Big Ideas for Little Kids

Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475804461
Release Date: 2014-04-28
Genre: Education

Big Ideas for Little Kids includes everything a teacher, a parent, or a college student needs to teach philosophy to elementary school children from picture books. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during primary-school education. Wartenberg also gives advice on how to construct a "learner-centered" classroom, in which children discuss philosophical issues with one another as they respond to open-ended questions by saying whether they agree or disagree with what others have said.

Big Ideas for Little Kids

Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781607093367
Release Date: 2009-09-15
Genre: Education

Written in a clear and accessible style, this book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during primary-school education. For more information, visit www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org.

First Big Book of Dinosaurs

Author: Catherine D. Hughes
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426308475
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This book provides pictures and brief facts about a variety of different kinds of dinosaurs.

Mindfire Big Ideas for Curious Minds

Author: Scott Berkun
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780983873112
Release Date: 2011-10-06
Genre: Philosophy

This definitive best-of collection of one of the web’s best young writers is packed with provocations and entertainments, guaranteed to make you think and smile. You’ll learn to find passion, think free, manage time, pay attention and more. Fast paced, inspiring and memorable, you'll find new ideas and inspirations on every page. Essays include: - How to be a free thinker - The Cult of busy - Why smart people defend bad ideas - Street smarts vs. Book smarts - Hating vs. loving - Why the world is a mess - How to make a difference

Kids First

Author: David Kirp
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781586489489
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Education

It may "take a village to raise a child," but most American families are struggling, with diminishing social support, to do the job on their own. While parents work longer hours for less and the costs of childcare, healthcare, and college skyrocket, the share of the U.S. budget spent on kids has fallen 22 percent since 1960. More and more children may well not make it to a healthy, productive adulthood. That's terrible for them--and for us as well. It doesn't have to be this way. In this book, renowned expert David L. Kirp clarifies the importance of investing wisely in children. He outlines a visionary "Kids First" policy agenda that's guided by a "golden rule" principle: Every child deserves what's good enough for a child you love. And he offers lively and inspiring, on-the-ground accounts of five big cradle-to-college initiatives that can change the arc of all children's lives: strong support for parents; high-quality early education; linking schools and communities to improve what both offer children; giving all youngsters access to a caring and stable adult mentor; and providing kids a nest egg to help pay for college or kick-start a career.

Little Kids First Big Book of the World

Author: Elizabeth Carney
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426320507
Release Date: 2015
Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION

This charming reference introduces young readers to the wider world by exploring languages, landscapes, weather, animals, capital cities, mountains, deserts, and other landscapes and landforms, and more. It encourages kids to get play with activities such as creating a mini-rainforest in a bottle and singing a simple song in Spanish. More than 100 colorful photos are paired with kid-friendly and age-appropriate maps along with basic facts about each continent. This book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, or any other time.

Big Questions for Young Minds

Author: Janis Strasser
Publisher:
ISBN: 1938113306
Release Date: 2017-09
Genre: Cognition in children

Questions are powerful tools, especially in the classroom. Asking rich, thoughtful questions can spark young children's natural curiosity and illuminate a whole new world of possibility and insight. But what are "big" questions, and how do they encourage children to think deeply? With this intentional approach-rooted in Bloom's Taxonomy-teachers working with children ages 3 through 6 will discover how to meet children at their individual developmental levels and stretch their thinking. Featuring contributions from respected names in the field, this bookOffers a foundation for using high-level questions in preschool and kindergarten interest areas. Provides tips for getting started and examples of questions at each of the six levels of questioningExplores the use of high-level questions during daily classroom routines and in a variety of contextsRecommends picture books that support the use of high-level questionsIncludes an extensive resource section for teachers and familiesWith the guidance in this book as a cornerstone in your day-to-day teaching practices, learn how to be more intentional in your teaching, scaffold children's learning, and promote deeper understanding.

The Less Is More Garden

Author: Susan Morrison
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604698398
Release Date: 2018-02-07
Genre: Gardening

Small space, big solutions When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better. A smaller space requires fewer plants and less time to design, install, and maintain. The Less Is More Garden shows you how to take advantage of take advantage of every square foot of space. Designer Susan Morrison offers savvy tips to match your landscape to your lifestyle, draws on years of experience to recommend smart plants with seasonal interest, and suggests hardscape materials to personalize your space. Inspiring photographs highlight a variety of inspiring small-space designs from around the country. With The Less Is More Garden, you’ll see how limited space can mean unlimited opportunities for gorgeous garden design.

Tinkerlab

Author: Rachelle Doorley
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9780834829862
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Design, Build, Concoct, and Discover—55 creative experiments for curious kids! Kids are natural tinkerers. They experiment, explore, test, and play—and learn a great deal in the process through problem-solving and hands-on experiments. From art making to simple robot building, magic potion testing, and nature exploration, this book is about creative experiments, in all fields, that help kids explore the world. Perfect for young children up to age six.

The Artful Parent

Author: Jean Van't Hul
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834840362
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Family & Relationships

Bring out your children’s creativity and imagination with more than 60 kids’ art activities from the creator of www.ArtfulParent.com. Art making is a wonderfully fun way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage your children’s creativity through art. You’ll learn how to set up an art space, how to talk to children about their artwork, how to choose the best art supplies (without breaking the bank), how to repurpose and organize the piles of art created, and even how to use kids’ art activities to soften everyday transitions. The more than sixty engaging kids’ arts and crafts projects included here are accessible and developmentally appropriate for one- to eight-year-olds, and they’re a far cry from the cookie-cutter crafts many of us did in school as kids. From bubble prints to musical chairs art, these kids’ art activities allow children to explore art materials, techniques, and ideas as they grow more creative every day. With activities for downtimes, action art for releasing energy, and recipes for making your own art materials, this book is your guide for raising an artful family.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author: Eric Carle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781524739553
Release Date: 2016-11-22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? For the first time, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now available in e-book format, perfect for storytime anywhere. As an added bonus, it includes read-aloud audio of Eric Carle reading his classic story. This fine audio production pairs perfectly with the classic story, and it makes for a fantastic new way to encounter this famous, famished caterpillar.

EngiNerds

Author: Jarrett Lerner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481468732
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The battle between boys and bots is on in this funny, fast-paced novel. Ken is an EngiNerd: one of a super-smart group of friends—all nerds—who have been close since kindergarten. They may be brainiacs, but they’re just like everyone else: they fight with one another, watch too much TV, eat Chinese food, and hate walking their dogs. Well, maybe not just like everyone because Ken’s best friend Dan has been building robots. He then secretly sent one to each of the EngiNerds, never letting them know he’s the mastermind. At first Ken is awed and delighted: what kid hasn’t dreamed of having a robot all their own? Someone who can be their friend, clean their room, walk the dog, answer homework questions…how amazing is that? But be careful what you wish for: Dan’s robot, Greeeg, may look innocent, but his ravenous consumption of food—comestibles—turns him into a butt-blasting bot. And once the other robots ‘come alive’ it’s up to the motley crew of EngiNerds to not only save the day, but save the planet!

Thinking on Screen

Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135975883
Release Date: 2007-10-31
Genre: Performing Arts

Thinking on Screen: Film as Philosophy is an accessible and thought-provoking examination of the way films raise and explore complex philosophical ideas. Written in a clear and engaging style, Thomas Wartenberg examines films’ ability to discuss, and even criticize ideas that have intrigued and puzzled philosophers over the centuries such as the nature of personhood, the basis of morality, and epistemological skepticism. Beginning with a demonstration of how specific forms of philosophical discourse are presented cinematically, Wartenberg moves on to offer a systematic account of the ways in which specific films undertake the task of philosophy. Focusing on the films The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Modern Times, The Matrix, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Third Man, The Flicker, and Empire, Wartenberg shows how these films express meaningful and pertinent philosophical ideas. This book is essential reading for students of philosophy with an interest in film, aesthetics, and film theory. It will also be of interest to film enthusiasts intrigued by the philosophical implications of film.

150 Screen Free Activities for Kids

Author: Asia Citro
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440576164
Release Date: 2014-10-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

Bring back playtime, all the time! Dive into a Bubbling Swamp World. Drum on an Outdoor Sound Wall. Explore the gooeyness of Glowing Slime. With the one-of-a-kind projects in 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, your family will rediscover the spirit of imaginative play! These fun activities help develop your child's creativity and skills--all without a screen in sight. Featuring step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, each budget-friendly project will keep your child entertained, engaged, and learning all day long. Best of all, no one will complain about turning off the TV or computer with such entertaining activities as: Natural Dye Fingerpaints Taste-Safe, Gluten-Free Playdough Erupting Volcano Dinosaur World Fizzy Rainbow Slush Taste-Safe Glow Water Complete with dozens of exercises for babies, toddlers, and school-aged children, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids will help your family step away from your devices and step into endless afternoons of playtime fun!