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Addressing Challenging Behaviors - Complete Set

Challenging behaviour is one of the biggest issues early childhood educators face every day. Most often these behaviours are caused by challenges presented by the social and physical environment, yet often the approach is to "fix" the child rather than "fix" the factors that contribute to the behaviour. This Turn-Key training program will provide the knowledge base and practical strategies teachers need to strive to minimize challenging behaviour in the classroom.

This innovative, comprehensive ten-lesson video course helps teachers minimise challenging behaviour by promoting these positive classroom practices:

• Creating a well-designed physical environment
• Implementing a child-focused curriculum
• Helping children with problem solving skills
• Planning a predictable, well-paced day
• Fostering relationship-building

The complete set includes:
• 50 video presentations
• Insights from 53 experts in the field
• Real-life interactions gathered from classrooms across the country
• Learning objectives and reflection questions
• Extension activities and additional resources
• Closed captioning

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RRP $422.95

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Adults and Children Learning Together

Author(s): Pam Hanna (click on the author's name for more titles)

Through the use of many colourful and interesting stories and examples, this book makes a very persuasive case for looking carefully and listening sensitively to children as a basis for planning. Relevant to both centre-based and family day care settings, in both Australia and New Zealand, it gives new meaning to the idea of 'starting with the child'.
Written for educators who are focussed on, and proactive about extending young children's learning.

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RRP $39.95

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Are These Your Glasses?

Author(s): Gavin McCormack (click on the author's name for more titles)

Are These Your Glasses? tells the tale of, Sergio, a lonely penguin who is faced with many hurdles as he grows up. Sergio is a champion against bullying. With his father as a guide, he learns some valuable lessons.These lessons help him to show great determination and strength as he tries to find true friendship.

The book has been designed to inspire deep conversations within the classroom and home about what it feels like to be excluded. It explains how we can overcome bullying with care and love.

The story of Sergio has the potential to educate children on a variety of levels. It inspires deep conversations about what it feels like to be excluded from a group and teaches children that the gift of kindness is the greatest gift of all.

As Sergio embarks on his quest for love, the sky ‘Aurora Australis’ changes its colour depending on his emotional state. This should allow those children who find it difficult to express their emotions in words to relate to Sergio’s situation. The book has a strong moral focus with many fine details and inferential clues within the beautiful illustrations which can be great discussion starters with children. And to top it all off, it has a beautiful ending.

The book is supported by detailed guides for parents and educators to assist them to extend the learning with the children in their care.

About the author
Gavin McCormack is a primary school teacher based in Sydney Australia who wants to make a difference. As a child, he was bullied at school. The feeling of the bullying he faced stayed with him well into his adult life. After working with children for almost 20 years, he has seen patterns emerging, especially in those children who are socially excluded. He decided to write this book to eradicate social exclusion in primary schools and to educate young people about the long-term effects of bullying and exclusion.

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RRP $29.95

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Family - Friendly Communication for Early Childhood Programs

Author(s): Deborah Diffily, Kathy Morrison (click on the author's name for more titles)

This resource offers 93 brief messages for parents on topics ranging from biting to developing children’s literacy—all ready for teachers to tailor to their individual programs’ needs or to use as is to strengthen communication between programs and families.

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RRP $35.95 | Discount price: $14.00 | You save 61%

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From Parents to Partners
Building a Family-Centered Early Childhood Program

Author(s): Janis Keyser (click on the author's name for more titles)

Partnership with parents is an essential factor in any successful early childhood program. With the family centered model as its basis, From Parents to Partners explores the reasons and methods for developing ongoing partnerships with parents and other family members of children in child care settings. It provides the tools and strategies needed to build the communication and support networks within which these partnerships thrive.

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RRP $67.95

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Making Links
A Collaborative Approach to Planning and Practice in Early Childhood Services

Author(s): Anne Stonehouse, Janet Gonzalez-Mena (click on the author's name for more titles)

Written by two highly regarded early chilhood professionals, this collaborative approach focuses on what you need to know about children, how you translate that information into plans and practice in programs, and ways to engage parents in the process.

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RRP $49.95

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Making Links Parent Partner
A Guide for Parents About What Matters in Early Childhood Services

Author(s): Anne Stonehouse, Janet Gonzalez-Mena (click on the author's name for more titles)

The information in this book is intended to assist parents to collaborate and work in partnership with child care professionals and to help parents understand what the early childhood service is trying to achieve. It makes clear the rights and responsibilities of parents and early childhood professional and reinforces the role of parents as advocates for their child and for early childhood services.

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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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Parent Newsletter, The
A Complete Guide for Early Childhood Professionals

Author(s): Sylvia Reichel (click on the author's name for more titles)

Written by a trusted educator with years of experience, The Parent Newsletter is a practical how-to guide that will steer you step-by-step through the process of creating and implementing a newsletter to parents. From advice on writing effective articles to design and layout suggestions to scheduling and distribution, this unique resource is designed for you. All you need are a few hours and a simple word-processing program.

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Parent-Friendly Early Learning
Tips and Strategies for Working Well with Families

Author(s): Julie Powers (click on the author's name for more titles)

Written for beginning teachers and directors as well as seasoned professionals, this is the perfect resource for anyone genuinely interested in working with-not just for-parents. Detailed real-life scenarios in each chapter will help you create a climate of partnership, understand the background for each issue, avoid problems, and handle any conflict that does happen. The user-friendly format allows you to start with the issues that are most pressing to you.

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Partnering With Parents
31 Easy Programs to Involve Parents in the Early Learning Process

Author(s): Robert Rockwell, Janet Rockwell Kniepkamp (click on the author's name for more titles)

This innovative book makes it easy for teachers to communicate to parents about what their children are learning and engage them in the learning process. Offering a complete plan for every meeting, Partnering With Parents takes the worry out of parent-teacher communication, with meeting plans for all curriculum areas, helpful tips, and strategies, and easy ways to make the connection between home and school.

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Partnerships - Working Together in Early Childhood Settings

Author(s): Mary Hood (click on the author's name for more titles)

Creating an environment where partnership relationships are the norm for everyone sets a tone of genuine welcome and acceptance; optimism that issues can be coped with; hope that changes can occur; and energy to apply to the work. This helpful book is a great place to start or continue this journey.

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Respecting Diversity:
Articulating Early Childhood Practice

Author(s): Carmel Richardson (click on the author's name for more titles)

Respecting diversity: Articulating early childhood practice will help you identify some ways in which early childhood educators can talk about their practice with families: Throughout the book, scenarios are presented as examples of everyday practice and the discussion that follows provides information about how teaching, or pedagogy, can be understood and then discussed.

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Spotlight on Young Children and Families

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

In this collection of articles from Young Children and Beyond the Journal, the authors address topics such as sharing the care of infants and toddlers, acknowledging culture and promoting inclusion, conferencing with families, and helping to support learning at home.

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Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals: Partnering with Families Set of Three Books

Author(s): Gigi Schweikert (click on the author's name for more titles)

This resource addresses the realities of working with families and provides effective steps to help you initiate and maintain efforts as you build mutually respectful relationships in your program. Filled with self-assessments, tips, sample letters and forms, and reflection questions to optimize your knowledge, this book will help you collaborate with families to provide better care for children and their parents. Each set comprises three copies of the same title.

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RRP $44.95

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