Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar

Author: Clare Jarrett

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 9781844281565

Category: Caterpillars

Page: 32

View: 1646

Arabella Miller finds a caterpillar and decides to make him her new friend. She makes a cosy home for him and feeds him lots of crunchy leaves. But caterpillar soon begins to grow and grow and Arabella must watch and wait for his wonderful secret to be revealed. Ages 3+. (SA: Reception - Year 2).

Communication, Language and Literacy in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Helen Bradford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113603238X

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 5556

The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice. Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories. Children's early communication needs careful nurturing and support. Practitioners will be both challenged and supported by this book which focuses on the skills needed for language and literacy and all aspects of children's interaction with others. The learning opportunities for children need to be relevant for their age group, realistic and challenging. This book gives readers clear explanations and practical ideas to help them establish firm foundations on which children can grow in confidence and become skilful communicators.

Books in Motion

Connecting Preschoolers with Books through Art, Games, Movement, Music, Playacting, and Props

Author: Julie Dietzel-Glair

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555708102

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 3539

Librarians and educators can shake up storytimes, help children stay healthy, and encourage a lifelong love of reading with Dietzel-Glair’s easy-to-use resource. Demonstrating exactly how to use children’s books to engage preschool-age children through movement, it’s loaded with storytimes that will have children standing up tall, balancing as they pretend to walk across a bridge, or even flying around the room like an airplane. Presenting hundreds of ideas, this all-in-one book is divided into six sections: “Art” spotlights titles that are natural hooks for art or craft activities alongside ideas on how to create art just like the character in the story, while an appendix includes art patterns that can be used as coloring sheets; “Games” includes searching games, follow-the-leader games, and guessing games to enhance the books in this section; “Movement” features books that kids can jump, stomp, clap, chomp, waddle, parade, wiggle, and stretch with; “Music” chooses books perfect for activities like shaking a maraca, singing, dancing between the pages, and creating new sound effects; “Playacting” lets kids pretend along with the characters in these books, whether it’s washing their face, swimming with fish, or hunting a lion; “Props” encourages storytime leaders to bring out their puppets, flannelboard pieces, and scarves—these books have enough props for everyone in the program to have a part. Each chapter includes as much instruction as possible for a wide range of motions. Pick and choose the amount of movement that is right for your storytime crowd, or do it all!

Get Real with Storytime: 52 Weeks of Early Literacy Programming with Nonfiction and Poetry

52 Weeks of Early Literacy Programming with Nonfiction and Poetry

Author: Julie Dietzel-Glair,Marianne Crandall Follis Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440837392

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 337

View: 3725

This is a complete, year-long programming guide that shows librarians how to integrate nonfiction and poetry into storytime for preschool children in order to build literacy skills and overall knowledge. • Helps librarians meet children's interests in "real stuff" and reach more children—especially boys—in storytime • Provides new and effective ways to build early literacy skills using a unique blend of the "literary" and the "real" • Supports national and state standards that emphasize the use of more nonfiction and informational text • Enables librarians to make better use of their existing collections

Crash Course in Storytime Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

Author: Penny Peck

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610697847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 4673

This manual is a "one-stop shop" on how to present storytimes to suit different audiences including bilingual learners, special needs children, and those in a variety of settings such as Head Start, preschools, and day care situations. • Features strategies for using sign language and adapting storytime for special needs children • Includes ideas for expanding storytimes using hands-on learning, crafts, toys, and play

I want another little brother

poems about families

Author: Anna Currey

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780140567601

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

View: 2810

Contains a collection of twenty-six poems, some humorous, for young children about family life.

Mother Goose on the Loose

A Handbook and CD-ROM Kit with Scripts, Rhymes, Songs, Flannel-board Patterns, and Activities for Promoting Early Childhood Development

Author: Betsy Diamant-Cohen

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub


Category: Education

Page: 461

View: 4266

Let Mother Goose on the loose in your library and jump-start children's learning and brain development. Here are activities that will build motor, music, social, and pre-literacy skills in infants and toddlers. Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, flannelboard stories, music, dance, and child-parent interaction into dynamic programs that will bring whole families into the library. Award-winning program creator Betsy Diamant-Cohen offers this valuable manual that helps librarians and educators create their own Mother Goose on the Loose (MGOL) routines with ready-to-use plans and materials. The guide features ten MGOL programs--each one with complete scripts and instructions! In addition, you'll find planning and scheduling sheets for implementing the program and instructions for designing your own original MGOL sessions. Chapters outline the learning process for infants and toddlers, including the importance of repetition, ritual, play, reading, movement, and music; provide tips for communicating with parents; and suggest ways to incorporate books, instruments, and props. Diamant-Cohen includes suggestions for expanding and evaluating the MGOL program and a list of FAQs (and answers) for sharing with parents and administrators. The companion CD-ROM features all of the rhymes and songs as well as a complete Mother Goose on the Loose script.

Treasures from Fred Penner's Place

Author: Day, Marie,McKelvey, Peg,Patterson, Pat

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside

ISBN: 9781550410396

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 159

View: 2854


Bugs Britannica

Author: Peter Marren,Richard Mabey

Publisher: Chatto & Windus


Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 356

From sea squirts to slugs to Swallowtails, Bugs Britannica is the third beautifully illustrated book in Richard Mabey's landmark series, a companion volume to the bestselling classics Flora Britannica and Birds Britannica. Like those much-loved books, Bugs Britannica is not a biological guide but a richly illustrated cultural one, where British bugs are seen through the eyes of writers, musicians, artists, photographers and naturalists - from the great Tudor naturalist, Thomas Muffet (father of Little Miss Muffet) to Irvine Welsh's talking tapeworm in Filth - with vivid contributions and observations by members of the public, fascinated by creepy-crawlies of all kinds. Taking British invertebrates as its subject, the book is structured along a roughly evolving path, from simple cell life-forms - amoeba, worms, crustaceans (proof, say the authors, of `just how far you can go on very little') - to bugs we all might recognise - spiders, butterflies, bees - and back into the water to meet the molluscs and `almost-fish'... It works so triumphantly because author Peter Marren has examined bugs in the dusty corners of our houses and gardens as well as traversing mountains, lakes, fields and the seashore. He observes not only the fascinating habits of the bug world, but also the eccentric behaviour of the human bug obsessives. But, of course, the true heroes of the book are the bugs themselves: the nimble dicks, lady clocks, coffin-cutters and multitudes of others. From the Boring Sponge (its official name) to the Mermaid's Glove and Penis worm, via the Dark Crimson Underwing and Ruby-tailed wasp - this rich compendium of bugs is a must, not only for naturalists but for anyone who cares about the crawling, buzzing swarms which make up the estimated 40,000 species of bugs that live on or around Britain.

Using children's books in preschool settings

a how-to-do-it manual

Author: Steven Herb,Sara Willoughby-Herb

Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers


Category: Education

Page: 181

View: 3563

Provides infomation on child development to choose children's literature and activities to work with children with learning difficulties.

Handwriting Matters

A Practical, Across-the-curriculum Approach

Author: Phyllis Caruso

Publisher: N.A


Category: Creative activities and seat work

Page: 144

View: 6946



Culture & Civilization

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Romania

Page: N.A

View: 8421


Butterflies Abound!

A Whole Language Resource Guide for K-4

Author: Seddon Kelly Beaty,Irene C. Fountas

Publisher: N.A


Category: Activity programs in education

Page: 200

View: 5934

Teacher resource book for a theme study about butterflies.