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Understanding Early Childhood Mental Health: A Practical Guide for Professionals

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Enhance child outcomes by weaving best practices in mental health into early childhood services. This accessible text from more than a dozen top experts gives early childhood professionals a primer on key issues in infant mental health and research-based guidelines for practice. From Brookes Publishing.

Young Children and Picture Books (2nd ed.)

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When you share picture books with young children, you build their lifelong literacy and enjoyment of reading. In beautiful full color, the second edition of this popular book will help you recognize quality in children’s literature and illustration and see how to use picture books to best advantage. Lists of recommended books are included.

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The Cooking Book: Fostering Young Children's Learning and Delight

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Here is a book that invites teachers to the table—even those of us who don't see ourselves as cooks—to create tasty, wholesome projects with children. Young children certainly love to cook, and cooking experiences give them a chance to see a task through to completion and take pride in a product. As they prepare food, children learn social competence; science, math, and literacy skills; and the joy of creativity. Author Laura Colker has decades of experience cooking with children and teaching early childhood educators to do so. In The Cooking Book, she shares that experience and scores of kid-tested recipes. Enjoy!

Learning From Young Children in the Classroom: The Art and Science of Teacher Research

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A comprehensive introduction to envisioning and carrying out high-quality teacher research in early childhood settings. The text features original research projects by teachers working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary age children. With special attention given to multicultural and multilingual classrooms, the authors examine forms of children's play, social interaction, and friendships; language and literacy learning; and work with parents and families. This how-to guide provides the history, strategies, tools, and examples teachers will need to initiate and conduct effective research in their own classrooms. From Teachers College Press.

Celebrating Young Children and Their Teachers: The Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld Reader

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Known and loved for her vitality and individuality, Mimi Chenfeld has been teaching and sharing her deep love of children for 50 years. This collection of new and selected writings compiles some of the insights and adventures that have occurred during that time and also looks ahead to what the next 50 years will bring. These writings are sure to be inspiring to anyone who values kids! From Redleaf Press.

The World According to Mr. Rogers: Important Things to Remember

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Culled from Fred Rogers' speeches, program transcripts, books, letters, and interviews, along with some of his never-before-published writings, this touching book is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions. From Family Communications.

 

Culled from Fred Rogers' speeches, program transcripts, books, letters, and interviews, along with some of his never-before-published writings, this touching book is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions. From Family Communications.

Enthusiastic and Engaged Learners: Approaches to Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom

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Children’s “approaches to learning”—interest, joy, persistence, flexibility, self-regulation, engagement, and motivation to learn—make up a key dimension of school readiness. Research shows that positive approaches to learning improve social-emotional and academic outcomes. With images of practice in diverse settings, Hyson illustrates the possibility of building greater enthusiasm and engagement through relationships, curriculum, teaching, assessment strategies, and family communication. Copublished with Teachers College Press. 

Follow Me Too: A Handbook of Movement Activities for Three- to Five-Year-Olds

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Active movement games encourage cooperative learning, and teamwork. The book includes the research and theory behind using movement games in early childhood programs, 49 field-tested games, adaptations for responding to individual abilities and needs, a chart of perceptual-motor skills involved in each game, suggestions for parent involvement, and directions for making inexpensive equipment.

Defending Childhood: Keeping the Promise of Early Education

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This book brings together a group of extraordinary educators and scholars who offer important insights about what we can do to defend childhood from societal challenges. The authors explain new findings from neuroscience and psychology, as well as emerging knowledge about the impact on child development of cultural and linguistic diversity, poverty, families and communities, and the media. From Teachers College Press. 

Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Developmentally Appropriate Practice (2nd ed.)

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In this revised and updated edition of Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Zero to Three has written a how-to guide that matches classroom activities with how children think and grow. Posters and a developmental wheel on common behavior challenges are included with the book. From Zero to Three Press.

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