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Young Gifted Children
A Practical Guide to Understanding and Supporting Their Needs

Author(s): Anne-Marie Morrissey (click on the author's name for more titles)

This is a practical guide for pre-service and practising early childhood professionals and junior primary teachers, to support them in understanding and meeting the needs of young gifted children and their families.

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RRP $24.95

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When I Grow Up
Ginnie & Pinney A story about SELF IDENTITY

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

Miranda Panda is being very bossy telling everyone what dress-ups to wear to the party. So when Miranda gives Ginnie a firefighter's costume, Ginnie is unhappy. She doesn't feel brave enough to be a firefighter. But when a fire truck arrives and Ginnie is asked for help, things change for everyone including Miranda.

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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Voices & Visions
Aboriginal Early Childhood Education in Australia

Author(s): Karen Martin (click on the author's name for more titles)

Just as our visions will be the present of some young Aboriginal children who are not yet born, these will be made real through our voices and actions right now. The question begs to be asked: ‘What kind of people do we want those children of the future to remember us as being?’

This book reflects the stories of practitioners in Aboriginal early childhood education in Australia. It is not just their stories, but a text for how Aboriginal worldviews and frameworks are incorporated in what they do. As Aboriginal people we have always had to conform to a Western schooling system, one which does not fully appreciate our knowledges. In what you are about to read there is an implied but silent script in that, ‘you listen now and let us tell you’.

From the Foreword by Jackie Huggins, Inaugural Co-Chair: Aboriginal Congress

I really liked all of the stories and all the voices and how the narra-tives wove around key learnings, highlighting the important events from the author’s points of view, how these were experienced and other things that the writer wants the reader to know: the successes, the challenges; stories of family, of country and so much more. But they are also all essentially stories about early childhood education and what it means to be a good Aboriginal educator … I have never met any of the authors personally but feel I know them after reading the stories.

Professor Maggie Walter, Pro Vice-Chancellor Aboriginal Research and Leadership, University of Tasmania

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RRP $59.95

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Visions of Creativity in Early Childhood
Connecting Theory, Practice and Reflection

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

This book brings together a variety of theories and influences together with the author's own research and experience. It connects philosophy, theories and practice alongside the development of a strong curriculum and is not just about child development, but about children discovering, theorising, experiencing, and learning. Easy to read, thoughtful and inspiring.

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RRP $79.95

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Unearthing Why
Stories of thinking and learning with children

Author(s): Jill McLachlan, Clare Britt (click on the author's name for more titles)

Unearthing Why is a collection of stories offering a distinct and hopeful outlook for the future of education.

Each chapter invites you to consider the complexity and beauty of children’s capacity to learn, think and be together. Jill McLachlan’s and Clare Britt’s retellings of their experiences learning alongside children in prior-to-school and primary school based contexts will gently, but compellingly, invite you to join them in considering the deep purposes of education — questioning the ‘whys’, just below the surface, that inform ‘what’ and ‘how’ you teach.

Perhaps, as they have, you will find yourself looking beneath the surface of your everyday and begin (or continue in) asking questions that lead you towards new and optimisticways of being with children and living out your teaching with a new measure of dignity and joy.

“This book has great potential to contribute to and extend the conversations around the inspirations from the educational project of Reggio Emilia.The context of the early years of school offers rich possibilities for dialogue amongst those teachers who might have considered themselves to be outside the ‘Reggio space’. This is a welcome contribution, and one that will no doubt be relevant to contexts outside the Australian one”. 
Stefania Giamminuti,
Lecturer, Early Childhood Education, Curtin University (Perth, WA).

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RRP $64.95

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Understanding Behaviour in the Early Years
A Practical Guide to Supporting each Child's Behaviour in the Early Years Setting

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

The word 'behaviour' is often taken to only refer to inappropriate behaviour. However, by opening out our thinking and recognising behaviour as a means of communication we are much more likely to be able to support children’s development more effectively.

This book offers essential guidance on:

  • promoting positive behaviour in the early years
  • recognising the complexities of understanding behaviour and the impact it has on children’s social development
  • creating positive partnerships with parents to develop a shared confidence in interpreting children’s behaviour
  • enabling children’s learning about their own and others’ thinking in the context of their social connections
  • practical suggestions for building on existing effective practice and creating an environment that supports children’s emotional wellbeing

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RRP $36.95

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There's More to Food Than Eating
Food Foundations for Children Birth To Eight Years

Author(s): Families Youth and Community Care QLD (click on the author's name for more titles)

Suitable for all early childhood services, including the early years of primary school, the major focus of the book is the many practical food learning experiences for children from infancy to age eight. It contains reference material for staff and parents including: involving children in decision making about food; science and maths topics for inquiring young minds; gardening, processing and recycling within the food cycle; motor skills practice including rolling, mixing, pouring and tearing; using popular children's literature as a starting point for food learning; and group and individual picture recipes, including recipes from different cultures, that children can learn to use independantly.

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RRP $49.95

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Theorising Early Childhood Practice
Emerging Dialogues

Author(s): Helen Hedges, Linda Keesing-Styles (click on the author's name for more titles)

Early childhood education is a collaborative undertaking. Mutual interests and concerns and joint efforts are hallmarks of the field.
This volume represents a new form of collective venture: writers from Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand teaming up and joining forces to write about current issues critical to the sector.

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RRP $69.95

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The EYLF and NQS without Tears

Author(s): Susie Rosback, Sarah Wilson (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book provides summarised versions of the EYLF and NQS, allowing the reader to focus on the main features without having to read through the complete EYLF and NQS documents. Readers are provided with proformas to use as a starting point for putting the Frameworks into practice and then shown different ideas for program planning. Includes practical guides on how the EYLF is represented in a variety of learning experiences, plus posters yhat you can display to help parents see the learning that is occurring for their child

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RRP $39.95

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Talkin' Up and Speakin' Out
Aboriginal and Multicultural Voices in Early Childhood

Author(s): Kerry Mundine, Miriam Giugni (click on the author's name for more titles)

Aboriginal (Indigenous) and multicultural issues are a significant part of everyday early childhood curriculum in Australia. When early childhood curriculum is inclusive, focused on diversity and difference, and politically engaged then social justice is possible. This book is the result of many experiences and conversations between the early childhood educators who have inscribed its pages with their yarns, stories and narratives. These examples of everyday practice show where they have struggled and at times succeeded in acting differently to tackle issues of social justice. The writers in this book follow in the footsteps of a number of early childhood activists who have enabled an ongoing conversation about social justice in everyday early childhood education.

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RRP $89.95

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Sustainability and The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

Author(s): Sue Elliott (click on the author's name for more titles)

As momentum around early childhood education for sustainability has built over the last decade, it is evident that starting sustainably in early childhood is not only possible, but also necessary. For children, families and educators to collaboratively construct sustainable early child communities is the goal and this can be facilitated by implementing the EYLF through a lens of sustainability.

Reflecting on and implementing the EYLF from a sustainability perspective is a critical starting point for every early childhood community.

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RRP $39.95

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Stories for Telling
Rhymes, Puppets, Drama

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

"Stories for Telling is a wonderful resource for all early childhood professionals. Yvonne Winer provides the reader with a wealth of stories, ideas and wisdom that will inspire your imagination and encourage you to step into the magical world of storytelling. The stories are set out in such a way that they are easy to follow with the ideas, actions and colour photographs supporting the overall theme of the book, enthralling and magical."

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RRP $69.95

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Stepping Stones to the Visual Arts

Author(s): Bridie Raban, Kay Margetts, Judith Harries (click on the author's name for more titles)

With a wide range of imaginative and practical ideas to dip into this book is guaranteed to keep children fully engaged. It features both new and familiar topics to create a variety of art.

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RRP $24.95

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Stepping Stones to Stories, Songs and Rhymes

Author(s): Bridie Raban, Kay Margetts, Judith Harries (click on the author's name for more titles)

A great resource for exploring a wide range of traditional and modern stories, songs and nursery rhymes. An essential tool for developing children’s memory and creative listening skills.

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RRP $24.95

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Stepping Stones to Drama and Role-Play

Author(s): Bridie Raban, Kay Margetts, Judith Harries (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book develops children’s sense of drama through simple drama games such as freeze framing, mime and progressing to more character-based and role playing drama.

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