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Joy of Movement: Lesson Plans and Large-Motor Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

The Joy of Movement is a preschool movement activity book with a therapeutic perspective. The combination of old and new games creates a purpose driven physical motor curriculum. Each activity has been kid tested. This well-organized and easy-to-use book includes fun, developmentally appropriate activities that foster physical development and build self-esteem. The activities are built around developmental motor milestones and are flexible enough to encourage skill development for a variety of learners. The Joy of Movement is for anyone with young children ages three to six in their lives: preschool teachers, parents, families and child care providers.

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RRP $59.95

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Learning About Language and Literacy in Preschool

What every preschool teacher needs! Filled with practical strategies and useful information on language and literacy, this book offers.

• Learning center ideas
• Engaging activities
• Practical suggestions that are easy to implement
• Ideas that support the development and learning of every preschooler
• Children’s book recommendations

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RRP $54.95

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Learning Stories in Practice

Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee have often been asked for a follow-on practical companion to their seminal 2012 book Learning Stories; a complimentary book that provides practical advice for teachers who are embarking on a 'narrative assessments-for-learning' journey. After much anticipation that book is here at last! Packed with a wide range of full-colour examples of real life learning stories from all over the world this practical guide is influenced by their ongoing work with teachers across many countries and the thoughtful comments and questions that teachers have asked during conversations at conferences, lectures and professional development programmes. They have turned these conversations with teachers and students into key ideas, and a practical framework on how to initiate and create good learning stories and why they are valuable. They show you how to write stories that capture the magic and excitement of each young child's journey through the early years and how to develop a deep professional understanding of the learning that takes place during this special and influential time in their lives.

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RRP $55.00

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Learning with Nature
Embedding Outdoor Practice

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

Learning outside the classroom is a key part of early years and primary practice and is on the rise in settings across the world. This book centres on outstanding outdoor practice and how children can learn and develop in natural environments. Focussing on children aged from 2-11 this book contains:

- A self-evaluation toolkit for educators to reflect on what they're doing now and where to develop to be more effective.

- Examples of practice from around the world and in various environments, including urban settings.

- An entire chapter on assessment and planning to help ensure and demonstrate quality of provision.

Looking at all the possibilities and approaches, there are models for practice to suit every setting so that everyone can make outdoor learning part of the core teaching and learning objectives.

Contents:

Introduction  
Chapter 1: Self-Evaluation of Practice  
Chapter 2: Characteristics that Shape Outdoor Learning  
Chapter 3: Learning with Nature  
Chapter 4: Sharing Values with Parents  
Chapter 5: Observation, Planning and Assessment  
Chapter 6: Embedding Practice  
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RRP $64.00

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Liam’s Story: So why do I wear Dad’s medals?

Author(s): Marg Baber, Madeline Fussell, Kim Porter (click on the author's name for more titles)

Liam’s Story is a true story and the people in the pictures are the real characters in the story. Liam’s Story deals with the feelings experienced by one young boy, whose father was killed on active duty in a recent conflict, as he goes about his day on ANZAC Day. As well as exploring empathy and resilience in young readers, it explains a difficult concept such as war and the effect it has on children and families.

Liam’s Story: So why do I wear Dad’s medals? is also about ANZAC Day, yet it can be used as a resource all-year round when discussing issues of war and loss with children. The authors have included references to both Australia and New Zealand throughout. With the ANZAC centenary this year, the book should prove especially popular yet it is not tied to the centenary and so can be used as a classroom resource for years to come.

The book is designed to be read on three levels. If reading to a very young child, you can simply read the text in the yellow banner across the top of the page. If reading to a slightly older child, that yellow banner text flows into the text beneath it in the blue section of the page. The addition of the fact boxes make it an ideal learning resource as well as these link in with the early primary history and social sciences curriculum.

Extension activities and teaching notes will be available on our website as a resource for educators and families. Liam’s Story is based on research conducted by the authors through the University of New England.

‘We live in a world where the consequences of war are all around us; where families and children who have been traumatised by violence live in our street and attend our schools. As educators, parents, friends, community members we can support children and families; we can show that we acknowledge their experiences, empathise with their struggle and believe in their ability to stay strong and build happy lives despite the trauma. In a perfect world, children would never have to face the loss of a parent. In our less than perfect world, we need resources such as this book to make us aware, and to help us think what we might do to help make this world we live in a little better.’
Margaret Sims, Professor of Early Childhood, University of New England

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RRP $24.95

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Lisa Murphy on Being Child Centred

Lisa Murphy on Being Child Centered provides an in-depth exploration of the author’s approach to working with children. Lisa Murphy outlines nine characteristics programs need to build an environment that’s child-centered, where play, developmentally appropriate practice, and academic standards all come together under one roof. Nine characteristics of a child-centered environment: Children are provided long periods of uninterrupted free time to explore their environment Children are provided lots of time outdoors Children are able to explore the environment with few restrictions Adults control the environment, not the children Adults serve as facilitators within the space Adults articulate the intention behind their words and actions Adults are familiar with current research and the key contributions of historical child development theorists The presence of adults who are aware of the importance of keeping it real Children are provided time and opportunity to create, move, sing, discuss, observe, read, and play every day Using true-to-life examples, anecdotes, and Lisa Murphy's signature conversational style, this book presents and explores the true identifying characteristics of a hands-on, play-based, child-centered environment.

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RRP $67.00

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Living Like a Child
Learn, Live, and Teach Creatively

Author(s): Enrique Feldman (click on the author's name for more titles)

Living Like a Child provides inspiration to make stronger connections with children. This handbook addresses the development of self, the many components of growth, and guides the journey to help children reach their full potential.

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RRP $44.95

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Loose Parts 2 - Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers

Author(s): Lisa Daly, Miriam Beloglovsky (click on the author's name for more titles)

This follow-up to the wildly popular Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children brings the fun of found objects to infants and toddlers. A variety of new and innovative loose parts ideas are paired with beautiful photography to inspire safe loose parts play in your infant toddler environment. Learn about the safety considerations of each age group and how to appropriately select materials for your children. Captivating classroom stories and proven science, provide the context for how this style of play supports children's development and learning. Because the possibilities are endless, each child can use the materials appropriate for their developmental level and safely explore their world.

Age focus: 0–3.
Available May 2016.

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RRP $80.00

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Loose Parts 4
Inspiring 21st Century Learning

In the newest installment of the popular, award-winning Loose Parts series, Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky focus on family engagement and competency building. With inspiring full-color photographs Loose Parts 4 is organized around competencies and life skills children need for success in the future: knowingness, engagement, risk, connections, leadership, innovative thinking, and creativity. Lisa and Miriam explain the value of loose parts, detail how to integrate loose parts into the environment and children’s play, and specifically focus on loose parts for children in family environments—helping educators engage families and extend learning beyond the classroom. 264 pages. Available November 2019.

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RRP $80.00

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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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RRP $74.95

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My First Year
Making Connections with Infants

These age-appropriate ideas emphasize the importance of attachment for healthy social-emotional and cognitive development in infants. Information on how attentive and fun interaction helps a child's brain develop is also included. Brain Insights activity cards are compact and portable, making it easy to jumpstart interactive play anywhere throughout the day. 40 laminated cards on a ring.

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RRP $34.95

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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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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 Shadow is Pink

My Shadow is Pink is a beautifully written rhyming story that touches on the subjects of gender identity, self acceptance, equality and diversity. Inspired by the author's own little boy, 'Shadow's' main character likes princesses, fairies and things 'not for boys'... he soon learns (through the support of his dad) that everyone has a shadow that they sometimes feel they need to hide. This is an important book for a new generation of children (and adults alike) which exemplifies the concepts of unconditional love, respect and positive parenting. Creates opportunity for open discussion and learning. Highlights current themes of gender identity.

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RRP $24.95

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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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