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  • Item #: 7210
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    By Bonnie Neugebauer

    Top play experts discuss topics such as how play reflects and promotes development, how adults can support make-believe and block play, and cultural dimensions of play, and much more. Also includes activities to do with children and personal anecdotes that will help caregivers better understand and support children’s play. From Child Care Exchange.

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    By Derry G. Koralek

    This vibrant book, compiled from Young Children articles, focuses on the varied powers of play—as a source of enjoyment and as a tool for learning. Addresses areas such as play’s role in academic learning, toddler play, outdoor play, theories of play, adaptations for children with special needs, and media impact on play. Also includes a list of key resources in the area and carefully designed questions and activities to aid readers in reflecting on the articles.

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    By Mary S. Rivkin

    New edition now available! For many school-age children, outdoor experiences are very limited. The author compellingly argues for ensuring that children have outdoor play and learning opportunities, describes exciting playgrounds in the U.S. and other countries, and provides practical information on safety, accessibility, and curriculum.

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    By Barbara Blakley, Rosalie Blau, Elizabeth H. Brady, Catherine Streibert, Ann Zavitkovsky, Docia Zavit

    More and more schools and centers are adding after-school programs, and so more and more activity ideas are needed. Try out hundreds of activities for children from ages 5 to 10 in all subject areas from knitting, cooking, and dramatic play to gardening, science, and woodworking. These entertaining and educating activities will help your after-school center work more effectively with children, parents, staff, and community.

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    By editors of Teaching Young Children

    Coming this November, pre-order your copy now! What every preschool teacher needs! Filled with practical strategies and useful information on math and science, this book offers 

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    By editors of Teaching Young Children

    Coming this November, pre-order your copy now! What every preschool teacher needs! Filled with practical strategies and useful information on art, music and movement, and dramatic play, this book offers 

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    By Gaye Gronlund

    Includes tools to communicate exactly how to address children’s learning and plan for their cognitive and foundational skill development, as well as suggestions to assess children’s progress. Easy-to-read charts present information about each major content or development area and descriptions of what those standards might look like in early childhood classrooms or programs. From Redleaf Press. 

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    By Meghan Dombrink-Green & Holly Bohart editors, With Karen N. Nemeth

    Coming this November, pre-order your copy now! Covering infancy to third grade, the articles in this collection offer practical ways of supporting children who are dual language learners, their families, and staff. Included are suggestions for using technology as a teaching tool, pairing children and using projects to support development, and addressing challenging behaviors, as well as a professional development guide.

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    By Maurice Sykes

    Maurice Sykes has made advocating for and advancing high-quality early childhood education his life’s work. In this book, he shares stories of the hills and valleys of his personal and professional journeys as he outlines eight core leadership values: human potential, knowledge, social justice, competence, fun and enjoyment, personal renewal, perseverance, and courage. Use this book to develop the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind to be a successful leader—and do the right thing for children, whether you serve at the individual, organizational, or classroom level.

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    By Karen N. Nemeth, ed.

    Young Dual Language Learners provides clear and concise expert responses to questions that early childhood and elementary education administrators and preschool directors ask about educating young children who are learning in two languages. This practitioner-friendly guide helps all constituents navigate the landscape of early childhood education in linguistically and culturally responsive ways.

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