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Pre-school & kindergarten

See below for a selection of the latest books from Pre-school & kindergarten category. Presented with a red border are the Pre-school & kindergarten books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Pre-school & kindergarten books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Yoga and Mindfulness for Young Children Poses for Play, Learning and Peace

Yoga and Mindfulness for Young Children Poses for Play, Learning and Peace

Author: Ilene S. Rosen, Maureen Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Yoga isn't just the physical poses; intentional breathing (and therefore mindfulness) are an integral part of it. Yoga and Mindfulness for Young Children explains the physical and social-emotional benefits of incorporating yoga into early childhood classrooms. Readers do not have to have any experience with yoga to be able to use this book, and the ideas and suggestions are easily modified to suit an individual teacher's needs. Ilene and Maureen share how to do nine specific breathing techniques and sixty-three different poses with children. The poses are grouped by ten different categories: back-bending poses forward-bending poses harmony poses (about balance) just for fun (offer emotional release) lying down poses partner poses (in pairs) sitting down poses standing upright poses twisting poses upside-down poses Information on how do yoga with children with diverse abilities is included.

Sign with Me the ABCs Sign Language Cards for Preliteracy

Sign with Me the ABCs Sign Language Cards for Preliteracy

Author: Redleaf Press Format: Cards Release Date: 30/12/2019

Teaching sign language can enhance education for all children. Sign with Me the ABCs gives early childhood professionals and families simple directions on how to use signs and benefits of using modified American Sign Language (ASL) with preschoolers. Teaching young children modified ASL can help develop emerging literacy skills, enhance story times, support young children learning English as a second language, and ease frustrations for nonverbal communicators. The front of each card includes a colorful illustration and a short description of how to make the sign. The back of each card explains when to use the sign and how doing so will help children develop literacy skills.

Creativity and the Arts in Early Childhood Supporting Young Children's Development and Wellbeing

Creativity and the Arts in Early Childhood Supporting Young Children's Development and Wellbeing

Author: Ruth Churchill Churchill Dower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2019

Offering practical guidance on encouraging creativity in early childhood settings, this much-needed book highlights the importance of the arts and creativity for children's learning, critical thinking, social interaction and self-regulation. The book considers the impact of creativity on early brain development and discusses how to choose the right arts or creative approach for your children. Principles for creative curriculums, teaching, assessments and environments are provided and each chapter includes a 'practitioner toolkit' element, with reflective questions and practical strategies for implementing the learning from the chapter into daily practice.

An Educator's Guide to Infant and Toddler Development Understanding and Responding Appropriately

An Educator's Guide to Infant and Toddler Development Understanding and Responding Appropriately

Author: Jennifer (Dominican College, USA) Kaywork Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2019

An Educator's Guide to Infant and Toddler Development is a comprehensive and approachable guide to the growth, learning, and development of children from birth to age three. Beginning with the foundations of infant and toddler education, environments and family relationships, this essential text explores each category of development in depth. Chapters clearly explain key learning and developmental milestones, provide real life examples, and walk readers through materials and strategies for effective practice. Designed to build effective and appropriate caregiving practices, this resource is packed with reflection questions and fieldwork observations to help students continually grow their knowledge and skills. Informative, thorough, and easy-to-use, this is a critical guide for students, caregivers, and teachers helping young children to learn and grow.

An Educator's Guide to Infant and Toddler Development Understanding and Responding Appropriately

An Educator's Guide to Infant and Toddler Development Understanding and Responding Appropriately

Author: Jennifer (Dominican College, USA) Kaywork Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/12/2019

An Educator's Guide to Infant and Toddler Development is a comprehensive and approachable guide to the growth, learning, and development of children from birth to age three. Beginning with the foundations of infant and toddler education, environments and family relationships, this essential text explores each category of development in depth. Chapters clearly explain key learning and developmental milestones, provide real life examples, and walk readers through materials and strategies for effective practice. Designed to build effective and appropriate caregiving practices, this resource is packed with reflection questions and fieldwork observations to help students continually grow their knowledge and skills. Informative, thorough, and easy-to-use, this is a critical guide for students, caregivers, and teachers helping young children to learn and grow.

Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood

Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood

Author: Mojdeh (DePaul University, USA) Bayat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2019

Now in a fully updated second edition, this essential volume provides research-based strategies to help educators address challenging behaviors in early childhood and elementary years. Drawing on research and approaches from the fields of neuroscience, child development, child psychiatry, counselling and applied behavior analysis, this text offers teachers simple strategies to manage behaviors and promote mental health and resilience in young children. Thoroughly updated to reflect new developments in neuroscience, trauma, and physical and mental health, this second edition also features an entirely new chapter on classroom approaches in child mental health including the interaction of technology with challenging behaviors and mental health issues. Comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and culturally-responsive, this critical resource provides new and experienced educators and coaches with educational and intervention approaches that are appropriate for all children with and without disabilities.

Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood

Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood

Author: Mojdeh (DePaul University, USA) Bayat Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2019

Now in a fully updated second edition, this essential volume provides research-based strategies to help educators address challenging behaviors in early childhood and elementary years. Drawing on research and approaches from the fields of neuroscience, child development, child psychiatry, counselling and applied behavior analysis, this text offers teachers simple strategies to manage behaviors and promote mental health and resilience in young children. Thoroughly updated to reflect new developments in neuroscience, trauma, and physical and mental health, this second edition also features an entirely new chapter on classroom approaches in child mental health including the interaction of technology with challenging behaviors and mental health issues. Comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and culturally-responsive, this critical resource provides new and experienced educators and coaches with educational and intervention approaches that are appropriate for all children with and without disabilities.

Breaking the STEM Stereotype Reaching Girls in Early Childhood

Breaking the STEM Stereotype Reaching Girls in Early Childhood

Author: Amanda Alzena Sullivan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2019

Men continue to outnumber women in numerous technical STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields such as, engineering and computer science. Prior work demonstrates the importance of introducing girls to STEM content early on, before gender stereotypes are ingrained. However, many parents and teachers are not sure how to do this in a developmentally appropriate and playful way. Breaking the STEM Stereotype: Reaching Girls in Childhood by Dr. Amanda Sullivan, Ph.D. explores the various social, cultural, and psychological reasons behind the persistent gender disparity between men and women in STEM fields. By explaining the powerful role of stereotypes, the media, and experiences with peers and adults during the foundational early childhood years, this book builds the case of early childhood being a critical time in development to reach girls. Breaking the STEM Stereotype is set up in three parts. Part 1 provides the current state of the gender divide in each aspect of STEM and explores why early childhood is a critical time to address this divide. Part 2 explores gender identity development and gender stereotypes as well as the influences of the media, advertising, and adult and peer role models on young children. Finally, Part 3 arms readers with the knowledge they need to dispel gender stereotypes in STEM. It provides suggestions on tools, technologies, and kits that can be used with young girls beginning in pre-kindergarten. It provides materials needed to design effective curricula and activities to engage girls with STEM in playful ways that build on their personal interests.

Loose Parts 4 Inspiring 21st Century Learning

Loose Parts 4 Inspiring 21st Century Learning

Author: Lisa Daly, Miriam Beloglovsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

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 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.

This is Play Environments and Interactions that Engage Infants and Toddlers

This is Play Environments and Interactions that Engage Infants and Toddlers

Author: Julia Luckenbill, Aarti Subramaniam, Janet Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Connecting theory to practice, this book highlights the importance of play for the social, emotional, and intellectual development of very young children. Combines theoretical and practical information and includes guidance about how to improve interactions with children, select materials for young children to use, and work with families to support children development. Through vignettes, photographs, and narrative text, learn a range of ideas to help infant-toddler teachers become more responsive to children's cues and more intentional in their interactions and play with children.

Kids Have All the Write Stuff Revised and Updated for a Digital Age

Kids Have All the Write Stuff Revised and Updated for a Digital Age

Author: Robert W. Maloy, Sharon A. Edwards, Torrey Trust Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

You can open up a world of imagination and learning for children when you encourage the expression of ideas through writing. Kids Have All the Write Stuff: Revised and Updated for a Digital Age shows you how to support children's development as confident writers and communicators, offering hundreds of creative ways to integrate writing into the lives of toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school students -- whether at home or at school. >You'll discover: * how to implement writing as a part of daily life with family and friends;* processes and invitations fit for young writers;* strategies for connecting writing to math and coding;* writing materials and technologies; and* creative and practical writing ideas, from fiction, nonfiction, and videos to blogs and emails. In order to connect writing to today's digital revolution, veteran educators Sharon A. Edwards, Robert W. Maloy, and Torrey Trust reveal how digital tools can inspire children to write, and a helpful companion Website brings together a range of resources and technologies. This essential book offers enjoyment and inspiration to young writers!

Kids Have All the Write Stuff Revised and Updated for a Digital Age

Kids Have All the Write Stuff Revised and Updated for a Digital Age

Author: Robert W. Maloy, Sharon A. Edwards, Torrey Trust Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

You can open up a world of imagination and learning for children when you encourage the expression of ideas through writing. Kids Have All the Write Stuff: Revised and Updated for a Digital Age shows you how to support children's development as confident writers and communicators, offering hundreds of creative ways to integrate writing into the lives of toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school students -- whether at home or at school. You'll discover: * how to implement writing as a part of daily life with family and friends;* processes and invitations fit for young writers;* strategies for connecting writing to math and coding;* writing materials and technologies; and* creative and practical writing ideas, from fiction, nonfiction, and videos to blogs and emails. In order to connect writing to today's digital revolution, veteran educators Sharon A. Edwards, Robert W. Maloy, and Torrey Trust reveal how digital tools can inspire children to write, and a helpful companion Website brings together a range of resources and technologies. This essential book offers enjoyment and inspiration to young writers!