Author: Tovah P Klein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: Family & Relationships
Klein argues that adult success is often established in the developmental preschool years. She shares advice for parents on how to promote such success-driving positive attributes as resilience, self-regulation, and empathy.
Imagine a life where your toddler or preschooler is happy to do what you ask, and is able to move on, easily, when disappointed. - Imagine getting all of your housework done while your child plays, or happily helps alongside you. - Imagine truly enjoying your time with your child, and creating a life that feels fulfilling for both of you. "These things are possible for parents and children," asserts author Faith Collins, even with a child who is extra sensitive, demanding, needy, belligerent, or all at the same time. Collins is a preschooler teacher, parent coach and mother, who has witnessed such transformations repeatedly over many years. Her book is a treasury that provides readers with powerful, practical and positive tools to achieve harmony and joy in their own families. Her blog and popular online classes are available at (http: //joyfultoddlers.com). The unique contribution of this book is its focus on creating a mutually responsive relationship-meaning that both people respond quickly and positively to each other, even when they cannot do what the other person wants. In a warm and easygoing style, the author guides parents and caregivers in establishing and maintaining such mutually responsive relationships with their young ones, creating the basis for discipline, education, socialization and a happier life together. Helping our children to develop these skills becomes a game-changer in all parent-child dynamics. Rare and precious! Faith's book will very likely leave you feeling, "Yes, I can do this." -Kim John Payne, author: Simplicity Parenting. A BOOK FOR PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, EDUCATORS, CAREGIVERS, AND ALL INVESTED IN THE LOVE AND GUIDANCE OF CHILDREN. A MUST FOR PUBLIC, SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES.
Author: Beth Kobliner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Business & Economics
The New York Times bestseller that is a must-read for any parent! From Beth Kobliner, the author of the bestselling personal finance bible Get a Financial Life—a new, must-have guide showing parents how to teach their children (from toddlers to young adults) to manage money in a smart way. Many of us think we can have the “money talk” when our kids are old enough to get it…which won’t be for years, right? But get this: Research shows that even preschoolers can understand basic money concepts, and a study from Cambridge University confirmed that basic money habits are formed by the age of seven. Oh, and research shows the number one influence on kids’ financial behaviors is mom and dad. Clearly, we can’t afford to wait. Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) is a jargon-free, step-by-step guide to help parents of all income levels teach their kids—from ages three to twenty-three—about money. It turns out the key to raising a money genius isn’t to teach that four quarters equal a dollar or how to pick a stock. Instead, it’s about instilling values that have been proven to make people successful—not just financially, but in life: delaying gratification, working hard, living within your means, getting a good education, and acting generously toward others. More specifically, you’ll learn why allowance isn’t the Holy Grail when teaching your kid to handle money, and why after-school jobs aren’t always the answer either. You’ll discover the right age to give your kid a credit card, and learn why doling out a wad of cash can actually be a good parenting move. You don’t need to be a money genius to make your kid a money genius. Regardless of your comfort level with finance—or your family’s income—this charming and fun book is an essential guide for passing along enduring financial principles, making your kids wise beyond their years—and peers—when it comes to money.
Experiences in Movement take the reader down the path of creating a movement-oriented learning setting for children aged birth to eight years. In addition to presenting a complete movement program that can be implimented immediately, the author also presents techniques for weaving movement and music throughout the day, as well as across the curriculum, for teachers who look to this book as a resource. Resources and appendices offer topic-specific Web sites and sources for ordering music, intruments, equipment and props.
Author: Carol Gestwicki
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
Thoughtful and comprehensive, DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY EDUCATION, 5th Edition, is designed to meet the needs of new early childhood students as well as experienced teachers, professionals, and parents. It provides an overview of the concepts and theoretical foundations of developmental practices and discusses the practical implications for teachers and caregivers. Reflecting the NAEYC position statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice, the book includes content on aligning early childhood teaching practices with national education standards. Section I explores developmentally appropriate practice, including an in-depth section on the theory and research of play as well as discussion of early learning standards in curriculum development. Readers also learn how well known curriculum approaches fit into the principles of developmentally appropriate practice. Subsequent sections, which discuss the physical, social/emotional, and cognitive/language domains, individually address appropriate practice for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-aged children. Section V, available on the book’s website, discusses how teachers can make changes that result in more developmentally appropriate practices and how to gain support for those changes with families and communities. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This complete movement education resource for early childhood and physical education professionals teaches students the importance of movement in the physical, emotional, and educational growth of children. The text is the only one of its kind to teach movement's role in traditional child development areas--physical, affective, and cognitive--as well as to detail musical and creative development. EXPERIENCES IN MUSIC AND MOVEMENT, Fifth Edition, presents an entire movement program, including lesson planning, guidelines for music selection and usage, developmentally appropriate teaching methods, and tried-and-true tips for creating and maintaining a positive learning environment with children on the move. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Combining scientific research with real-life examples, delves into the skill of teaching and tries to unlock the cognitive processes taking place for both the teacher and the student in order to determine what it takes to become a great teacher. 20,000 first printing.
Pregnancy books on the market have one of two audiences- the teen with an unplanned pregnancy or the adult with a planned and chosen one. Nowhere is there a book for the almost 3 million adult women facing surprise pregnancy every year. Surprise Motherhood is aimed directly at that gap, telling the stories of Ophelia and other women who have faced unplanned pregnancy as adult, professional women. With extensive information about options, paternity, career issues, postpartum depression, finances, and more, Surprise Motherhood is the only reference of its kind, and is sure to be an invaluable reader resource.
' The no-nonsense style is direct but encouraging for those practitioners with perhaps little time for professional development yet still wanting to keep abreast of current thought and good practice'-Early Years `This author has updated and revised what was already an informative and useful book. A wide range of practitioners will find support here to understand and create good practice for children in PSED. A valuable book that will certainly go on my reading list' - Nursery World `As in the first edition of this important book, Marion Dowling takes up all the main issues confronting those who work with young children in a wide variety of settings. The explanations, case studies and suggestions provide an invaluable resource for all of us who aim to build solid foundations right from the start' - from the foreword by Lillian Katz, Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois `Marion Dowling's comprehensive and insightful book shows exactly why personal, social and emotional development must be at the heart of any early years curriculum ... it will prove an invaluable guide for practitioners and providers striving to put children's needs at the centre of their work' - Liz Roberts, Editor of Nursery World Magazine `This book is an excellent source of material for existing practitioners, tutors and those embarking on working with young children in whatever capacity' - Dr Jan Savage, Joint Co-ordinator of Early Childhood Studies, University of Plymouth `Those who know the quality of Marion Dowling's work will not be disappointed ... As always her deep understanding of, and sensitivity to, the needs of very young children shines through her work'- Lesley Staggs, National Director, Foundation Stage, Primary National Strategy Young children's personal, social and emotional development is an area of ever-increasing interest to those working in the field of early childhood. The growing awareness of this field of research and training has been boosted by the introduction of a major new government initiative, the Local Authority Sure Start Strategic Plans 2004-2006. This Second Edition revises and expands Marion Dowling's highly acclaimed and influential guide to the subject. It includes an expanded chapter on children's spiritual development, and two new chapters on young children's behaviour and the use of the outdoors as an educational resource. Written in an accessible style and including revealing new case studies, this book is essential reading for students and practitioners. Marion Dowling has extensive and varied experience in the Early Years sector. Recently she has focused on training and consultancy in the UK, Europe and the Pacific Rim.
Author: Daniel B. Kessler
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
Release Date: 1999
Brimming with assessment and intervention techniques, this exhaustive resource discusses the medical and developmental consequences of pediatric undernutrition. The authors stress the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork and service coordination in dealing with a range of nutrition and feeding issues, from medical care and child development to community planning and advocacy. This comprehensive volume provides coverage of the numerous difficulties associated with inadequate nutrition in children younger than age 3, including developmental delays, medical conditions that impair growth, and cognitive deficits.
Helps care-givers, program directors, coordinators, administrators, trainers, licensors, families, and leaders in the field of early care and education to recognize the special knowledge and skills needed to offer a nurturing group care environment to very young children.
With a combined total of over 300,000 Girlfriends' Guides in print, Vicki Iovine offers the kind of tongue-in-cheek humor and straight-from-the-hip advice that has made her one of today's most popular authorities on child rearing. Now she takes the next step in the Girlfriends series by helping mothers deal with that mysterious, baffling, often adorable and frequently alarming being their baby has become--a toddler.