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B 90864B 90864 Active Learning for Children With Disabilities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bailey, Pam
Length: 150 Copyright: 1996

Manual for use with the Addison-Wesley Active Learning series. Authors: Pam Bailey, Debby Cryer, Thelma Harms, Sheri Osborne, and Barbara A. Kniest. Grades P-K. Shows how to create a safe stimulating environment for children with disabilities within a daycare center, preschool, or kindergarten. Sections: Helping children relate to others; Adapting activities and materials for children with disabilities; Active learning for children with cognitive disabilities; Physical disabilities; Visual disabilities; and Hearing loss.
Active Learning for Children With Disabilities T  
B 90863B 90863 Active Learning for Fives
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cryer, Debby
Length: 450 Copyright: 1996

Addison-Wesley Active Learning series. Authors: Debby Cryer, Thelma Harms, and Adele Richardson Ray. For Grades P-K. Contains a planning guide and four activity sections: activities for listening and talking (includes play ideas using books, pictures, and puppets, plus pre-reading and pre-writing activities); activities for physical development (ideas to develop both large and small muscles); creative activities (art, carpentry, blocks, dramatic play and music); and activities for learning from the world around them (science, nature, number, shape, and size--math).
Active Learning for Fives T  
B 90862B 90862 Active Learning for Fours
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cryer, Debby
Length: 402 Copyright: 1996

Addison-Wesley Active Learning series. Authors: Debby Cryer, Thelma Harms, and Adele Richardson Ray. Contains a planning guide and four activity sections: activities for listening and talking (individually and during large and small-group times; play ideas using books, pictures and puppets); activities for physical development (ideas to develop large muscles in legs, arms, back; small muscles in the hands and fingers); creative activities (art, carpentry, blocks, dramatic play, and music); and activities for learning from the world around them (nature, science, senses, shape, color, and numbers).
Active Learning for Fours T  
B 95928B 95928 Autism & Play
Grade Lvl: T Author: Beyer, Jannik / Gammeltoft, Lone
Length: 112 Copyright: 1998

Describes different play sequences which encourage the integration of social, emotional and cognitive development in autistic children. Focuses on the four key skills of visualizing, imitation, mirroring, and turn-taking. For professionals and parents of children with autism.
Autism & Play T  
B 95808B 95808 Autism, Play and Social Interaction
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gammeltoft, Lone / Nordenhof, Marianne Sollok
Length: 63 Copyright: 2007

Illustrated guide that explains how to help children with autism spectrum disorders engage in interactive play, which is vital for the acquisition of social skills and attention to shared activities. The authors explain how to set up suitably structured play environments, games schedules and play routines, and how to use visual aids and other props to facilitate co-operative play and interaction. Common children's games have been adapted to accommodate children with autism spectrum disorders and range from simple interaction, such as 'putting-in' and 'give and take', to more complex games like 'hide and seek', 'sound-lotto' and 'spin the bottle', as well as games that teach social behaviour, such as exchanging toys and engaging with other children for play opportunities.
Autism, Play and Social Interaction T  
B 94877B 94877 Big Body Play: Why Boisterous, Vigorous, and Very Physical Play Is Essential to Children's Development and Learning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Carlson, Frances
Length: 103 Copyright: 2011

Provides a guide to assist teachers in understanding and promoting rough-and-tumble play. Covers topics from safety considerations, teaching children to read body language and recognize limits, to communicating with families about the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical benefits of very vigorous play.
Big Body Play: Why Boisterous, Vigorous, and Very Physical Play Is Essentia T  
KM 10491KM 10491 Complete Learning Center Book with CD-ROM
Grade Lvl: T Author: Isbell, Rebecca
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Contains plans for 40 centers, more than 400 easy-to-create props, and related activities, and over 250 suggested book titles for use in learning centers. Each of the center plans includes learning objectives; illustration; center activities; literacy connections; a web of integrated learning, diagramming the curriculum areas taught; teacher-collected props; vocabulary related to the center; assessment tools; and a letter to send home. The CD-ROM has photos of centers, letters to family members, graphics and icons for each center, and assessment tools. Some of the centers: adventure, box, dance studio, laughing, outdoor drama, project, sign shop, small motor, home living, sand and water, construction, garage sale, mall, pet store, repair shop, restaurant, hat, nighttime, recycling, sensory, camping, car wash, greenhouse, farm. Two-week loan period.
Complete Learning Center Book with CD-ROM T  
B 94232B 94232 Creating Clever Castles & Cars From Boxes and Other Stuff: Kids Ages 3-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mitchell, Mari
Length: 128 Copyright: 2006

Make Their Own Pretend Play Spaces. Presents illustrations for forty pretend-play structures made from cardboard boxes including a rocket ship, general store, stone castle, fire engine, and submarine. From the series A Williamson Little Hands book.
Creating Clever Castles & Cars From Boxes and Other Stuff: Kids Ages 3-8 T  
B 96774B 96774 Creative Block Play: A Comprehensive Guide to Learning through Building
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hansel, Rosanne
Length: 200 Copyright: 2016

The author advocates block play to encourage a child's development in a variety of domains. This book presents photos that illustrate block play in real classrooms and stories from teachers who have successfully used block play. Blocks provide opportunities for sensory experiences, deep thinking, & problem solving. Block play improves hand-eye coordination and visual-spacial skills. Hansel supplies many instructional ideas for block play that correlate to topics such as transportation, travel, and world culture.
Creative Block Play: A Comprehensive Guide to Learning through Building T  
B 94492B 94492 Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Vol 2, 5th Ed
Grade Lvl: T Author: Dodge, Diane
Length: 290 Copyright: 2010

Fifth Edition of The Creative Curriculum Volume 2: Interest Areas. Discusses the ten classroom interest areas--Blocks, Dramatic Play, Toys and Games, Art, Library, Discovery, Sand and Water, Music and Movement, Cooking, Computers--as well as the Outdoors. Suggests appropriate materials for each area and explains how The Creative Curriculum objectives help teachers plan for, guide, and assess children's learning. Guides teachers in thoughtfully creating an environment that encourages exploration and creativity. Letters to families explain the value of children's play in each area and suggests ways to support children's learning at home.
Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Vol 2, 5th Ed T  
B 94493B 94493 Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Vol 3, 5th Ed
Grade Lvl: T Author: Heroman, Cate
Length: 203 Copyright: 2010

Fifth Edition of The Creative Curriculum Volume 3: Literacy. Helps teacher by empowering them to use the latest research-based strategies for supporting early literacy learning. Encourages early childhood educators to be intentional in teaching children critical skills and incorporating oral langauge and literacy learning into everyday classroom experiences. Provides detailed explanations of the seven important components of literacy; guidance on planning meaningful literacy experiences in each interest area; classroom strategies, techniques, and activities for intentionally promoting literacy learning; and an expanded section on English language asquisition to help teachers meet the needs of all children.
Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Vol 3, 5th Ed T  
B 94020B 94020 Early Childhood Education, Birth-8: The World of Children, Families, and Education (4th Edition)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Driscott, Amy / Nagel, Nancy G.
Length: 467 Copyright: 2008

Provides information on early childhood education. Discusses issues related to development and dispositions, foundations for practice, children's play, curriculum, families and communities, infant and toddler care, preschool, kindergarten, the primary grades, and special education and includes numerous case studies. Covers history, family involvement, identity development in multiracial children, self-regulation in young children, cognitive and language development, social and emotional development, diversity, stress, Head Start, economics and early childhood education, social influences, and professionalism.
Early Childhood Education, Birth-8: The World of Children, Families, and Ed T  
B 94012B 94012 Family-Friendly Communication for Early Childhood Programs
Grade Lvl: T Author: Diffily, Deborah
Length: 118 Copyright: 1996

Resource offers 93 brief messages for parents on topics ranging from biting to developing children's literacy--all ready for teachers to tailor to their individual programs' needs or to use as is to strengthen communication between programs and families. Each message can also be adapted for newsletters, family packets, parent-teacher conferences, bulletin boards, or parent handouts. Includes dozens of strategies for bringing parents on board in your program. Editors: Deborah Diffily and Kathy Morrison.
Family-Friendly Communication for Early Childhood Programs T  
B 97122B 97122 Follow Me Too: A Handbook of Movement Activities for Three- To Five-Year-Olds
Grade Lvl: T Author: / Schneider, Lynne B
Length: 165 Copyright: 1993

A teacher resource book featuring 49 organized, active movement games that provide positive play experiences for young children. Cooperative and competitive play for 3 to 5 year olds.
Follow Me Too: A Handbook of Movement Activities for Three- To Five-Year-Ol T  
B 95643B 95643 Fun with Messy Play: Ideas and Activities for Children With Special Needs
Grade Lvl: T Author: Beckerleg, Tracey
Length: 160 Copyright: 2009

Describes activities that involve messy materials to encourage motor skills and creative abilities in children with disabilities, and gives guidance for incorporating cereals, rice, lentils, pastas, water, tinned tomatoes, bananas, milkshake powder, and more. Sensorimotor integration. Motor learning. Play therapy.
Fun with Messy Play: Ideas and Activities for Children With Special Needs T  
B 95200B 95200 Go Out and Play: Favorite Outdoor Games from KaBOOM!
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 2012

Provides instruction for more than seventy games and activities for kids to play outdoors, covering kick the can, freeze tag, blind man's bluff, four square, and others, and including tips for adults to encourage and facilitate outdoor play. Contents: Tag Games; Hide-and-Seek Games; Ball Games; Team Games; Sidewalk Games; Circle Games; Race Games; Other Games; No-Rules Games.
Go Out and Play: Favorite Outdoor Games from KaBOOM! T  
KM 12827KM 12827 Goals to Grow the ABA Way
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Visual resource for behavioral and speech therapists, teachers and parents. An early intervention education program for children on the autism spectrum. Contains workbook, 3 DVDs(Bridges for Children with Autism) and a CD-ROM.
Goals to Grow the ABA Way T  
B 95907B 95907 Great Outdoors: Advocating for Natural Spaces for Young Children, Rev. Ed.
Grade Lvl: T Author: Rivkin, Mary S.
Length: 128 Copyright: 2014

Discusses why outdoor experiences are important for children, how to keep them safe, and why & how to advocate for children's right to play outdoors. The author feels that children should be free to learn through exploration of the natural world. Revised edition of The Great Outdoors: Restoring Children's Right to Play Outside. Outdoor education- United States.
Great Outdoors: Advocating for Natural Spaces for Young Children, Rev. Ed. T  
B 95579B 95579 Guiding Children's Social Development & Learning 8th Ed.
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 557 Copyright: 2015

Focuses on ways professionals can help children develop both positive feelings about themselves and social competence. Details practical, developmentally appropriate strategies for how to work with children and families from many different backgrounds and circumstances, and in a variety of group settings. Provides a framework for decision-making and professional practice that incorporates sound principles of child development, relationship enhancement, and behavior management.
Guiding Children's Social Development & Learning 8th Ed. T  
B 96554B 96554 Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups
Grade Lvl: T Author: Christakis, Erika
Length: 400 Copyright: 2016

A guide to helping young children learn by looking at the world from their viewpoints. The author challenges the conventional wisdom about early childhood, with a pragmatic program to encourage parents and teachers to rethink how and where young children learn best by taking the child's eye view of the learning environment. She offers real-life solutions to real-life issues, with nuance and direction that takes one beyond the usual prescriptions for fewer tests, more play. She looks at children's use of language, their artistic expressions, the way their imaginations grow, and how they build deep emotional bonds to stretch the boundaries of their small worlds.
Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups T  
B 95992B 95992 Initiations and Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cardon, Teresa
Length: 81 Copyright: 2007

Research suggests an early start is the key to a successful intervention for children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. For most early intervention programs to be effective, they must involve a child's primary caregivers, especially when it comes to such an all-pervasive area as communication. Teresa Cardon, a speech language pathologist, discusses the importance of creating a communication environment in the home. Simple everyday tools include deliberate use of books, toys, visual schedules, and labeling, among others. The focus is on parents and how they can create initiations and interactions with their children. Emphasizes the use of visual supports. Parents must be partners with professionals in early intervention. Social communication. Language development.
Initiations and Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Children wi T  
B 97111B 97111 Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Summer 2018
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 310 Copyright: 2018

Summer 2018, Volume 51, No. 3. Professional journal. Contains research articles and reports.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Summer 2018 T  
B 97033B 97033 Learning in Motion: 101+ Fun Classroom Activities 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Angermeier, Patricia / Krzyzanowski, Joan
Length: 350 Copyright: 2007

Learning in Motion features over 100 age-appropriate activities for every week of the school year! Ideal for preschool, kindergarten, and primary classes. Each activity is carefully crafted to attract and keep children's interest by using a multiple sensory approach. All are designed to improve children's learning and behavior! A monthly finder provides a quick and easy guide to selecting activities that meet educational goals throughout the year. A special section suggests activities to reinforce learning the alphabet. Each carefully crafted activity is complete and classroom-ready for easy implementation, including activity goals, time required, educational objectives, materials list, step-by-step procedures, adaptations for children with special needs, and multilevel instruction to match different abilities. Each activity also includes a "Letter to Parents" that may be copied and sent home with the children. These specially tailored letters provide a brief description of the activity, explain the educational purpose behind it, and suggest related home activities to help the children grow. This wonderful book also includes a quick and easy guide to classroom adaptations for children who need a little extra help to meet the everyday challenges of school. Learning in Motion is the perfect tool for educators who want to help children impove their learning and behavior, including, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, primary school teachers, special educators, support personnel, staff development specialists, and early childhood specialists.
Learning in Motion: 101+ Fun Classroom Activities 2nd Edition T  
B 96277B 96277 Lets Play (Preschool)
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 2012

Provides teacher-guided and independent play activities. Contents: Around the town; Beach; Bugs; camping; Construction; Dinosaurs; Earth; Fairy Tales & more; Farm; Feet; Five senses; Gardening; Healthy me; Home; Jungle; Nursery rhymes; Ocean; Outer Space; Pets; Transportation; Weather; Wings.
Lets Play (Preschool) T  
B 92856B 92856 Literacy and the Youngest Learner: Best Practices for Educators of Children from Birth to 5
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bennett-Armistead, V. Susan / Duke, Nell K.
Length: 240 Copyright: 2005

Presents a comprehensive guide for educators that provides literacy instructions for children from birth to age five, and contains information on creating play areas and writing centers as well as developing language skills.
Literacy and the Youngest Learner: Best Practices for Educators of Children T  
B 90665B 90665 Literacy: The Creative Curriculum Approach
Grade Lvl: T Author: Heroman, Cate
Length: 304 Copyright: 2004

Authors Cate Heroman and Candy Jones show how to maximize literacy learning opportunities within a comprehensive, integrated curriculum. Provides descriptions of the seven components of literacy--literacy as a source of enjoyment, vocabulary and language, phonological awareness, knowledge of print, letters and words, comprehension, and books and other texts--including a review of the latest research and the teacher's role. Includes classroom strategies and techniques that teachers use to promote literacy learning: talking, singing, and playing with language; reading aloud; storytelling; story retelling; writing; scaffolding children's learning during play; and using literacy to learn as part of long-term studies. Provides guidance on planning for literacy learning in the 11 interest areas of The Creative Curriculum and throughout the day. Literacy Implementation Checklist. Presents information on meeting the strengths and needs of English-language learners and advanced-language learners, and adaptations for children with disabilities.
Literacy: The Creative Curriculum Approach T  
B 96110B 96110 Moving Child Is a Learning Child: How the Body Teaches the Brain to Think (Birth to Age 7)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Connell, Gill / McCarthy, Cheryl
Length: 324 Copyright: 2014

Explains the learning link between the body and the brain and what early childhood educators and caregivers can do to guide it. The authors discuss children's movement and introduce the Kinetic Scale: a visual map of the active learning needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary graders. Includes tips, activities, and PowerPoint presentation. Digital content access (activities, games, charts, forms, and parent handouts - see page ix for the URL and password). Learning--Physiological aspects.
Moving Child Is a Learning Child: How the Body Teaches the Brain to Think ( T  
B 96995B 96995 Now I Get it! Social Stories That Build Confidence & Demonstrate Appropriate Behavior
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 20 Copyright: 2007

Two Stories: Playing With a Friend; Winning and Losing. The first story teaches children to play cooperatively with peers. The second story shows children how to win and lose graciously. Each story is presented with delightful illustrations featuring a child who navigates a world that is sometimes confusing or intimidating. As he learns new social and coping skills, he gains a better understanding of how to react to or behave in specific situations. A perfect addition to the book is the section of comprehension questions at the end of each story. This ingenious idea reinforces learning and helps the reader thoroughly understand what's expected.
Now I Get it! Social Stories That Build Confidence & Demonstrate Appropriat T  
KM 8580KM 8580 Oregon Project
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

Complete title: The Oregon Project for Preschool Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Sixth Edition. A comprehensive assessment and curriculum designed for use with children birth to six who are blind or visually impaired. The OR Project has two parts: The Skills Inventory and the manual. Skills Inventory is an assessment with six sections covering the major developmental areas and two specialized sections unique to children with visual impairments: Compensatory Skills and Vision Skills. The Skills Inventory is a criterion-referenced tool and cannot be used as a normative assessment instrument. Inventory consists of 835 behavioral statements organized into eight areas: Cognitive, Language, Social, Vision, Compensatory, Self-Help, Fine Motor, and Gross Motor. Includes teaching activities that correspond to the developmental skills. The Reference Section includes glossary, references, resources for obtaining materials, articles on play and development, reproducible forms, checklists, etc. Contents: manual, CD with resources, and Skills Inventory. Circulation restricted to Keystone AEA Special Education staff.
Oregon Project T  
B 95704B 95704 Pathways to Play! Combining Sensory Integration and Integrated Play Groups
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fuge, Glenda
Length: 119 Copyright: 2004

This book presents a series of ready-to-go theme-based activities to address children's sensory issues. Includes 40 carefully designed activities designed to make it easy for professionals and parents alike to provide structured peer play activities with a sensory-motor foundation. Play therapy for children with sensory-integration challenges.
Pathways to Play! Combining Sensory Integration and Integrated Play Groups T  
B 95612B 95612 Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum: The Art of Guiding Children's Socialization and Imagination
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wolfberg, Pamela
Length: 264 Copyright: 2003

Integrated Play Groups Field Manual is a guide that offers an introduction to the basic principles and techniques that comprise the Integrated Play Groups model. Pamela Wolfberg translates theory into effective and meaningful practice, giving practitioners, parents and other caregivers the tools to initiate peer play groups for children in school, home and community settings. The model's approach encourages and promotes genuine play between novice & expert players. Children learn not only how to play together but how to relate to one another in play. Suggests using each child's unique interests and then scaffolding their play rather than using a highly-structured, adult-directed approach. Manual includes assessment tools besides offering instructions about play and communication intervention strategies.
Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum: The Art of Guiding Children's Socializat T  
B 93322B 93322 Play, Projects, and Preschool Standards
Grade Lvl: T Author: Jacobs, Gera
Length: 159 Copyright: 2007

Subtitle: Nurturing Children's Sense of Wonder and Joy in Learning. Chapters: Addressing preschool standards in developmentally appropriate ways; Designing the environment with the child in mind; Developing positive approaches to learning and social-emotional development; Exploring the world through science; Learning about our community through social studies; Engaging children in meaningful literacy; Making mathematics inviting; Fostering creativity through the arts; Promoting physical development and healthy lifestyles; and Putting it all together.
Play, Projects, and Preschool Standards T  
B 94419B 94419 Play: : How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul
Grade Lvl: T Author: Brown, Stuart
Length: 229 Copyright: 2010

Discusses the importance of play in terms of health, success, and happiness in adulthood, covering its role in the development of social skills, intelligence, and creativity and its implications for education, business innovation, the future of society, and more.
Play: : How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the T  
B 93413B 93413 Play=Learning
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 272 Copyright: 2006

Play Equals Learning: Subtitle: How Play Motivates and Enhances Children's Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth. Examines the importance of play in the cognitive and social development of children. Maintains that many preschools and kindergartens have replaced playtime with instruction inappropriate for the children's age. Developmentally appropriate practice. Edited by Dorothy G. Singer, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek.
Play=Learning T  
B 97016B 97016 Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers Second Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Moor, Julia
Length: 304 Copyright: 2008

Parents of young children newly diagnosed on the autism spectrum are often at a loss for ideas about how best to help their child. This book is not just a collection of play ideas; it shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and looks at ways to gain a child's attention and motivation and to build on small achievements. Each chapter covers a collection of ideas around a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences. There are also chapters on introducing reading and making the most of television. This updated second edition contains an extensive chapter on how to use the computer, the internet and the digital camera to find and make resources and activities, and suggests many suitable websites to help parents through the internet maze. The ideas are useful both for toddlers and primary age children who are still struggling with play.
Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Prac T  
B 93342B 93342 Playwise: 365 Fun-Filled Activities for Building Character, Conscience, and Emotional Inteligence in Children
Grade Lvl: T Author: Weston, Denise
Length: 282 Copyright: 1996

Each activity has an age range indicated. Chapters: Knowledge; Balance and Stability; Unconditional Love and Acceptance; Inspiration and Good Role Modeling; Family and Community Connections; Personal Potential; Social Harmony (aka People Skills); Self-Awareness; Happiness; Sensibility; Resourcefulness and Resolution Skills; and Humanity.
Playwise: 365 Fun-Filled Activities for Building Character, Conscience, and T  
B 95935B 95935 Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children With Autism
Grade Lvl: T Author: Weiss, Mary Jane / Harris, Sandra L.
Length: 225 Copyright: 2001

Presents a comprehensive guide for parents and professionals on helping young children with autism develop social behavior skills and offers strategies to teach basic play skills and engage in conversation. Explains how children with autism develop social skills differently, and how Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) teaching tools work. From the series Topics in Autism.
Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children With Aut T  
B 96442B 96442 Recipes for Play: Creative Activities for Small Hands and Big Imaginations
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sumner, Rachel
Length: 127 Copyright: 2014

Collects thirty-five activities and experiments designed to increase child development. Activities are designed to promote free play & engage the senses of children ages 2-6. Each indicates which of the five senses are engaged with each recipe. Lists set-up time, clean-up time and mess factor for each activity.
Recipes for Play: Creative Activities for Small Hands and Big Imaginations T  
B 96926B 96926 Saving Play: Addressing Standards through Play-Based Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gronlund, Gaye / Rendon, Thomas
Length: 288 Copyright: 2017

Play, academics, and standards can work together with the right strategies and support from educators. Take an active role in child-directed play to guide learning. Become a strong advocate for saving play in early childhood education by empowering teachers to join play and standards, and learn how child-led, open-ended play addresses the seven domains and Common Core Standards.
Saving Play: Addressing Standards through Play-Based Learning in Preschool T  
B 90242B 90242 Sing! Play! Create!: Hands-on Learning for 3 to 7 Year Olds
Grade Lvl: T Author: Boston, Lisa
Length: 126 Copyright: 2006

Presents a collection of activities, exercises, games, songs, and crafts that provide interactive learning on a wide range of subjects for children ages 3-7. Four sections: At the Pond; In My Garden; At the Zoo; and On the Farm. From the series A Williamson Little Hands Book.
Sing! Play! Create!: Hands-on Learning for 3 to 7 Year Olds T  
B 95821B 95821 Social Play Record: A Toolkit for Assessing and Developing Social Play from Infancy to Adolescence
Grade Lvl: T Author: White, Chris
Length: 143 Copyright: 2006

Social play is about relating to others, playing and making friends - all of which are key elements for social inclusion, adjustment and well-being. The Social Play Record is a practical resource for assessing and developing social play in children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) or difficulties with social interaction. This toolkit is designed to be used collaboratively with children, parents, carers and practitioners. It is suitable for assessing children of all learning abilities and stages of development, from early infancy to adolescence, and includes photocopiable assessment and intervention materials. A guidance section gives information on what constitutes social play, its significance, development and how to address social interaction difficulties. An assessment section includes recording stages of social play and key abilities, such as independent and peer play, friendship and advanced group skills. An intervention section gives directions for developing key social play skills. Toolkit is assessment resource for parents, teachers and professionals working with or caring for a child with social interaction difficulties.
Social Play Record: A Toolkit for Assessing and Developing Social Play from T  
B 93052B 93052 Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Communication, Play and Emotion
Grade Lvl: T Author: Baker, Jed
Length: 197 Copyright: 2001

Colorful pictures demonstrating nearly 30 social skills, including conversation, play, emotion management, and empathy, help engage and motivate elementary students who need extra help learning appropriate social skills.
Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Communication, Play and Emotion T  
B 97042B 97042 Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Recreation
Grade Lvl: T Author: Coyne, Phyllis / Fullerton, Ann
Length: 300 Copyright: 2004

In eleven chapters the contributors examine recreational opportunities for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including defining the role of parents, assessing experiences, planning and supporting recreational events, and creating strategies for developing recreational skills. They describe how to include and support people with ASD in parks and recreation agencies, youth service organizations, and camp programs. They also include methods of assessment to ensure people with ASD get the most from their recreational experience. Appendices give resources, web sites, and related organizations. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Recreation T  
B 95809B 95809 Tasks Galore Let's Play
Grade Lvl: T Author: Eckenrode, Laurie / Hearsey, Kathy
Length: 146 Copyright: 2009

Subtitle: Structured Steps to Social Engagement and Symbolic Play. Utilizing play as the program for learning, this book depicts tasks that the authors have implemented successfully to enhance their students' toy play, flexibility, and social interactions. Includes photographs of children at play as well as printable visual supports that will generalize to multiple learning situations. The chapters demonstrate how routines, organizational strategies, and visual cues make play more understandable; as a result, students can share enjoyment, use toys appropriately, manage play times, pretend, and play with peers.
Tasks Galore Let's Play T  
B 96304B 96304 Teaching Playskills to Children With Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Practical Guide
Grade Lvl: T Author: Smith, Melinda
Length: 174 Copyright: 2001

A guide for parents and educators to teach children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder playskills, and describes imitative play techniques, the use of building materials--Legos and wooden blocks--dressing up, pretend characters, sensory play, playdates, playgroups, and more. Play therapy. Chapters:Teaching Playskills, Imitative Play, Manipulatives and Building, Toy Play, In Vivo Pretend Play, In Vitro Pretend Play, Games, Music, Sensory and Physical Play, Water and Sand Play, Arts and Crafts, Playdates, Playgroups, Playgroup and Playdate Themes, School-Aged Children.
Teaching Playskills to Children With Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Practica T  
B 97032B 97032 Thinking, Feeling, Behaving: An Emotional Education Curriculum for Children/Grades 1-6
Grade Lvl: T Author: Vernon, Ann
Length: 291 Copyright: 2006

For grades 1-6. An essential resource for helping students learn to overcome irrational beliefs, negative feelings, and the negative consequences that may result. This 2006 revision is packed with 105 creative and easy-to-do activities 15 are new to this edition. The activities include games, stories, role plays, writing, drawing, and brainstorming. Each activity is identified by grade level and categorized into one of five important topic areas: Self-Acceptance; Feelings; Beliefs and Behavior; Problem Solving and Decision Making; and Interpersonal Relationships. Thinking, Feeling, Behaving is an emotional education curriculum based on the principles of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. It can be used in classroom or small group settings.
Thinking, Feeling, Behaving: An Emotional Education Curriculum for Children T  
B 97019B 97019 To Play or Not to Play: Is It Really a Question?
Grade Lvl: T Author: Ferguson, Christine Jeandheur / Dettore, Ernest
Length: 101 Copyright: 2007

Play is being assaulted from many fronts in our education system. Once commonplace in classrooms, play is now found only outside the classroom. And with the growing elimination of recess, we are asking the question "Where is the place for play?" The resounding call for play at school issues from courageous people who understand its importance for children's development. This book affirms play's vital role in child development and provides a needed voice in support of play.
To Play or Not to Play: Is It Really a Question? T  
B 90452B 90452 Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education (2nd Ed)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bodrova, Elena / Leong, Deborah J.
Length: 235 Copyright: 2007

The first section of the Second Edition provides an introduction to the Vygotskian approach, acquiring mental tools and other theories of development. Section II presents strategies for development and learning (Zone of Proximal Development). Using mediators, using language, and using shared activities. The third section provides separate chapters on developmental accomplishments of children at specific ages: infants and toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners, and primary grade students. Also gives examples of Vygotsky-based classroom practices. The final chapter is on dynamic assessment. Includes activities.
Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education (2n T  
B 93117B 93117 Transportation
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 48 Copyright: 2000

Thematic unit from The Best of the Mailbox Theme series. Collection of ideas/reproducibles for preschool and kindergarten. Includes color and counting song, movement fingerplay, travel activities, games, crafts, displays, centers, size comparisons, sequencing activity, and literature connections. Source: 1990-1998 issues of The Mailbox and Teacher's Helper magazines.
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