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    By Susan B. Neuman, Carol Copple, & Sue Bredekamp

    Bestseller! Developmentally appropriate, research-based strategies for promoting children's literacy learning in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary classrooms and infant/toddler settings. A strong, coherent framework for effective practice appears in NAEYC's joint position statement with the International Reading Association, which is supported by many other organizations and reprinted in this book.

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    By Barbara Kaiser & Judy Sklar Rasminsky

    If you feel frustrated and defeated when confronted with a child with very challenging behaviors, here's a lifeline! This reader-friendly book explains the biological and social sources of aggressive behavior and offers easily understandable ideas and strategies proven to prevent and safely diffuse the most challenging behaviors. Includes ways to empower and observe all children. From the Canadian Child Care Federation.

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    By Judith A. Schickedanz

    New edition now available!

    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.

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    By IRA & NAEYC

    Because teachers, advocates, and parents asked for a stand-alone version of the IRA/NAEYC position statement to give to principals, school board members, and other decision makers, it is available as a 23-page booklet. 

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    By Lilian G. Katz & Diane E. McClellan

    On an essential topic, this book is both authoritative and accessible to early childhood professionals. Drawing from research and expert practice, Katz and McClellan explain developmental factors in social competence, positive and negative influences on disposition (including negative classroom influences that may surprise you), and suggest principles and strategies for teachers to understand and foster social competence.

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    By David Armington

    The author shows us a classroom in which children’s ideas, writing, and reading thrive. Written with thoughtfulness and clarity, The Living Classroom conveys the power of children’s writing in their learning to read and in many areas of their intellectual, emotional, and social development.

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    By Deborah Diffily, Kathy Morrison

    This resource offers 93 brief messages for parents on topics ranging from biting to developing children’s literacy—all ready for teachers to tailor to their individual programs’ needs or to use as is to strengthen communication between programs and families. Each message can also be adapted for newsletters, family packets, parent-teacher conferences, bulletin boards, or parent handouts. Includes dozens of innovative strategies for bringing parents on board in your program.

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    By Elisabeth S. Hirsch, ed.

    This expanded and updated classic helps teachers discover exciting possibilities for block play. It details the rich contributions of blocks to creative and dramatic play as well as to science, math, social studies, and other learning domains. Includes practical tips for equipping and organizing the block area, plus a chapter on large blocks.

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    By Sue Bredekamp & Teresa Rosegrant, eds.

    What's important for children to know and be able to do in math, science, health, visual arts, music, social studies, physical education, and language/literacy? Volume 2 takes a look at the national standards developed in these various fields. Providing such standards together in one book makes this an invaluable resource. Respected experts examine what early childhood educators need to know to develop meaningful, developmentally appropriate curriculum that incorporates the "big ideas" and content of each subject.

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    By Laura E. Berk & Adam Winsler

    Why is this resource considered indispensable by teacher educators across the United States? It does a masterful job of introducing key Vygotskian concepts clearly and concisely and guiding teachers in applying these powerful ideas in the classroom. Includes discussion of key concepts such as play, language, assessment, development, special needs, and more.

     

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