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Drawing to Learn
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From the author, Dr Margaret Brooks This book is the theoretical companion to my more practical book, ‘Authentic Art with Children’. It lays out and discusses a theoretical framework and rationale for teaching the visual arts with young children. I carefully unpack a Vygotskian, social constructionist theory with many examples to clarify some difficult concepts. I believe we need to know why we are teaching the way we do and have the tools to critically evaluate what we do.

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RRP $64.00

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Eco Smart
A Sustainable Standard for Early Education

EcoSmart: A sustainable standard for early education will support your team on its journey to a more sustainable community with the introduction of concepts, actions and resources that will inspire the whole team. ECEEN believes experiences in our early years provide an opportunity for life-long learning and that our habits of future years will be influenced by the actions of those around us now. We believe the relationships fostered in children’s services between educators, children and families are the foundations of a caring, sustainable community to nurture ECEEN’s DREAM. ‘Together we must dream of a great place to live, a place that is fair and equitable, that values the Earth and all its life and resources for the present and for future generations. This revised edition of Eco Smart is very timely. The young children we educate today will be adults in the frontline when global warming exceeds a predicted 2 degree threshold. Critical reflection about how we work in early childhood services for sustainable futures for all children is an imperative. Aligned with the NQS, Eco Smart offers a comprehensive set of action points for urgent change across policy and practice in early childhood services. Dr Sue Elliott Course Coordinator BT(ECE), BEd(EC), BEd(ECT), BEd(ECP) & BEd Studies School of Education University of New England The strategies and actions in Eco Smart – A sustainable standard for early education are supporting Kids Uni CBD to move together with children, families and their local community to advocate and act for a sustainable world. Kellie Grose Children Services Manager, Kids’ Uni, UOW Pulse Ltd,

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RRP $42.95

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EDEC3026 Designs for Living and Learning, Second Edition
Transforming Early Childhood Environments

The updated and expanded edition of an early childhood favorite!

You likely have dreams for your early childhood environment that are greater than rating scales, regulations, and room arrangements. Designs for Living and Learning has been a favorite resource among educators and caregivers for more than a decade, and this new edition is packed with even more ideas that can be used as you create captivating environments that nurture children, families, and staff while supporting children's learning. With hundreds of all-new colorful photographs of real early learning settings and a multitude of simple and practical concepts for creative indoor and outdoor spaces and learning materials, this book truly is a source of inspiration as you learn how to shape welcoming spaces where children can learn and grow.

Expanded chapters include new information reflecting current trends and concerns in early childhood, such as the use of repurposed and nontraditional materials, children in the outdoors, alternative ways to think about providing for learning outcomes, facing and overcoming barriers and negotiating change, and the impact of environmental rating scales in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). Two new chapters are included, one highlighting the transformations of environments with before and after photos and outlines of the process, and the other with examples of soliciting children's ideas about the environment.

Age focus: 3-5. Softbound, 360 pgs.

Deb Curtis and Margie Carter are internationally acclaimed experts in early childhood and coauthors of many books.

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RRP $69.97

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Eight Essential Techniques for Teaching with Intention
What Makes Reggio and Other Inspired Approaches Effective

Author(s): Ann Lewin-Benham (click on the author's name for more titles)

In her latest book, bestselling author Ann Lewin-Benham describes eight techniques that foster intentional and reflective classroom practice. She presents over 70 novel exercises to help teachers learn to use body, face, hands, voice, eyes, and word choices to precisely convey meaning. Some exercises are for teachers to practice, while others build intention and reflection in children. Dozens of scenarios from typical classroom situations contrast unintentional and intentional teaching behaviors. A self-assessment enables teachers to measure how intentional and reflective they become as they learn to use the eight techniques. This lively and often humorous resource is a companion to Lewin-Benham's Twelve Best Practices for Early Childhood Education, which explains what to teach and why. This new book explains how to teach.

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RRP $87.95

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Emotions Card Sets from The I Am, Movement
Emotions with Aboriginal designs by Aboriginal artists

“The I Am, Movement” arose from the recent diagnosis of my two-year-old son, Slade, with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As we attended therapy appointments and doctors’ visits, we were given piles of information and resources but found there to be a lack of culturally appropriate support, resources and connection for Aboriginal families. To address this lack of resources, we offer beautiful Aboriginal-designed flash cards appropriate for use at home, in education settings and in child therapy teams. These flashcards are a tool of healing and connecting to culture on our journey. One set of flashcards teaches numbers 1 – 10 and the other set teaches the alphabet alongside images of native animals. In addition to offering culturally-safe learning resources, “The I Am, Movement” aims de-stigmatise conditions by instead focusing on what you want to be; “I am, unique”, “I am, strong”, “I am, deadly”.

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RRP $20.95

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Everyone Needs Attention: Helping Young Children Thrive

Attention seeking is seen as misbehavior in young children, and giving them the attention they need is often times interpreted as reinforcement of bad behavior. Everyone Needs Attention focuses on how we, as adults, manage our emotions when children seek our attention, including a how-to chapter to help the reader reflect about how they sought out attention as children. This book includes conversations with teachers as well as some concrete steps to assist in self-explorations. Tamar Jacobson, PhD, includes her own life story, as well as anecdotes of her work with teachers, families, and children over the past forty years as a preschool teacher, professor, mother, and early childhood consultant.

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RRP $65.95

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EYLF and NQS without Tears 2nd edition - Book + DVD

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

With much wider data from assessment rounds now available it is the perfect time to produce a revised edition. Major changes are in the section on assessment and rating which now includes feedback from educators who have been through the process. Questions answered in the new edition include: • How did you prepare for assessment and rating? • How did you find the assessment and rating process? • What are you doing to continue in raising the standard at your service? The Quality Improvement Program section has been updated to better reflect the process of completing and updating a QIP. The revised edition is now in full colour so that photos, chapter trees and posters are more appealing, making the book easier for the visual learner to engage with its contents The new edition is also available packaged with a DVD which features Susie Rosback presenting a training session. Susie shares her journey, showing educators how they can use the book to help their service understand and meet the requirements of the EYLF and NQS, and providing practical guidance on preparing for the assessment and rating process.

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RRP $79.95

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EYLF and NQS without Tears 2nd edition - Book only

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

With much wider data from assessment rounds now available it is the perfect time to produce a revised edition. Major changes are in the section on assessment and rating which now includes feedback from educators who have been through the process. Questions answered in the new edition include: • How did you prepare for assessment and rating? • How did you find the assessment and rating process? • What are you doing to continue in raising the standard at your service? The Quality Improvement Program section has been updated to better reflect the process of completing and updating a QIP. The revised edition is now in full colour so that photos, chapter trees and posters are more appealing, making the book easier for the visual learner to engage with its contents.

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RRP $49.95

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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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From Teaching to Thinking
A pedagogy for reimagining our work

Author(s): Ann Pelo, Margie Carter (click on the author's name for more titles)

From Teaching to Thinking conceptualizes professional learning as on-going and embedded pedagogical practice rather than out of the classroom, one-shot trainings and disparate workshops. Professional learning for educators that strengthens their development as thinkers, researchers, innovators, and constructors of knowledge. Professional learning for educators Contextual thinking about pedagogical practice Theory grounded with a thinking protocol An active reading format that blends theory, story, and practice Includes written reflective responses from Margie Carter Each chapter includes questions for practice for the reader to engage with Includes a special section of Voices from the Front Lines: anecdotal testimonies from educators who have indeed reimagined their own work using this outstanding new resource

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RRP $79.95

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Gardening with Young Children: Second Edition of Hollyhocks and Honeybees

Author(s): Sara Starbuck, Marla Olthof, Karen Midden (click on the author's name for more titles)

Gardens are where children's imaginations engage nature, and the result is joyful learning. Gardening helps children develop an appreciation for the natural world and build the foundation for environmental stewardship. This book is packed with information and inspiration to help you immerse children in gardening and outdoor learning experiences—green thumb or a perfect plot of land not required.

Learn how a gardening curriculum supports learning and development across all domains. You'll also find heaps of suggestions for planning, planting, and caring for a garden suited to your unique setting, such as container gardens, raised beds, in-ground gardens, gardens grown vertically on a wall or fence, and even rooftop gardens.

Cultivate children's wonder and appreciation for nature. This book provides:

• More than 60 hands-on learning activities for children of all ages to explore plants and garden creatures
• Vibrant photographs and classroom stories showcasing great programs from around the country
• New content reflecting childhood issues and gardening trends that have surfaced in recent years, including concerns that children are becoming alienated from nature, and that childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic
• Resources to help your garden flourish, seed and garden supply lists, information on poisonous plants, and books about gardens and garden creatures.

Age focus: 0-8.

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RRP $67.95

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Hair

HAIR is a celebration of hair diversity; long, short, straight, curly, body hair, covered hair, facial hair and hair on people of all genders. Written and illustrated by two Melbourne mums, Kate Bullen-Casanova and Freya Bennett, HAIR is a 32 page picture book that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Its colourful characters will leap off the page and into your heart. There’s Charlie whose chosen to chop off her locks… …and Rupert who thinks his long hair really rocks!

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RRP $19.00

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Hot Skills
Developing Higher-Order Thinking in Young Learners

Higher-order thinking makes teaching and learning more engaging and intentional, adds intellectual rigor to any curriculum, and aids the development of some important life skills in young learners. Higher order thinking skills are key for success in school and life. Dr. Saifer provides numerous strategies for promoting higher-order thinking effectively across all content areas throughout the day. Higher order thinking (HOT) entails the mental manipulation of information, whereas lower order thinking (LOT) entails the straightforward use or direct application of information. For example: counting to 10 is a LOT skill; determining that there are 10 more days of school until summer vacation is a HOT skill decoding letter sounds and memorizing site words are LOT skills; understanding what one hears or reads are HOT skills when teachers ask questions such as "What's the name of this shape?" (while holding up a triangular piece of paper), they are eliciting lower order thinking. But, asking students to cut a rectangular piece of paper to make as many triangles as they can, elicits higher order thinking Just about every teaching and learning activity can be developed or modified to promote one or more types of higher-order thinking skills. Dr. Saifer’s strategies can be easily modified to be responsive to a variety of cultures and to meet a range of learning abilities, styles, and intelligences. Just as establishing good nutrition habits early sets the foundation for a healthier life, developing basic-level HOT skills sets the foundation for a more productive and purposeful life.

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RRP $79.95

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How To Recycle Your Feelings
By Amy Molloy

Sometimes, we all end up with too many emotions, Or emotions we don’t have a use for anymore… But that doesn’t mean you have to throw them away. Because no emotion is ever really a waste. The first title in the series, How to Recycle Your Feelings is a children’s book with grown-ups in mind too. The fictional story – which shows that 'no emotion is ever really a waste' – draws on therapeutic techniques such as reframing, reflection and detachment packaged in a way that is understandable (and enjoyable!) to readers of all ages. Perfect for parents, grandparents, carers and educators alike, it shows the power of imagination and positive intention to cope with the overflow emotions that can clutter our emotional worlds! The series is written in line with NSW primary school curriculum for personal development and the national Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (aged 0-5): Belonging, Being and Becoming which is 'correlated with resilience, providing children with the capacity to cope with day-to day stress and challenges.'

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RRP $24.99

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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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