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Art of Leadership: Engaging Families in Early Childhood Organizations

This comprehensive hands-on series of books examines every aspect of effective center management from A to Z. Offering the best advice and thinking from recognized experts on program administration, these books are designed to be comprehensive, hands-on training texts as well as ongoing reference tools for center administrators. The ideas presented are practical; the strategies are proven to work.

 High-quality early childhood programs are highly effective in engaging and supporting the families they serve. Engaging Families addresses the full spectrum of responsibilities in working with families: welcoming, supporting, engaging, and communicating with parents. In addition, it provides helpful advice on working with all types of families in today's society.

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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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Developmentally Appropriate Play
Guiding Young Children to a Higher Level

Author(s): Gaye Gronlund (click on the author's name for more titles)

Developmentally Appropriate Play will help you understand how to plan for, guide, and identify purposeful play and in addition gives important information on creating a conducive environment, interaction and provocation, helping children to make choices, and documenting and recording to further enrich play.

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RRP $74.95

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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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Inclusive Outdoor Play

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

Outdoor play spaces are an important part of the environment for all young children. Specific benefits of outdoor play for children with additional needs include motor skills development, physical fitness and aerobic exercise, and social and emotional development.

There are loads of opportunities to play and discover outdoors, and very few reasons to ever exclude a child with an additional need. This warm and engaging book shows how – with just a little creativity and some lateral thinking – outdoor play spaces can meet the needs of many young children.

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Inspiring Play Spaces

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

We all know the value of play and how vital it is for young children’s development. This book is designed to encourage and inspire early childhood educators in all settings to create open-ended play spaces that will provide opportunities for children to investigate, explore, discover, practise, try, fail, succeed, observe, imagine, dream, pretend, share, listen and participate in everyday activities, thus allowing them to develop a sense of who they are and an understanding of the world in which they live.

The book shows a variety of ways in which different spaces can be executed and set up, and describes in detail how these experiences support educators to meet the requirements of the EYLF and the NQS, respond to children’s interests, and understand the benefits of play.

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Intentional Teaching
Promoting Purposeful Practice in Early Childhood Settings

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

This book helps educators in all settings to understand the principles of intentional teaching, and highlights how intentional teaching practices can support learning outcomes for children. The book includes shared understandings of intentional teaching through conversation and reflection with many educators. Its purpose is to portray real and meaningful stories to highlight the ways in which educators have been intentional when planning for education and care with children.

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Learning Moments series Learning Through Play: Ages 3 - 5 Years - Video CD

In the clips on this CD you will observe playfulness in action, sometimes with an adult serving the role of reflective guide, wondering out loud with the children, seeking to identify the pattern in what has happened without stopping the flow of the play. You will also see children negotiating the rules of a game, the chosen symbol for pretend tasks, the timing of collaboration, the challenge of acquiring skills, the variation of functions, and permission to enter the group. All of these negotiations offer children the opportunity to think, to plan, and to modify their strategies in the mindset of play.

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Learning Moments Series Outdoor Play CD ROM

When children play outdoors, we expect them to run, jump, and stretch beyond what is possible in the classroom. For this reason we often treat outdoor play as a time for gross motor play, group games, and sports. Teachers less often consider the high level thinking that occurs outdoors as children solve problems, negotiate rules, construct with loose parts, and figure out how to navigate changes in the terrain

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Learning Through Play (Documentary) Book/DVD (limited stock available)
The 3 to 4 Year Old

An in depth look at the learning that occurs during a child's everyday play experiences. From his third birthday to his fourth we follow his development and watch him at play as his interactions change as he gets older.

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Learning Through Play Observation Sequences Book/DVD (limited stock available)
The 3 to 4 Year Old

Filmed over a year, this production follows a 3-year-old boy at play in a wide variety of settings. He is seen on his own, with his mum, in a group and with a friend enjoying indoor and outdoor play around his home and playgroup. The sequences show how particular sorts of play enhance learning and development. They can be used to practice observation and assessment and to look at the implications for planning. The DVD as a whole gives a clear view of the child’s learning and development as he gets older. It builds up a holistic picture, telling us about his interests, social development and general disposition.

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Magic Capes, Amazing Powers
Transforming Superhero Play in the Classroom

Author(s): Eric Hoffman (click on the author's name for more titles)

Magic Capes, Amazing Powers takes an in-depth look at why children are so strongly attracted to superhero and weapons play, examines the concerns of parents and teachers, and suggests practical solutions that take into account the needs of children and adults.

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Nature Kindergartens and Forest Schools

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This new title provides a balance of academic research and case studies of children's voices to explore all the facets of setting up and co-ordinating a Nature Kindergarten. Claire Warden's Philosophy of the Nature Kindergartens is an awe inspiring blend of a naturalistic space indoors, a landscape designed by children and a wild space where children can be outside for up to 90 percent of their day all year round. Full colour photography throughout brings the books to life through the children's learning stories.

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Nature-Based Learning for Young Children: Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Budget

Increase opportunities for nature-based education in any early childhood program, regardless of climate, region, budget, or experience. Nature-Based Learning for Young Children is designed to provide ideas for all early childhood educators ranging from novice to highly experienced in a wide range of ecosystems, including forests, cities, prairies, coastal, urban, and deserts. It includes background information on a range of nature topics, reproducible parent newsletters, sample play-based lesson plans, guidance and health and safety issues related to nature activities, ideas for free/inexpensive equipment and materials and for big-ticket items, ideas for family involvement, and connections to early childhood learning standards. Chapters are divided by nature topic, so readers can dip in right away where they want to start exploring.

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Nurture Through Nature

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book explores the connection that very young children have to nature. Each chapter celebrates a natural element such as mud and details practical ideas for taking children under three outside to play.

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RRP $59.95

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