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Are These Your Glasses?

Author(s): Gavin McCormack (click on the author's name for more titles)

Are These Your Glasses? tells the tale of, Sergio, a lonely penguin who is faced with many hurdles as he grows up. Sergio is a champion against bullying. With his father as a guide, he learns some valuable lessons.These lessons help him to show great determination and strength as he tries to find true friendship.

The book has been designed to inspire deep conversations within the classroom and home about what it feels like to be excluded. It explains how we can overcome bullying with care and love.

The story of Sergio has the potential to educate children on a variety of levels. It inspires deep conversations about what it feels like to be excluded from a group and teaches children that the gift of kindness is the greatest gift of all.

As Sergio embarks on his quest for love, the sky ‘Aurora Australis’ changes its colour depending on his emotional state. This should allow those children who find it difficult to express their emotions in words to relate to Sergio’s situation. The book has a strong moral focus with many fine details and inferential clues within the beautiful illustrations which can be great discussion starters with children. And to top it all off, it has a beautiful ending.

The book is supported by detailed guides for parents and educators to assist them to extend the learning with the children in their care.

About the author
Gavin McCormack is a primary school teacher based in Sydney Australia who wants to make a difference. As a child, he was bullied at school. The feeling of the bullying he faced stayed with him well into his adult life. After working with children for almost 20 years, he has seen patterns emerging, especially in those children who are socially excluded. He decided to write this book to eradicate social exclusion in primary schools and to educate young people about the long-term effects of bullying and exclusion.

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RRP $29.95

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Conversations Behind Early Childhood Pedagogical Documentation

Author(s): Alma Fleet, Catherine Patterson, Janet Robertson (click on the author's name for more titles)

‘The ideas and concepts surrounding pedagogical documentation have been, for many, vague, slippery and hard to pin-down … This book teaches us to listen, speak, interpret, think, reflect as well as record the interactions between us, materials, representations and environments and space.'

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RRP $89.95

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Early Childhood Education and Care
A Sociocultural Approach

Author(s): Susan Edwards (click on the author's name for more titles)

Early Childhood Education and Care: A Sociocultural Approach celebrates the ideas of children, families and teachers. Drawn from research conducted with preschool teachers from the City of Casey, Victoria, this book highlights how sociocultural theory can be used in practice.

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RRP $39.95

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Intellectual Emergencies
Some Reflections on Mothering and Teaching

Author(s): Lilian Katz (click on the author's name for more titles)

Lilian Katz has spent many years conducting workshops for teachers, parents, and students all over the world, and during those workshops she has often referred to her son Stephen, and what she has termed the "intellectual emergencies" she experienced during the years he was growing up. Her responses to these "emergencies," the moments when he analyzed her actions and challenged her decisions as a parent and a teacher, are pulled together in this book.

With music and words from Stephen incorporated into the book, Katz presents an inspirational work for parents and teachers, or anyone who has ever looked into the face of a child and wondered if she was making the right choices.

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RRP $56.95

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It's Not a Bird Yet
The Drama of Drawing

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

Building on her enormously popular book, Rapunzel?s Supermarket, Ursula Kolbe takes an in-depth look at the rich possibilities of drawing. Filled with engaging anecdotes that illustrate the often-overlooked social dimensions of drawing, It's not a Bird Yet offers new ways of looking at drawing. Beautifully illustrated, in full colour, it celebrates drawing as a powerful tool for thinking and imagining.

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RRP $69.95

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Magic of Relaxation, The
Tai Chi & Visualisation Exercises for Young Children

Author(s): Patrice Thomas (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book combines gentle exercises, progressive relaxation and visualisation techniques suitable for all children. Gentle exercises promote strength, flexibility, suppleness, coordination and good posture. Relaxation techniques teach children the value of stillness and how to enjoy being calm, quiet and inwardly reflective. Most importantly, relaxation and Tai Chi are non-competitive, nurturing techniques that children of all ages can enjoy.

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RRP $34.95

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Nature Kindergartens and Forest Schools

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

This new title provides a balance of academic research and case studies of children's voices to explore all the facets of setting up and co-ordinating a Nature Kindergarten. Claire Warden's Philosophy of the Nature Kindergartens is an awe inspiring blend of a naturalistic space indoors, a landscape designed by children and a wild space where children can be outside for up to 90 percent of their day all year round. Full colour photography throughout brings the books to life through the children's learning stories.

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RRP $69.95

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Outdoor Playspace Naturally, The
For Children Birth to Five Years

Author(s): Sue Elliott (click on the author's name for more titles)

The Outdoor Playspace Naturally arose from concerns shared by the editor and contributing authors about children's playspaces in early childhood services in Australia. It reveals their concerns and offers guidance and information to early childhood educators, centre co-ordinators, management committees, designers and all those involved in the provision of early childhood services.

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RRP $89.95

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Policy Development in Early Childhood Settings
From Idea to Evaluation

Author(s): Leanne Gibbs (click on the author's name for more titles)

Policy Development in Early Childhood Settings acknowledges the uniqueness of each service. Along with the explanation of process and requirements there is a range of examples and policy excerpts, plus anecdotal accounts designed to promote clarity and assist services to formulate and implement their own unique policies. It stresses the importance of all policy in upholding the rights, dignity and potential of the community of the service and the strength it has in enhancing the educator's role in the care and education of young children.

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RRP $69.95

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Program Planning for Infants and Toddlers - 2nd Revised Edition
In Search of Relationships

Author(s): Margaret Sims (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book is designed as a resource for students and caregivers of infants and toddlers in group settings. It aims to support the curricula of both New Zealand — Te Whāriki, and Australia — Early Years Learning Framework, with particular reference to how these curricula relate to children three years and under.

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RRP $89.95

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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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Setting Up the Preschool Classroom

Author(s): N Vogel (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book is designed to help you arrange and equip your preschool classroom or centre, including the outdoor play space. The opening chapter explains the principles of designing active learning settings. Following this, the book describes specific interest areas (play spaces) in detail. Included are individual chapters on the art, block, house, toy, reading and writing, computer, music and movement, sand and water, woodworking, and outdoor areas.

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RRP $58.95

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Starting School
A Handbook for Early Childhood Educators

Author(s): Bob Perry, Sue Dockett (click on the author's name for more titles)

Starting School, and the companion volume for families, Our Family is Starting School, emphasises the importance of relationships and of people working together. The authors believe that families, educators and communities working together for the benefit of children is a particularly positive way to encourage children to feel special, as if they belong within a community, and develop an eagerness to engage with school and education.

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RRP $49.95

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Talking and Thinking Floorbooks - Third Revised Edition
An approach to consultation, observation, planning and assessment in children’s learning

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

This book will tell you how to plan with children. It has been comprehensively revised to provide greater insight into child centred planning in the now well established Floorbooks approach. The strategies that are set out in this revised edition are supported by diagrams and case studies which enable them to plan effective child centred experiences.

Step by step instructions on how to use Talking and Thinking Floorbooks™ and Talking Tubs which can be used to clearly evidence and document the learning process.

This revised edition contains a FREE pull out wall poster on "The Planning Cycle and Floorbooks" (Warden 2006) which will assist any adult working with children as partners in learning. 

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RRP $44.95

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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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RRP $54.95

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