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HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 9th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without.
The active learning features integrated within this book foster a truly dynamic and personal learning process for students. Within each chapter, authors Laura E. Levine and Joyce Munsch introduce students to a wide range of real-world applications of psychological research to child development. The in-text pedagogical features and the accompanying ancillary package will help students discover the excitement of studying child development and equip them with skills they can use long after completing the course.
It will enable parents to guide their children comfortably into the world of mathematics, using everyday examples that present themselves amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. And it requires no special knowledge or training; just a positive attitude and a sharpening of your interactions with your children to familiarise them with maths concepts through play.
Dit stel ouers in staat om van vroeg af en te midde van 'n druk lewe alledaagse geleenthede om hulle te gebruik om hul kleingoed gemaklik in die wereld van wiskunde in te lei. En dit verg geen spesiale kennis of opleiding van ouers nie; net 'n positiewe instelling en 'n opskerping van hulle interaksie met hul kleingoed om hulle al spelenderwys vertroud te maak met wiskundebegrippe.
Read & Respond has been fully updated with new content. Itprovides teachers with a wealth of resources to teach Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Notes and activities reflect the changes in the new Curriculum and include shared texts, guided reading notes, reading activities, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and assessment guidance. The CD-ROM contains interactive activities.
Songs and activities for 3-5 year olds based on popular topics. Includes a free CD for full audio support. Musical Steps: Homes has been specially designed for early years practitioners without any musical experience to help introduce music through popular topics. No music reading is required with this friendly, full-colour guide packed with photos and simple, step-by-step instructions on how to teach the songs and actions. Each song is accompanied by related activities that link into key areas such as Personal, social and emotional development and Communication and language. There are also plenty of child-initiated activity ideas and clear guidance for observation. A free CD is included with catchy backing tracks and sample performances to make learning the songs fun and easy so everyone will be singing along in no time! Topics include: My house, Room, Looking after my home
Everyone knows how difficult it is to get young children to share with others and we need strategies to help them understand why it's important - this book will help! Penny Tassoni, leading Early Years education consultant, author and trainer, presents a picture book with simple words and delightful full-colour illustrations by Mel Four that encourages children to share in a positive way. There is lots to talk about in Time to Share which makes this book ideal for starting conversations with children about why and how we share. It also includes a page of practical advice and tips for practitioners, parents and carers making it the perfect resource for supporting this essential life skill.
From shy to confident, quiet to enthusiastic, all children have different personalities and sometimes they just need a little help when it comes to making friends. How can we best help children communicate clearly and build strong friendships? Penny Tassoni, leading Early Years education consultant, author and trainer, uses simple words, accompanied by delightful full-colour illustrations by Mel Four, to support children as they make friends. There's lots to talk about in Time to Make Friends which makes this book ideal for sharing. It also includes a page of practical advice and tips for practitioners, parents and carers making it the perfect resource for supporting this essential life skill.
Playtime can involve a wealth of resources from toys and blocks to books and paint, but sometimes putting all of these items away can be a battle. Penny Tassoni, leading Early Years education consultant, author and trainer, presents a picture book with simple words and engaging full-colour illustrations by Mel Four that puts a positive spin on why tidying up can be part of the play! Time to Tidy Up helps young children build on their behaviour and routines when in comes to tidying up. It also includes a page of practical advice and tips for practitioners, carers and parents making it the perfect resource for supporting this essential self-care skill.
Sometimes mealtimes can be a battle with young children, especially when they don't want to try new foods. How can we best help children understand that it can take time to like a new food? And how can we develop their vocabulary so they can articulate how they are feeling about food? Penny Tassoni, leading Early Years education consultant, author and trainer, presents a picture book with simple words and delightful full-colour illustrations by Mel Four that encourages children to change their attitudes towards food through looking at shapes and colours, talking about textures and generally making food more interesting. In doing so, young children will build on their self-care skills, behaviour and routines when it comes to healthy eating. Time to Eat is the perfect book for putting a positive and fun spin on mealtimes and food. It also includes a page of practical advice and tips for practitioners, carers and parents on fussy eating.
50 Fantastic Ideas for Exploring Shape and Pattern features activities and games filled with rich contexts for learning and discussion, as well as fun opportunities for consolidation and problem-solving. Alison Hutchison draws on her wealth of experience to present ideas in line with the Early Learning Goals for investigating shape and pattern in the world around us. She focuses on helping young children to make connections and develop language, knowledge and understanding of shape and pattern. Whether children build with fabric blocks to create patterns or explore symmetry while playing with natural materials, the easy-to-prepare activities in this book facilitate engaging learning opportunities for children's ideas and interests to be explored.
24 brilliant new songs for fun-filled days in early years settings. Perfect for social play and learning, the songs celebrate words, sounds and melody from morning till night - getting up and out, playing and learning with friends or winding down to home time. 24 brilliant new songs for fun-filled days in early years settings. Perfect for social play and learning, the songs celebrate words, sounds and melody from morning till night - getting up and out, playing and learning with friends or winding down to home time. Action-packed and engaging, the songs have a World feel and many of the melodies are drawn from traditional sources. Actions cover: getting dressed, transport, colours, sounds, parts of the body, senses, names, play and tidying up. The melodies are simple yet catchy and words are repetitive and easy to build upon. The book also contains suggestions for integrated classroom use. The CD includes sample performances of each song to help with learning, as well as backing tracks for easy performance. Melody lines are provided at the back of the book for music readers.
The South African curriculum has experienced many changes since
1994. There was outcomes-based education (also known as Curriculum
2005), then the Revised National Curriculum Statements, followed by
the National Curriculum Statements (NCS). In January 2012,
Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) were introduced
to replace the NCS. All these changes have been confusing to the
average teacher, with the assessment of the young learner being
particularly challenging. Assessment in the Foundation Phase guides
teachers and student teachers towards understanding assessment as a
means for ensuring that learners have attained the necessary
outcomes, and doing it effectively for optimal teaching and
From the team behind Ten Minutes to Bed Little Unicorn; a little monster who would rather do anything but sleep. . .
This is the perfect bedtime story for every little monster's bedtime!
It's full of magic, big paws, fluffy fur and little claws.
Belch the monster is supposed to be settling down for bedtime, but with so many distractions it looks like bedtime could be quite a way away...
Count down from ten as you journey through the beautifully illustrated, gradually calming pages of this gorgeous bedtime story.
Also available: Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn
The perfect bedtime book to calm your own sleepy unicorns!
Full of magic, sparkle and rainbows (and one naughty unicorn), little readers will love this calming tale before bed.
It's bedtime, but one lively little unicorn can't quite settle down and go to sleep! As her dad counts down the minutes to bed, what mischief can she get into?
Finishing on a gentle end, it's the perfect bedtime tale.
Also coming soon: Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Monster
School can be a frustrating and confusing experience for children who have not developed their communication skills. not only will access to the curriculum be difficult, so will developing co-operative skills and friendships. This book has been developed to teach and develop oral language and social interaction skills to children aged 4-6. Containing 40 sessions, designed to take place two to three times a week, the book aims to help teachers to develop the "rules" of interaction with the help of the character Ginger the Bear, who features in all the activities. Skills taught include: eye contact; taking turns; sharing; greetings; awareness of feelings; giving; following instructions; listening; paying attention; and play skills. The book should provide a useful resource for Literacy Hour and curriculum Key Stage 1.
High quality interactions are recognised as fundamental to the achievement of outstanding teaching and learning in the early years. If you are working with children from six months to six years this authoritative new book from leading author Julie Fisher encourages you to reflect deeply on the quality and impact of interactions in your setting. Drawing on research undertaken in baby rooms, nurseries and classrooms over four years the book challenges prevailing orthodoxies and offers specific practical guidance on how to improve the quality of interactions on a day-to-day basis. With its illuminating examples, the book shows how you can best tune into and respond effectively to young children's conversations. It exemplifies how interactions are most effectively sustained and how developing high quality interactions can better scaffold and support children's learning and development. 'Interacting or Interfering?' * Identifies the key components of effective interactions and how implementing these can improve the quality of children's learning * Contains transcripts of interactions from baby rooms through to Year 2 classes which exemplify key messages * Provides prompts you can use to analyse and improve your own practice Written in the author's exceptionally clear and accessible style, this book is indispensable reading for all students and practitioners working and studying in the early years. "There is a tendency for adult talk to dominate nurseries and schools in an attempt to manage, organise and interrogate children's learning; this closes down children's own investigation and capacity for thought. Fisher points out how `the very act of "being an educator" can sometimes distort the nature of an interaction so much that it inhibits the very learning it is trying to promote'. In this timely, thought-provoking and very readable book she prompts us to think more deeply about interactions and adapt new strategies to encourage all young children to engage in meaningful and enriching talk." TACTYC, March, 2016 "The prompts and points for reflection encourage practitioners to critically consider their role and function, noting where their work is affirmed and where there is scope for further development ... This book is both relevant, though provoking and extremely useful for all involved in early childhood - an excellent tool for professional development." Marion Dowling, Early Education Journal, No 79/ Summer 2016
Looks for Learning: Loose Parts is a full-colour, practical guide to inspire child-led learning that's linked to to current policy and the EYFS framework. As each child progresses through their learning journey, Early Years practitioners are expected to identify and understand what learning is taking place in every activity that a child is involved in. Laura England, creator of Little Miss Early Years, uses her wealth of experience as an Early Years teacher to explore the learning that takes place when a child is tinkering with loose parts, including tinker trays filled with nuts and bolts, pompoms and play dough to combine, construct and investigate with. Loose parts are natural or synthetic materials and resources that have no pre-planned use; they can be moved, combined with other resources, lined up, deconstructed and constructed again. They can capture a child's imagination, curiosity and creativity as they play with and manipulate them. This dip-in-and-out book is linked to the Characteristics of Effective Learning and presents case studies, real-life images and practical pointers to explore their use. With tips for setting up the environment to the adult's role in this child-led play, Looking For Learning: Loose Parts is ideal for all Early Years practitioners searching for accessible ideas for using loose parts in their settings.
Through an exciting multimedia format, Teaching Preschool and
Kindergarten Math takes you into an early childhood classroom for a
seeing is believing look at how to create a focused, successful
mathematics program while simultaneously deepening your knowledge
of the mathematical ideas that need to be developed at an early
age. You'll find:
The national push for early learning is no longer about preschool alone, but rather about strategic planning to increase achievement by working with communities to establish a strong Key Stages 1 and 2 foundation. This book provides the essential steps for carrying out this important work, including how to reach out to community early childhood education providers to establish quality instruction and build bridges to Key Stages 1 and 2. Drawing on their success in building a PreK-3 system in the Bremerton, WA school district and their work with schools across the USA, the authors provide education professionals with a field-tested, step-by-step road map that can be adapted for your own community and school district. Essential topics include: - Identifying the needs of families and children - Aligning resources, curriculum, instruction, and assessment - Establishing key players - Training staff - Developing a plan for implementation - Instituting professional learning communities - Anticipating potential challenges - Celebrating successes This book shows head teachers and early childhood professionals, as well as county officials, Education Officers, Head Start programmes, and Title I directors, how to provide all children with access to high-quality educational experiences in and before Reception and link early childhood standards and goals to the Key Stages 1 and 2 systems.
Build essential skills while having fun with Home Workbooks Now updated with fun, colorful pages and engaging art, each book measures 7" x 9.25" and is filled with 64 pages of age-appropriate activities, puzzles, and games. These teacher-approved books are perfect for home, school, summer breaks, and road trips Skills covered include letter and letter sound recognition, number recognition, color and shape recognition, fine motor, and more An incentive chart and 140 full-color stickers are also included to help parents or teachers track student progress. Home Workbooks are available for prekindergarten through grade 3 students, and feature titles in a wide variety of skill areas to suit any need.
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