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123 Card Sets from The I Am, Movement
Numbers 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 $39.95

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A Sense of Wonder
Science in Early Childhood Education

Author(s): Jenny Aitken, Jan Hunt, Elizabeth Roy, Bess Sajfar (click on the author's name for more titles)

A Sense of Wonder explores the possibilities for experiencing science in early childhood settings, together with practical ideas to inspire early childhood educators and pre-service students.

The book outlines an early childhood science framework divided into four learning areas: biological science, physical science, earth science and environmental science. The framework also includes the science learning areas identified in the Australian Curriculum for Primary School: biological science, physical science, chemical science, and earth and space science.

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RRP $49.95

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A to Z of Special Needs
A Practical Resource for Early Childhood and Primary Teachers

Author(s): Anne Vize (click on the author's name for more titles)

This indispensable reference covers 50 disabilities in easily accessible double-page spreads including autism, asthma, ADHD, coeliac disease, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, dyslexia, epilepsy, obesity, muscular dystrophy, visual processing disorders, and many others.

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RRP $39.95

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ABC Card Sets from The I Am Movement
Alphabet 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 $49.95

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Adults and Children Learning Together

Author(s): Pam Hanna (click on the author's name for more titles)

Through the use of many colourful and interesting stories and examples, this book makes a very persuasive case for looking carefully and listening sensitively to children as a basis for planning. Relevant to both centre-based and family day care settings, in both Australia and New Zealand, it gives new meaning to the idea of 'starting with the child'.
Written for educators who are focussed on, and proactive about extending young children's learning.

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RRP $39.95

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An Antechinus in the Attic
By Viarnne Mischon and with a Foreword by Dr Jane Goodall

An Antechinus in the Attic is an exuberant tale about four young cousins who visit their Auntie Agnes and Uncle Zac, only to discover the house is overflowing from basement to rafters with an A to Z of Australian wildlife! Filled with entertaining and vocabulary-building alliteration, from the pen of Viarnne Mischon, and humorous, yet species correct illustrations by Myke Mollard of over 70 endangered, rare and iconic Australian species, An Antechinus in the Attic is as informative and educational as it is witty and fun. With the bonus of a ‘call to action’ foreword by Dr Jane Goodall DBE, and a comprehensive glossary containing information on every species, An Antechinus in the Attic is designed to both fascinate and inform young readers about all the amazing wildlife in the story that come from a broad range of habitats - from desert to seashore and rain forest to snowfields, across all states of Australia - even Lord Howe Island and Christmas Island!

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RRP $25.95

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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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Assessment for Learning
Documentation and Planning for the EYLF

Author(s): Bridie Raban (click on the author's name for more titles)

Planning and observation are at the heart of any early years setting, and this straight-to-the-point guide gives a wealth of clear instructions on best practice in planning for young children’s learning, and observing their development.

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RRP $39.95

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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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Authentic Art with Children

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

When you give children fat brushes and splodgy paint you get splodgy paintings. If this is the only media children are given for art-making how can they express the delicacy of a butterfly wing or the detail of the flower on which it sits? Young children deserve authentic, quality art media to work with. The media artists use are chosen specially for their expressive qualities. It takes time and practice to learn how to use them. The quality of the representation rests upon the artist’s familiarity with the media and a repertoire of skills in their use. However, we know that many educators, not having had experience with art making and authentic art media themselves, do not feel confident doing art with children. This beautifully illustrated book is a practical guide that aims to fill those gaps in an educator’s experiences with art making. As studio practices are unpacked and demonstrated the reader is invited to join in a journey through the same kinds of exploration, experimentation, practice and processes that artists engage in. The author is both artist and educator with over thirty years of experience and research in the arts and early childhood. She takes the reader into the studio and explains and demonstrates how many artists think and work. The reader gets to try ‘being an artist’. Studio practices are then braided with socio, cultural, historical theories to develop a rich set of pedagogical practices for working with young children in the visual arts. This companion book to ‘Drawing to Learn’ brings the theory developed in that book alive. It illustrates and demonstrates just how the theoretical framework outlined in Drawing to Learn can be applied to support young children’s thinking, development and meaning making. Together these two books comprise a resource for students, practitioners and researchers in early childhood that is both inspirational and practical.

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RRP $74.00

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Authentic Art with Children
Ebook

From the author, Dr Margaret Brooks For the past years many of my early childhood student teachers have struggled with the visual arts. There is a deeply ingrained belief that they cannot draw and are no good at art. This lack of self-efficacy is compounded by the lack of a strong contemporary theoretical framework for the visual arts in early childhood. The roles and rules for doing art with young children are not congruent with current practice. In confusion and frustration teachers turn to superficial and catchy activities that often have little to do with art. This book tries to address both issues, first by providing practical guides that demonstrate how to use authentic art materials and provide real artistic experiences for children. Then by threading contemporary theory throughout with a strong focus on the role of the teacher. There is even a section that teaches you how to draw.

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RRP $54.00

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Before 9 After 3
A Handbook for Outside School Hours Care

Author(s): Alison Jones, Sue Tarrant (click on the author's name for more titles)

A comprehensive and practical Australian guide to setting up and providing quality care in Outside School Hours Care programs. Designed for trained and untrained child carers, TAFE students and teachers, and community members or parents in management committees.

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RRP $34.95

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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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Children's Resilience / OUT OF PRINT
Working with the Early Years Learning Framework

Author(s): Pam Linke, Judy Radich (click on the author's name for more titles)

It is generally understood as the capacity to recover or bounce back from setbacks in life. The scientific understanding of resilience is specifically developed in relation to young children who have experienced setbacks and is about what adults can do to help them make the most of their lives. Resilience provides the underpinning for all children to succeed in their education and in the rest of their lives.

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RRP $15.95

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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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