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  • Item #: 121
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    By Samuel J. Meisels & Sally Atkins-Burnett

    Sound developmental screening identifies those children who should receive more extensive assessment to determine whether they need additional support for learning. Developmental Screening in Early Childhood covers the basics of selecting an appropriate instrument and setting up a screening program.

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    By Ingrid Chalufour & Karen Worth

    This indispensable handbook for trainers and administrators introduces staff to the Exploring Water With Young Children curriculum—from planning to implementation. Seven basic and eight advanced workshops develop staff members understanding of science and inquiry teaching skills. Includes strategies for supporting teachers over time through mentoring and guided discussions, as well as charts, forms, and reproducible overheads for extended study and reflection. From Redleaf Press.

  • Item #: 2002
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    By Susan Conklin Thompson

    Art and literacy experiences can be integrated into the classroom to great effect, and Susan Thompson shows us how. Interpreting and creating pictorial representations is an important step on the road to literacy, as is experimenting with combinations of symbols and text. When we value and support children's symbolic expression and communication, children respond and gain confidence.

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    By Derry Koralek, ed.

    The creative arts—including music, movement, dramatic play, puppetry, painting, sculpture, and drawing—are a crucial part of early childhood. Not only do the arts allow children to express themselves, but creative activity can enhance development of children's skills in literacy, science, math, social studies, and more. This engaging collection of articles from Young Children also includes resources and carefully designed questions and activities to aid readers in reflecting on best practice.

  • Item #: 2003
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    By Judith A. Schickedanz & Renee M. Casbergue

    This detailed examination of writing in the preschool years covers the development from scribble to script, from letter strings to real words, and from simple to detailed messages. Describes how adults can identify and build the various strands of knowledge and skills that must come together for young children to understand how print works. The authors share many samples of children’s writing, as well as specific strategies providing support for children’s writing. From the International Reading Association’s Preschool Literacy Collection.

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    By Ingrid Chalufour & Karen Worth

    Learn to guide, expand, and assess children’s block play with nationally field tested curriculum that meets national standards. Block play is an important part of exploring physical properties such as gravity and balance as well as theories of structure like tension and compression. Real-life examples bring to life this exciting realm of science learning. Part of the Young Scientist Series and copublished with Redleaf Press.

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    By Marianne Torbert & Lynne Schneider

    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.

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    By Laura J. Colker

    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.

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  • Item #: 156
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    By Amy C. Baker & Lynn A. Manfredi/Petitt

    Children’s interactions with their special grown-ups affect everything in their lives, especially in their earliest years. And the relationships between those special people matter, too. When adult connections are caring and strong, parents, caregivers, and directors are motivated and empowered to work together to help children thrive. The book describes this concept of relationship-based child care, what understandings and attitudes support such care, and the policies required to enact it in a center setting.

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    By Oralie McAfee, Deborah J. Leong, & Elena Bodrova

    Assessment of children's abilities and knowledge, their approaches to learning, and their strengths, needs, and interests is expected in most early childhood programs. However, many early childhood educators are unsure of how to assess young children's development and learning. This reader-friendly book will help increase understanding of child assessment, including its specialized and often confusing vocabulary. Focusing on children's development and learning, the authors provide an overview of basic assessment concepts.

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