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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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Emotions Card Sets from The I Am, Movement
Emotions with Aboriginal designs by Aboriginal artists

“The I Am, Movement” arose from the recent diagnosis of my two-year-old son, Slade, with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As we attended therapy appointments and doctors’ visits, we were given piles of information and resources but found there to be a lack of culturally appropriate support, resources and connection for Aboriginal families. To address this lack of resources, we offer beautiful Aboriginal-designed flash cards appropriate for use at home, in education settings and in child therapy teams. These flashcards are a tool of healing and connecting to culture on our journey. One set of flashcards teaches numbers 1 – 10 and the other set teaches the alphabet alongside images of native animals. In addition to offering culturally-safe learning resources, “The I Am, Movement” aims de-stigmatise conditions by instead focusing on what you want to be; “I am, unique”, “I am, strong”, “I am, deadly”.

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RRP $20.95

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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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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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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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Hair

HAIR is a celebration of hair diversity; long, short, straight, curly, body hair, covered hair, facial hair and hair on people of all genders. Written and illustrated by two Melbourne mums, Kate Bullen-Casanova and Freya Bennett, HAIR is a 32 page picture book that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Its colourful characters will leap off the page and into your heart. There’s Charlie whose chosen to chop off her locks… …and Rupert who thinks his long hair really rocks!

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RRP $19.00

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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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How To Recycle Your Feelings
By Amy Molloy

Sometimes, we all end up with too many emotions, Or emotions we don’t have a use for anymore… But that doesn’t mean you have to throw them away. Because no emotion is ever really a waste. The first title in the series, How to Recycle Your Feelings is a children’s book with grown-ups in mind too. The fictional story – which shows that 'no emotion is ever really a waste' – draws on therapeutic techniques such as reframing, reflection and detachment packaged in a way that is understandable (and enjoyable!) to readers of all ages. Perfect for parents, grandparents, carers and educators alike, it shows the power of imagination and positive intention to cope with the overflow emotions that can clutter our emotional worlds! The series is written in line with NSW primary school curriculum for personal development and the national Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (aged 0-5): Belonging, Being and Becoming which is 'correlated with resilience, providing children with the capacity to cope with day-to day stress and challenges.'

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RRP $24.99

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I'm OK! Building Resilience through Physical Play

Children must learn to pick themselves up, brush themselves off, and bounce back. But how do you allow for the physicality required to build resilience when you are tasked with children’s safety? This guide provides the tools and strategies for creating a culture of resilience, including families in the process, and keeping safety front-of-mind. Examine common safety concerns and how to address and prepare for them Learn how to work with families and build a trusting relationship around children’s physical development Consider legal concerns regarding licensing and liability Learn how to encourage children's physicality and foster important skills like self-regulation, self-knowledge, and self-confidence

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RRP $74.95

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Illuminating Care
The Pedagogy and Practice of Care in Early Childhood Communities

Illuminating Care: The Pedagogy and Practice of Care in Early Childhood Communities is a powerful exploration of caregiving as a vital component of education and child development and a crucial building block of human community and society. Carol Garboden Murray meaningfully invites educators, parents and caregivers to experience the essential strength and value of their care for young children, the artistry and integrity of it, in the routines of daily life. Developing a culture of caring and incorporating care into intentional reflective practice both relieves and elevates the experience of teaching. The daily rituals of each child, and children's interactions with one another, provide natural opportunities to celebrate care and build health, connection, independence, and community.

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RRP $89.00

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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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Joy of Movement: Lesson Plans and Large-Motor Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

The Joy of Movement is a preschool movement activity book with a therapeutic perspective. The combination of old and new games creates a purpose driven physical motor curriculum. Each activity has been kid tested. This well-organized and easy-to-use book includes fun, developmentally appropriate activities that foster physical development and build self-esteem. The activities are built around developmental motor milestones and are flexible enough to encourage skill development for a variety of learners. The Joy of Movement is for anyone with young children ages three to six in their lives: preschool teachers, parents, families and child care providers.

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RRP $59.95

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Keeping Your Smile
Caring for Children with Joy, Love, and Intention

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

A resource to help you manage stress, tension, or anxiety before burnout becomes an obstacle in your daily interactions with children. It offers strategies, activities, tips, and tools to help you work with children with passion and includes profiles of several professionals who have experienced burnout and survived to become stronger, better care providers.

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RRP $40.95

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Lisa Murphy on Being Child Centred

Lisa Murphy on Being Child Centered provides an in-depth exploration of the author’s approach to working with children. Lisa Murphy outlines nine characteristics programs need to build an environment that’s child-centered, where play, developmentally appropriate practice, and academic standards all come together under one roof. Nine characteristics of a child-centered environment: Children are provided long periods of uninterrupted free time to explore their environment Children are provided lots of time outdoors Children are able to explore the environment with few restrictions Adults control the environment, not the children Adults serve as facilitators within the space Adults articulate the intention behind their words and actions Adults are familiar with current research and the key contributions of historical child development theorists The presence of adults who are aware of the importance of keeping it real Children are provided time and opportunity to create, move, sing, discuss, observe, read, and play every day Using true-to-life examples, anecdotes, and Lisa Murphy's signature conversational style, this book presents and explores the true identifying characteristics of a hands-on, play-based, child-centered environment.

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RRP $67.00

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