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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!

Time to Eat

Time to Eat

Author: Penny Tassoni Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

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.

Time to Tidy Up

Time to Tidy Up

Author: Penny Tassoni Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

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.

Time to Share

Time to Share

Author: Penny Tassoni Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

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.

Time to Make Friends

Time to Make Friends

Author: Penny Tassoni Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

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.

More than Letters Preschool and Kindergarten Literacy Activities

More than Letters Preschool and Kindergarten Literacy Activities

Author: Sally Moomaw, Brenda Hieronymus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

For decades early childhood educators in high-quality programs have understood that the transition into reading and writing occurs naturally when young children are surrounded by opportunities to interact with print in ways that are meaningful to them. The original edition of More Than Letters, first published in 2001, showed teachers how to intentionally help children develop literacy skills through hands-on, play-based activities. Like the original edition, the Standards Edition is based on theory and research. It contains new chapters that specifically focus on developing the skills needed to decode literature and informational text. Expanded chapters include activities that target specific concepts included in national literacy standards.

Where's the Math? Using Books, Games, and Routines to Spark Children's Thinking

Where's the Math? Using Books, Games, and Routines to Spark Children's Thinking

Author: Mary Hynes-Berry, Laura Grandau Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Use the powerful strategies of play and storytelling to help young children develop their math brains. This easy-to-use resource includes fun activities, routines, and games inspired by children's books that challenge children to recognize and think more logically about the math all around them.

The Sky Above and the Mud Below Lessons from Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens

The Sky Above and the Mud Below Lessons from Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens

Author: David Sobel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

David Sobel's follow-up to Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens walks readers through the nitty-gritty facts of running a nature-based program. Organized around nine themes, each chapter begins with an overview from the author, followed by case studies from diverse early childhood programs, ranging from those that serve at-risk children to public preschools to university farm programs to Waldorf schools. Sample newsletters in each chapter show how real programs have tackled tough questions and sticky situations. The program featured in these newsletters are from across the United States: Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Vermont, California, Michigan, Rhode Island, Louisiana, and Indiana.

Child Observation A Guide for Students of Early Childhood

Child Observation A Guide for Students of Early Childhood

Author: Ioanna Palaiologou Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2019

This is a key text that enables students to appreciate and understand the central role of observation in understanding, planning for and educating early years children. It explores the theoretical background to child observation and links it back to practice. Recent important research in the field of child observation is highlighted and ethical implications of research in early childhood are considered. This is essential for all those studying for degrees and foundation degrees in early childhood, early years and related disciplines and for Early Years Teacher candidates. Updated in line with recent policy and legislation changes A new chapter on observation documentation in the multi-modal age Includes new material and case studies that explores the essential elements of child observation across the world Research chapter re-written to make it more accessible for all students More case studies throughout linking theory to practice.

Child Observation A Guide for Students of Early Childhood

Child Observation A Guide for Students of Early Childhood

Author: Ioanna Palaiologou Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2019

This is a key text that enables students to appreciate and understand the central role of observation in understanding, planning for and educating early years children. It explores the theoretical background to child observation and links it back to practice. Recent important research in the field of child observation is highlighted and ethical implications of research in early childhood are considered. This is essential for all those studying for degrees and foundation degrees in early childhood, early years and related disciplines and for Early Years Teacher candidates. Updated in line with recent policy and legislation changes A new chapter on observation documentation in the multi-modal age Includes new material and case studies that explores the essential elements of child observation across the world Research chapter re-written to make it more accessible for all students More case studies throughout linking theory to practice.

Educating for Social Justice in Early Childhood

Educating for Social Justice in Early Childhood

Author: Shirley A. Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Bringing together scholarship and examples from practice, this book explores ways in which early childhood curriculum - including classroom practices and community contexts - can more actively engage with a range of social justice issues, democratic principles, and anti-oppressive practices. Featuring a stellar list of expert contributors, the chapters in this volume present a cross-section of contemporary issues in childhood education. The text highlights the voices of children, teachers, and families as they reflect on everyday experiences related to issues of social justice, inclusion, and oppression, as well as ways young children and their teachers engage in activism. Chapters explore curriculum and programs that address justice issues, particularly educating for democracy, and culminate in a focus on the future, offering examples of resistance and visions of hope and possibility. Designed for practitioners, graduate students, and researchers in early childhood, this book challenges readers to explore the ways in which early childhood education is - and can be - engaging with social justice and democratic practices.

Educating for Social Justice in Early Childhood

Educating for Social Justice in Early Childhood

Author: Shirley A. Kessler Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Bringing together scholarship and examples from practice, this book explores ways in which early childhood curriculum - including classroom practices and community contexts - can more actively engage with a range of social justice issues, democratic principles, and anti-oppressive practices. Featuring a stellar list of expert contributors, the chapters in this volume present a cross-section of contemporary issues in childhood education. The text highlights the voices of children, teachers, and families as they reflect on everyday experiences related to issues of social justice, inclusion, and oppression, as well as ways young children and their teachers engage in activism. Chapters explore curriculum and programs that address justice issues, particularly educating for democracy, and culminate in a focus on the future, offering examples of resistance and visions of hope and possibility. Designed for practitioners, graduate students, and researchers in early childhood, this book challenges readers to explore the ways in which early childhood education is - and can be - engaging with social justice and democratic practices.

Early Visual Skills A Resource for Working with Children with Under-Developed Visual Perceptual Skills

Early Visual Skills A Resource for Working with Children with Under-Developed Visual Perceptual Skills

Author: Diana Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

Now in a revised and updated second edition, Early Visual Skills is a practical manual for use with children and young people who have under-developed visual perceptual skills. Twelve clear and easy to follow sections; focusing on skills such as attention, discrimination, sequencing, concentration and memory; are filled with carefully designed activities to stimulate visual attention and discrimination skills in children with a range of developmental levels and abilities. Features include: A wide range of activities suited to both the early years and home settings Links to the EYFS framework and topics reflecting the EYFS and KS1 curriculum Photocopiable Record Sheets designed to document the child's development over time As most of the activities are non-verbal, they are well suited for children with limited spoken language, including EAL learners, the deaf, sensory impaired, or those with autism or learning difficulties. Whilst primarily designed for early years practitioners, SENCOs, specialist teachers, therapists and other professionals, activity sheets and guidance for parents also provide practical advice on how to stimulate visual perceptual skills at home, turning the child's everyday routines into opportunities to stimulate visual awareness.