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From Lullabies to Literature: Stories in the Lives of Infants and Toddlers

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The ability to use language (speak, read, write) is not something that children suddenly or automatically develop. It is rather a culmination of experiences with language that begin at birth. Sharing stories (oral storytelling, books) and ?story experiences? (conversations, songs, poems, rhymes) with infants and toddlers is critical to building their emergent literacy skills. At the same time, it expands their experience and understanding of the world and also prompts positive interactions with adults and other children, fostering social development. Sprinkled with charming vignettes and ideas for stories to share, From Lullabies to Literature explains how the many types of stories and story experiences are best used with very young children, with a particular focus on using books, and how teachers can plan and provide story experiences most effectively, including by partnering with families. Past Comprehensive Member Benefit.

Small-Group Times to Scaffold Early Learning

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This guide offers small-group learning experiences that build on children?s natural curiosity and interests. Early childhood teachers will find many ideas for new materials and experiences in five curriculum content areas: language and literacy, mathematics, science and technology, the arts, and physical development and health. For each small group, the book suggests how teachers can provide useful scaffolding for children at three different levels of learning and development. From HighScope Press.

Position Statement?Developmentally Appropriate Practice (booklet)

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Because teachers, advocates, parents, and faculty asked for a stand-alone version of the 2009 Position Statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs to give to principals, school board members, and other decision makers, it is now available as a 36-page booklet.

Me, You, Us: Social-Emotional Learning in Preschool

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Social-emotional learning is key to every child's ability to manage feelings and to interact successfully with others. This book covers 11 separate topics of social-emotional learning from developing a positive self-identity to creating a democracy and offers numerous teaching strategies and suggestions for professional development. Drawing on extensive research and discussion from the early childhood field, this book helps the thoughtful educator chart a path for young children to develop the social-emotional skills they need to succeed in school and in life. Copublished with HighScope Press. Past Comprehensive Member Benefit.

Art: Basic for Young Children

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Beautiful new design for 2004! Full of examples of how art can instill confidence, communication, and creativity in young children by increasing sensitivity to the physical environment, offering new ways to express feelings, and enhancing awareness of individuality. Includes a practical overview of possible materials ranging from finger paint to plaster and outlines exciting project ideas for fostering creativity.

 

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (3d ed.) and Basics of DAP Bundle

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Save when you order the new edition of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 together with the popular Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Essential for every student or new practitioner's collection! See full descriptions and tables of contents for items #375 (Developmentally Appropriate Practice) and #259 (Basics of DAP).

Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice Set (Book & DVD)

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Q: What's even better for early childhood beginners than the Basics book?

A: The new Basics book with the DVD to bring best practice to life!

Save when you buy the set!

See product descriptions for the book (#259) and DVD (#861).

The Power of Observation (2d ed.)

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This resource explores the vital connection between observing and effective teaching, offering guidelines and specific strategies to help teachers and caregivers transform observing into an essential component of their teaching practices. Much more than just a set of skills, observation is a mindset of openness and wonder that helps teachers and caregivers get to know more about each child in their care. In this new edition, the authors have added extensive, up-to-date examples to help teachers apply what they learn about children as well as a study guide for use in staff development and college courses. From Teaching Strategies. Past Comprehensive Member Benefit.  

Let Language Lead the Way to Literacy (Booklet)

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Learn about the important links between oral language development and literacy. You can lay the foundation for literacy by making reading and writing a natural, meaningful part of every day and making book reading a wonderful time for interaction, conversation and learning. Part of the Teacher Talk series, from the Hanen Centre. (For more details on the series, see #747. Also available in Spanish, #746S.)
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