Nature Living and Growing

Author: Harper Sue
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134015771
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nature, Living and Growing focuses on outdoor play and how nature can contribute to a child’s learning and development. Split into four sections, which focus on each of the four seasons – spring, summer, autumn and winter, this book: includes activities appropriate to each season offers ideas for 'wander walkabouts' to inspire and set the scene of what the season can offer in regard to play activities promotes knowledge of the environment and how to use natural resources effectively.

Play using Natural Materials

Author: Alison Howe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317855051
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Play using Natural Materials shows that natural materials can equal ready-made toys as an exciting stimulus for play in order to promote the learning and development of children within early years settings. Use Play using Natural Materials to "Get out and Do", support a child's investigation of the natural world, and to encourage first hand exploration of natural objects.

Books Stories and Puppets

Author: Green Sandy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135057028
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Part of the Ready, Steady, Play! series, Books, Stories and Puppets promotes visual storytelling and provides ideas for extending learning through a range of stories and characters that are well-known and much loved by children and adults alike. This book: provides ideas and templates for visual resources that will enhance storytime outlines fun ideas across all curriculum areas, linked to favourite stories encourages the use of drama as a mode of story telling. Containing simple but excellent ideas for creative play experiences for all early years practitioners and students on early years courses, this book is also recommended reading for parents looking for inspiration.

Ready Set Grow

Author: Dondi Scumaci
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1599798379
Format: PDF, ePub
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Say good-bye to “just getting by” and rediscover a life that you love Is there a dream in you somewhere, buried deep perhaps, that just won’t die? A goal that you’ve pushed aside to deal with the duties, responsibilities, and distractions of your everyday life? Whether you have a poet, an artist, or an accountant inside of you waiting to break out, Dondi Scumaci wants you to know that it isn’t too late! If you have lost your dream, never learned how to dream, or just want to learn how to make your dream a reality, then Ready, Set…Grow! is for you. You will be encouraged to… Identify and overcome self-limiting beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors Live in a state of anticipation, not anxiety Cultivate optimism, even in the most difficult circumstances Live the success you were designed for, and more!

Ready Set Green

Author: Graham Hill
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 0345507851
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The time to save the planet is now. Ready? Set? Green! Living green means reversing climate change, but it also means protecting your kids and pets, improving your own health, and saving money. And it doesn’t necessarily demand a radical overhaul of your life–just some simple adjustments, such as switching to healthier cleaning products and driving fewer miles each week. Written by the visionaries at Treehugger.com, the most heavily trafficked site of its kind, Ready, Set, Green is the definitive (and recyclable) guide to modern green living. It offers solutions to make your home, office, car, and vacation more eco-friendly. For example: • Using a dishwasher instead of hand washing will save you 5,000 gallons of water annually. • Eating less beef will save you 250 pounds of CO2 per year. • Washing your clothes in cold water instead of hot will save 200 pounds of CO2 annually. • Replacing three of your home’s most frequently used lightbulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs will save 300 pounds of CO2 every year. Including advice on how to properly insulate your house, cancel junk mail, and choose fruits and veggies wisely, Ready, Set, Green will help you change the future of the planet and restore balance to your daily life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ready Set Grow

Author: Gordon Thiessen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781887002042
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Are you just beginning the spiritual race? If so, this book is for you. Now that you're on God's team, it's time to grow in faith. This book will help you charge out of the starting blocks toward maturity in Christ. We all need encouragement and coaching and that's what this devotional will give you. Kyle Dodd sheds light on biblical truths using stories, illustrations and scripture.

Your Body

Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596801742
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents an easy-to-read guide on the human body, its major organs and their functions, and common illnesses and diseases.

Parenting Matters

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309388570
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents’ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents’ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.