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Being with Babies: Understanding and Responding to the Infants in Your Care: Best Practices for Caregivers

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This book is a great resource for both beginning and experienced caregivers, with chapters on developing relationships with babies, observation, communication, and safe environments. Being with Babies teaches caregivers how to handle everyday challenges while learning about developmental stages of infants. From Gryphon House.

Secure Relationships: Nurturing Infant/Toddler Attachment in Early Care Settings

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For healthy adjustment in childhood and later in life, infants and toddlers need secure attachments to the adults who care for them. Loving, responsive, and consistent care from primary caregivers is key to young children learning to form relationships. Alice Honig, with her vast experience and deep knowledge of research and theory, distills key points needed in understanding and building attachment. Vital information and sound advice for caregivers and parents too.

Exploring Water with Young Children

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This third installment in the Young Scientist Series from Redleaf Press focuses children's explorations to help deepen their understanding of water and its properties?including concepts related to water's flow, appearance, and effect on objects. This nationally field-tested curriculum supports children's early development of important science inquiry skills such as questioning, investigating, discussing, and formulating ideas and theories.

Children as Illustrators: Making Meaning Through Art and Language

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Art and literacy experiences can be integrated into the classroom to great effect, and Susan Thompson shows us how. Interpreting and creating pictorial representations is an important step on the road to literacy, as is experimenting with combinations of symbols and text. When we value and support children's symbolic expression and communication, children respond and gain confidence.

This engaging book is a joyous exploration of visual expression combined with writing and reading. Included are instructions for more than two dozen printing, painting, collage, and other techniques that children will enjoy learning and using in their illustrations.

Building Structures with Young Children

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Learn to guide, expand, and assess children?s block play with nationally field tested curriculum that meets national standards. Block play is an important part of exploring physical properties such as gravity and balance as well as theories of structure like tension and compression. Real-life examples bring to life this exciting realm of science learning. Part of the Young Scientist Series and copublished with Redleaf Press.

The Block Book (3d ed.)

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This expanded and updated classic helps teachers discover exciting possibilities for block play. It details the rich contributions of blocks to creative and dramatic play as well as to science, math, social studies, and other learning domains. Includes practical tips for equipping and organizing the block area, plus a chapter on large blocks.

Children of 2010

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Learn about the trends, problems, and opportunities that will shape the 21st century and what young children need to learn today to prepare for the world of tomorrow. National leaders present a collection of thoughts, statistics, and ideas centered on equality and discuss how a changing world can challenge long-standing values and reinforce stereotypes unless all our nation?s young children experience the concepts of equality, liberty, and justice. Recommends experiences for young children which are perfect for stimulating dialogue in small groups where we can practice listening and learning together to meet this challenge.

A Guide to Discipline (Rev. ed.)

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So many teachers tell us that discipline is their biggest problem! You can help children discipline themselves through your words and manner, and by using strategies to avoid problems in advance. But what do you do when children hit, kick, or bite? This guide to discipline will explain how to prevent, handle, and calm aggressive behavior in the ways most likely to teach and affect children. Great for families, too.

The Living Classroom: Writing, Reading, and Beyond

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The author shows us a classroom in which children?s ideas, writing, and reading thrive. Written with thoughtfulness and clarity, The Living Classroom conveys the power of children?s writing in their learning to read and in many areas of their intellectual, emotional, and social development.
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