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Health and Emotional Development

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Active for Life
Developmentally Appropriate Movement Programs for Young Children

Author(s): Stephen W Sanders (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book provides guidance on what high-quality movement programs should include: environments designed for young children, effective curriculum components, developmental approaches to teaching, planned assessment, and more.

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RRP $41.95

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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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Big Body Play
Why Boisterous, Vigorous, and Very Physical Play is Essential to Children’s Development and Learning

Author(s): Frances M Carlson (click on the author's name for more titles)

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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RRP $49.95

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Children's Rights Learning Book

Author(s): Deborah Harcourt (click on the author's name for more titles)

Children’s Rights Learning Book is the first book written by young children for young children and teachers about rights.

'… the need to take a more active stance on children’s participatory rights is particularly important when there are significant changes in early childhood education and care, including the implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework which seeks to embody these rights in educators’ daily practice'.

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RRP $18.95

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Educating Palates
Healthy Food for Growing Bodies and Minds - A Guide for Families & Childcare Centres

Author(s): Tony Sharpe (click on the author's name for more titles)

A cook book for growing bodies and minds.

All children need to be guided at some stage and taught how to eat healthily.

Educating a child’s palate is a rewarding process.

Long before celebrity chefs stormed our televisions demanding school canteens revolutionise and forego processed foods for healthier options, there was a small childcare centre in the Blue Mountains called Lizzards where the children had a daily changing menu of seasonal produce lovingly homecooked by a qualified chef – Tony Sharpe.

“MY child won’t eat THAT!” parents would say on their first visit to Lizzards, yet within weeks they were eating more than their words and begging Tony for his recipes. “NOW they’ll only eat YOUR food. What’s your secret?”...and so this book was written.

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RRP $35.00

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Education for a Civil Society
How Guidance Teaches Young Children Democratic Life Skills

Author(s): Dan Gartrell (click on the author's name for more titles)

This collection of essays argues that it matters that children gain, through teacher guidance, the social-emotional skills they need to succeed in and participate civilly in modern life.

Part One establishes historical roots for the type of education that prepares children for this participation.

Part Two makes the case that three best practices in early childhood education offer the approach to education for democracy that society needs.

Part Three provides anecdotes and case studies to illustrate how guidance fosters the development of the five democratic life skills.

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RRP $105.95

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Essential Touch
Meeting the Needs of Young Children

Author(s): Frances M Carlson (click on the author's name for more titles)

Some early childhood programs have adopted no-touch policies, and others allow only a very minimal level of physical contact between teachers and children. Yet touch is as necessary as food or water for young children to thrive and grow physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. Experiences of touch in all its forms - whether nurturing touch from adults, tactile explorations of the environment, or physical interactions with peers - are essential to high-quality early care and education. From this book, practitioners will learn just why touch is essential in young children's development and how it can be incorporated safely in early childhood settings, from the infant program to the primary classroom.

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RRP $29.95

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Exploring Emotions:
How You Can Help Children to Recognise and Talk about their Feelings

Author(s): Kay Margetts, Ros Bayley (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book takes a sensitive look at the whole range of human emotions and shows how  to help children recognise and talk about them.

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RRP $29.95

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Health in Early Childhood Settings
From Emergencies to the Common Cold

Author(s): Frank Oberklaid (click on the author's name for more titles)

For people working with children from birth to eight years, this user-friendly guide offers information about the more common health issues and problems of early childhood.

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RRP $28.95

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Healthy Children, Healthy Lives
The Wellness Guide for Early Childhood Programs

Author(s): Sharon Bergen, Rachel Robertson (click on the author's name for more titles)

Integrate wellness throughout your child care program Early childhood is a critical time in human development. Understanding and supporting children's wellness early on can make the greatest impact on physical, social and emotional, and cognitive health throughout childhood and adulthood. Healthy Children, Healthy Lives provides a comprehensive collection of checklists and research-based information to help you evaluate and improve wellness in your program, making it a safe, happy place for each person—child and adult—who passes through the doors.

The checklists cover six areas of wellness:

  • Nutrition and healthy eating habits
  • Physical activity and fitness
  • Emotional health and resilience
  • Physical health
  • Safety and risk management Leadership

    The completed checklists can be used to create an action plan to improve your program's approach to wellness. 

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RRP $65.95

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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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Little Kids, Big Worries
Stress-Busting Tips for Early Childhood Classrooms

Author(s): Alice Sterling Honig (click on the author's name for more titles)

Research shows that stress in the crucial early years of a child's life can pose dramatic, lasting challenges to development, learning, and behavior. This is the practical book early childhood professionals need to recognize stress in young children—and intervene with proven relief strategies before pressures turn into big problems.

Developed by celebrated early childhood expert Alice Sterling Honig, this guidebook helps readers address the most common causes of stress in a young child's life, including separation anxiety, bullying, jealousy, and family circumstances. Educators and childcare providers will: understand key factors that influence a child's stress level, including attachment, temperament, developmental and learning challenges, health issues, and family pressures become a keen observer of the varied and sometimes subtle ways that children express stress

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RRP $56.95

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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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Making It Better
Activities for Children Living in a Stressful World

Author(s): Barbara Oehlburg (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book offers bold, new information about the physical and emotional effects of today's stresses, trauma, and violence on children. The 70 plus practical activities presented in the book offer guidance on how to reach children and help them survive, thrive, and heal.

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RRP $44.95

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Making it Better - Second Edition
Activities for Children Living in a Stressful World

Author(s): Barbara Oehlburg (click on the author's name for more titles)

More than 75 empowering and healing classroom activities

Children living with uncertainty and insecurity often have difficulty focusing on learning. They might demonstrate disrespectful or defiant behaviors, act out, or act with aggression. As an educator, you may provide the only stability in their otherwise turbulent world.

Making It Better explains trauma-informed education, an approach that recognizes the impact of traumatic stress on children and its effect on the growing brain, and applies the latest neurological research to teaching methods, disciplinary policies, and interactions to support grieving children.

This book responds to the learning and behavioral needs of children who have experienced traumatic events or toxic stress—such as natural disasters, community violence, or abuse or neglect within the child's familial relations—and includes a collection of activities and strategies to help children heal and feel empowered.

Distressed children need absolute emotional security and an opportunity to engage in healing activities. With your help, children can begin to build resiliency and find renewed hope for the future.

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RRP $44.95

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