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Oh Boy! Strategies for Teaching Boys in Early Childhood

Oh Boy! suggests that many of the struggles young boys have in our early childhood programs and schools are not simply a result of bad behavior. Rather, boys struggle because of a much more fundamental problem: a mismatch between how most young boys develop, grow, and learn, and the kinds of expectations, outcomes, activities, and discipline approaches used in programs during the early years. "I think a radical change is needed in order to fully meet the needs of young boys. A place to start is recognizing that typical boy behaviors like lack of attention, risk taking, poor emotional regulation, full body movement, and messy exploration of the physical world, are the norm, and not the exception. This book hopes to aid programs as they begin to acknowledge and celebrate this norm." – Francis Wardle "This is not just a book, it's a story…a story of hope for young boys attending childcare in any type of setting. It's a story that sends a message to our industry that we need a paradigm shift—to our thinking, our training, and our hiring—to recognize the gender imbalance that is putting young boys at great risk of failure. It's a story that urges us as a field to better understand the specific complexities of caring for young boys so that we may fulfill our ultimate promise to provide the highest quality of care possible to all children." – Jerry Parr, President/CEO Willow Tree Early Education Team

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RRP $75.00

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Open-Ended Art for Young Children

Open-ended art is defined as art activity where children are free to use their imagination as they explore a variety of materials without a planned outcome. When teachers embrace open-ended art, they emphasize the process of creating and observe the developmental growth being experienced by the children. Open-ended art provides children an important opportunity to think about, feel, and express ideas. It helps teachers slow down the pace of the day and appreciate the beauty that comes from simple experimentation with art materials. There are many books available to educators that include art ideas and projects, but Open-Ended Art for Young Children goes beyond the basics to highlight why the field of early childhood education advocates for open-ended art and explains how to adapt to new ways of thinking about art. Authors Dr. Tracy Galuski and Dr. Mary Ellen Bardsley present, chapter by chapter, the challenges teachers encounter when faced with best practices and expectations related art process and product, such as such as getting families on board, how to stretch your budget, sensory activities and children with special needs, and do we really need to give messy toddlers free access to materials? Each chapter begins with a classroom vignette that describes the challenge, followed by a plethora of solutions grounded in research and illustrated through practical examples. Each chapter includes full color pictures and photos, and ends with an activity or investigation for reflection.

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RRP $75.95

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Outdoor Learning Cards Portable Ideas – Puddles

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

New! Just Out!

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.

Creating memories that will last a lifetime.

40 cards.

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RRP $29.95

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Outdoor Learning Cards Portable Ideas - Cooking

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.

Creating memories that will last a lifetime 42 cards

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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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Outdoor Learning Cards Portable ideas – Mud

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.

Creating memories that will last a lifetime.

40 cards.

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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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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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Playing Their Way into Literacies
Reading, Writing, and Belonging in the Early Childhood Classroom

Author(s): Karen Wohlwend (click on the author's name for more titles)

Karen Wohlwend provides a new framework for rethinking the boundaries between literacy and play, so that play itself is viewed as a literacy practice along with reading, writing, and design.

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RRP $67.95

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Powerful Interactions
How to Connect with Children to Extend Their Learning

Author(s): Judy Jablon, Amy Laura Dombro, Charlotte Stetson (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book will guide you through these three steps of a Powerful Interaction (Be Present, Connect, Extend Learning) in a series of self-guided lessons enlivened with tips, hints, invitations to reflect, and vignettes

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RRP $75.95

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Principles and Practice for Driving the EYLF

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

The principles underpinning the EYLF( Belonging, Being and Becoming) underline the practice  identified by research evidence focused on helping all children to make progress in relation to the five learning outcomes: Identity, Community, Wellbeing, Learning and Communication
This book addresses issues concerning:
WHAT is the nature of these principles and related practice
WHY they are important
HOW they can be made operational in daily work with young children

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RRP $39.95

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Program Administration Scale Second Edition
Measuring Early Childhood Leadership and Management

Author(s): Paula Jorde Bloom, Teri N Talan (click on the author's name for more titles)

Using a 7-point rating scale (inadequate to excellent), this easy-to-use instrument assesses 25 items grouped into 10 categories: human resources development, personnel cost and allocation, centre operations, child assessment, fiscal management, program planning and evaluation, family partnerships, marketing and public relations, technology, and staff qualifications. This new second edition of the PAS includes minor refinements to support the reliable use of the instrument and to reflect current best practices in early childhood administration.

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RRP $49.95

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Programme Planning for Infants and Toddlers 3rd edition
In search of relationships

Author(s): Margaret Sims, Teresa Hutchins (click on the author's name for more titles)

Program Planning for Infants and Toddlers: In Search of Relationships is designed as a resource for students and caregivers of infants and toddlers in group settings. It supports the curricula of both New Zealand — Te Whāriki, and Australia — Early Years Learning Framework, with particular reference to how these curricula relate to children three years and under.

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RRP $89.95

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Programme Planning for Infants and Toddlers 3rd edn EBOOK
In search of relationships

Program Planning for Infants and Toddlers: In Search of Relationships is designed as a resource for students and caregivers of infants and toddlers in group settings. It supports the curricula of both New Zealand — Te Whāriki, and Australia — Early Years Learning Framework, with particular reference to how these curricula relate to children three years and under.

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RRP $62.97

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Real Classroom Makeovers
Practical Ideas for Early Childhood Classrooms

Author(s): Rebecca Isbell, Pamela Evanshen (click on the author's name for more titles)

Learning environments are an important topic as more and more teachers try to make their classrooms into places that support and inspire learning. Using "before" and "after" pictures of real early childhood classrooms, Real Classroom Makeovers shows early childhood teachers step-by-step how small changes can transform their classrooms into wondrous environments for children to learn and grow. With a budget-conscious focus, the book provides visual examples of dramatic changes that are possible in real preschool, Pre-K, and kindergarten classrooms. Most of the makeovers focus on a specific classroom area or learning center.

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RRP $60.95

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