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YALAYNHA YULUWIRRI 'FOLLOWING THE RAINBOW' - CD
CD by Nyimirr (Fleur Magick Dennis) and Millmullian (Laurance Magick Dennis)

This is a collection of 16 children’s songs in Aboriginal languages. The songs are sung in Wiradjuri, Gamilaraay and Wayilwan languages. The songs are sung by Nyimirr (Fleur Magick Dennis) and Millmullian (Laurance Magick Dennis). There are some favourites such as Twinkle Little Star translated into Aboriginal language, along with many original children’s songs to delight young and old.

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RRP $33.00

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Treasures in the Thicket
by Bethica Quinn with Rosalina Rodriguez, edited by Ann Pelo and Margie Carter

Explore children's creative process and the treasures revealed through their educator's insights as they develop their representational expression of values and culture. Written by an educator in a Spanish immersion preschool, this tender, visually engaging book includes Spanish and English text. This book is an excellent resource for your professional development. Make the most of your reading investment by revisiting sections of the book with study companions to help you reflect on the story of Treasures in the Thicket. Commit yourself to transforming your reading from a passive experience of listening to a good story to an active engagement with thinking and questioning. 148 pages. Treasures in the Thicket is part of the Reimagining Our Work (ROW) collection. Use the ROW collection to discover how early childhood educators in the field are reimagining their work and thinking alongside children. Authors, Bethica and Rosalina, offer potent questions that reverberate beyond the pages of this book: "How would my way of working change if I made a commitment to seeing children, and listening to them, more deeply?" "How would it change if I decided to trust them more fully as partners in the process of learning?" Carry these questions into the days and weeks ahead, use them as touchstones and signposts, as you embark on your own acts of collaboration with children. — Ann Pelo and Margie Carter Editors of the Reimagining Our Work (ROW) Collection Authors of From Teaching to Thinking: A Pedagogy for Reimagining Our Work "Through the narrative of Quinn and Rodriguez, we are invited into both the children's and the teachers' thinking, wondering, concerns, emotions and dreams during the unfolding of their learning journey. Read Treasures in the Thicket in either English or Spanish, for you are sure to be enchanted and inspired." - Louise Boyd Cadwell, Co-founder of Cadwell Collaborative and author of Bringing Reggio Emilia Home

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RRP $60.00

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Time to Create
Hands-On Explorations in Process Art for Young Children

Author(s): Christie Burnett (click on the author's name for more titles)

Forget stuffy, structured craft activities; your child needs time to create!

Rather than merely teaching your child to name colors and to hold a pencil, the hands-on process art experiences in Time to Create encourage discovery through a variety of art media, including drawing, painting, print making, collage, and sculpture.

With ideas for encouraging creativity, advice for choosing the right art project, and suggestions for minimizing the mess, you and your child will be on your way to fun-to-do art explorations in no time!

Christie Burnett is the writer and founder of the popular Australian parenting blog Childhood 101. She has worked as an early childhood educator for many years and is the mother of two young girls.

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RRP $56.95

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The Possibilities of Play
Imaginative learning centres for children ages 3-6

Thoughtfully created learning centers are bubbling with opportunities for active learning. Dr. Jean, beloved author of dozens of books and songs, and coauthor Carolyn Kisloski bring you a collection of practical ideas and tips to inspire engagement and spark learning in your classroom centers—and, importantly, keep children coming back for more. Children learn best through play. Discover how you can help them thrive in your learning centers. The Possibilities of Play brings expert tips for selecting and managing materials, facilitating explorations, and challenging children to: explore on their own time and at their own level, engage in hands-on discovery, solve problems and use critical-thinking skills, practice emerging skills across domains, share and get along with others, develop language, and realize their own sense of creativity.

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RRP $70.00

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The Language of Art 2nd edition

Author(s): Ann Pelo (click on the author's name for more titles)

Reggio-inspired inquiry-based studio practices

This updated edition includes:

New art exploration for teachers to use prior to implementing the practice with children

Suggestions on documentation Inspiring photographs and ideas to show how you can use inquiry-based practices in your own early childhood setting

Discover how to create space, time, and intentional processes for children's exploration and learning to use art for asking questions, exploring hypotheses, and examining experiences from unfamiliar perspectives.

Age focus: 3–6.

Softbound, 288 pgs.

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RRP $95.00 | Discount price: $89.95 | You save 5%

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The Goodness of Rain
Developing an Ecological Identity in Young Children

Author(s): Ann Pelo (click on the author's name for more titles)

We must discover our place in the natural world. Together.

To nurture ecological identity in young children, we invite them into relationship with the world beyond walls and with the creatures that live there. We invite them into ethical thinking anchored by the compassion that comes from caring and engaged relationships. We invite them to come home to the Earth, and to live honorably in that home.

Join author Ann Pelo on her year-long journey as she nurtures the ecological identity of a toddler and discovers for herself what it means to live in relationship with the natural world…

…delighting in discovery and adventure

…developing dispositions and skills for being in the out-of-doors

…learning when to speak and when to be still

…knowing joy, grief, reverence, astonishment, and gladness

…embracing the comradeship of fellow explorers

When we turn towards the Earth with curiosity and sympathy, with humility and wonder, our lives fall into place — we fall into place. This is what it means to grow an ecological identity.

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Studio Thinking 2
The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education, Second Edition

Author(s): Lois Hetland (click on the author's name for more titles)

“Our decade of using the Studio Thinking Framework in California’s schools positions us for success in this new era because of the foundation of reflective, creative, and critical thinking developed in our schools and districts.” —From the Foreword to the Second Edition by Louise Music, Executive Director of Integrated Learning, Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward, CA

“Studio Thinking [is] a vision not only of learning in the arts but what could be learning most anywhere.” —From the Foreword to the First Edition by David N. Perkins, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Senior Co-Director of Harvard Project Zero

The first edition of this bestseller was featured in The New York Times and The Boston Globe for its groundbreaking research on the positive effects of art education on student learning across the curriculum. Capitalizing on observations and conversations with educators who have used the Studio Thinking Framework in diverse settings, this expanded edition features new material, including:

• The addition of Exhibitions as a fourth Studio Structure for Learning (along with Demonstration-Lecture, Students-at-Work, and Critique).
• Explanation and examples of the dispositional elements of each Habit, including skill, alertness (noticing appropriate times to put skills to use), and inclination (the drive or motivation to employ skills).
• A chart aligning Habits to the English Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core.
• Descriptions of how the Framework has been used inside and outside of schools in curriculum planning, teaching, and assessment across arts and non-arts disciplines.
• A full-color insert with new examples of student art.

Studio Thinking 2 will help advocates explain arts education to policymakers, help art teachers develop and refine their teaching and assessment practices, and assist educators in other disciplines to learn from existing practices in arts education.

Descriptions of how the Framework has been used inside and outside of schools in curriculum planning, teaching, and assessment across arts and non-arts disciplines. A full-color insert with new examples of student art. Studio Thinking 2 will help advocates explain arts education to policymakers, help art teachers develop and refine their teaching and assessment practices, and assist educators in other disciplines to learn from existing practices in arts education.

Lois Hetland is professor and chair of art education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and senior research affiliate at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ellen Winner is professor and chair of psychology at Boston College and a senior research associate at Project Zero. Shirley Veenema is an instructor in visual arts at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Kimberly M. Sheridan is an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University.

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StoryMaking: The Maker Movement Approach to Literacy for Early Learners

StoryMaking is a first-to-market book celebrating the multimodal literacies and learning that are demonstrated by young children as they imagine, play, make, and share their stories. It encourages inquiry-based play to develop literacy, and combines: Story-retelling and story creation the Maker Movement—a creative and technological revolution in education that is underway around the globe the importance of play in the early learning curriculum Reggio theory It’s the practice of communicating a variety of ways (e.g. language, gesture, images) over various systems (e.g. visual, audible, physical), and moving children forward in their literacy learning. This book shares the processes, first steps, materials, practical suggestions, student samples, documentation forms, and over 100 full-color photos so teachers can implement their own version of StoryMaking in their classrooms.

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Rapunzel's Supermarket Second edition
All About Young Children and Their Art

Author(s): Ursula Kolbe (click on the author's name for more titles)

This inspirational book is filled with ideas for helping children realise their potential as image-makers. Building on children's curiosity about their world, it offers many suggestions for drawing, painting, collage, clay work, puppet making and much more.

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RRP $69.95

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Preschool Art
It's the Process, Not the Product

Author(s): MaryAnn F Kohl (click on the author's name for more titles)

Anyone working with preschoolers and early primary age children will want this book. Over 200 activities teach children to explore and understand their world through open-ended art experiences that emphasize the process of art, not the product. Activities are included for painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and construction.

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RRP $56.95

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Painting
It's the Process, not the Product?

Author(s): MaryAnn F Kohl (click on the author's name for more titles)

Each book in this series by, MaryAnn Kohl, contains excerpts from the best-seller Preschool Art, which emphasizes the process of art, not the product.

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RRP $22.95

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Outdoor Learning Cards Portable ideas – Mud

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

A pocket full of ideas that build on the fascinations of children – practical and portable, these cards are designed to share the possibilities of playing outside in Nature. Use to stimulate curiosity and engage children through rich learning opportunities inside, outside and beyond.

Creating memories that will last a lifetime.

40 cards.

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RRP $29.95

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Outdoor Learning Cards Portable Ideas - Wood Whittling

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

A pocket full of ideas that build on the fascinations of children – practical and portable, these cards are designed to share the possibilities of playing outside in Nature. Use to stimulate curiosity and engage children through rich learning opportunities inside, outside and beyond.

We see whittling as an activity that allows children freedom, flexibility and a chance for a lot of personal space to connect with their sense of self and their natural environment. Whittling is an activity used on a regular basis in our Nature Kindergartens and during our work with teachers. When we introduce whittling to a group, we find that the engagement and wellbeing levels of the individuals generally increases and that the sensitivity to both the environment and peers increases.

42 cards - image on one side, text on the other.

Example ideas:
Make a home for fairies and elves
Whittle a marshmallow stick
Make a woven ball
Make a sun dial
Make a picture frame

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Outdoor Learning Cards Portable Ideas - Cooking

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

A pocket full of ideas that build on the fascinations of children – practical and portable, these cards are designed to share the possibilities of playing outside in Nature.

Use to stimulate curiosity and engage children through rich learning opportunities inside, outside and beyond.

Creating memories that will last a lifetime 42 cards

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Outdoor Learning Cards Portable Ideas – Puddles

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

New! Just Out!

A pocket full of ideas that build on the fascinations of children – practical and portable, these cards are designed to share the possibilities of playing outside in Nature. Use to stimulate curiosity and engage children through rich learning opportunities inside, outside and beyond.

Creating memories that will last a lifetime.

40 cards.

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