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3-2-1: Time for Parachute Fun

Author(s): Clare Beswick (click on the author's name for more titles)

Children love parachute play. They get the chance to move around, be silly, and have fun. But there's more to parachute play than games. The activities in 3-2-1: Time for Parachute Fun are sure to get kids laughing while they're learning to count, cooperate, follow directions, and move their bodies in new ways.

With activities that promote social and emotional growth, imaginative play, and listening and communication skills, this fantastic resource provides parents, teachers, and caregivers with plenty of ideas to get children moving and learning.

The book is divided into three parts:

• The Introduction offers safety tips, information on purchasing a parachute, and ideas for more fun ways to use parachutes.

• The chapter "Parachute Games—No Props Necessary" includes activities that only require a parachute, like The Parachute Pokey, Under the Big Top!, and In My Tent.

• The last chapter, "Playing Parachute Games with Props," is full of activities that use easy-to-find props, including: Into the Bucket You Go!, Matching Pairs, and All Dressed Up.

Each activity includes step-by-step instructions, and many also include ideas for expanding activities to support further learning. Children ages 3-10 will love these easy and fun activities.

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Art of Leadership: Engaging Families in Early Childhood Organizations

This comprehensive hands-on series of books examines every aspect of effective center management from A to Z. Offering the best advice and thinking from recognized experts on program administration, these books are designed to be comprehensive, hands-on training texts as well as ongoing reference tools for center administrators. The ideas presented are practical; the strategies are proven to work.

 High-quality early childhood programs are highly effective in engaging and supporting the families they serve. Engaging Families addresses the full spectrum of responsibilities in working with families: welcoming, supporting, engaging, and communicating with parents. In addition, it provides helpful advice on working with all types of families in today's society.

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RRP $60.00

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Art of Leadership: Promoting Early Childhood Services

This comprehensive hands-on series of books examines every aspect of effective center management from A to Z. Offering the best advice and thinking from recognized experts on program administration, these books are designed to be comprehensive, hands-on training texts as well as ongoing reference tools for center administrators. The ideas presented are practical; the strategies are proven to work.

 Professionals working in early childhood organizations need to continually improve their skills and broaden their perspectives. Promoting Early Childhood Services offers practical advice from leading experts in our field on economics, advocating for children and families and promoting your program.

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RRP $60.00

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At the Beach with Lizzie and Luke

Endorsed by Surf Life Saving Australia, and based on two young lifesavers, "At the Beach with Lizzie and Luke" focuses on the adventures of Lizzie and Luke as they perform their monthly surf patrol at Paradise Beach. The book contains vibrant, coloured illustrations and targets young readers, 3-7 years of age, providing an entertaining story but at the same time reinforcing important safety information. Learning to educate children early, on how to be safe while enjoying our beautiful beaches, can only serve to help enhance their personal safety. Each book contains general safety information at the rear of the book.

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RRP $16.50

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Balancing Brain Stimulation for Infants and Toddlers: Too Little? Too Much? Just Right! [cards]

Both over stimulation and under stimulation create stress in young developing brains. Balancing Brain Stimulation for Infants and Toddlers packets are designed to give early childhood education professionals simple brain development insights and ideas that assist in keeping the brains of young children balanced. Balancing Brain Stimulation for Infants and Toddlers offers suggestions for activities and interactions for a wide variety of situations throughout the day. They provide easy ways for caregivers to avoid either over stimulation or under stimulation of young children. Because stressed brains are not ready to learn creating balance leads to healthier brains and bodies and children that feel happier, calmer and ready to thrive. Ring Bound, 40 cards

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RRP $32.95

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Balancing Brain Stimulation for Preschoolers: Too Little? Too Much? Just Right! [cards]

Both over stimulation and under stimulation create stress in young developing brains. Balancing Brain Stimulation for Preschoolers packets are designed to give early childhood education professionals simple brain development insights and ideas that assist in keeping the brains of young children balanced. Balancing Brain Stimulation for Preschoolers offers suggestions for activities and interactions for a wide variety of situations throughout the day. They provide easy ways for caregivers to avoid either over stimulation or under stimulation of young children. Because stressed brains are not ready to learn creating balance leads to healthier brains and bodies and children that feel happier, calmer and ready to thrive. Ring Bound, 40 cards

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Bodysong: Exploring Children's Natural World Through Creative Dance

The Bodysong Creative Dance approach highlights ideas and imagination. This book is an inspirational and practical guide for early childhood educators and dance teachers seeking to incorporate creative movement into their programs. Bodysong promotes an appreciation for the natural world by combining movement with art, music and drama, motivating children to explore their own capacity for dance and develop a variety of motor skills. Bodysong comprises 23 lessons inspired by nature, with themes including Beach, Animals, Rainforest and Seasons. Each lesson includes: • A complete plan, from warm up exercises to a variety of movement and art activities • Beautiful photographs of the activities in action • Music, poems or artwork for each activity • Instructions for making and using simple props

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RRP $59.95

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Do-It-Yourself Early Learning
Easy and Fun Activities and Toysfrom Everyday Home CenterMaterials

Author(s): Jeff A Johnson, Tasha A Johnson (click on the author's name for more titles)

With Do-It-Yourself Early Learning, you can create toys that help children become more confident, stretch their intellect, and encourage play and exploration-all with materials easily found at your local hardware store or home centre.

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RRP $44.95

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Everyday Early Learning
Easy and Fun Activities and Toys Made from Stuff You Can Find Around the House

Author(s): Jeff A Johnson, Tasha A Johnson (click on the author's name for more titles)

Child care providers in all settings can count on the creative inspiration in Everyday Early Learning for projects with minimal cost and effort. A scale of one to three, ranging from "no construction" to "easy but not effortless" to "worth the work," rates the required effort and exertion.

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Everyone Needs Attention: Helping Young Children Thrive

Attention seeking is seen as misbehavior in young children, and giving them the attention they need is often times interpreted as reinforcement of bad behavior. Everyone Needs Attention focuses on how we, as adults, manage our emotions when children seek our attention, including a how-to chapter to help the reader reflect about how they sought out attention as children. This book includes conversations with teachers as well as some concrete steps to assist in self-explorations. Tamar Jacobson, PhD, includes her own life story, as well as anecdotes of her work with teachers, families, and children over the past forty years as a preschool teacher, professor, mother, and early childhood consultant.

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RRP $65.95

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Family Child Care Curriculum
Teaching Through Quality Care

Author(s): Sharon Woodward (click on the author's name for more titles)

Develop a curriculum for your family child care program that incorporates best practices and activities appropriate for the mixed ages of children in your care. This hands-on infant, toddler, and preschool resource reflects the reality of your needs, setting, and resources as a family child care provider.

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RRP $89.95

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Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale Revised Edition

Author(s): Thelma Harms, Richard Clifford, Debby Cryer (click on the author's name for more titles)

Designed for use in family child care programs, it is suitable for programs serving children from infancy through school-age. Following extensive input from users of the original scale, the authors have made many improvements and innovations that will make this program resource even more effective and easy to use.

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RRP $49.95

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Family Child Care Homes
Creative Spaces for Children to Learn

Author(s): Linda Armstrong (click on the author's name for more titles)

Loaded with colour photographs and architectural illustrations of indoor and outdoor family child care settings, this resource provides plenty of inspiration and practical information to create a comfortable, home-like setting that benefits children of all ages.

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RRP $112.95

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Family Engagement in Early Childhood Settings Quick Guide

Working with parents and families can be a challenge, especially when there are contradicting expectations. However, it can also be a joyful and empowering experience for both the program and the family if partnering with families is built into the program’s culture. Following a strengths-based approach, Family Engagement in Early Childhood Settings offers all programs, including family child care, center-based programs, and school-based programs, strategies for building or enhancing interactions, engagement, expectations, communication, and participation with families. This Redleaf Quick Guide provides clear information of what to do, as well as what not to do when encouraging family engagement in early care and education programs. Readers will find helpful information on making the best first impressions with parents in-person and online, establishing effective and supportive intake meetings for both parents and program, setting expectations from both perspectives, two-way communication strategies including daily conversations, verbal and technological methods, conferences and documenting learning, and creating a culture of family engagement embedded into every part of your program.

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RRP $39.95

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Inquiry-Based Early Learning Environments
Creating, Supporting and Collaborating

What does it mean to inquire? Grownups would say it means to question, to search for information, or to finding out about a topic of interest. For children in an early childhood classroom, the definition is no different. From the time of their birth, children want to know how the world works and actively seek out information. How educators respond to their questions is what this book is all about. Inquiry-Based Early Learning Environments takes an in-depth look at children’s inquiry. What does inquiry look like in early childhood settings? How does the environment affect children’s inquiries and teachers’ thought processes? Inquiry-Based Early Learning Environments examines inquiry in all its facets, including environments that support relationships, that create a culture of risk-taking in our thinking, that support teachers as well as children, that include families, that use documentation as a way of thinking about our work, and of course, the physical environment and all the objects and spaces within it. Throughout, stories about environments and approaches to inquiry from around the world are included as examples.

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