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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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Time to Create
Hands-On Explorations in Process Art for Young Children

Author(s): Christie Burnett (click on the author's name for more titles)

Forget stuffy, structured craft activities; your child needs time to create!

Rather than merely teaching your child to name colors and to hold a pencil, the hands-on process art experiences in Time to Create encourage discovery through a variety of art media, including drawing, painting, print making, collage, and sculpture.

With ideas for encouraging creativity, advice for choosing the right art project, and suggestions for minimizing the mess, you and your child will be on your way to fun-to-do art explorations in no time!

Christie Burnett is the writer and founder of the popular Australian parenting blog Childhood 101. She has worked as an early childhood educator for many years and is the mother of two young girls.

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RRP $56.95

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The Top Ten Preschool Parenting Problems
And What To Do About Them

Author(s): Roslyn Ann Duffy (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book is about the struggles we all face when dealing with children and the real life solutions we find or seek to find, for these everyday dilemmas. It covers topics such as whining; not listening; tantrums; manipulation; morning, meal time, and bedtime hassles; sibling rivalry; cleaning up messes; hand washing and teeth brushing; hitting, kicking, pinching, and biting; potty talk and name calling.

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RRP $38.95

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Reading Right From the Start
What Parents Can Do in the First Five Years

Author(s): Diane Trister Dodge, Toni Bickart (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book uses the everyday routines that all parents do with their children to demonstrate how to build vocabularly, learn about conversations and discover meaning from the written word. Instead of workbooks, special games and other gimmicks, parents learn about the value of talking, singing and reading every day to their child.

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RRP $8.95

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Raising Children Who Soar
A Guide to Healthy Risk-Taking in an Uncertain World

Author(s): Nancy Eppler-Wolf, Susan Davis (click on the author's name for more titles)

The authors of this unique book - two clinical psychologists, who are also mothers - provide essential guidance for parents and teachers. They explain, step-by-step, how to help children become successful risk-takers: ready to leap at life's opportunities and triumph over setbacks along the way.

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RRP $49.95

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Pepperpot & Salty

Pepperpot & Salty is a picture book encouraging children to be open minded about others who are different.

Pepperpot did not like change. She missed her old neighbours, these newcombers seemed strange...

New neighbours have moved in next door to Pepperpot. They look like pirates and she plans to help them move back out. Then real danger threatens and Pepperpot is quite surprised by who comes to save her.

Written by an educator for children, educators and families.

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RRP $15.95

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Our Family is Starting School
A Handbook for Parents and Carers

Author(s): Bob Perry, Sue Dockett (click on the author's name for more titles)

Starting school is an important time for all concerned. For many children and families, along with the excitement goes a sense of anxiety - a sense of not being exactly sure what will happen and what school will be like. This book results from the hundreds of workshops and discussion groups conducted by the authors for families as part of the Starting School Research Project based at the University of Western Sydney.

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RRP $29.95

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My Muslim Mate

Young Charlie is a true-blue young Aussie, and so is his friend Khaled. They spend time together on their scooters, as well as chatting about the things that they share, and the things that make them different. My Muslim Mate, written by exciting new author Amal Abou-Eid, is the story of how, through talking and learning about each other’s cultures, friendships can flourish and lives can work together harmoniously. The story explains aspects of Islam that are often misunderstood, and is a great resource for non-Muslim families who wish to learn more, as well as Muslim students in classrooms across Australia who can access the book to help express themselves.

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RRP $19.95

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My Mum Has Depression

Author(s): Nina Mitchell (click on the author's name for more titles)

The hero of this book is a little boy who tries hard to understand what his mum is going through.

He witnesses her mood swings from deep depression to high elation.

The highs and the lows are illustrated in full colour and in a caring way, appropriate for young children.

The poignant ending says it all: "My mum has depression but she is still my Mum."

Nina Mitchell is a mother of three boys and a primary school teacher. Nina has been treated for depression for several years. Her association with fellow sufferers has led her to conclude that most families and educators have difficulty explaining depression to the children in their care. This prompted Nina to write this illustrated children's book, My Mum has Depression.

Special offer on postage and handling for this title. Standard mail is only $5. The discount will be applied when your order is placed in the warehouse delivery system so you will see the discount applied on the invoice that is emailed to you when your book leaves the warehouse.

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RRP $16.50

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Math Right from the Start
What Parents Can Do in the First Five Years

Author(s): Jan Greenberg, Toni Bickart (click on the author's name for more titles)

This easy-to-read, beautifully illustrated booklet shows parents how they can help their children (birth-5) gain the mathematical thinking and skills they need. This book uses the everyday routines that all parents do with their children bathing and dressing, feeding, shopping, household chores, etc.

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RRP $8.95

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Making Links Parent Partner
A Guide for Parents About What Matters in Early Childhood Services

Author(s): Anne Stonehouse, Janet Gonzalez-Mena (click on the author's name for more titles)

The information in this book is intended to assist parents to collaborate and work in partnership with child care professionals and to help parents understand what the early childhood service is trying to achieve. It makes clear the rights and responsibilities of parents and early childhood professional and reinforces the role of parents as advocates for their child and for early childhood services.

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RRP $3.50

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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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Family Engagement in Early Childhood Settings Quick Guide

Working with parents and families can be a challenge, especially when there are contradicting expectations. However, it can also be a joyful and empowering experience for both the program and the family if partnering with families is built into the program’s culture. Following a strengths-based approach, Family Engagement in Early Childhood Settings offers all programs, including family child care, center-based programs, and school-based programs, strategies for building or enhancing interactions, engagement, expectations, communication, and participation with families. This Redleaf Quick Guide provides clear information of what to do, as well as what not to do when encouraging family engagement in early care and education programs. Readers will find helpful information on making the best first impressions with parents in-person and online, establishing effective and supportive intake meetings for both parents and program, setting expectations from both perspectives, two-way communication strategies including daily conversations, verbal and technological methods, conferences and documenting learning, and creating a culture of family engagement embedded into every part of your program.

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RRP $39.95

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Faiths and Their Festivals

Author(s): Kay Margetts (click on the author's name for more titles)

A key aim of education is to recognise, value and promote a positive attitude to differences, foster tolerance and develop cultural competence.

This book is designed to help by giving background information to the faiths and celebrations in our multicultural society. It looks at the beliefs and core practices of the main faiths and describes the festivals associated with them. It explains the origins of the festivals and how they are celebrated within the faith communities, and includes suggestions on how to explore them in a way that is meaningful to young children.

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RRP $39.95

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Everyday Play
Fun Games to Develop the Fine Motor Skills Your Child Needs for School

Author(s): Christy Isbell (click on the author's name for more titles)

Organised by age, these inexpensive and creative activities provide parents with the tools they need to assist their children in developing their fine motor skills. Chapters also contain answers to frequently asked questions, developmental guidelines and easy teaching strategies.Fine motor skills are a stepping-stone for school readiness, and Everyday Play gives you the tools you need to make developing those skills easy and fun!

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RRP $29.95

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