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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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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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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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Authentic Inclusions of Aboriginal Cultures - Book and CD

Author(s): Mary Jacobs , Les Bursill, Catherine Lee, Peter Morgan (click on the author's name for more titles)

Authentic Inclusions of Aboriginal Cultures was coauthored by Mary Jacobs Early Childhood Lecturer (TAFE), Les Bursill Aboriginal Knowledge Holder and Dharawal Elder, Catherine Lee Early Childhood Educator at The Point Preschool which has ‘a best practice’ reputation, and Peter Morgan Professional Musician and Educator.

'This book has developed in me an awareness of the need for our young children to have a shared knowledge of this rich and unique Aboriginal culture. Not through a puzzle or a book but through meaningful interactions with Elders, staff, families and community. Children will learn through interactive hands on exploration and investigation on a daily basis, with guidance and permission from Aboriginal Elders and knowledge holders'.

'I see this book as an invaluable resource, guiding educators, step by step, through each process of the journey which will both teach and inspire you to learn more'.
Susanne McGilivray- student now Educator

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RRP $35.00

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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 | Discount price: $5.00 | You save 86%

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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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Children’s Imagination
Creativity Under Our Noses

Author(s): Ursula Kolbe (click on the author's name for more titles)

Is today’s pressure on parents and teachers sidelining children’s play?
Artist and educator Ursula Kolbe opens our eyes and ears to what’s happening ‘under our noses’ when children play—with anything from seedpods to felt-tip pens or even an iPad. Kolbe’s stories reveal that unstructured and unhurried play—as neuroscientists, psychologists and educators have long said—encourages children to become imaginative and inventive thinkers.

By looking at children’s responses to the unexpected in play, Children’s Imagination: Creativity Under Our Noses uncovers valuable clues to what sparks creativity in us all.

For all who live and work with children 1.5–10 years.

‘A lovely, lovely book—well and truly loveable! A cracker.’
Janet Robertson, educational consultant and teacher, Mia-Mia Child and Family Study Centre, Macquarie University, Sydney

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RRP $29.95

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Dance, Shaba, Dance and Other Puppet Stories

Author(s): Yvonne Winer (click on the author's name for more titles)

This beautiful book, illustrated in full colour, is the first in a series of companion books to Stories for Telling. Rhymes, Puppets, Drama. The stories in this book, are written for participation, reading aloud, puppet telling, felt and magnetic boards, and sand trays. Many are invitations to dramatise, to dance, or create music. Most of the stories are illustrated with puppets constructed from a diverse range of materials.

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RRP $20.00

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Dancing With Reggio Emilia
Metaphors for Quality

Author(s): Stefania Giamminuti (click on the author's name for more titles)

This is a book about the philosophical basis of a mode of early, preschool education. But that philosophical basis is not only set forth abstractly but explicated concretely by well observed examples of the daily life of those preschools. I happen to be a cittadino honorario of Reggio Emilia. And I confess that I am further honoured by the appearance of Ms Giamminuti’s book. For it brings that city and its pedagogical efforts into a universal context that honors us all.
[from the Foreword] Jerome Bruner, University Professor, New York University, NYC (USA)

As I read this book, the story emerged of a special educational project, seen and narrated through the eyes of a researcher who has positioned herself as a listener and observer of daily events in the municipal infant–toddler centres and ‘schools of childhood’ of Reggio Emilia. Stefania has narrated the possible which this experience attempts to bear witness to, proposing education as a primary and inalienable right of all children throughout the world.
[from the Epilogue] Claudia Giudici, President, Preschools and Infant—toddler Centres — Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia

Your book stands out in that it gives a genuine feeling for the schools and the community while also speaking to the already published literature.
Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education (USA).

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RRP $114.95

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Discovery Play
Play in the Early Years

Author(s): Bridie Raban, Sheilla Riddell-Leech (click on the author's name for more titles)

This practical guide offers advice on setting up treasure basket and discovery play sessions at all stages up to 5 years old. It comes with links to the EYLF and schemas.

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RRP $32.95

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Documentation and the Early Years Learning Framework
Researching in Reggio Emilia and Australia

Author(s): Jan Millikan, Stefania Giamminuti (click on the author's name for more titles)

This new title in our EYLF series links the EYLF and documentation. Drawing on research from both Reggio Emilia and Australia, the authors are well placed to offer these insights.

From the Foreword by Jennifer Sumsion:

Jan and Stefania have taken up the challenge of ensuring that belonging, being and becoming doesn’t descend into cliché. As they explain, they have written ‘with the aim of sparking enriched responses to belonging, being and becoming’. And indeed, they have succeeded beautifully in showing how the principles of the Reggio Emilia educational project in Northern Italy can map so effectively onto the principles of the EYLF.

But importantly, they also show how bringing Reggio Emilia principles into conversation with the EYLF can provoke new ways of thinking about the possibilities of the EYLF. By focusing particularly on documentation, they make a timely and valuable contribution. They challenge some of the many myths about documentation that have emerged and taken hold over recent years. They complicate every day understandings and push readers to think more deeply about the possibilities that this distinctive aspect of early childhood practice affords. But equally importantly, they discuss ethical issues and related concerns that have been raised about documentation.

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RRP $39.95

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Early Childhood Education and Care
A Sociocultural Approach

Author(s): Susan Edwards (click on the author's name for more titles)

Early Childhood Education and Care: A Sociocultural Approach celebrates the ideas of children, families and teachers. Drawn from research conducted with preschool teachers from the City of Casey, Victoria, this book highlights how sociocultural theory can be used in practice.

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RRP $39.95

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Early Years Learning Framework , The:
Getting Started

Author(s): Joy Goodfellow (click on the author's name for more titles)

This guide is specifically designed to introduce and support educators in coming to know about, understand and work with the EYLF. This book explores the central understanding upon which the Framework has been built, and looks at the why and how of educator's engagement with the ideas and understandings that can be found within it.

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RRP $15.95 | Discount price: $10.00 | You save 37%

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