Hummingbird Educational Resources presents a collection of teacher-generated multidisciplinary activities involving nursery rhymes and finger plays. These activities are intended for use with preschool and kindergarten classes.
Reflective Teaching for Birth to Age Eight, Second Edition
Author: Beverly Otto
Publisher: Waveland Press
Widely recognized as a leading text in its field, this popular guide explores literacy development beginning in infancy and through fourth grade. The latest edition continues to prepare teachers to create and implement literacy-rich curricula in early childhood classrooms, while providing updates to federal legislation and highlighting the impact of state standards on educational settings. Recent technology is integrated into activities used to enhance literacy competencies. Throughout the book, the author’s approach to reflective teaching empowers teachers to become effective decision makers and thoughtful mediators in children’s transactions with literacy. A conceptual and theoretical foundation for describing reading and writing processes is followed by research-based descriptions of the signs of emergent literacy and developmentally appropriate instructional strategies. The emphasis on linguistic and cultural diversity includes an array of approaches for supporting English language learners. Chapter extension activities challenge readers to apply concepts through observation, research, curriculum development, and discussion. Sample observation and assessment forms assist in determining children’s progress in developing literacy.
ART AND CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 7th Edition, is a comprehensive, must-have resource for establishing and implementing a developmentally appropriate art program. Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, the text takes a child-centered approach to art education. The book blends theory and research with practical applications as it discusses important topics and issues related to creative experience, including art and the developing child, special needs and diversity, and children’s artistic development. Also discussed are planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating art along with strategies for integrating art across the curriculum. The updated Seventh Edition gives greater emphasis to communication with families, and includes such new topics as digital camerawork and the use of recycled materials in art. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Winner of the Early Childhood News Directors' Choice Award! Perfect for early childhood educators, caregivers, and Parents alike. Creative Resources for Infants and Toddlers Series is a series of titles divided by child care center and classroom criteria. This series explores child development at the critical stages of life, such as the predictable and universal patterns of development that occur in all domains, including physical, cognitive, language and communication, social, and emotional. The resources are arranged by age: Infant Resources: birth to six months, and seven months to 12 months, and Toddler Resources: 13 to 24 months and 25 to 36 months. Understanding developmental norms allows caregivers and parents to create and implement experiences that support and enhance the various levels of child development. With additional references, Web links, and online resources associated with each individual age group, Creative Resources for Infants and Toddlers Series provides all the information needed to understand the developmental needs of the child.
Little ones learn classic finger play and nursery rhymes in the second book in Scholastic's Fingers & Toes series, the adorable Five Little Monkeys! Five little monkeys, jumping on the bed. One fell off and bumped his head. Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, "No more monkeys jumping on the bed!" The Fingers & Toes series is a new take on familiar action rhyme / finger play classics. With bold, bright colors from Natalie Marshall; picture guides to help readers act out the hand / foot movements; and tabs throughout; this novelty board book encourages parent-child interactions while also introducing important preschool-readiness skills. Plus, it's fun!
This one-stop source for children's programs offers thematic rhymes, fingerplays, and songs about seasons, weather, and holidays. • Approximately 300 public domain works • Alphabetical organization for easy access • Musical scores and full lyrics for songs • An extensive bibliography of works in the public domain, as well as current resources • Title, author, and first-line indexes and ample cross-referencing
Over 1400 Creative Learning Games and Activities to Keep Your Children Busy
Author: Trish Kuffner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The Busy Book Bundle is packed with over 1400 fun, engaging activities, crafts, and games to keep toddlers and preschoolers busy and learning! A must-read for anyone raising or teaching young children. Includes four books: The Toddler’s Busy Book, The Preschooler’s Busy Book, The Arts & Crafts Busy Book, and The Wiggle & Giggle Busy Book. The Toddler’s and Preschooler’s Busy Books show parents and day-care providers how to prevent boredom during the longest stretches of indoor weather with ideas for indoor play, kitchen activities, and arts and crafts projects; stimulate a child’s natural curiosity with entertaining reading, math, language, science, and motor-skills activities; encourage a child’s physical, mental, and emotional growth with ideas for music, dance, drama, and outdoor play; and keep children occupied during long car trips or while running errands. The Arts & Crafts Busy Book encourages children ages two to six to use their imagination and self-expression in fun creative projects. It shows parents and daycare providers how to: focus a child’s energy constructively using paint, glue, play dough, paper, and markers; encourage the development of a child’s concentration and coordination, as well as organizational skills; save money by making many of the supplies with items found around the home; and celebrate holidays and special occasions with projects and activities. The Wiggle & Giggle Busy Book contains 365 creative, lively games and activities to keep toddlers and preschoolers busy and active. It provides great alternatives to watching television, playing video games, or doing other sedentary activities. This book will get your young child up and moving for hours! The Wiggle & Giggle Busy Book shows parents and daycare providers how to: instill a love of physical exercise through games and activities that encourage a child to move; focus a child’s energy constructively; encourage a child to strengthen large and small motor skills; and connect music and rhyme with physical expression to develop a child’s creativity.