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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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Young Scientist Series

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Save on Exploring Water with Young Children (#777), Building Structures with Young Children (#748), and Discovering Nature with Young Children (#758) when you order them together! From Redleaf Press.

 

Save $10 on Exploring Water with Young Children (#777), Building Structures with Young Children (#748), and Discovering Nature with Young Children (#758) when you order them together! From Redleaf Press.

 

Discovering Nature with Young Children

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For teachers who want to do serious science in their preschool classroom, this resource-rich curriculum gives you all the tools you need. Children will learn essential lifelong scientific reasoning skills, such as hypothesis, inference, prediction, and estimation, as they investigate the natural world. Important language and literacy skills are developed as children communicate their findings, participate in discussions, and represent their experiences; and crucial math skills are fostered as children count, measure, sort, categorize, and compare the many plants and animals in their surroundings. Part of the Young Scientist Series and from Redleaf Press.

Storytelling, Story Acting, and Inclusion (Companion Guide to video #804)

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This book is a companion guide to the DVD Vivian Gussin Paley and the Boy Who Could Tell Stories (order #8041). Offers concrete support for teachers inspired to explore the techniques Paley demonstrates.

This book is a companion guide to the DVD Vivian Paley and the Boy Who Could Tell Stories (order #8041). Offers concrete support for teachers inspired to explore the techniques Paley demonstrates.

This book is a companion guide to the DVD Vivian Paley and the Boy Who Could Tell Stories (order #8041). Offers concrete support for teachers inspired to explore the techniques Paley demonstrates.

A Place for Me: Including Children with Special Needs in Early Care and Education Settings

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Gives teachers and caregivers strong encouragement and practical help to meet the challenges involved in making inclusion work. Chapters include dealing with your feelings; common feelings about persons with special needs; preparing yourself and the physical environment; the child with special needs; regular activities first; assist with integration; encouraging independence; children with typical needs; working with parents; and working with other agencies.

Gives teachers and caregivers strong encouragement and practical help to meet the challenges involved in making inclusion work. Chapters include dealing with your feelings; common feelings about persons with special needs; preparing yourself and the physical environment; the child with special needs; regular activities first; assist with integration; encouraging independence; children with typical needs; working with parents; and working with other agencies.

Spotlight on Young Children and Science

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Doing great science and math in your classroom? Chances are you feel you could be doing even better. In this collection of engaging and thoughtful articles from Young Children, the authors describe fresh, effective ideas for early childhood science and help us think carefully about the what and the how in a first-rate science program. This beautifully produced volume includes a list of top resources in the area and carefully designed questions and activities to aid students and other readers in reflecting on the articles.

Building Classroom Community: The Early Childhood Teacher's Role

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Fostering positive values and a sense of community in young children is the heart of the early childhood teacher’s role. With many years of experience in a variety of early childhood settings, esteemed author Jeannette Stone writes simply and powerfully of how to instill respect, responsibility, and compassion in today’s young children.

 

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