That Work for Young Children: International Insights from Innovative Early Childhood Systems

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Knowing about children and their development underpins a lot of the work done in the early years. This book helps readers better understand both the developmental patterns and sequences in children's development and how the context of this learning impacts on children's progress. This text supports trainees to: - understand ...
Child Development for Early Years Students and Practitioners
Knowing about children and their development underpins a lot of the work done in the early years. This book helps readers better understand both the developmental patterns and sequences in children's development and how the context of this learning impacts on children's progress. This text supports trainees to: - understand the context of children's development - explore different aspects of children's development - apply understanding of child development to practice - enhance practice and develop knowledge.
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97.650000 USD

Child Development for Early Years Students and Practitioners

by Sally Neaum
Hardback
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Knowing about children and their development underpins a lot of the work done in the early years. This book helps readers better understand both the developmental patterns and sequences in children's development and how the context of this learning impacts on children's progress. This text supports trainees to: - understand ...
Child Development for Early Years Students and Practitioners
Knowing about children and their development underpins a lot of the work done in the early years. This book helps readers better understand both the developmental patterns and sequences in children's development and how the context of this learning impacts on children's progress. This text supports trainees to: - understand the context of children's development - explore different aspects of children's development - apply understanding of child development to practice - enhance practice and develop knowledge.
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30.450000 USD

Child Development for Early Years Students and Practitioners

by Sally Neaum
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This book is a collection of feminist childhood studies stories from field research with educators, young children, and/or early childhood student-educators that explores the challenges, tensions, and possibilities of common worlds research methods for the 21st century. Grounded in a common worlding orientation, the contributing authors grapple with complex methodological ...
Feminist Research for 21st-century Childhoods: Common Worlds Methods
This book is a collection of feminist childhood studies stories from field research with educators, young children, and/or early childhood student-educators that explores the challenges, tensions, and possibilities of common worlds research methods for the 21st century. Grounded in a common worlding orientation, the contributing authors grapple with complex methodological understandings within postqualitative practices within settler colonial states: Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the Unites States. Each chapter presents a method the authors have put to work in their efforts to unsettle the interpretative power of Euro-Western developmental knowledges and anthropocentric frameworks to reimagine research amid the colonialist, social, and environmental challenges we face today. The research(ing) stories act as provocations for generating innovative, relational, and emergent methods to attend to the complexity of 21st-century childhoods. Just as developmental and sociological perspectives gave birth to new forms of inquiry within childhood studies in 19th-century industrialization and 20th-century urban change respectively, the 21st-century requires novel questions, practices, and methodologies to enhance the childhood studies lexicon. In the field ofchildhood studies, where settler colonial and neoliberal logics have so much clout, suchstrategies are crucial. Feminist Research for 21st-century Childhoods is an important and relevant read for anyone working and researching with children.
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128.100000 USD

Feminist Research for 21st-century Childhoods: Common Worlds Methods

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