Nature Sparks

Author: Aerial Cross
Editor: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605541869
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Nature has monumental power on children’s growth and development. Recent studies show that as children spend less time in nature, they miss out on the profound benefits that outdoor play and learning experiences provide. Nature Sparks is filled with inspiration and instruction to help educators and caregivers of children ages three to eight reclaim and strengthen connections to the outdoors. This resource supplies ideas to create a nature-oriented classroom and curriculum, incorporates Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences to encourage children’s individual talents as they experience the natural world, and includes more than fifty sensory-integrated activities, crafts, and instructional strategies.

An Integrated Play Based Curriculum For Young Children

Author: Olivia N. Saracho
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113684211X
File Size: 16,36 MB
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Play provides young children with the opportunity to express their ideas, symbolize, and test their knowledge of the world. This book offers the theoretical framework for understanding the origins of an early childhood play-based curriculum and how young children learn and understand concepts in a social and physical environment.

Prop Box Play

Author: Ann Barbour
Editor: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780876592779
File Size: 32,95 MB
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Bring children's imagination to life with 50 easy prop boxes that inspire creative play.

Beginning Reading And Writing

Author: Dorothy S. Strickland
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807739761
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In this essay collection, scholars in the area of early literacy provide concrete strategies for achieving excellence in literacy instruction. The collection presents current, research-based information on the advances and refinements in the area of emerging literacy and the early stages of formal instruction in reading and writing. Following a foreword (Alan Farstrup) and an introduction (Dorothy S. Strickland and Lesley Mandel Morrow), chapters in the collection are: (1) "Beginning Reading and Writing: Perspectives on Instruction" (William H. Teale and Junko Yokota); (2) "Becoming a Reader: A Developmentally Appropriate Approach" (Susan B. Neuman and Sue Bredekamp); (3) "Literacy Instruction for Young Children of Diverse Backgrounds" (Kathryn H. Au); (4) "Enhancing Literacy Growth through Home-School Connections" (Diana H. Tracey); (5) "Children's Pretend Play and Literacy" (Anthony D. Pellegrini and Lee Galda); (6) "Talking Their Way into Print: English Language Learners in a Prekindergarten Classroom" (Celia Genishi, Donna Yung-Chan, and Susan Stires); (7) "Organizing and Managing a Language Arts Block" (Lesley Mandel Morrow); (8) "Classroom Intervention Strategies: Supporting the Literacy Development of Young Learners at Risk" (Dorothy S. Strickland); (9) "Teaching Young Children to Be Writers" (Karen Bromley); (10) "Phonics Instruction" (Margaret Moustafa); (11) "Reading Aloud from Culturally Diverse Literature" (Lee Galda and Bernice E. Cullinan); (12) "Fostering Reading Comprehension" (Linda B. Gambrell and Ann Dromsky); (13) "Assessing Reading and Writing in the Early Years" (Bill Harp and Jo Ann Brewer); (14) "Sign of the Times: Technology and Early Literacy Learning" (Shelley B. Wepner and Lucinda C. Ray); and (15) "Still Standing: Timeless Strategies for Teaching the Language Arts" (Diane Lapp, James Flood, and Nancy Roser). (NKA)

Early Education Curriculum A Child S Connection To The World

Author: Hilda Jackman
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305176669
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The sixth edition of EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD focuses on the process of planning and implementing a curriculum, and setting up an inclusive child-centered environment. This text meets the needs of a diverse range of students and experienced teachers, helping them to make informed decisions about curriculum content as well as to develop creative thinking and the ability to effectively apply theory to an early childhood classroom setting. Updated to include the most current research and standards, the sixth edition presents new material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as new information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, and using the environment as a teaching tool. The book retains its strong applied focus on the how-to's of teaching, with many new hands-on teaching tips and six new chapters on topics such as observation and assessment, fine motor and manipulatives, and large motor and outdoor play. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Growing Artists Teaching The Arts To Young Children

Author: Joan Bouza Koster
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285965795
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GROWING ARTISTS: TEACHING THE ARTS TO YOUNG CHILDREN, 6th Edition, provides early childhood educators with the theoretical framework and background knowledge needed to design creative arts activities for young children from infancy through the primary grades. Beautifully illustrated with children's artwork, it features a wealth of child-tested, open-ended dramatic arts, music, creative dance, and visual art activities that foster children's creativity. Examples of teaching in action model how to be an enthusiastic and effective teacher of the arts process. This book provides a rich-resource of ideas and approaches that will inspire all those who work with young children to explore the arts process with them. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Managing An Effective Early Childhood Classroom

Author: Wendy Koza
Editor: Shell Education
ISBN: 9781425890711
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Implement strategies of creating and managing a developmentally-appropriate early childhood classroom.

Encyclopedia Of Play In Today S Society

Author: Rodney P. Carlisle
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1412966701
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Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine, January 2010 The Encyclopedia of Play: A Social History explores the concept of play in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. Its scope encompasses leisure and recreation activities of children as well as adults throughout the ages, from dice games in the Roman empire to video games today. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of several curricular disciplines, from sociology to child psychology, from lifestyle history to social epidemiology. This two-volume set will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students in education and human development, health and sports psychology, leisure and recreation studies and kinesiology, history, and other social sciences to understand the importance of play as it has developed globally throughout history and to appreciate the affects of play on child and adult development, particularly on health, creativity, and imagination.

Developmentally Appropriate Play

Author: Gaye Gronlund
Editor: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605541745
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Help children participate in purposeful play to promote the development of a number of important skills.

Supporting Play In Early Childhood Environment Curriculum Assessment

Author: Dorothy Justus Sluss
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305161815
File Size: 55,16 MB
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Aimed at teachers and future teachers of children from birth through age eight, this book examines the positive effects of play on children's social/emotional, cognitive, and physical development. You will learn how to assess a child's learning through play, making play a more practicable teaching mechanism. You also will learn step-by-step recommendations for establishing a classroom that promotes play and how to develop play-based programs for children in specific age groups: infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten children, and primary-age children. Incorporating play into the program of special needs children is addressed in each age-specific section and in a separate chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Rumpelstiltskin

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Editor: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
ISBN:
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Dr Toy S Smart Play Smart Toys

Author: Stevanne Auerbach
Editor: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
ISBN: 9788120730731
File Size: 43,14 MB
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Planning A Theme Based Curriculum

Author: Carla F. Berry
Editor: Good Year Books
ISBN: 9780673464095
File Size: 30,58 MB
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Here is a complete curriculum planning model designed specifically for theme-based teaching with four-and five-year olds. The authors outline the principles they used to design a curriculum now in use and show how they implemented it using the best practice in early childhood education.

Managing An Early Childhood Classroom

Author: Wendy Koza
Editor: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1425891705
File Size: 34,57 MB
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Create and manage an effective and developmentally-appropriate early childhood classroom! Filled with management suggestions, ideas, and recommendations for young children's growth and development, this teacher-friendly guide also provides ready-to-use lessons, patterns, and templates to enhance learning. Topics include maximizing space, center ideas, scheduling recommendations, and long and short-term planning suggestions.

Exploring Maths Through Stories And Rhymes

Author: Janet Rees
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429839057
File Size: 42,69 MB
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This practical book is packed with tried-and-tested activities which draw on popular stories and rhymes, and use everyday materials and objects to help young children develop their understanding and enjoyment of mathematical concepts. By relating ideas of number, shape, size and pattern to everyday contexts, stories and experiences, Exploring Maths through Stories and Rhymes improves confidence, increases understanding and develops children’s desire to engage with maths. Offering a range of creative and exciting activities to encourage hands-on learning and discussion, chapters: include a range of step-by-step activities which are easily adapted to varying needs, ages and abilities use popular stories and nursery rhymes as a way of engaging children with mathematical thinking show how inexpensive, everyday materials can be used to encourage learning include full colour photographs, photocopiable materials, vocabulary lists and key questions to help the reader get the most out of the ideas described This practical text will be a go-to resource for early years practitioners and students looking to adopt a creative approach to early years mathematics.

Pathways To Play

Author: Sandra Heidemann
Editor:
ISBN:
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Magic Capes Amazing Powers

Author: Eric Hoffman
Editor: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605544248
File Size: 54,94 MB
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Heroes, villains and saving the day! Magic Capes, Amazing Powers explores why children are so strongly attracted to superhero and weapons play, and addresses the resulting concerns of parents and teachers. Unique in its approach to this wildly popular type of play, Magic Capes describes how teachers can use redirection, story-telling, dramatic play materials, anti-bias curriculum and clear limit-setting to guide superhero play in a positive direction that allows children to play and satisfies the concerns of adults. Eric Hoffman is the program coordinator for the Cabrillo College Children’s Center in Aptos, CA. He has worked with preschool-age children since 1970 and cofounded the CRADLE Project, which assists teachers and parents who do conflict resolution with children.

Staff Growth Program For Child Care Centers

Author: Polly Greenberg
Editor: Washington, D.C. : Acropolis Books
ISBN:
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Early Education Curriculum A Child S Connection To The World

Author: Nancy Beaver
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337515140
File Size: 42,28 MB
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EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD focuses on the role of observation and assessment in early childhood programming, the process of planning and implementing a curriculum, setting up an inclusive child-centered environment, and the uses of evaluation and documentation for continuous program improvement. Updated with current research and standards, the text continues to present new material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, and using the environment as a teaching tool. The seventh edition includes more material on diversity and diversity strategies, activity plans for different age groups, and more floor plans. New case studies provide examples of how activities planned align with specific standards, and allow students to apply knowledge gained to real-life situations. The book retains its strong applied focus on the how-to's of teaching, with many hands-on teaching tips. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Play

Author: Sandra Heidemann
Editor: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605541710
File Size: 65,30 MB
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Play skills are life skills; as children develop them, they also learn important social skills that they will use throughout their lives. Teachers will find successful strategies for implementing changes in the classroom to enhance the environment for play and techniques to help support children’s development. This is the revised edition of the well-respected and relied-upon handbook Pathways to Play. Play contains activity ideas that encourage play skills, checklists to help identify where children are having problems, specific teaching strategies, and assessment options. This new edition also examines how play theory translates into practice.