Maisy s Wonderful Weather Book

Author: Lucy Cousins
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780763650964
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Whether it is snowy, rainy, or sunny, Maisy finds out how wonderful weather can be. On board pages.

Outdoor Learning through the Seasons

Author: Ann Watts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135135347
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Outdoor play experiences have a crucial role in young children’s learning and development and should be a daily part of their lives. Planning and facilitating rich play and learning opportunities outside can, however, be challenging, especially in difficult weather conditions. Outdoor Learning through the Seasons provides detailed guidance on how we can encourage young children to engage with the natural world throughout the year. Using the four seasons as a framework, the book aims to help all adults to feel confident about taking children outside everyday and developing their awareness of the world around them. It suggests a wide range of experiences and looks at the various ways in which children can interact with the environment to further their learning and development. There are ideas to brighten grey winter days as well as summer sunshine, snow, wind and rain. Features include: reference to recent research on the significance of outdoor play in early childhood; guidance on how to encourage effective learning outdoors practical tips to offer high quality provision in layout, design and planting; suggestions for planning outdoor experiences in the seven areas of learning in line with with the revised Early Years Foundation Stage; advice on working with parents and the role of adults; ideas for all seasons, weather conditions and working with the four elements: earth, air, water and fire; useful reference lists of further resources including stories, poems and websites; an appendix of seasonal recipes. Including a full colour photo plate section to illustrate good practice, this practical book is essential reading for all those looking to provide rich and stimulating outdoor play provision for children in early years settings on a daily basis.

Toddler Storytimes II

Author: Dianne Briggs
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081086228X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Research on early childhood brain development clearly shows the importance of storytime for toddlers. Toddler programs set the stage for the development of increased attention spans, superior language development, and a love of literature and libraries. The repetition of fingerplays, songs, and stories further enhance a child's cognitive development. Toddler Storytimes II is a source for books, games, fingerplays, puppet ideas, crafts, and other activities that make up a successful storytime. Each of the 25 themed programs presented contains approximately ten carefully chosen books, providing everything a librarian, teacher, or parent would need to plan storytimes. Also included are flannel board stories, poems, and songs with full-size reproducible patterns at the end of each section. A bibliography and discography are provided as well. Easy to use and practical, this book will inspire any reader to put on wonderful, creative programs children will love.

Something about the Author

Author: Lisa Kumar
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787687960
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.