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Three Year Old at Home and at Playgroup Book/DVD (limited stock available)
Observation Sequences

This production shows a three and a half year old girl’s changing behaviour in different situations. Together the sequences show clearly how children can behave quite differently in different situations and illustrates the importance of not relying on single observations. The accompanying notes (12 pages) include a narrative observation for each sequence together with an evaluation and conclusion. They give backgroound information and an overall conclusion about the child.

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RRP $129.95

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The Right To Be 'Me'

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

A book written to celebrate the joy of being young. It is hoped that it will inspire and motivate people to value the contribution our children make to our communities. The core values and principles are the rights of very young children, birth to five years, to a high quality educational environment that focuses on emotional well-being.

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RRP $39.95

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StoryMaking: The Maker Movement Approach to Literacy for Early Learners

StoryMaking is a first-to-market book celebrating the multimodal literacies and learning that are demonstrated by young children as they imagine, play, make, and share their stories. It encourages inquiry-based play to develop literacy, and combines: Story-retelling and story creation the Maker Movement—a creative and technological revolution in education that is underway around the globe the importance of play in the early learning curriculum Reggio theory It’s the practice of communicating a variety of ways (e.g. language, gesture, images) over various systems (e.g. visual, audible, physical), and moving children forward in their literacy learning. This book shares the processes, first steps, materials, practical suggestions, student samples, documentation forms, and over 100 full-color photos so teachers can implement their own version of StoryMaking in their classrooms.

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RRP $89.95

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Spotlight on Young Children and Play

Author(s): Derry Koralek (click on the author's name for more titles)

This vibrant book compiled from Young Children articles, focuses on the varied powers of play as a source of enjoyment and as a tool for learning.

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RRP $34.95

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Promoting the Value of Play CD Book

Young children learn through play. All early childhood professionals know this. But today there is great pressure to push academic instruction down to the preschool years, thus diminishing children's time for play. This CD incorporates articles from Exchange and the HighScope Educational Research Foundation on understanding and advocating the value of play and on making play happen in early childhood programs.

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RRP $56.95

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Pretend Play Book/DVD (limited stock available)
Observation Sequences

This consists of source material of children’s pretend play featuring children from 20 months to 7 years. The 11 sequences can be used individually for observation. Also, as they are presented chronologically by age, they clearly show the developmental stages of pretend play. Sequences show learning taking place in all major areas – physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional and creative.

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RRP $149.95

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Potential of a Puddle, The

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

This book looks at the issues that surround quality outdoor play and learning. Each chapter examines an aspect of good practice and identifies key statements to consider as a framework for outdoor play.

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RRP $44.95

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Play: The Pathway from Theory to Practice

Author(s): Deborah Hewitt, Sandra Heidemann (click on the author's name for more titles)

Play: The Pathway from Theory to Practice contains practical suggestions and theoretical information for helping children thrive with play-based learning. Chapters include an explanation of the functional Play Checklist to help you observe children's emerging skills and pinpoint areas for improvement, instructions for writing specific and attainable goals for children, and case studies from real classrooms.

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RRP $67.95

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Play: A Beginnings Workshop Book

Author(s): Bonnie Neugebauer (click on the author's name for more titles)

The sixth book in this excellent series of compilations of articles from Exchange magazine, Play covers articles relating to the value of play, block play, make-believe play, play and culture environment and training teachers to be playful. Each one of these books is a comprehensive collection offering in-depth coverage on specific topics and is written by well known international educators including Australians.

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RRP $53.95

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Play's the Thing, The Second Edition
Teachers' Roles in Children's Play

Author(s): Elizabeth Jones (click on the author's name for more titles)

This classic textbook and popular practitioner resource offers systematic descriptions and analyses of the different roles a teacher adopts to support play, including those of stage manager, mediator, player, scribe, assessor, communicator, and planner. This new edition has been expanded to include significant developments in the broadening landscape of early learning and care, such as assessment, diversity and culture, intentional teaching, inquiry, and the construction of knowledge.

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RRP $58.95

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Planning for Play, Observation, and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten

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

Play is an important vehicle for learning in the early years. With intentional planning frameworks, Planning for Play, Observation, and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten provides tools and strategies to organize and develop curriculum around high-level, purposeful play. Practical application techniques help you create a cycle of planning and observation as they use a play-based curriculum to help young children thrive in your classroom.

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RRP $67.95

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Planning for Learning in the EYLF: ICT

Author(s): Bridie Raban, Kay Margetts, Rachel Lindfield, Debra Maltas (click on the author's name for more titles)

Activities involving ICT designed to get children thinking and playing creatively while supporting their progress towards the EYLF learning outcomes.

These ideas help educators to easily shape weekly plans and involve parents in the chosen topic. Educators are encouraged to dip into the activities, choosing those that best meet the characteristics of each child and the families they are working with, and balancing these activities with those initiated by children themselves.

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RRP $24.95

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Outdoor Learning Cards Portable Ideas - Wood Whittling

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

A pocket full of ideas that build on the fascinations of children – practical and portable, these cards are designed to share the possibilities of playing outside in Nature. Use to stimulate curiosity and engage children through rich learning opportunities inside, outside and beyond.

We see whittling as an activity that allows children freedom, flexibility and a chance for a lot of personal space to connect with their sense of self and their natural environment. Whittling is an activity used on a regular basis in our Nature Kindergartens and during our work with teachers. When we introduce whittling to a group, we find that the engagement and wellbeing levels of the individuals generally increases and that the sensitivity to both the environment and peers increases.

42 cards - image on one side, text on the other.

Example ideas:
Make a home for fairies and elves
Whittle a marshmallow stick
Make a woven ball
Make a sun dial
Make a picture frame

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RRP $29.95

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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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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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RRP $89.95

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