The Dinosaur's Diary

Author: Julia Donaldson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014131382X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 646


Surviving and finding a safe place to lay her eggs is difficult for Hypsilophodon with dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus Rex around. When she falls into a mysterious pool and finds herself on a modern farm there are still problems. Finally she finds a safe place to hatch her babies, but how can she keep thirteen baby dinosaurs safe and secret? When the farmer catches one - Hector - and plans to take him to the vet, it's up to Hypsilophodon and her fiesty daughter, Henrietta, to get him back. After adaring rescue, Hypsilophodon takes all her youngsters back through the mysterious pool to her own world.

Exploring Maths through Stories and Rhymes

Active Learning in the Early Years

Author: Janet Rees

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429839057

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 9172


This practical book is packed with tried-and-tested activities which draw on popular stories and rhymes, and use everyday materials and objects to help young children develop their understanding and enjoyment of mathematical concepts. By relating ideas of number, shape, size and pattern to everyday contexts, stories and experiences, Exploring Maths through Stories and Rhymes improves confidence, increases understanding and develops children’s desire to engage with maths. Offering a range of creative and exciting activities to encourage hands-on learning and discussion, chapters: include a range of step-by-step activities which are easily adapted to varying needs, ages and abilities use popular stories and nursery rhymes as a way of engaging children with mathematical thinking show how inexpensive, everyday materials can be used to encourage learning include full colour photographs, photocopiable materials, vocabulary lists and key questions to help the reader get the most out of the ideas described This practical text will be a go-to resource for early years practitioners and students looking to adopt a creative approach to early years mathematics.

Young Children's Literacy Development and the Role of Televisual Texts

Author: Naima Browne

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780750708562

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 8004


Explores and analyses the ways in which very young children's developing literacy can be supported by their experience of watching TV and videos. This book addresses ways teachers can use children's experience of watching stories on video or TV to feed back into their own story-writing, reading, story-telling and role-play in the classroom. Explores areas specifically highlighted in the National Curriculum for English, and will benefit teachers developing their literacy teaching in light of the government Literacy Hour initiative.

Something about the Author

Author: Lisa Kumar

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780787687885

Category: Children's literature

Page: 288

View: 3533


An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume of this series provides illustrated biographical articles on approximately 70 children's authors and artists. The series covers more than 10,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources and photographs. Also availa is a cumulative author index, published in odd-numbered volumes.

English Language Learners: Vocabulary Building Games & Activities, Ages 4 - 8

Songs, Storytelling, Rhymes, Chants, Picture Books, Games, and Reproducible Activities that Promote Natural and Purposeful Communication in Young Children

Author: Karen Seberg

Publisher: Key Education Publishing

ISBN: 1602680515

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 8857


Help children build the vocabulary needed to become a successful English speaker! This guide contains dozens of strategies for teaching new words through storytelling, songs, pictures books, and more. Includes over 1,000 reproducible picture and word cards with a guide for selecting the appropriate words and tips for supporting young English learners.

Creative Literacy in Action: Birth through Age Nine

Author: Janet Leigh Towell,Katherine C. Powell,Susannah Brown

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337514861

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 3899


This new early literacy textbook (birth through age nine) focuses on creative literacy instruction through active participation of teachers, parents, and children -- providing preservice teachers with practical strategies and activities that can be adapted to meet the needs of diverse learners. It offers a comprehensive view of literacy development and instruction, including assessment, phonemic awareness, and emergent literacy, phonics, vocabulary, reading, writing, and arts integration in diverse classrooms. The authors' holistic approach explains why and how reading and language arts should be taught from the perspective of the whole child, with an emphasis on creativity in a nurturing learning environment. Their unique perspective integrates the arts, educational psychology, and literacy instruction, represented throughout the text by the incorporation of the cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical parts of the self into a visual Holistic Model of Literacy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.