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    By Louise Derman-Sparks & Patricia G. Ramsey, With Julie Olsen Edwards

    In this updated edition, two distinguished early childhood educators tackle the crucial topic of what White children need and gain from anti-bias and multicultural education. This compelling text includes teaching strategies for early childhood settings, activities for families and staff, reflection questions, a record of 20th and 21st century White anti-racism activists, and organizational and website resources.

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    By Frances M. Carlson

    “Big body play”—the sometimes rowdy, always very physical running, rolling, climbing, tagging, jumping, grabbing, and wrestling that most children love and many adults try to shut down—can and should be an integral part of every early childhood setting. Drawing from evidence-based practice and the latest research, this book explains the multitude of benefits of big body play for young children’s social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

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    By Amy Shillady, ed.

    Nature exploration is fundamental to young children’s curiosity, discovery, and sense of wonder—it supports their growth in all developmental domains. In this collection of engaging articles from NAEYC’s journal Young Children, teachers of children from infancy through age 8 will learn about using nature education to address early learning standards, to involve families and the community, and to encourage children’s appreciation of the natural world.

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    By National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

    Focus in Grade 3 shows teachers and other educators how they can incorporate NCTM’s Curriculum Focal Points into their current mathematics curricula. The book provides practical ideas for bringing focus to mathematics learning and instruction in the classroom.

    Intended as a professional development tool, it presents self- and group-reflection tasks, sample student work, a sample state mathematics curriculum organized around the Focal Points, and other tools that teacher educators can use with the preservice teachers in their classes.

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    This book provides teachers with the skills and freedom to design rich art experiences for young children. Demonstrates that using fine art reproductions in the early childhood curriculum allows children to construct their own meanings, teaches diversity, fosters thinking skills, and encourages storytelling. Based on the NAEYC and NAEA standards, this teacher-friendly resource also includes lesson plans and examples of activities. From Teachers College Press.

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    By National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

    Focus in Grade 2 shows teachers and other educators how they can incorporate NCTM’s Curriculum Focal Points into their current mathematics curricula. The book provides practical ideas for bringing focus to mathematics learning and instruction in the classroom. 

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    By Barbara Kaiser, Judy Sklar Rasminsky

    The third edition of this perennial favorite provides new research-based strategies to help preservice and practicing teachers understand, prevent, and respond effectively to challenging behaviors. Useful for primary, preschool, and child care educators, this book includes practical tips for responding to children’s needs and helping them know what’s expected. Includes new material on inclusion, autism, culture, and dual-language learning. From Pearson.

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    Spatial development is linked with higher achievement not just in math and science, but across all academic areas. This guidebook helps educators seamlessly integrate spatial learning into their everyday curriculum. Focusing on math, science, art and literature, and social studies, this book includes research-based insights and ready-to-use activities to promote the spatial development of children in preschool through grade 3. From Brookes Publishing. 

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    Preschool teachers today are often challenged by and concerned about the expectations in states' early learning standards. Authors Jacobs and Crowley tackle these concerns head-on, providing teachers with lively, creative ideas to develop children's genuine curiosity while building the skills they'll need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Includes well-planned projects and activities that both capture children's interest and enhance social and pre-academic development. From Corwin Press.

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    By Aerial Cross

    Play is necessary for children to learn and developmentally thrive. For this reason, early intervention is vital in addressing and redirecting play challenges that may appear in young children. This book addresses five common play challenges and provides key intervention guidelines and sample play plans for each challenge. These play challenges include children who

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