Tender Topics

Author: Dorothy Stoltz
Publisher: Huron Street Press
ISBN: 9781937589349
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A reading specialist, an outreach librarian, and a children’s librarian combine their considerable expertise in this essential guide for parents that brings reading, early literacy, child development issues, and picture books together. Advising parents who are wondering how to talk to their young child about difficult topics such as death, loneliness, or fear, this authoritative collection of appropriate picture books makes broaching the subject easier. Arranged by topic, this annotated listing includes more than 300 high-quality, carefully selected picture books that are ideal for opening discussion about tender topics and establishing bonds between generations that can help parents and children better weather the challenges families face every day.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education

Author: Donna Couchenour
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483340341
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The general public often views early childhood education as either simply “babysitting” or as preparation for later learning. Of course, both viewpoints are simplistic. Deep understanding of child development, best educational practices based on development, emergent curriculum, cultural competence and applications of family systems are necessary for high-quality early education. Highly effective early childhood education is rare in that it requires collaboration and transitions among a variety of systems for children from birth through eight years of age. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education presents in three comprehensive volumes advanced research, accurate practical applications of research, historical foundations and key facts from the field of contemporary early childhood education. Through approximately 425 entries, this work includes all areas of child development – physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, aesthetic – as well as comprehensive review of best educational practices with young children, effective preparation for early childhood professionals and policy making practices, and addresses such questions as: · How is the field of early childhood education defined? · What are the roots of this field of study? · How is the history of early childhood education similar to yet different from the study of public education? · What are the major influences on understandings of best practices in early childhood education?

Inspired Collaboration

Author: Dorothy Stoltz
Publisher:
ISBN: 083891408X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Collaboration involves a fusion of individual talents and skills through outreach and cooperation. And it is one of the key ingredients of a vibrant, successful library that is also relevant to the community it serves. But it doesn’t just happen magically, and it’s a challenge to kindle those original sparks of inspiration into a sustainable effort. Written by a team of librarians and community partners who themselves learned how to collaborate successfully, this uplifting book takes a fresh look at the essentials of how to nurture the best within ourselves and our colleagues in order to create lasting partnerships that will continue to thrive. Its breezy tone encourages reflection and discovery while giving practical suggestions on how to plan for short-term gains and long-term results. Questions and points to ponder included at the end of each chapter will facilitate discussion and planning. Helping you harness creative thinking and channel it into everyday work, this book discusses why collaboration is so important and provides numerous tips for cultivating it;examines what to do when things go wrong, including techniques for generating patience and perseverance to help produce positive results;offers new ways to plan and implement, featuring guidance on how to establish a core group;explores ways to prioritize by starting with clear goals;describes the fundamentals of engaging with fellow staff and the wider community; andhighlights ideas to spark curiosity that benefit everyone.An array of appendices with worksheets, examples, suggested readings, and other tools complete this celebration of collaboration, a book that will inspire effective communication and accountability within your organization and among community allies.

Becoming a Media Mentor

Author: Claudia Haines
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838914713
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Foreword by Chip Donohue In a time of rapidly changing technologies, the role of the youth services librarian has expanded to include the realm of digital media. Supporting children’s literacy now means serving as a media mentor. This book empowers youth services staff to confidently assist families and caregivers as they navigate the digital world, guiding them towards digital media experiences that will translate into positive and productive lifelong learning skills, regardless of format. Melding the latest research and key messages from a variety of experts with replicable examples, this book defines what it means to be a media mentor, providing historical background and context;outlines three types of media mentorship: media advisory, programming, and access to curated media;outlines the implications of media mentorship in libraries, focusing on a shift from the notion of “screen time” to “healthy media decisions”;draws on detailed case studies from a wide variety of libraries and community partnerships to showcase inspiring media mentorship in action with ages 0-14;provides guidelines for working with diverse families and caregivers; andexplores management issues around media mentorship, ALSC competencies, suggestions of additional resources, and professional development.Guiding children’s librarians to define, solidify, and refine their roles as media mentors, this book in turn will help facilitate digital literacy for children and families.

Challenges Surrounding the Education of Children with Chronic Diseases

Author: Gordon, Maria
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 146669453X
Format: PDF, ePub
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While governing bodies have mandated that all students have the right to an education, with disabled students treated to the same rights and opportunities as non-disabled students, policymakers do not always agree on what all-inclusive education should look like. Challenges Surrounding the Education of Children with Chronic Diseases explores the needs that children with certain conditions—such as diabetes, cancer, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease—might have in the classroom. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics relating to pre-service teacher training, school administrators’ policies, and the experiences of children with chronic health conditions, this book is an essential reference source for teachers, educators, school administrators, policymakers, and anyone else concerned with inclusive educational rights for all students.

Wie man unsterblich wird

Author: Sally Nicholls
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446260684
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Sam ist elf und hat Leukämie. So erschüttert seine Umwelt reagiert, so tapfer geht Sam damit um. Er nutzt die verbleibende Zeit und schreibt wild entschlossen ein Tagebuch über die Fragen, die er noch hat: zu Ufos, Horrorfilmen und Mädchen - aber vor allem die Fragen, die ihm keiner beantwortet: "Wieso lässt Gott Kinder krank werden? Tut Sterben weh?" Nicht nur seine Erkenntnisse, sondern auch seine Wünsche hält er in zahlreichen Listen fest, zum Beispiel: in einem Luftschiff fahren, einen Weltrekord aufstellen und Teenager sein - das heißt für Sam: rauchen, trinken, eine Freundin haben. Mit seinem Freund Felix gelingt es ihm sogar, diese Liste auf höchst originelle Weise abzuarbeiten. Ermutigendes Bestseller-Debüt einer 23-Jährigen aus England zu einem wichtigen Thema!

Ein neues Land

Author: Shaun Tan
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3551734313
Format: PDF
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Was bringt eine Menschen dazu alles zurückzulassen, um eine Reise in ein unbekanntes, fernes Land anzutreten, hin zu einem Ort ohne Familie und Freunde, wo alles namenlos und die Zukunft unbekannt ist? Diese stumme Graphic Novel ist die Geschichte eines jeden Migranten, eines jeden Flüchtlings, eines jeden heimatlosen Menschen und eine Hommage an alle, die eben diese Reise angetreten haben. Der australische Autor und Illustrator Shaun Tan hat mit Ein neues Land eine wunderbare Geschichte geschaffen, die ganz ohne Worte auskommt. Als Leser schlüpft man in die Rolle des Emigranten, der seine Familie verlässt, um an einem fremden Ort ein neues Leben aufzubauen. Ohne Worte und Erklärungen ist man ganz den fantastisch anmutenden Zeichnungen ausgeliefert und fühlt sich ebenso fremd wie der Protagonist. Ein einzigartiges Leseerlebnis!

Das Leben ist kurz iss den Nachtisch zuerst

Author: Wendy Mass
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641036089
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Die Jagd nach dem Sinn des Lebens Jeremy Fink steht vor einem unglaublichen Rätsel: Eine verschlossene Holzkiste, die den Sinn des Lebens verspricht – das ist alles, was sein verstorbener Vater ihm zu seinem 13. Geburtstag hinterlassen hat. Doch die Schlüssel dazu sind spurlos verschwunden! Neugierig machen sich Jeremy und seine beste Freundin Lizzy auf die Suche danach – und geraten in eine abenteuerliche Odyssee quer durch New York, voll skurriler Ereignisse, köstlicher Süßigkeiten, abgegriffener Spielkarten und wundersamer Begegnungen. Doch was sie am Ende ihrer Reise finden, übertrifft alles, was sie jemals zu hoffen gewagt hätten. • Eine moderne Heldengeschichte – spannend, verrückt und anrührend schön • Ein Buch über menschliche Schicksale, das Erwachsenwerden und das, was wirklich zählt im Leben

Das ist kein Karton

Author: Antoinette Portis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783446209091
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Kindliche Fantasie: Ein Karton ist und bleibt ein Karton. Für grosse Hasen und Hasen ohne Fantasie mag das wohl stimmen. Jedoch für den kleinen Hasen ist ein Karton einfach alles. Der Karton wird zum Rennauto, zum Roboter, zum brennenden Haus, zum Piratenschiff und zum Hasengipfel. Hätte der kleine Hase noch mehr Zeit zum Spielen, kämen ihm sicher noch viele spannende Ideen in den Sinn und vielleicht hast du ja auch Lust zum Mitspielen. Ab 4 Jahren, gut, Sabine Kromer Sigrist.