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The Art of Awareness: How Observation Can Transform Your Teaching, 2nd Edition. Deb Curtis & Margie Carter, $62.50 (ages birth to 5)

The art of observing children is more than merely the act of watching them—it is also using what you see and hear to craft new opportunities in your classroom. This resource provides a wealth of inspiration and practice. It will help you learn to observe in new ways. You'll witness children's remarkable competencies as they experience childhood, and find new joy in your work with children. 

  • Ten study sessions to help you advance your skills and practice observing children from different points of view
  • Stories, photographs, and classroom reflections modeling the ways observation can be used and displayed in your own teaching
  • Activities to help you notice and appreciate what you see
  • New ideas and strategies to organize your observations, share them with colleagues and families, and apply them to planning and assessment processes
  • Emphasis on cultural awareness, observing through an objective lens, and using technology as an observation tool

Behaviour in the Early Years, 2nd Edition. Angela Glenn, Jacquie Cousins & Alicia Helps, $50.30

Behaviour in the Early Years provides hands-on, tried and true strategies to help you respond effectively to behavior problems. The book helps you to understand why children behave the way they do and to encourage them to problem solve in difficult situations.


Behavioral Challenges in Early Childhood Settings, Revised Edition. Connie Jo Smith, $22.50

Young children's behavior can be challenging at times but handling it doesn't have to be. This guide has information on how to respond to an array of common behavioral challenges, prevention tips, and updated resources. This Redleaf Quick Guide is filled with information on 12 common behavioral challenges and 36 new strategies on how to respond. Focus ages: 1-5

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Beyond Behavior Management: the Six Life Skills Children Need, 2nd Edition. Jenna Bilnes, $50.95

All children — not just those with challenging behaviors — require guidance as they develop the social and emotional skills they will use the rest of their lives. This resource provides everything you need to help children build and use six essential life skills: attachment, belonging, self-regulation, collaboration, contribution, and adaptability. Developed and tested in the classroom, this strength-based approach includes strategies, examples of supportive interactions, and special activities to help you manage challenging behaviors and strengthen social and emotional development in all children. With these essential life skills, children will exhibit more prosocial behaviors, work better as a classroom community, and become excited and active learners.


Boosting Brain Power: 52 Ways to Use What Science Tells Us. Jill Stamm, $16.95

If the timing is right, the learning that occurs in the first five years can be a gold mine, promoting valuable cognitive and physical development that lasts a lifetime. Boosting Brain Power provides 52 strategies — one for every week of the year — to help stimulate healthy brain growth in young children. In addition to well-researched strategies, each snippet of information offers evidence-based instructions for how to bring the concepts to life.


Bridging the Relationship Gap: Connecting with Children Facing Adversity. Sara Langworthy, $44.95

Relationships play an important role in human development, especially in the first years of life. Bridging the Relationship Gap provides tools and encouragement to be the strong, positive, and nurturing adult these children need in order to thrive. Learn more about the factors that contribute to the achievement and relationship gap including ecological, biological, and cultural differences. Most importantly, find many tools and resources to help you more effectively deal with the tough situations and become each child's strongest ally. Age focus 0–8. 

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Building Positive Momentum for Positive Behavior in Young Children: Strategies for Success in School and Beyond. Lisa Rogers, $39.95

Providing practical solutions to common behavioral problems, this book shows how to use the positive momentum approach to encourage long-term positive behaviour among children aged 3-9.

Covering issues such as what to do when a child avoids doing work, when they engage in rough play, and when they won't stay in their seat, this book includes targeted behavioral strategies that start with the underlying foundations of behaviour and result in lasting positive change. Through real life examples, the book shows how educators can be role models for children, and how school staff can collaborate with families for success beyond the classroom. The book also includes information specific to working with children with special needs. Accompanying behaviour charts and goal mapping resources are available to download to help with tracking a child's progress.


Changing the World Is Child's Play: Inspirations for Making Everyday Moments with Children Count. Sarah Amy Glensor Best, $34.50

This book is a compilation of inspirations about child's play with ideas to implement right away! It's an invitation to appreciate the importance of play and positive interactions with children, and offers ways to engage in meaningful interactions with children. Most experiences don't require money, special equipment, or large amounts of time. See how everyday interactions with young children have the potential to change the world.


Child and Adolescent Development for Educators, 2nd Edition. Christine McCormick & David Scherer, $83.50

This accessible text — now revised and updated — has given thousands of future educators a solid grounding in developmental science to inform their work in schools. The book reviews major theories of development and their impact on educational practice. Chapters examine how teaching and learning intersect with specific domains of child and adolescent development — language, intelligence and intellectual diversity, motivation, family and peer relationships, gender roles, and mental health. Pedagogical features include chapter summaries, definitions of key terms, and boxes addressing topics of special interest to educators. Instructors requesting a desk copy receive a supplemental test bank with objective test items and essay questions for each chapter. New to This Edition:

  • Extensively revised to reflect a decade's worth of advances in developmental research, neuroscience, and genetics
  • Greatly expanded coverage of family and peer relationships, with new content on social-emotional learning, social media, child care, and early intervention
  • Discussions of executive function, theory of mind, and teacher-student relationships
  • Increased attention to ethnic-racial, gender, and LGBT identity development
  • Many new and revised practical examples and topic boxes

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Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers, 2nd Edition. Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell & Robbie Gilligan, $39.95

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers summarizes important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers key issues such as resilience and vulnerability and the impact of protective or adverse environments. Different stages of development (infancy, school age and adolescence) are discussed, and attachment theory is used to offer insights into the impact of abuse and neglect on development. This book encourages practitioners to consider each child as an individual with unique circumstances, and links theory and practice in an imaginative and sympathetic way.


Child Protection In the Early Years: a Practical Guide. Eunice Lumsden, $27.95

This accessible guide shows early years professionals how to create safe, supportive environments for young children who have encountered adverse childhood experiences. Explaining the impact of trauma on young brains, it gives practical instructions on how to recognise and respond to abuse. These instructions are supported by exercises, case studies, and reflection points that help you identify and improve your methods. Current legislation, policy and procedure are clarified in clear, concise language, providing you with everything you'll need to work with your team towards a happier, safer future for the children in your care.


Choose Your Words: Communicating with Young Children, 2nd Edition. Carol Garhart Mooney, $39.95

Teachers support cognitive development through meaningful classroom conversations. This updated edition examines adult communication and its influence on children's behavior and learning. Transform the language you use in the classroom to support language learning, connect words to actions, and develop clear communication practices. Choose Your Words looks at:

  • "Teacher Talk" and how it supports or complicates children's learning and the world around them
  • Giving directions and assessing whether we have been successful in our attempts to accomplish these tasks with the young children in our lives
  • Correcting behavior — What words can we choose to help children connect their words and actions with directives?
  • Appropriate curriculum in language learning for very young children
  • The importance of plain old talking — Focusing on conversations, discussions, and storytelling
  • Contemporary challenges that pose difficult questions and exciting opportunities

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Cognitive Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds. Susan Miller, $25.95

Preschoolers have a sense of wonder about so many aspects of their world. They enjoy demonstrating their knowledge to others, and they are challenged to use their brains in fascinating new ways every day. Whether they are making clay figures, rolling cars down ramps, experimenting with writing, or exploring nature, they are expanding their mental horizons constantly. Cognitive Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds will help you understand typical milestones children tend to reach during the preschool years as they develop their ability to think, understand, and solve problems. As you examine classroom scenarios, you will gain insight into various ways young children express their developing cognitive skills and some challenges that tend to occur. You will also learn strategies for supporting and nurturing children's cognitive growth, especially in the following areas:

  • Believing in magical thinking
  • Expressing a sense of curiosity
  • Understanding time concepts
  • Developing spatial awareness
  • Practicing problem solving
  • Exploring creativity through art
  • Developing mathematical thinking
  • Investigating science questions
  • Exploring the writing process
  • Developing emergent reading skills

By guiding children to think creatively and critically, you will help them gain confidence and competence.


Community and Environment: Activities for Age 3 to Kindergarten, 3rd Edition. Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte Hendricks & Becky Bennett, $17.95

Children develop a sense of security and self-worth by becoming familiar with themselves, their home, and the world around them. This curriculum includes thirty-six activities that help children build connections with their community and foster positive feelings about health and safety personnel. This book includes:

  • An overview of the community and environment topics covered in the curriculum
  • Suggested interest area materials and supports for creating the learning environment
  • Learning objectives and vocabulary words
  • Suggestions for evaluating children's understanding of each community and environment topic
  • More than 30 classroom activities
  • Family information and take-home activities

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Communicating with Children Birth to Four Years. Debbie Chalmers, $50.30

Developing Children’s Communication from Birth to Four Years is an encouraging guide for practitioners and students working with young children in the Early Years Foundation Stage, which will also appeal to parents and family carers. Providing a clear outline of children’s needs, responses and abilities at each developmental stage, it guides the reader on:

  • how to recognise and predict children’s individual feelings and reactions
  • how to talk and listen to children at different stages
  • how to be aware of body language and other non-verbal forms of communication
  • how to support communication for children with special and additional needs

Offering advice, ideas and strategies for supporting relationships and understanding in diverse settings and at home, this book is an essential guide to developing communication and social skills in the early years.


Culture and Child Development in Early Childhood Programs: Practices for Quality Education and Care. Carollee Howes, $48.95

Early childhood education programs are expected to provide exemplary care for all children while also adapting care to include children’s families and cultures. These two sets of expectations are often difficult for teachers and programs to meet. In this book, Carollee Howes shows how high-quality programs successfully adapt child development guidelines within cultural contexts, and why quality needs to be and can be measured in culturally specific ways.


The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids. Alexandra Lange, $40.00

Parents obsess over their children's playdates, kindergarten curriculum, and every bump and bruise, but the toys, classrooms, playgrounds, and neighborhoods little ones engage with are just as important. These objects and spaces encode decades, even centuries of changing ideas about what makes for good child-rearing — and what does not. Do you choose wooden toys, or plastic, or, increasingly, digital? What do youngsters lose when seesaws are deemed too dangerous and slides are designed primarily for safety? How can the built environment help children cultivate self-reliance? In these debates, parents, educators, and kids themselves are often caught in the middle.

Now, prominent design critic Alexandra Lange reveals the surprising histories behind the human-made elements of our children's pint-size landscape. Her fascinating investigation shows how the seemingly innocuous universe of stuff affects kids' behavior, values, and health, often in subtle ways. And she reveals how years of decisions by toymakers, architects, and urban planners have helped — and hindered — American youngsters' journeys toward independence. Seen through Lange's eyes, everything from the sandbox to the street becomes vibrant with buried meaning. The Design of Childhood will change the way you view your children's world, and your own.

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Developing Attachment in Early Years Settings: Nurturing Secure Relationships from Birth to Five Years. Veronica Read, $48.50

Providing an accessible introduction to attachment thinking, this practical book offers early years practitioners' advice on translating attachment principles into practice in their settings. It clearly explains how knowledge about attachment theory underpins everyday practice and highlights the crucial role of secure attachments in young children's learning and development. Developing Attachments in Early Years Settings examines the importance of emotional' 'holding' and the nurturing of individual relationships within group childcare. The book aims to help you make a real difference to young children's sense of self and emotional security by being 'tuned in', available, responsive and consistent.


The Developing Brain Birth to Age Eight. Marilee Sprenger, $25.95

Synthesizing information from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and child development, author Marilee Sprenger covers the basic structure, vocabulary, and current research on the brain from an early childhood educator's point of view and provides an abundance of illustrations and descriptions. Through an understanding of the phases of language, motor, and social development at each age level, educators can create enriching educational experiences that enhance children's growth and foster an enduring love of learning.


Developing Empathy in the Early Years: a Guide for Practitioners. Helen Garnett, $31.95

Empathy is an essential part of being human: it allows us to connect with others, which in turn opens doors for us to happiness and success. Though everyone is born with an inherent capacity for empathy, children have the power to grow and re-build their natural supply, and even 'learn' to be more understanding towards others.

This pithy and practical guide provides early years professionals with the tools to make empathy the foundation for their work. It reveals where the roots of empathy lie, how to prioritise it in practice, and how it manifests itself in young developing brains. It includes simple teaching strategies and creative ideas for empathy-building games and activities, enabling you to help children grow up as happier, friendlier, more thoughtful individuals. This book is an essential resource for anyone working with small children.

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Developing Thinking & Understanding in Young Children, 2nd Edition. Sue Robson, $62.50

Developing Thinking & Understanding in Young Children presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of contemporary theory and research about young children’s developing thinking and understanding. Aimed at all those interested in how young children develop through their thoughts and actions, Sue Robson explores:

  • Theories of cognitive development
  • The social, emotional and cultural contexts of children’s thinking
  • Children’s conceptual development
  • Approaches to supporting the development of young children’s thinking and understanding
  • Latest developments in brain science and young children
  • The central roles of play and language in young children’s developing thinking

Including a new chapter on young children’s musical thinking, expanded sections on self regulation, metacognition and creative thinking and the use of video to observe and describe young children’s thinking, this book will be an essential read for all those studying the early years and childhood education.


A Developmental Approach to Educating Young Children. Denise Daniels & Patricia Clarkson, $47.50

The early school years provide critical opportunities for children to develop foundational skills and positive attitudes toward learning. This book offers valuable insight into how young children feel, think, and learn.

Vignettes and case studies, practice exercises, suggested games, and reflection questions make A Developmental Approach to Educating Young Children a valuable asset in helping teachers design stimulating learning experiences for young children.


Developmental Milestones of Young Children. Karen Petty, $22.50

Understand the important indicators of development in children in five developmental domains: Physical/motor, social/emotional, language, cognitive, and the recently added approaches to learning.

This handbook is not meant to be a diagnostic tool for children with developmental delays. Instead, it serves as a guide to the benchmarks of typical development for each age and stage that almost all children go through.

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Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, 3rd Edition: Serving Children from Birth through Age 8. Carol Copple & Sue Bredekamp, Editors, $66.50

Based on what the research says about development, learning, and effective practices, as well as what experience tells us about teaching intentionally, Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs articulates the principles that should guide decision making. Chapters describe children from birth through age 8 in detail, with extensive examples of appropriate practice for infant/toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and primary levels.  This revised edition comes with a supplementary CD containing readings on key topics, plus video examples showing developmentally appropriate practice in action.


Discovering the Culture of Childhood. Emily Plank, $34.50

We often filter our interactions with children through the lens of adulthood. View the culture of childhood through a whole new lens. Identify age-based bias and expand your outlook on and understanding of early childhood as a culture. Examine various elements of childhood culture: language, the power of believing, artistic expressions, and social structure. Filled with research and stories from around the world, this book offers a multitude of different perspectives to relate to. Understanding children's dispositions of questioning, wonder, engagement, and cooperation from the inside changes everything.


Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own — a Guide for Caregivers. Tamar Jacobson, $24.95

Young children convey their emotions in many ways. Don’t Get So Upset is an insightful look at why some expressions of children’s emotions are so much more challenging than others — it’s not about the child as much as it is about you and your emotions.

Author Tamar Jacobson asks the reader to reflect on how they learned to express their feelings as a child, how adults responded to them and how our emotional history is very much a part of our interactions with children. This book is practical and personal — a call for self-reflective practice in early childhood education.

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Early Childhood Theories and Contemporary Issues: an Introduction. Mine Conkbayier & Christine Pascal, $34.50

Having a good grasp of the theories of child development and how these translate into practice can make a positive difference to how you understand babies and children and the ways in which you can help them learn. This approachable guide offers easy access to a wide range of concepts, as well as classic and current theories, about how babies and children learn.

Each chapter offers clear guidance on how to recognise the theory in action and suggests ways to test these ideas out in early years settings, supporting the development of reflective practice. Case studies are included throughout, along with questions to guide thinking and encourage readers to develop their practice. Summaries conclude each chapter offering a quick reference of the theory examined and the benefits of applying it to practice.


Early Learning Theories Made Visible. Miriam Beloglovsky & Lisa Daly, $55.50

Go beyond reading about early learning theories and see what they look like in action in modern classrooms and teacher practices. The works of Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky, Abraham Maslow, John Dewey, Howard Gardiner and Louise Derman-Sparks are made visible through classroom vignettes and colorful photographs, and each theory is defined in relation to cognitive, social-emotional and physical developmental domains. This book is full of information and visuals to help you truly understand early learning theories.


Early Social-Emotional Development: Your Guide to Promoting Children's Positive Behavior. Nicole Edwards, $48.50

With expulsion rates three times higher in pre-K classrooms than in K-12 classrooms, behavior is one of the biggest and most pressing challenges faced by early childhood educators and providers. Find research-based guidance and strategies in this book, an essential resource for professionals working with children from birth to age five.

You'll start with a comprehensive, reader-friendly overview of early growth and learning across developmental domains, with special emphasis on the components of emotional development and the environmental factors that influence it. Then you'll learn the guiding principles for nurturing social emotional development, aligned with the positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) framework and the Pyramid Model. Concrete examples of specific, research based strategies help you put the principles into action and improve child outcomes in both center- and home-based settings.

A keystone of professional preparation for both pre-service and in-service early childhood providers, this book will show you how to work effectively with children, families, and colleagues to foster social emotional growth in the critical early years.

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Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children. Carrie Kalich, Dottie Bauer & Deirdre McPartlin, $35.95

Plant lifelong healthy eating concepts in young children with Early Sprouts. This “seed-to-table” approach gets children interested in and enjoying nutritious fruits and vegetables. The Early Sprouts model engages preschoolers in all aspects of planting, preparing, and eating organically grown produce. Find directions for designing and caring for gardens, recipes children can help prepare, and ways to involve the whole family in making healthy food choices. The activities can be tailored to fit any early childhood program, climate, or geographical region. No space for a garden? Many of the benefits of the Early Sprouts program can be achieved in other ways, including visits to a farmer’s market and small-container gardens.


Emotional Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds. Susan Miller, $25.95

Whether you see a preschooler laughing or crying, hugging or tugging on a playmate, taking risks or seeking comfort from an adult, you know that they are developing their emotional skills and growing up in so many ways every day. And they need your help! Emotional Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds shares common milestones and typical scenarios to help you recognize various ways that preschoolers express their feelings and interact with others. You will also learn strategies for supporting and nurturing their growth, especially in situations involving the following types of emotional challenges and accomplishments:

  • Expressing kindness and empathy
  • Exerting independence
  • Managing shyness
  • Building confidence
  • Testing limits and taking risks
  • Expressing anger and frustration
  • Dealing with fears and anxieties
  • Sharing a sense of humor
  • Handling conflicts
  • Dealing with separation and loss

As you support preschoolers struggling to handle emotional challenges that occur during everyday interactions with adults and other children, you will help them learn the skills to navigate their emotional ups and downs in more positive ways.

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The Emotional Life of the Toddler, Revised Edition. Alicia Lieberman. $22.00

Now updated with new material throughout, Alicia Lieberman’s The Emotional Life of the Toddler is the seminal, detailed look into the varied and intense emotional life of children aged one to three. Hailed as “groundbreaking” by The Boston Globe after its initial publication, the new edition includes the latest research on this crucial stage of development.

Anyone who has followed an active toddler around for a day knows that a child of this age is a whirlwind of explosive, contradictory, and ever-changing emotions. Alicia Lieberman offers an in-depth examination of toddlers’ emotional development, and illuminates how to optimize this crucial stage so that toddlers can develop into emotionally healthy children and adults. Drawing on her lifelong research, Dr. Lieberman addresses commonly asked questions and issues. Why, for example, is “no” often the favorite response of the toddler? How should parents deal with the anger they might feel when their toddler is being aggressively stubborn? Why does a crying toddler run to his mother for a hug only to push himself vigorously away as soon as she begins to embrace him? This updated edition also addresses twenty-first century concerns such as how to handle screen time on devices and parenting in a post-internet world.

With the help of numerous examples and vivid cases, Lieberman answers these and other questions, providing, in the process, a rich, insightful profile of the roller coaster emotional world of the toddler.


Enhancing Early Child Development: a Handbook for Clinicians. Durriyah Sinno, Lama Charafeddine & Mohamad Mikati, $47.95

Enhancing Early Child Development is a quick reference guide for pediatricians, clinicians, and pediatric nurse practitioners that aims at promoting early stimulation and intervention for optimizing development of normal children as well as children with cerebral palsy and autism. Designed to be used in daily practice, this book will provide counsel for clinicians, parents and caregivers and advise them on the appropriate methods to enhance their child's development at different ages based on their health condition.


Enhancing Learning through Play: a Developmental Perspective for Early Years Settings, 3rd Edition. Christine Macintyre, $55.90

Written to support early years professionals who are fascinated by the complexities and implications of early development, this fully updated second edition explains why children need to play and offers practical guidance on how best to support children's development and learning through play.

Based on a wealth of research in the field, this accessible and engaging book explores why children behave as they do at different ages and stages in their development and shows how play can complement and enhance their social, emotional, perceptual, motor and intellectual development. The author shows how detailed observations of children at play can lead to providing the most appropriate learning opportunities for children with different aptitudes and abilities.

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Everyone Needs Attention: Helping Young Children Thrive. Tamar Jacobson, $34.50

A guide for self-reflection and managing your emotions when young children seek attention. Attention seeking is seen as misbehaviour in young children, and giving them the attention they need is often times interpreted as reinforcement of bad behavior. Everyone Needs Attention focuses on how we, as adults, manage our emotions when children seek our attention, including a how-to chapter to help the reader reflect about how they sought out attention as children. This book includes conversations with teachers as well as some concrete steps to assist in self-explorations. Tamar Jacobson, PhD, includes her own life story of suffering emotional neglect, as well as anecdotes of her work with teachers, families, and children over the past forty years as a preschool teacher, professor, mother, and early childhood consultant.


The Feeling Child: Laying the Foundations of Confidence and Resilience. Maria Robinson, $48.50

The Feeling Child thoughtfully discusses the key principles of children’s emotional and behavioural development alongside descriptions of everyday practice. It clearly explains how a child’s early experiences influence their particular behaviours towards different people and different situations.

Throughout the book, Maria Robinson considers the key characteristics of effective learning and shows how play is one of the key mechanisms that children use in their discovery of themselves and the world around them. Emphasising the importance of understanding the theory that underpins children’s emotional development, this accessible text shows practitioners how they can use this knowledge to provide learning opportunities that nourish children’s thinking and creative skills.


Fitness and Nutrition: Activities for Age 3 to Kindergarten, 3rd Edition. Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte Hendricks & Becky Bennett, $21.95

Given the recent rise of childhood obesity, the need for health education is needed more than ever. This curriculum provides more than 30 developmentally appropriate activities that introduce important health concepts, including physical activity, rest and relaxation, and nutrition and eating habits. This book includes:

  • An overview of the fitness and nutrition topics covered in the curriculum
  • Suggested interest area materials and supports for creating the learning environment
  • Learning objectives and vocabulary words
  • Suggestions for evaluating children's understanding of each fitness and nutrition topic
  • More than 30 classroom activities
  • Family information and take-home activities

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Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education. Kath Tayler & Deborah Price, $53.50

How can we support children to reach their full potential and not be constrained by gender expectations? Are gender roles fixed at birth or do they develop through experiences? Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education introduces practitioners to key aspects of gender in the early years and explores how to ensure that children and staff teams are supported in settings that have outstanding practice.


Getting Boys Up and Running In the Early Years: Creating Stimulating Places and Spaces for Learning. Julie Cigman, $47.50

Boys tend to do less well than girls in all areas of learning in the Early Years and continue to lag behind girls in assessments throughout their school careers. This book draws on current research to provide practical advice on ways in which Early Years practitioners can create positive learning environments for all children. It explores how best to match provision to all children’s learning styles, aiding their progress in personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, and physical development. Final chapters show how learning in all other curriculum areas can follow, in a carefully designed environment. Key points explored include:

  • the environment we can create to enable both boys and girls to become confident and autonomous learners
  • ways that practitioners can evaluate and enhance provision to improve levels of well-being and involvement
  • physical development and the value of active, challenging and adventurous play
  • practical ways to stimulate language development
  • planned activities and rich experiences that support holistic learning in an inspiring environment

Giving clear guidance on helping boys to meet high expectations in a playful and creative way, Getting Boys Up and Running in the Early Years is an essential read for anyone working to create a positive foundation for boys in Early Years education.


Giving Children a Voice: a Step-by-Step Guide to Promoting Child-Centered Practice. Sam Frankel, $25.95

How do you ensure that children's voices and ideas are heard and valued in relation to the settings that form part of their everyday lives?

Presenting an easy to adopt step-by-step framework, this book argues in favour of children's potential to advocate for themselves, in contrast to the current model in which adults take full control and advocate on the child's behalf. By honouring and harnessing the involvement and contributions of children, social workers and education professionals will be able to improve their daily practice and positively transform key spaces within society to create environments where children experience a sense of belonging and purpose, full of potential benefits for both adults and children. Practical at its core, the book has wide applications, from examining the place of children in legal matters, such as divorce, through to the child's engagement in decisions about their education. International case studies reveal how the model works in practice and encourages children's voices and their participation.

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The Great Disconnect in Early Childhood Education: What We Know vs. What We Do. Michael Gramling, $35.95

Over the years, most reforms in early childhood education have been well-intended, yet have not kept up with the needs of young children and educators in the classroom. Author Michael Gramling provides an historical overview of how educational policies came into effect and how they are driving educational practices. Gramling argues that ineffective practices are the result of unexamined public policies and asserts that educators need to challenge this kind thinking in order to make a difference in children's lives Powerful, thought provoking stories will inspire you to examine the problems and challenge you to envision a preschool classroom that works for all children. 


Guidance for Every Child: Teaching Young Children to Manage Conflict. Dan Gartrell, $41.50

Never give up on any child. Tying together the theory and developmentally appropriate strategies of child guidance and behavior, this book provides you with best practices for teaching children healthy social-emotional behavior and conflict management. Through current brain research, real-life stories, and a plethora of key concepts and discussion questions, this book gives you tools and strategies to:

  • Understand how stress affects children's self-regulation
  • Help even the most at-risk children thrive
  • Reduce the expulsion rate in early childhood

Dan Gartrell's practices teach young children to express strong feelings appropriately, solve problems in creative ways, accept differences, and think ethically and intelligently. Use this book to empower children.

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Handbook of Child Development and Early Education: Research to Practice. Edited by Oscar  Barbarin & Barbara Hanna Wasik, $144.95

How and what should young children be taught? What emphasis should be given to emotional learning? How do we involve families? Addressing these and other critical questions, this authoritative volume brings together developmentalists and early educators to discuss what an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum might look like across the preschool and early elementary years. State-of-the-science work is presented on brain development and the emergence of cognitive, socioemotional, language, and literacy skills in 3- to 8-year-olds. Drawing on experience in real-world classrooms, contributors describe novel, practical approaches to promoting school readiness, tailoring instruction to children's learning needs, and improving the teaching of language arts, math, and science.


Helping Children Develop a Positive Relationship with Food: a Practical Guide for Early Years Professionals. Jo Cormack, $29.95

This practical guide enables those working with young children to better understand, manage and support children's relationship with food. Revealing the different ways in which children can relate to food, it gives accessible guidance and advice about how to help children to develop psychologically healthy eating habits and behaviours, and how to tackle feeding issues such as picky eating, obesity and food anxiety. Included is an easy-to-use reference section for trouble-shooting, which contains advice on how special needs such as autism can affect children's feelings about food.


HOT Skills: Developing Higher-Order Thinking in Young Learners. Steffen Saifer, $55.50 (ages 4-8)

Young learners are capable of a great deal of higher-order thinking, yet too many teaching and learning activities require students to use only lower-order thinking. HOT Skills breaks down theory into practice so you won t miss an opportunity to help young learners develop logical, critical, and creative thinking skills. Dr. Saifer provides numerous strategies for infusing play-based activities and interactions that promote higher-order thinking across all content areas and throughout the day. Just as establishing good nutrition habits early sets the foundation for a healthier life, developing basic-level HOT skills sets the foundation for a more productive and purposeful life.

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How the Child’s Mind Develops, 2nd Edition. David Cohen, $42.95

  • How do we get from helpless baby to knowing teenager?
  • What impact do television, computers, the internet, video games and evolving technology have on the way children's minds develop?
  • Is cognition a question of learning and environment or of heredity?

How we learn to think, perceive, remember, talk, reason and learn is a central topic in psychology - and one that sees constant new research. In this very readable book, David Cohen examines the fundamental issues of how children learn to read and write, of how their intellectual abilities are measured and the development of their morality. He examines child crime and looks at how modern media affect the way the child's mind develops.

How the Child’s Mind Develops is an integrated and thought-provoking account of the central issues in child development. Parents, professionals and students will find it an invaluable introduction.


Inclusion, Play and Empathy: Neuroaffective Development in Children's Groups. Edited by Susan Hart, $40.95

Contributions from early childhood educators, teachers, psychologists, music therapists, occupational therapists, and psychotherapists highlight the crucial role that early relationships and interactions in group settings play in the development of children's personal, emotional and social skills.

The book features the latest research and methods for successfully encouraging the development of these skills in groups of children aged 4-12. It explores how play within children's groups can be facilitated in order to foster emotional and empathic capacities, how to overcome common challenges to inclusion in schools and introduces practical, creative approaches to cultivating a sense of unity and team spirit in children's groups.

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Incredible Teachers: Nurturing Children’s Social, Emotional, and Academic Competence. Carolyn Webster-Stratton, $45.95

Incredible Teachers is for day care providers and teachers of young children ages 3-8 years. The book presents a variety of creative classroom management strategies for teachers to use to meet children’s developmental milestones and teach emotional literacy, friendship skills, self-regulation and problem solving skills. Teachers are encouraged to set up individualized programs for children who are at risk due to learning difficulties, hyperactivity, impulsivity, attention deficit disorder, language and reading delays, depressive or aggressive behavior. The author shows how teachers can integrate individualized, culturally sensitive interventions for such children in the mainstream classroom. The book also shows how to partner with parents to promote their children’s social, emotional, language and academic competence.

This book is the text for teachers using the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Program and the Child Dinosaur Emotional, Social and Problem Solving Curriculum. It can be useful as a stand-alone guide for teachers and caregivers.


Introducing Piaget: a Guide for Practitioners and Students in Early Years Education. Ann Marie Halpenny & Jan Pettersen, $56.50

Jean Piaget was one of the most significant contributors to our current understanding of how children think and learn, from birth through to adolescence. This comprehensive and accessible new book captures the key concepts and principles of Piaget’s fascinating work on children’s thinking, and explores how thinking evolves and develops from infancy through the early years and beyond.

Throughout the book, the consequences of these developments for children’s social, emotional and intellectual development are discussed. Updates on Piaget’s theory are also outlined with reference to more recent work on cognitive development in childhood. Each chapter provides a concise summary of material presented through a consideration of the implications for practice in working with children. With a particular focus on how Piaget’s principles and concepts can be applied to children in early childhood, this exciting new book is an invaluable resource for teachers, practitioners and students with an interest in learning and development in the early years.

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Knowledge Development in Early Childhood: Sources of Learning and Classroom Implications. Edited by Ashley Pinkham, Tanya Kaefer & Susan Neuman, $57.95

Synthesizing cutting-edge research from multiple disciplines, this book explores how young children acquire knowledge in the "real world" and describes practical applications for early childhood classrooms. The breadth and depth of a child's knowledge base are important predictors of later literacy development and academic achievement. Leading scholars describe the processes by which preschoolers and primary-grade students acquire knowledge through firsthand experiences, play, interactions with parents and teachers, storybooks, and a range of media. Chapters on exemplary instructional strategies vividly show what teachers can do to build children's content knowledge while also promoting core literacy skills.


Learning Together With Young Children: a Curriculum Framework for Reflective Teachers, 2nd Edition. Deb Curtis & Margie Carter, $62.50

In this new edition of their classic book, Curtis and Carter offer an alternative framework to approach standardization and data-driven mandates. This book puts young children at the center of planning your curriculum. Rather than following a prescriptive curriculum, teachers can translate educational theories into concrete ideas for working with children and families. Over 100 inspiring and engaging stories help you learn to create a welcoming classroom culture, develop routines for self-regulation, and use observation and reflection to enhance experiences for the children in your care. The authors share engaging and inspiring stories of teachers who are using this approach.

This edition has been updated to examine how to work with mandated curriculum, rating scales, and assessment tools, while practicing reflective, child-centered teaching.


Let Them Play: an Early Learning (un)Curriculum. Jeff Johnson & Denita Dinger, $47.50 (ages 2-6)

Playtime is focused, purposeful, and full of learning. As they play, children master motor development, learn language and social skills, think creatively, and make cognitive leaps. This (un)curriculum is all about fostering children's play, trusting children as capable and engaged learners, and leaving behind boxed curriculums and prescribed activities. Filled with information on the guiding principles that make up an (un)curriculum, learning experience ideas, and suggestions for building strong emotional and engaging physical environments, Let Them Play provides support to those who believe in the learning power of play.

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LINKing Authentic Assessment and Early Childhood Intervention: Best Measures for Best Practices, 2nd Edition. Stephen Bagnato, John Neisworth & Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, $72.95

LINKing Authentic Assessment and Early Childhood Intervention provides professional ratings and reviews of 80 authentic, widely used assessment tools for children birth–8. This must-have guide offers clear and concise guidance professionals need to choose appropriate assessment tools that link to their programs, help design interventions that meet children's individual needs, and give all young children the start in life they deserve.


Lisa Murphy On Play: the Foundation of Children's Learning. Lisa Murphy, $34.50

Lisa Murphy on Play: The Foundation of Children's Learning explains why school readiness IS children's play. This updated guide includes timely research and new stories that highlight how play is vital to social, physical, cognitive, and spiritual development of children. Learn the seven things we must do with children every day and why they are so important. Use daily observations to incorporate these seven things in an authentic and engaging way.

  • Explore the how and why of the seven things we should do everyday: create, move, sing, discuss, observe, read, and play
  • Understand how to link concepts to the experiences children have
  • Focus on what each child is doing, not what they are not doing
  • Become aware of challenges you might face and how to work through them

Listening to Young Children: a Guide to Understanding and Using the Mosaic Approach, 3rd Edition. Alison Clark, $37.95

Viewing children as 'experts in their own lives', the Mosaic approach offers a creative framework for understanding young children's perspectives through talking, walking, making and reviewing material with an adult. This book demonstrates how children's views and experiences can stay in focus in early childhood provision. The multi-method approach brings together digital tools with interviewing and observation to enable adults to review current practice and implement change with children.

Combining the authors' successful books Listening to Young Children and Spaces to Play into an expanded and fully updated third edition, this book builds on the authors' original ground-breaking work by commenting on the development and adaptation of the Mosaic approach, along with case studies of the Mosaic approach in action in four countries: England, Denmark, Norway and Australia. Alongside guidance on using and adapting the framework with young children, older children and adults, there is new material on the ethical and methodological issues involved.

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Little Kids, Big Worries: Stress-Busting Tips for Early Childhood Classrooms. Alice Sterling Honig, $39.50

Innovative, clinically validated techniques for addressing common causes of stress in children including separation anxiety, bullying, jealousy and family problems.


Magic Capes, Amazing Powers: Transforming Superhero Play in the Classroom, 2nd Edition. Eric Hoffman, $41.50

Help children discover positive answers to their question about the world by supporting safe superhero play. For as long as there have been heroes and villains in our books, on our TVs, and in our everyday lives, children have been imitating them in their play. Superhero play remains a wonderful, developmentally appropriate way for children to explore power, experience adventure, and investigate big questions about the world. Yet many adults are troubled by the effects media storylines, stereotypes, and violence have on children s superhero play.

Magic Capes, Amazing Powers takes an in-depth look at why children are so strongly attracted to superhero and weapons play. It also examines the concerns felt by families and teachers and suggests practical solutions that take into account the needs of both children and their caregivers. It explores how the use of redirection, storytelling, dramatic play materials, anti-bias curriculum, and clear limit setting can guide superhero play in a positive direction, one that addresses caregiver concerns and allows children to do what they do best play!


Making it Better: Activities for Children Living in a Stressful World, 2nd Edition. Barbara Oehlberg, $34.50

Speaking to the concept of “trauma-informed” early childhood education, this book responds to the learning and behavioral needs of children who have experienced traumatic events or toxic stress — such as natural disasters, community violence, abuse or neglect within the child's familial relations, and more. In addition to more than 75 empowering and healing classroom activities, there is information to help you understand the impact of children's disrupted attachments and early insecurities, as well as strategies to help children build resilience.

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Managing an Early Childhood Classroom: Literacy, Language & Learning. Wendy Koza, $31.99

This practical book will help new and experienced teachers maintain a developmentally appropriate early childhood program — including child growth & development, long and short-term planning, and scheduling and management issues.


Mary Sheridan's Play in Early Childhood from Birth to Six Years, 4th Edition. Justine Howard, $50.30

Based on the pioneering work of Mary Sheridan, Play in Early Childhood is a classic introductory text to play and development. Updated for a contemporary audience and fully evidence-based, it explains how children’s play develops and how they develop as they play. With over eighty illustrations and observations of play from birth to six years, this new edition presents classical and contemporary literature, making clear links between play and all areas of children’s development. It includes activities to consolidate thinking and suggestions for further reading throughout.


Men, Masculinities and Teaching in Early Childhood Education: International Perspectives on Gender and Care. Edited by Simon Brownhill, Jo Warin & Inga Wernerson, $67.50

International contributors raise critical questions about the construction of masculinities, the continuing reluctance of men to engage in this type of work, and the influence of political and public debates on the issue. Through this engaging discussion readers are asked to question whether this is something that we should care about, with key topics including:

  • The roles of men in education and care
  • Teachers’ beliefs, norms and values of gender equality
  • The construction of male identities
  • Gendered ideals, and children’s interpretations of gender

Men, Masculinities and Teaching in Early Childhood Education brings together a refreshing and critical set of perspectives linked to an increasingly important educational debate and will be a valuable text for practitioners, professionals, policy makers and parents/carers.

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The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children. Suzanne Bouffard, $35.00

At the heart of this groundbreaking book are two urgent questions: What do our young children need in the earliest years of school, and how do we ensure that they all get it? Cutting-edge research has proven that early childhood education is crucial for all children to gain the academic and emotional skills they need to succeed later in life.  Children who attend quality pre-K programs have a host of positive outcomes including better language, literacy, problem-solving and math skills down the line, and they have a leg up on what appears to be the most essential skill to develop at age four: strong self-control. But even with this overwhelming evidence, early childhood education is at a crossroads in America.  We know that children can and do benefit, but we also know that too many of our littlest learners don’t get that chance — millions of parents can’t find spots for their children, or their preschoolers end up in poor quality programs.

With engrossing storytelling, journalist Suzanne Bouffard takes us inside some of the country’s best pre-K classrooms to reveal the sometimes surprising ingredients that make them work — and to understand why some programs are doing the opposite of what is best for children. It also chronicles the stories of families and teachers from many backgrounds as they struggle to give their children a good start in school. This book is a call to arms when we are at a crucial moment, and perhaps on the verge of a missed opportunity: We now have the means and the will to have universal pre-kindergarten, but we are also in grave danger of not getting it right.


A Moving Child Is a Learning Child: How the Body Teaches the Brain to Think: Gill Connell, Cheryl McCarthy, $49.99 (Birth to Age 7) 

Just as kids’ bodies need specific nutrients for good health, they also need a balanced diet of physical activity to help them reach their potential. Authors Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy connect the dots that link brain activity, motor and sensory development, movement, and early learning. They unveil the Kinetic Scale: a visual map of the active learning needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary graders (from “snugglers” to “skedaddlers”) that fits each child’s individual timetable. 

Teachers and caregivers will find a wealth of information, actionable tips, and games they can use to support children’s healthy development — all presented in a lively, full-color format with demonstrative diagrams and photos. A final section offers easy-to-implement “Smart Steps at Play” activities geared to the Kinetic Scale. Downloadable digital content includes printable versions of charts, “Motorvator” games, and activities from the book; a PowerPoint presentation for use in professional development; handouts and activities for parents; and bonus “Smart Steps at Play” activities.

Grounded in best practices and current research, A MOVING CHILD IS A LEARNING CHILD is both a hands-on resource for any classroom teacher, care provider, or parent and an ideal tool for coaches, mentors, and professional development trainers.


The Neglected Child: How to Recognize, Respond, and Prevent. Ginger Welch, Laura Wilhelm & Heather Johnson, $22.50

The Neglected Child provides everything educators and caregivers need to know to identify and intervene in neglectful situations, while also creating a safe, nurturing, and protective environment for young children. From defining the different types and levels of severity of neglect to establishing suspicion and reporting neglectful situations, this book is filled with helpful information from expert psychologists and educators in the field today.

Each chapter includes a brief quiz to assess chapter learning and “Notes from the Field” that represent real-life stories the authors have encountered in their work. The appendices at the end of the text include reproducible handouts, sample statements for parent handbooks, self-assessments for teachers, and important contact information to use when reporting neglect. 

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Nurturing Personal, Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood: a Practical Guide to Understanding Brain Development and Young Children's Behaviour. Debbie Garvey, $29.95

An understanding of brain development can help early years practitioners to better nurture personal, social and emotional development in children. This book explains recent research and theory in easy-to-understand terms and explores how this knowledge can be used to support the needs of young children.


Observing and Developing Schematic Behavior in Young Children: a Professional's Guide for Supporting Children's Learning, Play and Development. Tamsin Grimmer, $41.95

Observing and understanding schematic behaviour confidently is vital for anyone working with or looking after young children. This guide explains what schemas are, stripping back the technical language often used to describe them, and how to interpret and extend schematic behaviour to benefit the child. It looks specifically at 12 different schemas, such as connection, rotation and transportation, and includes case studies, interpretation of the observations and practical ideas for how to use this information to aid children's learning, development and play.

Making schemas and schematic behaviour more understandable, this book will give early years practitioners and parents the confidence to identify schemas and plan future learning opportunities to support children based on this knowledge.


Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children, 6th Edition. Dorothy Cohen, Virginia Stern, Nancy Balaban & Nancy Gropper, $40.50

In the Sixth Edition of their classic text, the authors reiterate the critical importance of observing and recording the behavior of young children, especially in the current atmosphere of accountability and testing. In addition, because children with special needs are now widely included in a majority of early childhood classrooms, they have completely rewritten a chapter to focus more broadly on observing behaviors that may be viewed as disquieting. Designed to help teachers better understand children's behavior, the book outlines methods for recordkeeping that provide a realistic picture of each child's interactions and experiences in the classroom. Numerous examples of teachers' observations of children from birth to age 8 enrich this work and make it accessible, practical, and enjoyable to read.

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Oral Language Activities for Young Learners. Cindy Middendorf, $12.95

This 4-page, laminated reference guide provides background and strategies that will help early childhood professionals working with 3 to 5 year olds in building the foundation of oral language skills.


Play, Learning and Brain Development: You Can Make a Difference. Beatrice Ashem & Michelle Ashem, $29.95

Play, Learning and Brain Development is a ready-to-use, culturally-adaptable curriculum and guide to helping parents lean about their child’s development from birth to age three. Designed for a broad range of use, it can be employed as a complete set of workshops or adapted to existing programs. By relating current research data to traditional parenting practices, the curriculum teaches the effects of parenting practices on brain development in young children.

Play, Learning and Brain Development is currently being used in cities, small towns and isolated communities around the world by educators, nurses, early intervention staff, parents and other community workers. Sections include information, research and workshops on:

  • Brain development in the early years
  • Parenting as a key to brain development
  • Early learning
  • Barriers to healthy development and prevention strategies
  • Maternal depression and other factors affecting development
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Resources

Play: The Pathway from Theory to Practice. Sandra Heidemann & Deborah Hewitt, $39.95

Play: The Pathway from Theory to Practice contains practical suggestions and theoretical information for helping children thrive with play-based learning. Chapters include an explanation of the functional "Play Checklist" to help you observe children's emerging skills and pinpoint areas for improvement, instructions for writing specific and attainable goals for children, and case studies from real classrooms.

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Positive Behaviour Management in Early Years Settings: an Essential Guide. Liz Williams, $19.95

Informed by the author's wealth of practical experience, this is an essential guide to promoting positive behaviour in early years settings. It explains why children may act the way they do, describes the key factors in promoting appropriate behaviour and provides a range of easy to use techniques for improving behaviour and supporting development.


A Practical Guide to Gender Diversity and Sexuality in Early Years. Deborah Price, $29.95

Aiding discussion of gender diversity and sexuality with very young children, this practical guide helps practitioners explore these themes in early years settings. Promoting and extending current good practice, the book offers advice and activities that will support children in discovering their identity and also demonstrates how to work with parents.

This guide presents a background to gender theory alongside examples and case studies, showing that activities and settings can work together for children to recognise their full potential in a supportive environment. This book addresses a wide variety of topics such as staff training and team management, how to support and promote men working in childcare, transgender issues and ways practice can be challenged, to give those working with young children a great foundation for teaching about diversity.

Proposing aims that early years practitioners can work towards and providing practical ideas to take directly in to the workplace, this hands-on guide sets out to create and encourage outstanding practice for all professionals teaching young children.


Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem: the Early Childhood Teacher's Manual, 3rd Edition. Steffen Saifer, $48.50

An encyclopedic how-to-guide for the universal early childhood program problems, this book provides solutions to every possible problem faced by early childhood teachers—before you encounter them. This classic resource has been updated to focus on current issues including:

  • Teaching 21st century life skills, technology, and cultural responsiveness
  • How to deal with too much testing and unrealistic expectations of young learners
  • Positive alternatives to expelling children with challenging behaviors
  • How to fully include diverse immigrant children and families and use their strengths to create a positive classroom community

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Promoting School Readiness and Early Learning: Implications of Developmental Research for Practice. Edited by Michel Boivin & Karen Bierman, $85.95

Grounded in cutting-edge developmental research, this book examines what school readiness entails and how it can be improved. Compelling longitudinal findings are presented on the benefits of early intervention for preschoolers at risk due to poverty and other factors. The volume identifies the cognitive, language, behavioral, motor, and socio-emotional skills that enable young children to function successfully in school contexts. It explores specific ways in which school- and family-based interventions — including programs that target reading and language, math, self-regulation, and social-emotional development — can contribute to school readiness. The book also addresses challenges in the large-scale dissemination of evidence-based practices.


Promoting Young Children's Emotional Health and Wellbeing: a Practical Guide for Professionals and Parents. Sonia Mainstone-Cotton, $29.95

Positive emotional health in a child's earliest years can be a critical factor in their future development. Offering practical suggestions for games, activities and exercises designed to promote emotional wellbeing in young children, this essential guide showcases a wide range of approaches such as mindfulness and meditation, Forest School and Reggio Emilia to provide a hands-on reference for teachers and parents.

Drawing on over 25 years' experience as an early years professional, the author explores topics including playfulness, stillness, sensory play, creativity and staff wellbeing. Each topic references current best practices and international examples, and also includes a comprehensive list of further resources and activities. Providing an informative introduction to both theory and practice, this book demonstrates easy-to-implement ideas for any professional or parent engaging with young children.

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The Psychology of Babies: How Relationships Support Development From Birth to Two. Lynne Murray, $32.00

An instructive and accessible account of the psychological development of children aged 0-2 years and how it can be supported by social relationships. The first two years are critical in a child's development, influencing what happens in later childhood and even adulthood. Yet how best to support that early development is not always easy to grasp. Now help is at hand with this expert guide on the care of children through these essential years.

Based on the latest research, with its wealth of picture sequences and clear explanations, this book shows how the development of young children's social understanding, attachments, self-control and intelligence can be supported through their relationships.


Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma. Barbara Sorrels, $36.95

What does a harmed child look like? It’s the little girl on the playground who has mysterious bruises on her legs. It’s the three-month-old baby boy who arches his back when you try to hold him. It’s the four-year-old who bites and hits when asked to clean up. These are the faces of traumatized children. As an early childhood professional, you play a key role in the early identification of maltreatment and unhealthy patterns of development. You are also the gateway to healing. In Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma, you will find the tools and strategies to connect with harmed children and start them on the path to healing. Dr. Sorrels offers practical strategies that caregivers need to help these littlest victims:

  • Connecting with a harmed child using games, music, gentle touch, and play
  • Meeting children’s sensory needs throughout the day: morning arrival, group time, meal times, outdoor play, and naptime
  • Creating a sensory-rich classroom environment with easy, simple ideas
  • Teaching a traumatized child self-regulation skills and impulse control using visual cues, rehearsal and role play, games, and scripted stories
  • Coaching and supporting social skills: turn taking, sharing, joining in play, empathy, and conflict resolution
  • Communicating unconditional love and acceptance to children from hard places

Rethinking Nutrition: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings, Revised Edition. Susan Nitzke, Dave Riley, Ann Ramminger & Georgine Jacobs, $37.95

Nutrition has vital and long-lasting effects on children's development. Good nutrition helps children learn better and promotes lifelong healthy eating habits. Connecting current scientific research with best practices, Rethinking Nutrition provides information to help you meet and understand children's nutritional and developmental needs. 

Each chapter also provides a series of examples that bring nutrition principles to life in early childhood settings, topic suggestions for staff discussions, sample letters to families, and a list of further readings. Extensive appendixes provide additional information on federal nutrition regulations, preventing food-borne illnesses, and more.

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Risk, Challenge and Adventure in the Early Years: a Practical Guide to Exploring and Extending Learning Outdoors. Kathryn Solly, $55.90

What is the difference between ‘risk’ and ‘danger’? What can children learn from taking risks? How can you provide key experiences for children and ensure their safety outdoors? Young children will naturally seek out challenges and take risks and this is crucial to their overall development. This book clearly explains why children should be given the freedom to take risks and provides practical guidance on how to offer stimulating and challenging outdoor experiences that will extend all areas of children’s learning.

Including examples of activities for all weather conditions across all areas of learning, the book covers:

  • The pedagogical history of adventure, risk and challenge
  • Health, wellbeing and keeping safe
  • The adult role
  • Risk assessment
  • Supporting individual children with different needs
  • Environments that enable challenging and adventurous play
  • Working with parents and addressing concerns
  • Observation, planning and assessment

This book is essential reading for practitioners and students that wish to provide rich experiences for children that will enable them to become confident and adventurous learners.


Routines & Transitions: a Guide for Early Childhood Professionals. Nicole Malenfant, $47.50

Routines and Transitions is a complete guide to help you turn the most common daily activities, such as hand washing, snack time, and naps, into nurturing learning experiences for children ages birth to five. By using transitions wisely, you not only contribute to children's developing skills but also run a more efficient program and create a calmer early childhood setting. In addition to discussions on developmental issues, environments, educational values, and hygiene, there are examples of the kinds of games and rhymes that help children move through their daily transitions with ease.

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School Readiness and the Characteristics of Effective Learning: the Essential Guide for Early Years Practitioners. Tamsin Grimmer, $27.95

This guide to understanding school readiness in young children is essential reading for early years practitioners. It explores the concept of school readiness by unpicking what the term means for children and how we can define it in the context of the characteristics of effective learning. This includes ideas for promoting playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically. The book also considers how we can ensure schools are ready to receive children and suggests ways in which preschools and nurseries can work collaboratively with schools and engage parents and carers to ensure a smooth transition.


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The Secure Child: Timeless Lessons In Parenting and Childhood Education. Edited by Richard Volpe, $64.50

Just as ideas in child psychology shifted in the 1960s from a focus on behavior to cognitive stages, we are currently seeing a shift away from stages of development toward an emphasis on the interplay between children and the world around them. The Secure Child offers practical insights into how children can be helped to cope with their changing worlds. These insights emerged in the 1930s, a time of social and economic upheaval much like today. This collection of original papers by former students and colleagues of William E. Blatz, the renowned psychologist and pediatrician, makes a vital contribution by bringing forward and examining his work in the context of contemporary ideas about human development, parenting, and education. The collection forms a prologue to an included guide written by Blatz and colleagues, The Expanding World of the Child. The previously unpublished work articulates a comprehensive functional approach to parenting and childhood education. The unique format of this book will make it useful for courses in parenting, childhood education as well scholarship in child psychology, personality theory, and socialization.


Sensory Integration: a Guide for Preschool Teachers. Christy Isbell & Rebecca Isbell, $25.95

Sensory Integration: a Guide for Preschool Teachers helps you identify children who have difficulties with sensory processing, and it offers simple, easy-to-use solutions to support the sensory needs of young children in the preschool classroom. Easy-to-implement solutions include adaptations and activities for children with different types of Sensory Processing Disorder. This book has a bonus chapter with instructions for creating low-cost items to help children with sensory issues.

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Skillstreaming in Early Childhood: a Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills, 3rd Edition. Ellen McGinnis, $56.95

Skillstreaming in Early Childhood employs a four-part training approach — modeling, role-playing, performance feedback, and generalization — to teach essential prosocial skills to preschool and kindergarten-age children. The book provides a complete description of the Skillstreaming program, with instructions for teaching prosocial skills.

This widely acclaimed approach developed by Dr. Arnold Goldstein and colleagues is now in 8½×11 format with reproducible skill outlines, skill homework reports, and program forms and includes forms CD.


Social Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds. Susan Miller, $29.50

Preschoolers tend to be social beings. Whether they are playing with dolls side by side, building block castles together, or rolling down hills with friends, most young children enjoy the company of others. Playing together comes naturally, but you can help them negotiate turn taking, learning how to mend hurt feelings, and practice communicating positively while they play. Social Development for Three- and Four-Year-Olds highlights the milestones children tend to reach during the preschool years as they develop socially. You will see classroom scenarios that can provide insights into some of the ways young children make social connections, express their preferences, and play together. You will also learn strategies for supporting and nurturing their growth, especially in situations involving the following types of social skills:

  • Forming friendships
  • Sharing and cooperating
  • Building a sense of happiness
  • Dealing with teasing
  • Playing in rough-and-tumble ways
  • Exploring diversity
  • Developing gender awareness
  • Building verbal communication skills
  • Using the imagination during play

As a guide and facilitator, you can share strategies that will help preschoolers learn to be cooperative team members and kind friends while having fun together.

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Social & Emotional Development: Connecting Science and Practice an Early Childhood Settings. Dave Riley, et al, $33.95

Find out what the research says about common early childhood program practices, such as playing "Simon Says" or holding children while feeding them — time-tested activities you intuitively know help young children. Social and Emotional Development explores the effectiveness of these early learning tools and helps answer the question, "Why do we do what we do?"


Social and Emotional Well-Being: Activities for Age 3 to Kindergarten, 3rd Edition. Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte Hendricks & Becky Bennett, $19.95

Children's social and emotional skills form a critical foundation for learning and wellness that guide them into adulthood and influence how they deal with both successes and adversity in life. These activities support children as they learn about self-esteem, emotions and feelings, family and friends, and changes in life. This book includes:

  • An overview of the social and emotional well-being topics covered in the curriculum
  • Suggested interest area materials and supports for creating the learning environment
  • Learning objectives and vocabulary words
  • Suggestions for evaluating children's understanding of each social and emotional well-being topic
  • More than 30 classroom activities
  • Family information and take-home activities

Supporting Language and Literacy 0-5: a Practical Guide for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Suzi Clipson Boyles, $58.70

Supporting Language and Literacy 0–5 describes the important features of early language development providing a clear and accessible theoretical framework illustrated by practical examples taken from a wide range of early years settings. The book focuses on the principles of inclusion, equality, individualized learning, planning, assessment and cross-curricular working that play a vital part in delivering the EYFS successfully.

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Take a Look: Observation and Portfolio Assessment in Early Childhood, 7th Edition. Sue Martin, $95.00

Take A Look: Observation and Portfolio Assessment in Early Childhood has been praised for its practical approach, clarity, and ease of use. Its detailed coverage of observation methods leads the reader to develop skills in seeing, recording, understanding, and assessing the development of young children. These essential skills are presented both within a culturally-sensitive framework and with an emphasis on the complexities and importance of the reader’s role.

This 7th edition of Take a Look has taken a move forward in meeting current needs. The book’s main purpose is to provide a text for a core observation course for early childhood educators or Kindergarten teachers. Through its coverage of introductory early childhood skills courses, child development, curriculum, and behaviour guidance, Take a Look allows learners to make content connections between courses. 


Teaching Children with Challenging Behaviors: Practical Strategies for Early Childhood Educators. Gayle Mindes, Editor, $48.90

Teaching Children with Challenging Behaviors provides early childhood educators with a guide to developmentally appropriate practice for working with children who exhibit challenging behaviors, as well as perspectives for experienced teachers to reflect upon best practices in today’s complex world. This highly practical book addresses systemic issues such as classroom management techniques; social, emotional, and behavioral support strategies; curriculum, assessment, and utilization of technology; and bridging the existing gap between mental health providers, families, and early childhood professionals. Written in nontechnical language with support from current research, this book will help you navigate the sometimes treacherous terrain of teaching children with challenging behaviors.


Theories of Childhood, 2nd Edition: an Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky. Carol Garhart Mooney, $35.95

Examine the work of five groundbreaking education theorists — John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky — in relation to early childhood, Theories of Childhood provides a basic introduction to each theorist and explains the relationship of theory to practice and its impact on real children, teachers, and classrooms. This edition reflects current academic learning standards and includes new understandings of Vygotsky's work. It is a popular guide to help you be aware of the theories behind good child care practices. It is also a widely-used text in undergraduate programs, community college courses, and training workshops that focus on early development and education. 

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Tools for Transition in Early Childhood: a Step-by-Step Guide for Agencies, Teachers, and Families. Beth Rous & Rena Hallam, $44.50

For young children with and without disabilities, positive outcomes depend on smooth, effective transitions between and within early intervention programs, preschool programs, and public school programs. Tools for Transition in Early Childhood is a how-to guide that guides professionals across programs in working together to make these transitions happen. Tools for Transition in Early Childhood is an essential guidebook for program directors, administrators, and all their staff members, helping programs coordinate their services and plan transitions that ensure young children's school readiness.


Twins and Supertwins: a Handbook for Early Childhood Professionals. Eve-Marie Arce, $39.95

This practical handbook helps educators to support the unique needs of multiples in their physical, social, language and emotional development. Based on current research and observations in preschool settings, this book helps educators foster relationships with parents and create guidelines within your setting for working with twins, triplets and higher multiples.


Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior: Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive. Michelle Salcedo, $49.99

When teachers create environments that teach skills rather than punish individual actions, they reduce behavior problems and nurture the growth of all learners. This book expertly guides early childhood teachers to analyze their classroom elements, routines, and responses to children. Much like gardeners who adjust soil, water, or fertilizer to help flowers bloom, educators of young children must look beyond challenging behaviors to what a child’s actions are communicating about her learning environment or home life. Digital content includes all forms from the book along with a PDF presentation.

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Understanding Early Childhood Mental Health: a Practical Guide for Professionals. Susan Janko Summers & Rachel Chazan-Cohen, $62.50

Integrating infant mental health services into early education programs leads to better child outcomes and stronger parent–child relationship.  The big question is how to do it appropriately and effectively. Clear answers are in this accessible textbook, created to prepare early childhood professionals and programs to weave best practices in mental health into their everyday work.

This introductory text is a primer on infant mental health, strengthening the reader's knowledge of key issues such as screening and assessment, attachment, emotional dysregulation and aggression, risk and resilience, maternal depression, and children's exposure to trauma. The book also includes practical, research-based guidance that can be used to recognize indicators of mental health problems in very young children, including emotional dysregulation and behavioral and developmental changes.


The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development, 2nd Edition. Usha Goswani, Editor, $61.00

This definitive volume is the result of collaboration by top scholars in the field of children's cognition. This new edition:

  • Offers an up-to-date overview of all the major areas of importance in the field, and includes new data from cognitive neuroscience and new chapters on social cognitive development and language 
  • Provides state-of-the-art summaries of current research by international specialists in different areas of cognitive development
  • Spans aspects of cognitive development from infancy to the onset of adolescence
  • Includes chapters on symbolic reasoning, pretend play, spatial development, abnormal cognitive development and current theoretical perspectives

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Wired to Move: Facts and Strategies for Nurturing Boys in an Early Childhood Setting. Ruth Hanford Morhard, $25.95

Learn what makes boys tick (and run and jump and yell), and discover how to actively engage the boys in your early childhood classroom with simple effective strategies that support boys’ learning. Using the latest brain research to explore and explain the differences in how boys and girls learn, WIRED TO MOVE provides early childhood educators with facts and strategies to actively engage boys in an early childhood setting. Author Ruth Hanford Morhard addresses the unique needs of African-American and Hispanic or Latino boys while offering guidance for encouraging family engagement and parent participation. WIRED TO MOVE is filled with practical strategies that teachers can easily implement in even the stickiest situations, from media exposure to superhero play. Additionally, WIRED TO MOVE includes numerous resources including book lists, websites, and parent handouts to further assist parents and educators create a “boy-friendly” environment. 


Young Learners, Diverse Children: Celebrating Diversity in Early Childhood. Virginia Gonzalez, $44.95

Nurture young children’s self-esteem and boost learning by integrating family culture with instruction!

For the increasing number of diverse young learners, academic and social success can hinge on a teacher’s ability to bridge home and school by making emotional connections with students and their families. This book demonstrates how combining teaching methods with an authentic appreciation of children’s backgrounds builds the confidence they need to succeed.


Your Self-Motivated Baby: Enhance Your Baby's Social and Cognitive Development in the First Six Months of Life through Movement. Beverly Stokes, $32.49

A hands-on guide for communicating with babies in their first six months and nurturing their physical, social, and cognitive development, Your Self-Motivated Baby shows parents and other caregivers how to interact with very young infants and understand what they are expressing in their movements. Color photographs throughout the book show babies' motivation in play and how subtle interactions build bonding and encourage development. Following advice from author Beverly Stokes, a seasoned developmental movement educator, adults learn how to relate to babies and communicate effectively with them. Beverly Stokes makes it clear that preverbal babies are giving cues for caregiver participation very early on; it's up to us to try to understand them better. By communicating with babies sensitively in the first six months of their lives, we help them to establish the foundation for a healthy, confident, and joyful life. 

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Complete Booklist

The Art of Awareness: How Observation Can Transform Your Teaching, 2nd Edition. Deb Curtis & Margie Carter, $62.50 (ages birth to 5)

Behaviour in the Early Years, 2nd Edition. Angela Glenn, Jacquie Cousins & Alicia Helps, $50.30

Behavioral Challenges in Early Childhood Settings, Revised Edition. Connie Jo Smith, $22.50

Beyond Behavior Management: the Six Life Skills Children Need, 2nd Edition. Jenna Bilnes, $50.95

Boosting Brain Power: 52 Ways to Use What Science Tells Us. Jill Stamm, $16.95

Bridging the Relationship Gap: Connecting with Children Facing Adversity. Sara Langworthy, $44.95

Building Positive Momentum for Positive Behavior in Young Children: Strategies for Success in School and Beyond. Lisa Rogers, $39.95

Changing the World Is Child's Play: Inspirations for Making Everyday Moments with Children Count. Sarah Amy Glensor Best, $34.50

Child and Adolescent Development for Educators, 2nd Edition. Christine McCormick & David Scherer, $83.50

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers, 2nd Edition. Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell & Robbie Gilligan, $39.95

Child Protection In the Early Years: a Practical Guide. Eunice Lumsden, $27.95

Choose Your Words: Communicating with Young Children, 2nd Edition. Carol Garhart Mooney, $39.95

Cognitive Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds. Susan Miller, $25.95

Communicating with Children Birth to Four Years. Debbie Chalmers, $50.30

Community and Environment: Activities for Age 3 to Kindergarten, 3rd Edition. Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte Hendricks & Becky Bennett, $17.95

Culture and Child Development in Early Childhood Programs: Practices for Quality Education and Care. Carollee Howes, $48.95

The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids. Alexandra Lange, $40.00

Developing Attachment in Early Years Settings: Nurturing Secure Relationships from Birth to Five Years. Veronica Read, $48.50

The Developing Brain Birth to Age Eight. Marilee Sprenger, $25.95

Developing Empathy in the Early Years: a Guide for Practitioners. Helen Garnett, $31.95

Developing Thinking & Understanding in Young Children, 2nd Edition. Sue Robson, $62.50

A Developmental Approach to Educating Young Children. Denise Daniels & Patricia Clarkson, $47.50

Developmental Milestones of Young Children. Karen Petty, $22.50

Developmental Parenting: a Guide for Early Childhood Practitioners. Roggman, Boyce & Innocenti, $48.50

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, 3rd Edition: Serving Children from Birth through Age 8. Carol Copple & Sue Bredekamp, Editors, $66.50

Discovering the Culture of Childhood. Emily Plank, $34.50

Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own — a Guide for Caregivers. Tamar Jacobson, $24.95

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Early Childhood Curricula and the De-pathologizing of Childhood. Rachel Heydon & Luigi Iannacci, $29.95

Early Childhood Theories and Contemporary Issues: an Introduction. Mine Conkbayier & Christine Pascal, $34.50

Early Learning Theories Made Visible. Miriam Beloglovsky & Lisa Daly, $55.50

Early Social-Emotional Development: Your Guide to Promoting Children's Positive Behavior. Nicole Edwards, $48.50

Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children. Carrie Kalich, Dottie Bauer & Deirdre McPartlin, $35.95

Emotional Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds. Susan Miller, $25.95

The Emotional Life of the Toddler, Revised Edition. Alicia Lieberman. $22.00

Enhancing Early Child Development: a Handbook for Clinicians. Durriyah Sinno, Lama Charafeddine & Mohamad Mikati, $47.95

Enhancing Learning through Play: a Developmental Perspective for Early Years Settings, 3rd Edition. Christine Macintyre, $55.90

Everyone Needs Attention: Helping Young Children Thrive. Tamar Jacobson, $34.50

The Feeling Child: Laying the Foundations of Confidence and Resilience. Maria Robinson, $48.50

Fitness and Nutrition: Activities for Age 3 to Kindergarten, 3rd Edition. Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte Hendricks & Becky Bennett, $21.95

Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education. Kath Tayler & Deborah Price, $53.5095

Getting Boys Up and Running In the Early Years: Creating Stimulating Places and Spaces for Learning. Julie Cigman, $47.50

Giving Children a Voice: a Step-by-Step Guide to Promoting Child-Centered Practice. Sam Frankel, $25.95

The Great Disconnect in Early Childhood Education: What We Know vs. What We Do. Michael Gramling, $35.95

Guidance for Every Child: Teaching Young Children to Manage Conflict. Dan Gartrell, $41.50

Handbook of Child Development and Early Education: Research to Practice. Edited by Oscar  Barbarin & Barbara Hanna Wasik, $144.95

Helping Children Develop a Positive Relationship with Food: a Practical Guide for Early Years Professionals. Jo Cormack, $29.95

HOT Skills: Developing Higher-Order Thinking in Young Learners. Steffen Saifer, $55.50 (ages 4-8)

How the Child’s Mind Develops, 2nd Edition. David Cohen, $42.95

Inclusion, Play and Empathy: Neuroaffective Development in Children's Groups. Edited by Susan Hart, $40.95

Incredible Teachers: Nurturing Children’s Social, Emotional, and Academic Competence. Carolyn Webster-Stratton, $45.95

Introducing Piaget: a Guide for Practitioners and Students in Early Years Education. Ann Marie Halpenny & Jan Pettersen, $56.50

Knowledge Development in Early Childhood: Sources of Learning and Classroom Implications. Edited by Ashley Pinkham, Tanya Kaefer & Susan Neuman, $57.95

Learning Together With Young Children: a Curriculum Framework for Reflective Teachers, 2nd Edition. Deb Curtis & Margie Carter, $62.50

Let Them Play: an Early Learning (un)Curriculum. Jeff Johnson & Denita Dinger, $47.50 (ages 2-6)

LINKing Authentic Assessment and Early Childhood Intervention: Best Measures for Best Practices, 2nd Edition. Stephen Bagnato, John Neisworth & Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, $72.95

Lisa Murphy On Play: the Foundation of Children's Learning. Lisa Murphy, $34.50

Listening to Young Children: a Guide to Understanding and Using the Mosaic Approach, 3rd Edition. Alison Clark, $37.95

Little Kids, Big Worries: Stress-Busting Tips for Early Childhood Classrooms. Alice Sterling Honig, $39.50

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Magic Capes, Amazing Powers: Transforming Superhero Play in the Classroom, 2nd Edition. Eric Hoffman, $41.50

Making It Better: Activities for Children Living in a Stressful World, 2nd Edition. Barbara Oehlberg, $34.50

Managing an Early Childhood Classroom: Literacy, Language & Learning. Wendy Koza, $31.99

Mary Sheridan's Play in Early Childhood from Birth to Six Years, 4th Edition. Justine Howard, $50.30

Men, Masculinities and Teaching in Early Childhood Education: International Perspectives on Gender and Care. Edited by Simon Brownhill, Jo Warin & Inga Wernerson, $67.5095

The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children. Suzanne Bouffard, $35.00

A Moving Child Is a Learning Child: How the Body Teaches the Brain to Think: Gill Connell, Cheryl McCarthy, $49.99 (Birth to Age 7)

The Neglected Child: How to Recognize, Respond, and Prevent. Ginger Welch, Laura Wilhelm & Heather Johnson, $22.50

Nurturing Personal, Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood: a Practical Guide to Understanding Brain Development and Young Children's Behaviour. Debbie Garvey, $29.95

Observing and Developing Schematic Behavior in Young Children: a Professional's Guide for Supporting Children's Learning, Play and Development. Tamsin Grimmer, $41.95

Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children, 6th Edition. Dorothy Cohen, Virginia Stern, Nancy Balaban & Nancy Gropper, $40.50

Oral Language Activities for Young Learners. Cindy Middendorf, $12.95

Pathways to Competence: Encouraging Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children, 2nd Edition. Sarah Landy, $89.95

Play, Learning and Brain Development: You Can Make a Difference. Beatrice Ashem & Michelle Ashem, $29.95

Play: the Pathway from Theory to Practice. Sandra Heidemann & Deborah Hewitt, $39.95

Positive Behaviour Management in Early Years Settings: an Essential Guide. Liz Williams, $19.95

Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem: the Early Childhood Teacher's Manual, 3rd Edition. Steffen Saifer, $48.50

Promoting School Readiness and Early Learning: Implications of Developmental Research for Practice. Edited by Michel Boivin & Karen Bierman, $85.95

Promoting Young Children's Emotional Health and Wellbeing: a Practical Guide for Professionals and Parents. Sonia Mainstone-Cotton, $29.95

The Psychology of Babies: How Relationships Support Development From Birth to Two. Lynne Murray, $32.00

Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma. Barbara Sorrels, $36.95

Rethinking Nutrition: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings, Revised Edition. Susan Nitzke, Dave Riley, Ann Ramminger & Georgine Jacobs, $37.95

Risk, Challenge and Adventure in the Early Years: a Practical Guide to Exploring and Extending Learning Outdoors. Kathryn Solly, $55.90

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Routines & Transitions: a Guide for Early Childhood Professionals. Nicole Malenfant, $47.50

School Readiness and the Characteristics of Effective Learning: the Essential Guide for Early Years Practitioners. Tamsin Grimmer, $25.95

The Secure Child: Timeless Lessons In Parenting and Childhood Education. Edited by Richard Volpe, $64.50

Sensory Integration: a Guide for Preschool Teachers. Christy Isbell & Rebecca Isbell, $25.95

Skillstreaming in Early Childhood: a Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills, 3rd Edition. Ellen McGinnis, $56.95

Social Development of Three- and Four-Year-Olds. Susan Miller, $29.50

Social & Emotional Development: Connecting Science and Practice an Early Childhood Settings. Dave Riley, et al, $33.95

Social and Emotional Well-Being: Activities for Age 3 to Kindergarten, 3rd Edition. Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte Hendricks & Becky Bennett, $19.95

Supporting Language and Literacy 0-5: a Practical Guide for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Suzi Clipson Boyles, $58.70

Take a Look: Observation and Portfolio Assessment in Early Childhood, 7th Edition. Sue Martin, $95.00

Teaching Children with Challenging Behaviors: Practical Strategies for Early Childhood Educators. Gayle Mindes, Editor, $48.90

Theories of Childhood, 2nd Edition: an Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky. Carol Garhart Mooney, $35.95

Tools for Transition in Early Childhood: a Step-by-Step Guide for Agencies, Teachers, and Families. Beth Rous & Rena Hallam, $44.50

Twins and Supertwins: a Handbook for Early Childhood Professionals. Eve-Marie Arce, $39.95

Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior: Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive. Michelle Salcedo, $49.99

Understanding Early Childhood Mental Health: a Practical Guide for Professionals. Susan Janko Summers & Rachel Chazan-Cohen, $62.50

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development, 2nd Edition. Usha Goswani, Editor, $61.00

Wired to Move: Facts and Strategies for Nurturing Boys in an Early Childhood Setting. Ruth Hanford Morhard, $25.95

Young Learners, Diverse Children: Celebrating Diversity in Early Childhood. Virginia Gonzalez, $44.95

Your Self-Motivated Baby: Enhance Your Baby's Social and Cognitive Development in the First Six Months of Life through Movement. Beverly Stokes, $32.49

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