Early Childhood Education / Children's Book Lists

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"Teaching STEM in the Early Years: Activities for Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics" by Sally Moomaw

'Teaching STEM in the Early Years: Activities for Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics' by Sally Moomaw

More than 85 activities that support and extend children’s learning in the four STEM disciplinesStimulate and engage children’s thinking as you integrate STEM experiences throughout your classroom. These engaging, developmentally appropriate activities maximize children’s learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Each experience combines at least two STEM disciplines and incorporates materials and situations tha ...

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"Travel the Globe: Story Times, Activities, and Crafts for Children" by Desiree Webber

'Travel the Globe: Story Times, Activities, and Crafts for Children' by Desiree Webber

This book assists the busy professional with ready-to-use materials to present entertaining, educational, and age-appropriate programs that introduce young learners to countries and cultures around the world. ...

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"Storytimes for Everyone!: Developing Young Children's Language and Literacy" by Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting

'Storytimes for Everyone!: Developing Young Children's Language and Literacy' by Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting

"Recognizing that informed, caring adults are critical to supporting early literacy development, this important resource builds on the concepts introduced in the second edition of the ALSC/PLA Every Child Ready to Read(r) initiative. Offering practical suggestions for incorporating early literacy information and strategies into the storytime setting, early literacy authorities Ghoting and Martin-Diaz Explain how young children develop knowledge c ...

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"Every Child Ready for School: Helping Adults Inspire Young Children to Learn" by Dorothy Stoltz

'Every Child Ready for School: Helping Adults Inspire Young Children to Learn' by Dorothy Stoltz

The topic of early literacy continues to gain momentum in educational circles. But early literacy storytimes are only one way libraries can contribute. The authors of this training handbook offer many more. ...

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"How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character" by Paul Tough

'How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character' by Paul Tough

Why do some children succeed while others fail?The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: Success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs.But in "How Children Succeed," Paul Tough argues for a very different understanding of what makes a successful child. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, economics, and psychology, Tough shows that the ...

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"Learning at Home, PreK-3: Homework Activities That Engage Children and Families" by Ann C. Barbour

'Learning at Home, PreK-3: Homework Activities That Engage Children and Families' by Ann C. Barbour

Create a strong home-school connection through family activities that extend learning!Packed with hundreds of engaging activities, this unique resource helps teachers plan developmentally appropriate, creative homework assignments that encourage positive learning experiences and reinforce home-school connections. Focusing on social interactions within the family, these fun, playful activities: Relate directly to children's own experiences ...

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"Nurturing Knowledge: Building a Foundation for School Success by Linking Early Literacy to Math, Science, Art, and Social Studies" by Susan Neuman

'Nurturing Knowledge: Building a Foundation for School Success by Linking Early Literacy to Math, Science, Art, and Social Studies' by Susan Neuman

The research is clear: the ability to read for understanding requires a great deal of knowledge and vocabulary, as well as reading skills. By linking early literacy to content area learning, we can provide children with the purposeful, knowledge-building experiences they need to be successful readers and writers. In this comprehensive and practical resource, early literacy experts Susan Neuman and Kathy Roskos give you the tools to do this. They ...

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"You Are Your Child's First Teacher: Encouraging Your Child's Natural Development from Birth to Age Six" by Rahima Baldwin Dancy

'You Are Your Child's First Teacher: Encouraging Your Child's Natural Development from Birth to Age Six' by Rahima Baldwin Dancy

You Are Your Child’s First Teacher was the first book in America to popularize the insights of Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf schools, regarding the developmental needs of young children. This revised and updated edition offers new ways for parents and educators to enrich the lives of children from birth to age six.     Some of the most important learning years happen before your child reaches schoo ...

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