Practical Strategies for Practitioners and Parents
Author: Sonia Mainstone-Cotton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Explaining the importance of supporting children through change for their wellbeing and social and emotional development, this practical guide gives early years practitioners and parents the tools to help children cope with change and everyday transitions. The book looks at different types of change that children can encounter, such as moving homes, new siblings, starting school, bereavement and divorce, and gives advice on best practice for early years practitioners and parents. With ideas and activities that can easily be implemented, this book is the ultimate handbook for supporting young children through changes big and small.
The Importance of Speech and Language in Learning to Read
Author: Sandra Jean Smith
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
Teach Baby to Talk ... and Make Reading Fun, The Importance of Speech and Language in Learning to Read begins by recounting author Sandra Jean Smith’s experience as a teacher of illiterate adults, and also examines the possible causes for the ever-growing number of children starting school with speech problems unseen in previous generations.Smith’s research on this topic, interspersed with her personal stories make for impressive reading. She uses humour and anecdotes to entertain and inform readers.Learn the latest research into these problems and what parents can do to prevent and rectify them. Chapter summaries reinforce her research.The content covers such vtopics as childcare and parenting issues, the problems associated with children learning to speak, and the consequent implications for learning to read. She also discusses the library’s role in stimulating and extending children’s interest in reading to counteract the influence of computer games and television.Teach Baby to Talk is written in an easy-to-read format with minimal educational jargon. The book is a must-read for parents and anyone working with very young children.
Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail
Maisy is on holiday! She writes letters and sends them back to all her friends, including you! Open the envelopes to find games, souvenirs and more. Maisy is on holiday! Join her on an exciting journey as she hikes up a mountain, visits a market, rows along the river, goes to a funfair and relaxes on the beach. For every adventure, Maisy sends home a letter to each one of her friends ... including one for you!This story includes six real envelopes containing letters, souvenirs, games and a special postcard just for you!
A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film
Author: William D. Crump
Category: Performing Arts
Since the early 20th century, animated Christmas cartoons have brightened the holiday season around the world—first in theaters, then on television. From devotional portrayals of the Nativity to Santa battling villains and monsters, this encyclopedia catalogs more than 1,800 international Christmas-themed cartoons and others with year-end themes of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the New Year. Explore beloved television specials such as A Charlie Brown Christmas, theatrical shorts such as Santa’s Workshop, holiday episodes from animated television series like American Dad! and The Simpsons, feature films like The Nutcracker Prince and obscure productions such as The Insects’ Christmas, along with numerous adaptations and parodies of such classics as A Christmas Carol and Twas the Night before Christmas.