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Health and Emotional Development

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Ginnie & Pinney A story about FAIRNESS

Author(s): Penny Harris, Winnie Zhou (click on the author's name for more titles)

Playing hide and seek is Ginnie's favourite game. But Ginnie has a problem. She is very bad at hiding and is always found before anyone esle. So when Ginnie disappears and can't be found, everyone is worried. Where could Ginnie be? Can the friends find Ginnie? How will Ginnie solve her "hide and seek" problem?

The Ginnie & Pinney multiplatform program is aimed for children, 3-8, to stimulate and enhance emotional intelligence, empathy and ethical decision-making. It includes an eight book set, eight animatic videos and a teacher resource.

Open-ended questions at the back of each book, created in consultation with Australian academics, aim to encourage lively discussion and ethical decision-making.

Each book is a 36 page full colour paperback.

The program is based on the Australian National Framework for Values Education and the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

Scan the QR Code on the back of the book and watch the story come to life in an on-screen animation!

Teaching Notes also available.

A set of fair trade character finger puppets can be purchased separately to encourage dramatic play with the story.

This book is part of a set; buy one book or the whole set for $125 in its own carrying case.

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RRP $17.95

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A Bedtime Story
Ginnie & Pinney A story about SHARING

Author(s): Penny Harris, Winnie Zhou (click on the author's name for more titles)

Ginnie & Pinney are excited. They have invited Dodo to his first sleepover but Dodo won't share or help. Is Dodo being a bad guest or is there a reason for Dodo's behaviour? When Dodo finally tells his friends the truth, they agree to share with him. But has Dodo learnt to share with them?

The Ginnie & Pinney multiplatform program is aimed for children, 3-8, to stimulate and enhance emotional intelligence, empathy and ethical decision-making. It includes an eight book set, eight animatic videos and a teacher resource.

Open-ended questions at the back of each book, created in consultation with Australian academics, aim to encourage lively discussion and ethical decision-making.

Each book is a 36 page full colour paperback.

The program is based on the Australian National Framework for Values Education and the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

Scan the QR Code on the back of the book and watch the story come to life in an on-screen animation!

Teaching Notes also available.

A set of fair trade character finger puppets can be purchased separately to encourage dramatic play with the story.

This book is part of a set; buy one book or the whole set for $125 in its own carrying case.

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RRP $17.95

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A Brand New Band
Ginnie & Pinney A story about INCLUSIVENESS

Author(s): Penny Harris, Winnie Zhou (click on the author's name for more titles)

Pinney is excited about putting on a concert with his friends. But when Lulu is excluded from joining in and the concert isn't going well, Pinney realises Lulu might have something to offer after all. Will Lulu forgive her friends and save the concert? And what will Pinney have to give up if she does?

The Ginnie & Pinney multiplatform program is aimed for children, 3-8, to stimulate and enhance emotional intelligence, empathy and ethical decision-making. It includes an eight book set, eight animatic videos and a teacher resource.

Open-ended questions at the back of each book, created in consultation with Australian academics, aim to encourage lively discussion and ethical decision-making.

Each book is a 36 page full colour paperback.

The program is based on the Australian National Framework for Values Education and the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

Scan the QR Code on the back of the book and watch the story come to life in an on-screen animation!

Teaching Notes also available.

A set of fair trade character finger puppets can be purchased separately to encourage dramatic play with the story.

This book is part of a set; buy one book or the whole set for $125 in its own carrying case.

More information

RRP $17.95

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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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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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RRP $32.95

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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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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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Caring Spaces, Learning Places
3rd edition

Children deserve to spend their days in well-designed environments that support their needs and stimulate their learning. Adults who spend their days teaching and caring for young children deserve environments that maximize their skills. The newest revision of Caring Spaces, Learning Places is a book of ideas, observations, problems, solutions, examples, resources, photographs, and poetry. Here you will find current thinking about children's environments - 380 pages to challenge you, stimulate you, inspire you. EDITOR'S NOTE: Jim Greenman was a designer, philosopher, and provocateur, but he was first and foremost a teacher. His teachings and insights live on through his writing, and while I was stunned at how up-to-date and pertinent Caring Spaces remains, I shouldn't have been. After all, I use things that Jim taught me every day. To say that the editing team had a light touch with this 3rd edition of Caring Spaces would be an understatement. Jim's words stand the test of time incredibly well, and this new edition leaves his sometimes quirky and always insightful prose intact. We have worked hard to include updated references, a new appendices section, and to refine the layout and graphics in ways that make the book more readable, but the ideas, anecdotes, strategies, and innate "rightness" of the book we left alone. My hope is that Caring Spaces inspires a new generation of educators and designers to realize Jim's vision of spaces for children where wonder, beauty, sensory richness, and functionality are the norm and not the exception.

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RRP $112.95

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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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