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The All-Day Kindergarten and Pre-K Curriculum: a Dynamic-Themes Approach. Doris Pronin Fromberg, $44.95

Grounded in theory and research, THE ALL-DAY KINDERGARTEN AND PRE-K CURRICULUM provides an activity-based curriculum for educators to consider as they plan and interact with preschool and kindergarten children. Allowing young children the opportunities to become independent, caring, critical thinkers who feel comfortable asking questions and exploring possible solutions, the curriculum offers children the skills they need for responsible citizenship and academic progress. This book describes a culturally-sensitive pre-k and kindergarten curriculum in the context of literacy, technology, mathematics, social studies, science, the arts, and play.


Another Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Young Children: Over 300 Favorite Activities Created by Teachers. Edited by Kathy Charner, Stephanie Roselli & Brittany Roberts, $29.95

More than 300 theme activities written by teachers for teachers!

Actively engage children’s imaginations with more than 300 activities for young children organized into a variety of popular themes – from the alphabet to the weather. The classroom-tested activities in ANOTHER ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THEME ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN provide many months of learning fun. Each activity is complete with learning objectives, materials list, related children’s book suggestions, step-by-step instructions of what to do, teacher-to-teacher tips to expand on children’s learning, assessment strategies, and related songs, poems, and finger-plays.


Beyond Early Literacy: a Balanced Approach to Developing the Whole Child. Janet Taylor, et al, $31.95

BEYOND EARLY LITERACY offers a literacy method that goes beyond simply developing language arts skills. Known as Shared Journal, this process promotes young children’s learning across content areas — including their communication and language abilities, writing skills, sense of community, grasp of diverse social and cultural worlds, and understanding of history, counting, numeracy, and time. Pairing interactive talk with individual writing in the classroom community, this rich method develops the whole child.

This two-part book is first framed by current theory and research about children’s cognitive, language, and literacy development, and an extensive body of research and case studies on the efficacy of the method. The second part features strategies from on-the-ground teachers who have used the process with their students and explores how Shared Journal can be used with new technologies, can meet standards, and can be appropriate for diverse populations of children. This is a fantastic resource for use in early childhood education courses in emergent literacy, language arts, and curriculum.

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Body Care. Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte Hendricks & Becky Bennett, $17.95 (Ages 3-6)

Young children are aware of and naturally curious about their bodies. This health curriculum introduces positive body care habits that will help children learn ways to feel good about themselves and their bodies, prevent the spread of disease, and gain a measure of independence and control in their lives as they learn about body parts, the five senses, hand washing and hygiene, oral health, avoidance of germs, and taking medicine. 


Blocks and Beyond: Strengthening Early Math and Science Skills through Spatial Learning. Mary Jo Pollman, $32.95

Spatial development should be part of every young child's education—it's linked with higher achievement not just in math and science, but across all academic areas. Focusing on areas key to academic success — math, science, art and literature, and social studies — early childhood expert Mary Jo Pollman gives teachers research-based insights and ready-to-use activities for promoting children's spatial development throughout the school day.


Bountiful Earth: 25 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs: 21 Songs and Over 250 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

Critters & Company: 27 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

Fabulous Food: 25 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

Honk, Honk, Rattle, Rattle: 25 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

Me, My Family and Friends: 26 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

School Days: 28 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

Wild, Wild West: 26 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

The enclosed CDs feature fun songs — old favorites and originals — and the books offer more than 300 activities. Every song has:

  • Literacy Links to teach comprehension skills, letter knowledge, and phonemic awareness
  • Curriculum Connections to integrate the content of the song with curriculum areas such as math, art, sand and water play, science, outdoor play, field trips, and discovery
  • a “Did You Know?” section with fun and interesting facts related to the song
  • a vocabulary list to enhance children’s language skills
  • theme connections
  • home activities to extend the learning
  • related children’s books

Each of these delightful Pam Schiller books includes both English language learner strategies and special needs adaptations.

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The Building Blocks of Preschool Success. Katherine Beauchat, Katrin Blamey & Sharon Walpole, $27.50

Written expressly for preschool teachers, this engaging book shows how to target key areas of language and literacy development across the entire school day, including whole-group and small-group activities, center time, transitions, and outdoor play. Detailed examples in every chapter illustrate what effective instruction and assessment look like in three distinct settings: a school-based pre-kindergarten, a Head Start center with many English language learners, and a private suburban preschool. Helpful book lists, charts, and planning tools are featured, including reproducible materials.


The Complete Daily Curriculum for Early Childhood: Over 1200 Easy Activities to Support Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles, Revised. Pam Schiller & Pat Phipps, $46.95

This award-winning curriculum for 3 to 6 year-olds offers a complete plan for every learning style. Revised and updated, the new edition of this classic bestseller is full of new activities based on the latest research about how children learn. The comprehensive appendix has been updated and the patterns are now available exclusively online so teachers can easily print them onto any paper at any time!


Cooking Is Cool: Heat-Free Recipes for Kids to Cook. Marianne Dambra, $23.95

Cooking can be a delicious learning experience for children. As children read recipes, measure ingredients, and taste each dish, they build math and literacy skills, practice science process skills, and explore different food groups. COOKING IS COOL makes all of this hands-on learning possible without stepping foot in the kitchen. These classroom-friendly recipes are all heat-free, meaning they can be made without an oven, stove, microwave, or hot plate. With your guidance, budding chefs can follow the easy instructions to transform fresh, simple ingredients into tasty snacks, beverages, entrees, and treats.


Creative Activities for Young Children, 10th Edition. Mary Mayesky, $158.95

Creative Activities for Young Children is a terrific book filled with fun, creative, and easy-to implement activities for young children. You’ll be encouraged to exercise your own creativity, as well as learn how to help young children do the same. Hundreds of activities and up-to-date research make this book an invaluable resource for you and others planning to work creatively with children across the curriculum, and one you’ll want to keep for use throughout your professional career.

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Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom, 6th Edition. Judy Herr, $107.95

From apples to zoo animals, this indispensible curriculum planner has every resource an early childhood educator could ever need!


Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms: Designing and Implementing Child-Centered Learning Environments. Eric Nelson, $62.50

Transform outdoor spaces into learning environments where children can enjoy a full range of activities as they spend quality time in nature. This book is filled with guidance to help you plan, design, and create an outdoor learning program that is a rich, thoughtfully equipped, natural extension of your indoor curriculum. Loaded with practical and creative ideas, CULTIVATING OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS promotes the idea that if you can do it indoors, you can probably do it outside as well.


Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn! Enriching Movement Activities for Preschoolers. Connie Bergstein Dow, $26.95

Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn includes classroom management tools; an introduction to teaching movement; directions for music and props; and help in evaluating and customizing each lesson. Children will build their large and fine motor skills while growing in other learning domains—physical, social, kindergarten readiness, and cognitive skills. The exercises can be implemented as a self-contained movement curriculum or as a supplement to an existing one.

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Digital Decisions: Choosing the Right Technology Tools for Early Childhood Education. Fran Simon & Karen Nemeth, $41.95

DIGITAL DECISIONS provides everything you need to make your own technology plan based on your experiences and beliefs, the needs of the children, the context of your curriculum and the resources available to you.  This no-nonsense, jargon-free guide will help you evaluate the tools and opportunities technology has to offer and integrate them into your early childhood classroom so you can offer real-life, hands-on, interactive activities to children. 

DIGITAL DECISIONS is brimming with charts, resources, and an array of activities that maximize technology as an interactive learning tool. Each chapter provides supporting guidance to make technology most effective for those working with children who are dual language learners or may have special needs.


Do-It-Yourself Early Learning: Easy and Fun Activities from Everyday Home Center Materials. Jeff Johnson & Tasha Johnson, $24.95

Learning through play is as natural, important, and easy for young children as breathing. With Do-It-Yourself Early Learning, you can create toys that help children become more confident, stretch their intellect, and encourage play and exploration — all with materials easily found at your local hardware store or home center.


Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth. Patty Born Selly, $35.95

Help children explore the environment and develop a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy for nature. Each chapter focuses on a common and important environmental topic, such as waste reduction and recycling, air quality, weather and climate change, and energy reduction, as well as activities that provide a foundation to educate children about our world through experience and play. EARLY CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES FOR A GREENER EARTH is filled with information to excite children, engage families, and encourage your community to be green. 

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Early Literacy in Action: the Language Focused-Curriculum for Preschool. Betty Bunce, $63.50

This highly adaptable program provides a year’s worth of fun and flexible lessons, complete with themes, art and dramatic play activities, story and song selections and group lesson plans laid out in both a monthly and a week-by-week format.


Early Years ART: Activities to Promote Children’s Creative Development. Rhona Whiteford, $29.99 (ages 3-5)

ART promotes activities which not only develop physical and social skills but a sense of wonder and linguistic abilities. The material is arranged under six key categories: Colour, Texture, Line, Shape, Space, and Form.


Easy Songs for Smooth Transitions in the Classroom. Nina Araujo & Carol Aghayan, $34.95 (Book and CD)

Children go through 16 to 20 transitions every day. Easy Songs for Smooth Transitions in the Classroom can help a room full of pre-school children settle down, clean up, and move from room to room without protest.

Using the accompanying CD to teach you the songs, you can tackle transitions such as greetings and good-byes, calling attention, cleaning up, moving, waiting, and slowing down with the simple songs in this book.

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The Everything Book for Child Care & Preschool. Kelly Gunzenhauser & Melissa Fisch, $19.50

Over 100 time saving forms including reproducible checklists, documentation and assessment forms, newsletters, planners, schedules and decorative borders.


Focused Observations, 2nd Edition: How to Observe Young Children for Assessment and Curriculum Planning. Gaye Gronlund & Marlyn James, $83.95 (ages 2-6)

Intentional teaching begins with focused observations and systematic documentation of children's learning and development. FOCUSED OBSERVATIONS explains why observation is one of the best methods to get to know each child well, track progress, and plan individualized curriculum. It also provides tools and techniques to help you strengthen your observations, create portfolios with rich documentation, and support each child. You will also learn how to share your findings with families and grow as an observer through review and reflection activities. An interactive CD-ROM with nineteen vignettes of children in action provide opportunities to practice observing children and capturing what you see. 


The Giant Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Children 2 to 5: Over 600 Favorite Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers, Edited by Kathy Charner, $49.95

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How Many Ways Can You Make Five? A Parent’s Guide to Exploring Math with Children’s Books. Sally Anderson, $17.95

In a world filled with patterns, shapes, sequences, and numbers — math is all around us. From an early age, children begin to notice and make connections between math concepts and everyday life, asking: How many? How high? How long?  How much?

Children’s books can bring math concepts to life. With the help of the stories and activities in HOW MANY WAYS CAN YOU MAKE FIVE young children will have a blast exploring the world of math. Use favorite children’s books to investigate patterns and puzzles, learn how to subtract, and make maps.


An Integrated Play-based Curriculum for Young Children. Olivia Saracho, $58.95

Play provides young children with the opportunity to express their ideas, symbolize, and test their knowledge of the world. It provides the basis for inquiry in literacy, science, social studies, mathematics, art, music, and movement. Through play, young children become active learners engaged in explorations about themselves, their community, and their personal-social world.

An Integrated Play-Based Curriculum for Young Children offers the theoretical framework for understanding the origins of an early childhood play-based curriculum and how young children learn and understand concepts in a social and physical environment. Distinguished author Olivia N. Saracho then explores how play fits into various curriculum areas in order to help teachers develop their early childhood curriculum using developmentally and culturally appropriate practice. Through this integrated approach, young children are able to actively engage in meaningful and functional experiences in their natural context.


Jump into Literacy: Active Learning for Preschool Children. Rae Pica , $17.95

Jump into Literacy combines children’s love of active games with over 100 lively literacy activities. Written by a well-known children’s movement specialist, these joyful games will engage the whole child in moving and playing as a way to develop the literacy skills needed for reading and writing. From “The Alphabet in Action” to “Floorwriting” and “Follow That Letter,” the activities in Jump into Literacy bring active learning to the classroom!

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Learn Every Day about Colors: 100 Best Ideas from Teachers. Kathy Charmer, Editor, $14.95

Learn Every Day about Numbers: 100 Best Ideas from Teachers. Kathy Charmer, Editor, $14.95

Learn Every Day about Shapes: 100 Best Ideas from Teachers. Kathy Charmer, Editor, $14.95

Learning has never been so much fun!  The result of an innovative contest, teachers from around the globe have contributed their favorite classroom activities, all focused on topics that teachers use every day. Organized by curriculum area, the activities in each chapter begin with those that are appropriate for the youngest preschooler and end with activities that six-year-olds will enjoy. The Learn Every Day books have activities for children ages 3-6, providing teachers with innovative and fun ways to introduce and reinforce learning.


Learning Language and Loving It DVD: Promoting Children's Social, Language, and Literacy Development in Early Childhood Settings. The Hanen Centre, $65.00 DVD format

This easy to use DVD demonstrates the vital role of preschool teachers in facilitating children’s social, language and literacy development. As a companion to the Learning Language and Loving It guidebook and program, this DVD provides real life examples of teachers using strategies in play and daily activities to create enriched, interactive language-learning environments that include children who have special needs and language delays, who are second language learners, as well as those who are typically developing. User friendly menus provide quick access to everyday examples.


Let's Build: Strong Foundations in Language, Math, and Social Skills. Pamela Phelps, $29.95

Blocks are a key teaching tool in any early childhood program. Through well-planned, teacher-supported block play experiences, young children can develop build math, language, and social skills while using their imaginations and boosting their creativity. LET'S BUILD provides educators of young children with guidance in how to create early childhood environments that support children’s natural need to play.

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Let's Play: (Un)Curriculum Early Learning Adventures. Jeff Johnson & Denita Dinger, $21.95 (ages 3-5)

Children's play is focused, purposeful, and full of learning. As children play, they master motor development, learn language and social skills, think creatively, and make cognitive leaps. Let's Play provides a variety of budget-friendly, child-centered experiences that lead to countless learning opportunities. Each chapter outlines an open-ended play adventure with instructions, photographs, and fresh ideas for children to explore everything from worms to magnets.


Let’s Take It Outside! Teacher-Created Activities for Outdoor Learning. Edited by Kathy Charner, Mary Rein & Brittany Roberts, $23.95 (ages 3 to 6)

Children love outdoor play.  Now teachers can combine the magic and excitement of the outdoors with activities that encourage and support learning. With more than 100 new teacher-created, classroom-tested outdoor activities, LET’S TAKE IT OUTSIDE engages children’s minds and bodies as they explore the limitless bounds of the outdoors while also building key skills in areas like math, literacy and language, science, art, and music.


Math Experiences for Young Learners. Marilee Woodfield, $11.95 (PK to K)

Developmental activities on numbers and counting, shapes, order and position of objects, patterns and measurement.

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Mighty Fine Motor Fun: Fine Motor Activities for Young Children. Christy Isbell, $17.95

Fun activities to develop the fine motor skills preschoolers need for school success.


Nature Education with Young Children: Integrating Inquiry and Practice. Daniel Meier & Stephanie Sisk-Hilton, Editors, $37.50

NATURE EDUCATION WITH YOUNG CHILDREN is a thoughtful, sophisticated teacher resource that blends theory and practice on nature education, children's inquiry-based learning, and reflective teaching. The book’s guiding conceptual framework is founded upon the integration of four key ideas for effective and transformative nature education. Implementing nature study is one critical way that educators can integrate more science learning across the ECE curriculum and do so in an active, discovery-based manner. NATURE EDUCATION WITH YOUNG CHILDREN strives for an American version of what the Reggio Emilia educators do so well: creating a seamless integration of science concepts into the daily intellectual investigations that occur in classrooms everywhere.


Nature and Young Children: Encouraging Creative Play and Learning in Natural Environments, 2nd Edition. Ruth Wilson, $42.95

Now in its second edition, NATURE AND YOUNG CHILDREN promotes the holistic development of children by connecting them with nature. It offers advice and guidance on how to set up indoor and outdoor nature play spaces as well as encouraging environmentally responsible attitudes, values and behaviour in your early childhood setting.

Covering topics as diverse as gardening with young children, creating an accessible nature program for children with special needs and addressing cultural differences in connecting children with nature, this book reveals how important nature play can be in the development of young children.

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One, Two What Can I Do? Dance and Music for the Whole Day. Connie Bergstein Dow, $46.95 (ages 3-6; includes 2 CDs with music by Debbie Clement)

One, Two What Can I Do is a great way to stimulate children’s minds and muscles. With more than 100 activities and two accompanying CDs of music, this is an easy and fun way to incorporate lively movement into the day.


The Play's the Thing: Teacher's Roles in Children's Play, 2nd Edition. Elizabeth Jones & Gretchen Reynolds, $30.95

Responding to current debates on the place of play in schools, the authors explain how and why play is a critical part of children's development, as well as the central role adults have to promote it. This classic textbook and popular practitioner resource offers systematic descriptions and analyses of the different roles a teacher adopts to support play, including those of stage manager, mediator, player, scribe, assessor, communicator, and planner. This new edition has been expanded to include significant developments in the broadening landscape of early learning and care, such as assessment, diversity and culture, intentional teaching, inquiry, and the construction of knowledge. New for the 2nd edition:

  • Additional theories on the relationship of teachers and children's play, e.g., Vygotsky and the role of imaginary play and Reggio Emilia's image of the competent child.

  • Current issues from media content, consumer culture, and environmental concerns.
  • Standards and testing in preschool and kindergarten.
  • Bridging the cultural gap between home and school.
  • Using digital technology to make children's play visible.
  • Recent brain development research.

Playing to Learn: the Role of Play in the Early Years. Sandra Smidt, $42.95

Sandra Smidt explores what play is and why it is so important as one of the key ways of learning, particularly - but not solely - for young children. She argues that all play is purposeful, and can only truly be deemed 'play' when the child has chosen what to do, where and how to do it.

Attention is paid to the close links that play has with creativity, and the author also highlights the importance of being able to explain to colleagues, parents and even those in government, why play matters so much in terms of learning and development.

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Playing Outside: Activities, Ideas and Inspiration for the Early Years, 2nd Edition. Helen Bilton, $42.50

Making outdoor teaching and learning work in practice is now a key priority for all early years practitioners. PLAYING OUTSIDE provides clear and detailed guidance on all aspects of outdoor play. Illustrated with over 100 colour photographs, this bestselling book has been fully updated throughout to incorporate the Early Years Foundation Stage and includes completely new photographs, case studies and ideas for resources. To help promote physical activity, healthy and well educated children this book provides:

  • practical activities that cover all aspects of learning;
  • photographs illustrating good practice and imaginative use of equipment;
  • examples of work from a range of settings;
  • help and advice on suppliers of equipment.

Written for all practitioners working in schools, nurseries and pre-school settings, this book is essential reading for those who wish to provide inspiring outdoor play opportunities for the children in their care.


Preschool EnglishSmart Activities. $12.95

Preschool FrenchSmart Activities. $12.95

Preschool MathSmart Activities. $12.95

The PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES series comprises three systemically-developed collections of educational games and fun activities on Math, English, and French to help children develop the basic skills and concepts, as well as stimulate their interest in learning. One board game and three sheets of colourful stickers are included in each Preschool Activities title.

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Preschool Pathways to Science (PrePS™): Facilitating Scientific Ways of Thinking, Talking, Doing, and Understanding. Rochel Gelman, Kimberly Brenneman, Gay Macdonald & Moisés Román, $34.50

A fun and engaging way to introduce science to young children, this innovative teaching resource helps children ages 3–5 investigate their everyday world and develop the basics of scientific thinking — skills they'll apply across subject areas when they enter school.


Preschoolers and Kindergartners Moving and Learning: a Physical Education Curriculum. Rae Pica, $29.95 (ages 3-6) 80 movement activities, includes CD

Physical education is a critical part of every early childhood curriculum. Children need to move to channel their energies in creative, beneficial ways and to learn habits for lifelong health and fitness. Preschoolers and Kindergartners Moving & Learning provides 80 developmentally appropriate activities that contribute to a well-rounded curriculum in any classroom or program. The book contains:

  • An updated introduction reflecting new research and trends in early childhood health and fitness and information on how movement benefits children's learning and development
  • 20 lesson plans, each with one body parts activity, one non-locomotor activity, one locomotor skill experience, and one activity exploring an element of movement, for a total of 80 activities
  • Extension ideas and adaptations to use with children who have special needs
  • Curriculum connections for each activity and explanations about how activities are aligned with and meet early learning standards from NAEYC and AAHPERD
  • A CD with original music to add joy and energy to the activities

Read! Move! Learn! Carol Totsky Hammett & Nicki Collins Geigert, $27.95

Enhance literacy skills, bring the magic of a good book to the classroom, and encourage active, healthy lifestyles in young children with Read! Move! Learn! This book has more than 150 active learning experiences based on popular children’s books. In addition to the activities for each featured children’s book, you will find theme connections, lesson objectives, a vocabulary list, a concept list, and related children’s books and music for hours of fun in the classroom.”

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Read with Me: Best Books for Preschoolers. Stephanie Zvirin, $21.50

This authoritative guide — with a core focus on reading readiness and helping position children to succeed in school — offers more than 300 age-appropriate and subject-specific book selections from librarians for reading time with children. These recommendations reflect family, community, play, and the environment. Mirroring a child's world as they grow and mature, chapters include segments on reading together, friendship, places near and far, and making believe. These titles have been culled from the American Library Association's “best” lists and professional review journals.


Safety: a Whole Health Curriculum for Young Children, 3rd Edition. Connie Smith, Charlotte Hendricks & Becky Bennett, $17.95 (ages 3-6)

Learning to lead a healthy lifestyle begins during the early years. This body care curriculum includes activities and background information to help children develop lifelong healthy habits. The earlier children learn about safety, the more naturally they will develop habits that lead to lifelong patterns of safe behavior. These activities introduce topics — such as seat belt use, fire and burn prevention, and tobacco and alcohol awareness, in developmentally appropriate ways to help children take care of themselves.


Sign Language Fun in the Early Childhood Classroom. Sherrill Flora, $11.95 (PK to K)

Enrich language and literacy skills of young hearing children, children with special needs and English language learners.

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Simple Signing with Young Children: a Guide for Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Teachers. Carol Garboden Murray, $32.50

Written for teachers of hearing children from birth to age six, Simple Signing is the perfect introduction to teaching young children through sign. There are chapters for infants, toddlers, and preschool children, with age-appropriate signs. The chapter written for teachers of infants focuses on using beginning signs as a bridge to communicating with words, while the toddler chapter focuses on signing to promote expression, enrich vocabulary, and teach social skills. The preschool chapter places an emphasis on using signs to enhance emergent literacy skills … Simple Signing shows teachers just how easy and valuable it can be to incorporate sign language into daily activities.


Spotlight on Young Children and Science. Derry Koralek & Laura Colker, Editors, $18.99

Spotlight on Young Children Exploring Science. Amy Shillady, Editor, $18.99

Spotlight on Young Children and Technology. Amy Shillady & Leah Schoenberg Muccio, Editors, $18.99

These books offer early childhood educators fresh, effective ideas for appropriate and meaningful ways to  facilitate learning, and to engage the imagination of preschoolers.


Starting with Science: Strategies for Introducing Young Children to Inquiry. Marcia Talhelm Edson, $24.95 (Grades PreK-2)

Discover how to overcome all the impediments and apprehensions related to teaching science to young children, and learn to view science and inquiry as a joint exploration to take with your students as they ask questions about the world around them. This straightforward book describes how to design investigations where children interact with the real world, ask questions, develop and test theories, look for evidence, share ideas, find connections, and ask more questions. Including inquiry-based science in the classroom provides children with a knowledge base, a skill set for problem solving, and an attitude toward learning that they will carry with them throughout their school career and beyond.

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Teaching in the Digital Age: Smart Tools for Age 3 to Grade 3. Brian Puerling, $49.95

Technology is rapidly changing the ways we live our lives and interact with the world. It's also changing how you teach. Technology can enhance your classroom's complete curriculum and assessment and help you create and capture meaningful experiences, support inquiry, and expand your classroom's walls. TEACHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE is a comprehensive framework that will help you select and use a variety of technology and interactive media tools in your classroom — including digital cameras, audio recorders, webcams, publication and presentation tools, and multi-touch mobile devices. 


Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood.  Sally Moomaw, $42.95

Children who learn math fundamentals in preschool and kindergarten have the best chance of later achievement in school — but too often children don't get the effective early math instruction that makes all the difference.

This accessible textbook gives readers a solid theoretical understanding of math concepts and standards and the guidance they need to create and implement their own lessons. This text targets the critical math skills children will build on for the rest of their lives, from geometry to data analysis. It also focuses on the youngest students (including children with special needs) so teachers can implement developmentally appropriate math instruction when it's the most effective.

Teaching Numeracy, Language, and Literacy with Blocks. Abigail Newburger & Elizabeth Vaughan, $36.95

Effectively develop the emerging skills — numbers, vocabulary, and reading — children need for kindergarten readiness by enhancing how you use block play in your classroom. Newburger and Vaughan provide a theoretical foundation on why and how blocks are used, as well as information on selecting blocks and block safety … With chapters on the seven developmental stages of block building in young children, Teaching Numeracy, Language, and Literacy with Blocks illuminates the learning potential in the common uses of block play.

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Teaching STEM In The Early Years: Activities for Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Sally Moomaw, $47.95

The foundation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education begins in the early years. Teaching STEM in Preschool and Kindergarten provides more than 90 activities and learning center ideas that seamlessly integrate STEM throughout your early childhood classroom. These hands-on STEM experiences enhance cooking, art, and music activities, block play and sensory table exploration, and field trips and outdoor time. Information on assessment and early learning standards is also provided.


30 Fun Ways to Learn about Counting. Claire Beswick, $14.95

With activities that involve counting beats of music, pairing and sorting objects, counting backwards and more, children will be using their imaginations while learning basic skills and having fun.

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30 Fun Ways to Learn about Music. Anice Paterson & David Wheway, $14.95 (Preschool - Gr. 1)

Music does more than teach children to sing or play an instrument. It build's children's development in areas such as literacy, math, physical skills and coordination. The activities in 30 FUN WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT MUSIC will also help children develop concentration, build confidence and nurture their creative and social development.


30 Fun Ways to Learn about Time and Money. Dawn Roper, $14.95 (Preschool - Gr. 1)

Time and money are challenging concepts with everyday importance. Using role-playing games, songs, imaginative play and props, this book will help engage children's curiosity and develop understanding.


30 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks and Boxes. Claire Beswick, $14.95 (ages 3-6)

From building basic models and mazes to constructing complex stairs and bridges, these activities ignite children's imaginations and engage their creativity and critical thinking.

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30 Fun Ways to Learn about Time and Money. Dawn Roper, $14.95 (Preschool - Gr. 1)

Time and money are challenging concepts with everyday importance. Using role-playing games, songs, imaginative play and props, this book will help engage children's curiosity and develop understanding.


Three-Step Tray Tasking: Logic & Critical Thinking Activities for Young Children. Victoria Folds, $29.95

This innovative text provides an easy approach to helping young children develop their organizational thinking skills. Each task is written as a stand-alone activity that prompts a child's ability to think logically and progress through three steps, each building upon the next, to complete a task. The tasks are designed to support children's increasing ability to anticipate and work through materials while performing actions. Emphasis is placed on small motor refinement and critical thinking skills as children move through a variety of tracing to cutting to assemblage tasks. There are an assortment of tools suggested for tracing such as pencils, markers, and chalk as well as incorporating the use of scissors, single hole punch and rulers to increase small muscle refinement.


3-2-1: Time for Parachute Fun. Clare Beswick, $12.50

Children love parachute play. They get the chance to move around, be silly, and have fun. But there’s more to parachute play than games. The activities in 3-2-1: Time for Parachute Fun are sure to get kids laughing while they’re learning to count, cooperate, follow directions, and move their bodies in new ways.


Transition Time Activities: Fun Learning Experiences for Young Children in PreK-K. Ellen Booth Church, $13.95 (Laminated Reference Guide)

Transitions are a natural part of life. Many young children need help with transitions and this practical guide will help ECE staff make transitions fun and instructive moments for building language, literacy, math and problem-solving skills.

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200 Essential Preschool Activities. Julienne Olson, $24.95

Promote children's learning, improve their functional skills, and encourage interaction in your classroom with 200 ESSENTIAL PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES. Use these adaptable, open-ended, developmentally appropriate activities and strategies to complement and enhance your early childhood program's core curriculum. You will find ideas for creative centers, learning games, group lessons, arts and crafts, and classroom structure, as well as suggestions to involve families in children's early learning. 


The Unscripted Classroom: Emergent Curriculum in Action. Susan Stacey, $35.95

Emergent curriculum encourages you to use creativity and flexibility as you respond to classroom challenges and children's interests. Filled with case studies and stories from toddler and preschool teachers about their experiences responding to events in their own classrooms, The Unscripted Classroom provides inspiration to step out of your usual scripts and try something new. A review of the emergent curriculum philosophy and an examination of the many ways creativity in teaching benefits children are included.


Up Down and Move Around Math and Literacy: Active Learning for Preschoolers. Deborah Kayton Michals, $27.95

Young children learn best when they connect physical activity with learning! Up, Down, Move Around is packed with fun, simple activities that will have your children jumping, shaking, rolling, dancing, and clapping as they learn! From the Healthy Food Obstacle Course to the Bendy Bodies Stretch, children ages 3 to 6 will get moving as they learn and support an awareness of nutrition and health concepts as well as fine and gross motor-skill development.

Up Down and Move Around Nutrition and Motor Skills: Active Learning for Preschoolers. Deborah Kayton Michals, $27.95

Young children learn best when they connect physical activity with learning! Up, Down, Move Around is packed with fun, simple math and literacy activities that will have your children jumping, shaking, rolling, dancing, and clapping as they learn! From the Syllable Freeze Dance to a Math Orchestra, children ages 3 to 6 will actively explore letters and numbers as they develop number sense, practice counting and rhyming, and learn about letter shapes and story structure.

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When Play Isn't Easy: Helping Children Enter and Sustain Play. Sandra Heidemann & Deborah Hewitt, $15.95

Play is key to young children's development and one of the most influential ways they learn. Sometimes, though, play isn't easy for children. They may find it hard to fit in, get along, or collaborate with peers. With your help, children can learn more effective strategies to engage in productive play. This interactive workbook encourages thought, reflection, and discussion as you carefully observe play, identify where children's strengths and struggles are, and offer strategies to improve their play skills. It provides a detailed look at the Play Checklist introduced in the authors' book Play: The Pathway from Theory to Practice, and an exploration of how play connects to early learning standards. Use this workbook to deepen your understanding of how developmental challenges affect children's play skills — and make play an easier, more enjoyable experience for all children. 


When Play Isn't Fun: Helping Children Resolve Play Conflicts. Sandra Heidemann & Deborah Hewitt, $15.95

Play is essential for children's development and as they learn life skills. But some children face challenges when playing with others, and conflicts can erupt over sharing toys, taking turns, and feeling left out. Despite those moments, children want to play together. With your support and guidance, children can learn how to engage in productive play, resolve struggles, and enjoy group play. This workbook outlines strategies to create an engaging play environment, provides information to help you understand skill development, and suggests ways you can encourage children's growth through rich play. It also explains common challenges children might have during group play — like being unengaged in dramatic play, having conflicts with each other, or playing aggressively — and approaches you can use to address them. Use this interactive workbook to thoughtfully respond to play challenges in a way that can open up opportunities for children.

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Where Does My Shadow Sleep? A Parent’s Guide to Exploring Science with Children’s Books. Sally Anderson, $17.95

Young children are investigators by nature, just like scientists. They are curious about the world around them and eager to explore. With the help of the stories and activities in WHERE DOES MY SHADOW SLEEP you can use favorite children’s books to help young children observe, wonder, ask questions, talk about, and explore the world of science.


Wild About Group Time: Simple Literacy Plans for Preschool. Between the Lions Staff, PBS, $30.95

Transform group time into the perfect opportunity for literacy with plans designed to help children practice the early skills they’ll need to become successful readers.


Wild About Literacy: Fun Activities for Preschool. Between the Lions Staff, PBS, $30.95

More than 150 activities feature theme connections, vocabulary, materials, preparation and extension ideas for the preschool classroom.

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Complete Booklist

Activities Unlimited: Quick and Easy Activities Your Children Will Want to Do Over and Over Again. Alexandra Cleveland et al, $27.95

The Affective Curriculum: Teaching the Anti-Bias Approach to Young Children. Nadia Hall & Valerie Rhomberg, $61.95

The All-Day Kindergarten and Pre-K Curriculum: a Dynamic-Themes Approach. Doris Pronin Fromberg, $44.95

Another Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Young Children: Over 300 Favorite Activities Created by Teachers. Edited by Kathy Charner, Stephanie Roselli & Brittany Roberts, $29.95

ART with Anything. MaryAnn Kohl, $24.95 (ages 4-10)

Beyond Early Literacy: a Balanced Approach to Developing the Whole Child. Janet Taylor, et al, $31.95

Blocks and Beyond: Strengthening Early Math and Science Skills through Spatial Learning. Mary Jo Pollman, $32.95

Body Care. Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte Hendricks & Becky Bennett, $17.95 (Ages 3-6)

Bountiful Earth: 25 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs: 21 Songs and Over 250 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

The Building Blocks of Preschool Success. Katherine Beauchat, Katrin Blamey & Sharon Walpole, $27.50

Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs, 2nd Edition. Susan Sandall & Ilene Schwartz, $41.95

The Complete Book of Activities, Games, Stories, Props, Recipes, and Dances for Young Children. Pam Schiller & Jackie Silberg, $43.95

The Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays, and Chants. Jackie Silberg & Pam Schiller, $43.95 — Music from the Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Poem, Fingerplays and Chants, 2-CD Set. Jackie Silberg & Pam Schiller, $24.95; Package (book and 2-CD set) $52.95

The Complete Daily Curriculum for Early Childhood: Over 1200 Easy Activities to Support Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles, Revised. Pam Schiller & Pat Phipps, $46.95

The Complete Resource Book — An Early Childhood Curriculum. Pam Schiller & Kay Hastings, $37.50

The Complete Resource Book for Toddlers and Twos: Over 2000 Experiences and Ideas. Pam Schiller, $41.95

Connecting Emergent Curriculum and Standards in the Early Childhood Classroom: Strengthening Content and Teaching Practice. Sydney Schwartz & Sherry Copeland, $29.50

Cooking Is Cool: Heat-Free Recipes for Kids to Cook. Marianne Dambra, $23.95

Create Your Own! Early Childhood Activities for Creative Educators. Pamela Briggs et al, $40.95

Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children: What to Do on Monday Morning. Clarissa Willis, $38.95

Creative Activities for Young Children, 10th Edition. Mary Mayesky, $158.95

Creative Learning Activities for Young Children. Judy Herr, $40.95

Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom, 6th Edition. Judy Herr, $107.95

Creative Teaching in Early Childhood Education. Bonnie Fleming et al, $73.95

Critters & Company: 27 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms: Designing and Implementing Child-Centered Learning Environments. Eric Nelson, $62.50

Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn! Enriching Movement Activities for Preschoolers. Connie Bergstein Dow, $26.95

Digital Decisions: Choosing the Right Technology Tools for Early Childhood Education. Fran Simon & Karen Nemeth, $41.95

Do-It-Yourself Early Learning: Easy and Fun Activities from Everyday Home Center Materials. Jeff Johnson & Tasha Johnson, $24.95

Early Childhood Activities for Creative Educators. Pamela Briggs et al, 40.95

Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth. Patty Born Selly, $35.95

Early Literacy in Action: the Language Focused-Curriculum for Preschool. Betty Bunce, $63.50

Early Years ART: Activities to Promote Children’s Creative Development. Rhona Whiteford, $29.99 (ages 3-5)

Easy Songs for Smooth Transitions in the Classroom. Nina Araujo & Carol Aghayan, $34.95 (Book and CD)

The Everything Book for Child Care & Preschool. Kelly Gunzenhauser & Melissa Fisch, $19.50

Fabulous Food: 25 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

50 Fun and Easy Brain-Based Activities for Young Learners. Ellen Booth Church, $18.99

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5-to-10-Minute Math Activities for Young Learners. Deborah Diffily, $18.99

Fee, Fie, Phonemic Awareness: 130 Prereading Activities for Preschoolers. Marh Hohmann (High Scope), $39.95

Focused Observations, 2nd Edition: How to Observe Young Children for Assessment and Curriculum Planning. Gaye Gronlund & Marlyn James, $83.95 (ages 2-6)

The Giant Encyclopedia of Art and Craft Activities for Children 3-6. Kathy Charner (ed), $49.95 

The Giant Encyclopedia of Circle Time and Group Activities for Children 3-6. Kathy Charner (ed), $49.95

The Giant Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3-6). Kathy Charner (ed), $49.95

The Giant Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Children from 2 to 5. Kathy Charner (ed), $49.95

Hands-On Learning! More Than 1000 Activities for Young Children Using Everyday Objects. gwen Snyder Kaltman, $42.95

Honk, Honk, Rattle, Rattle: 25 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

How Many Ways Can You Make Five? A Parent’s Guide to Exploring Math with Children’s Books. Sally Anderson, $17.95

I’m A Little Teapot! Presenting Preschool Storytime. Jane Cobb, $29.95

An Integrated Play-based Curriculum for Young Children. Olivia Saracho, $58.95

Jump into Literacy: Active Learning for Preschool Children. Rae Pica , $17.95

Kids Make Music: Clapping & Tapping from Bach to Rock. Avery Hart & Paqul Mantell, $19.95

The Kids’ Multicultural Art Book: Art & Craft Experiences from Around the World. Alexandra Terzian, $21.95

The Kids' Multicultural Cookbook: Food & Fun Around the World. Deanna Cook, $19.95

Learn Every Day about Colors: 100 Best Ideas from Teachers. Kathy Charmer, Editor, $14.95

Learn Every Day about Numbers: 100 Best Ideas from Teachers. Kathy Charmer, Editor, $14.95

Learn Every Day about Shapes: 100 Best Ideas from Teachers. Kathy Charmer, Editor, $14.95

Learning Games: Exploring the Senses through Play. Jackie Silberg, $20.95

Learning Language and Loving It™: a Guide to Promoting Children’s Social, Language & Literacy Development in Early Childhood Settings. Elaine Weitzman & Janice Greenberg, $53.00

Learning Language and Loving It™ DVD: Promoting Children's Social, Language, and Literacy Development in Early Childhood Settings. The Hanen Centre, $64.00 DVD format

Let's Build: Strong Foundations in Language, Math, and Social Skills. Pamela Phelps, $29.95

Let's Play: (Un)Curriculum Early Learning Adventures. Jeff Johnson & Denita Dinger, $21.95 (ages 3-5)

Let’s Take It Outside! Teacher-Created Activities for Outdoor Learning. Edited by Kathy Charner, Mary Rein & Brittany Roberts, $23.95 (ages 3 to 6)

Math Experiences for Young Learners. Marilee Woodfield, $11.95 (PK to K)

Me, My Family and Friends: 26 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

Mighty Fine Motor Fun: Fine Motor Activities for Young Children. Christy Isbell, $17.95

Move & Learn Math Activities: 30 Easy & Irresistible Movement Activities That Teach Essential Math Concepts to All Learners. Helja Robinson et al, $18.99

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Nature Education with Young Children: Integrating Inquiry and Practice. Daniel Meier & Stephanie Sisk-Hilton, Editors, $37.50

Nature and Young Children: Encouraging Creative Play and Learning in Natural Environments, 2nd Edition. Ruth Wilson, $42.95

1*2*3 Reading & Writing: Pre-Reading and Pre-Writing Opportunities for Young Children. Jean Warren, $25.95

One, Two What Can I Do? Dance and Music for the Whole Day. Connie Bergstein Dow, $46.95 (ages 3-6; includes 2 CDs with music by Debbie Clement)

The Play's the Thing: Teacher's Roles in Children's Play, 2nd Edition. Elizabeth Jones & Gretchen Reynolds, $30.95

Playing: a Kid's Curriculum. Sandra Stone, $22.25

Playing to Learn: the Role of Play in the Early Years. Sandra Smidt, $42.95

Playing Outside: Activities, Ideas and Inspiration for the Early Years, 2nd Edition. Helen Bilton, $42.50

Preschool Art: It's the Process, Not the Product. MaryAnn Kohl, $28.95

Preschool EnglishSmart Activities. $12.95
Preschool FrenchSmart Activities. $12.95
Preschool MathSmart Activities. $12.95

Preschool Pathways to Science (PrePS™): Facilitating Scientific Ways of Thinking, Talking, Doing, and Understanding. Rochel Gelman, Kimberly Brenneman, Gay Macdonald & Moisés Román, $34.50

Preschoolers and Kindergartners Moving and Learning: a Physical Education Curriculum. Rae Pica, $29.95 (ages 3-6) 80 movement activities, includes CD

Read! Move! Learn! Carol Totsky Hammett & Nicki Collins Geigert, $27.95

Read with Me: Best Books for Preschoolers. Stephanie Zvirin, $21.50

Resources for Dramatic Play. Lois Brokering, $17.95

Safety: a Whole Health Curriculum for Young Children, 3rd Edition. Connie Smith, Charlotte Hendricks & Becky Bennett, $17.95 (ages 3-6)

School Days: 28 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

Sign Language Fun in the Early Childhood Classroom. Sherrill Flora, $11.95 (PK to K)

Simple Signing with Young Children: a Guide for Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Teachers. Carol Garboden Murray, $32.50

Spotlight on Young Children and Science. Derry Koralek & Laura Colker, Editors, $18.99

Spotlight on Young Children Exploring Science. Amy Shillady, Editor, $18.99

Spotlight on Young Children and Technology. Amy Shillady & Leah Schoenberg Muccio, Editors, $18.99

Starting with Science: Strategies for Introducing Young Children to Inquiry. Marcia Talhelm Edson, $24.95 (Grades PreK-2)

Teaching in the Digital Age: Smart Tools for Age 3 to Grade 3. Brian Puerling, $49.95

Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood. Sally Moomaw, $42.95

Teaching Numeracy, Language, and Literacy with Blocks. Abigail Newburger & Elizabeth Vaughan, $36.95

Teaching STEM In The Early Years: Activities for Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Sally Moomaw, $47.95

30 Fun Ways to Learn about Counting. Claire Beswick, $14.95

30 Fun Ways to Learn about Music. Anice Paterson & David Wheway, $14.95 (Preschool - Gr. 1)

30 Fun Ways to Learn about Time and Money. Dawn Roper, $14.95 (Preschool - Gr. 1)

30 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks and Boxes. Claire Beswick, $14.95 (ages 3-6)

30 Fun Ways to Learn with Clay and Squishy Stuff. Lorraine Frankish, $14.95 (Preschool - Gr. 3)

Three-Step Tray Tasking: Logic & Critical Thinking Activities for Young Children. Victoria Folds, $29.95

3-2-1: Time for Parachute Fun. Clare Beswick, $12.50

Transition Time Activities: Fun Learning Experiences for Young Children in PreK-K. Ellen Booth Church, $13.95 (Laminated Reference Guide)

Transition Time: Let’s Do Something Different! Jean Feldman, $27.95

200 Essential Preschool Activities. Julienne Olson, $24.95

The Unscripted Classroom: Emergent Curriculum in Action. Susan Stacey, $35.95

Up Down and Move Around Math and Literacy: Active Learning for Preschoolers. Deborah Kayton Michals, $27.95

Up Down and Move Around Nutrition and Motor Skills: Active Learning for Preschoolers. Deborah Kayton Michals, $27.95

The Weekly Curriculum: 52 Complete Preschool Themes. Barbara Backer, $35.95

When Play Isn't Easy: Helping Children Enter and Sustain Play. Sandra Heidemann & Deborah Hewitt, $15.95

When Play Isn't Fun: Helping Children Resolve Play Conflicts. Sandra Heidemann & Deborah Hewitt, $15.95

Where Does My Shadow Sleep? A Parent’s Guide to Exploring Science with Children’s Books. Sally Anderson, $17.95

Wild About Group Time: Simple Literacy Plans for Preschool. Between the Lions Staff, PBS, $30.95

Wild About Literacy: Fun Activities for Preschool. Between the Lions Staff, PBS, $30.95

Wild, Wild West: 26 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children. Pam Schiller, $27.95 (Book and CD)

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