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Tips and Tidbits: A Book for Family Child Care Providers

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Even the busiest family child care provider or center-based educator can find time to read and apply these bits of wisdom. They have been established by almost a century of early childhood education practice in this and other countries. These recommendations are not fly-by-night fads; they are the basics of our business: giving children good care. Full of good ideas for handling squabbling, tattling, "potty mouth", eating or napping difficulties, and dozens of other important matters that arise in the day-to-day life of the family child care provider.

Much More Than the ABCs: The Early Stages of Reading and Writing

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A rich picture of children’s early steps toward literacy that helps teachers, caregivers, and parents nurture both children’s enjoyment of reading/writing and their skills. Gives concrete suggestions on topics such as reading aloud with children, setting up a book corner and writing center, and introducing the alphabet in meaningful ways. Book lists assist in choosing good books for kids at different ages.

Spotlight on Teaching Preschoolers #2

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This book shares effective teaching strategies that touch on all learning domains and across the preschool curriculum. In it, authors examine a hands-on approach to science inquiry, creativity through movement and dance, physical science in the blocks center, explaining IEPs to families of children with special needs, developing a professional portfolio, and more. 

Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood: Teaching Young Children in the Media Age

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More and more of children’s attitudes, values, interests, and behavior run the risk of being controlled by their experiences with the popular media culture and screens instead of being actively created by children themselves. That is, childhood is becoming increasingly remote controlled. Learn how to counteract the potentially harmful impact media can have on both the process and content of children’s development and learning, and how to help families make informed decisions about the screen media in children’s lives. 

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Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Science

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Children’s early science experiences are the foundation for future science learning and comprehension—throughout their school years and life. This collection of articles from NAEYC’s journal Young Children showcases how to support children’s science explorations from infancy through age 8.

The authors offer ideas for creating science-rich environments and promoting young learners’ investigations and discovery. The articles describe teaching approaches and child-guided experiences that introduce children to scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas in the physical, life, and earth and space sciences, and in engineering, technology, and applications of science. 

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Everyday Artists: Inquiry and Creativity in the Early Childhood Classroom

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For the young child, art is a way of solving problems, conceptualizing the world, and creating new possibilities. In Everyday Artists, the author addresses the disconnect that exists between the teaching of art and the way young children actually experience art. In doing so, this book questions commonly held notions and opens up exciting new possibilities for art education in the early childhood classroom. A practicing teacher herself, Bentley uses vignettes of children’s everyday activities—from block building to clean-up to outdoor play—to help teachers identify and scaffold the genuine artistic practice of young children.

This book features

  • Tangible examples of everyday arts experiences told through lively classroom stories.
  • An examination of the teacher’s role with suggestions of appropriate ways to support children’s artistic expression.
  • Clear explanations of how inquiry and creativity contribute to the overall thinking and learning of the young child.
  • A “Voice of the Teacher” section that offers teaching strategies for extending children’s thinking and learning.
  • A wide-range of ideas for teachers who feel they do not know how to “do” art.

From Teachers College Press. 

Watching, Wondering, and Learning Together: Best Practices With Infants and Toddlers (ebook)

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This NAEYC Digital Resource, Watching, Wondering, and Learning Together: Best Practices With Infants and Toddlers, covers a wide range of topics of relevance to a diverse group of readers. The articles in this collection focus on the unique characteristics and needs of infants and toddlers and the approaches to supporting their development and learning. We hope that these articles will foster individual reflection and collegial conversations in this country and around the world.  

Classroom-Based Assessment of Preschoolers: An Introduction to What Teachers Need to Know, Trainers Manual

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This multimedia training program offers 12 one-and-one-half-hour workshops designed to address basic questions about classroom-based assessment. Staff development specialists can use it to conduct training in early childhood settings for 3- to 5-year-old children. It is also appropriate for higher education courses. The manual includes the outcomes, timeframes, materials, handouts, and preparatory activities for each workshop. Trainer’s Notes provide a suggested script and a DVD-ROM has slides and video clips, as well as PDFs for creating Participants’ Notebooks.

Includes one copy of Basics of Assessment: A Primer for Early Childhood Professionals.

Reading Magic

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So Much More Than the ABCs: The Early Phases of Reading and Writing

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Bestseller! By engaging infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in experiences that foster oral language and content knowledge, literacy skills, and cognitive ability, early childhood professionals help build a foundation for children’s later academic success. This book addresses what children need to learn in the early years, the strategies that teachers can use to help children acquire these foundations, the features of emergent literacy and language understandings and skills, and how to design the physical environment to support language and literacy learning. 

Are you participating in a study group using this book? Author Judith Schickedanz will respond to selected questions emailed to her from designated study group leaders/members.

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