The Ultimate Toddler Activity Guide is a collection of fun and educational activities to do with your toddler. Why this book? HAVE A GUIDE - Forget scrolling through social media or blogs for ideas; now your plan for having fun and teaching your toddler is laid out for you! BE CONSISTENT - You now have a guide to help keep your learning time organized and fun! GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START - Your toddler is naturally curious, so help fuel that curiosity by introducing them to new topics before they get to preschool or school. What is in the book? This book includes 200 activities! There are 19 themes. See themes below. Each activity has a materials list and detailed directions. There are 114 low prep activities--that means the prep time is only 1 or 2 minutes! The book has 49 handouts that correlate with specific themes. The book is 280 pages of fun for you and your toddler to enjoy together! Can a busy mom follow this lesson plan? Sure! These activities are made for busy moms! A few minutes will be needed for you to round up the supplies (and your toddler!) Each activity takes about 10-15 minutes. If certain days are busy for you, schedule around them and only plan on doing the activities on days that work best for you and your little one. Of course, there are days where things feel too hectic, but just hang in there! We may feel too busy to do the activities, but our toddlers aren't too busy to learn and have fun! Themes: Body Parts Community Helpers Emotions Farm Fine Motor Gross Motor Holidays (New Years, Martin Luther King Jr., Valentine's, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Earth Day, 4th of July, Columbus Day, Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) Insects and Bugs Left and Right Ocean Seasons Senses Shapes Space Spanish Spelling Name Transportation Weather Zoo Animals Interior pages are printed in black and white but the book will come with an activation code so you can download a full color version if you want any of the pages (like an appendix page) in full color.
This book is a guide to teaching your toddler independence, the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, and finally, reading and writing, to become confident, smart and clever with a solid start in life. Teaching your toddler from the age of 18 months is the best time to start, as they are ready and want to learn. Each section deals with a separate skill and guides you through the process of starting and extending each topic. By following through and doing the exercises, you will help your child to master concepts and ideas which will be useful throughout their childhood and into adulthood. Because this book has specific ideas on how to get going, your toddler will not only quickly outshine all the the others but will also be able to amaze everyone with their advanced skills. You deserve the best, and it gets no better than - HOW TO TEACH YOUR TODDLER TO BE SMART
• Storytime outlines, craft ideas, surveys, and questionnaires for use with teen parents • Ready-to-use flannel board story patterns • A contribution from Maryann Mori, a nationally recognized expert on presenting "Every Child Ready to Read" workshops to teen parents • Extensive bibliographies and lists, including recommended books to read aloud, recorded music, fingerplays, and resources—both books and websites—for teen parent program development
Now even more complete, with updated lists of available resource materials, this manual is your access guide to home schooling- maximizing our family life while providing a quality education for your children. If you're considering homeschooling, this book is a must-read before you decide; and if you've been at it for awhile, it's a fresh perspective, with plenty of tactics for renewing your energy and motivating your kids. With wit and wisdom gleaned from years of experience, Debra Bell sets forth a compelling vision for the joys of home-based learnng and the essential tools for success. The CD-ROM contains the complete text of the book, plus website links and a search engine.
WHEN IT COMES TO USING TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM ARE YOU... ...a nervous beginner in need of tips for getting started? ...an expert user searching for some high-tech, creative activities? ...an ICT coordinator looking for advice on how to plan and implement your school provision? With the implementation of the new Primary Computing curriculum is the definitive guide to embedding ICT in all subjects across the primary school. From using digital cameras and Beebots to Twitter and mobile apps, the creative and up-to-date ideas in this book will motivate and engage your pupils and prepare them for the changing world of technology they are living in. As well as step by step instructions on how to use a variety of technologies effectively, this book covers e-safety and the digital child, planning and budgeting your provision and how to use technology to support children with special educational needs.
"Exciting ideas for teaching writing, editing, illustration and design. This practical resource also features author studies, a guide to author visits, fun ways to celebrate books and more" Cf. Our choice, 2000.
This acclaimed author of FOLDING STORIES: STORYTELLING & ORIGAMI TOGETHER AS ONE (School Library Journal, June 1991), professional storyteller & educator has now written the ultimate guide for how to captivate young children with today's most popular & practical storytelling prop: POCKETS! Includes 75 humorous poems, rhymes, riddles & fingerplays; 18 silly pocket songs; 6 original two-minute pocket stories; 12 cooperative learning games for all group sizes; 7 simple pocket tricks that anyone can perform; 28 pages of fun activities featuring animals with natural pockets (hamsters, pelicans, marsupials); complete illustrated instructions for pocket crafts & patterns; hundreds of ideas for extended educational applications; AND 85 different pocket resources reviewed, indexed, & cross-referenced. A perfect companion for storytelling aprons & a MUST for all preschool-K story programs! Organized in an easy-to-use format for busy teachers & librarians who have pockets in their clothing, work with children ages 3-6, & understand the value of combining learning with laughter. It's all about pockets, all about pocket play, & all about fun. Available from Baker & Taylor, 501 S. Gladiolus St., Momence, IL 60954-2444; 815-472-2444.
In the past, correct spelling, the multiplication tables, the names of the state capitals and the American presidents were basics that all children were taught in school. Today, many children graduate without this essential knowledge. Most curricula today follow a haphazard sampling of topics with a focus on political correctness instead of teaching students how to study. Leigh Bortins, a leading figure in the homeschooling community, is having none of it. She believes that there are core areas of knowledge that are essential to master. Without knowing the multiplication tables, children can't advance to algebra. Without mastery of grammar, students will have difficulty expressing themselves. Without these essential building blocks of knowledge, students may remember information but they will never possess a broad and deep understanding of how the world works. In The Core, Bortins gives parents the tools and methodology to implement a rigorous, thorough, and broad curriculum based on the classical model, including: - Rote memorization to cement knowledge - Systematic learning of geography, historical facts, and timelines - Reading the great books and seminal historical documents instead of adaptations and abridged editions - Rigorous training in math and the natural sciences