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  1. Zeroing in on Number and Operations, Pre-K–K: Key Ideas and Common Misconceptions

    When you talk with students about their number sense and computational skills, you're bound to uncover some surprising gaps in their understanding. Knowing how to identify and bridge those gaps is essential for helping students at all levels advance as mathematical thinking. Sharing the insights they've gained through decades of mathematics teaching and research, Linda Dacey and Anne Collins help you focus on what students really need to know and understand at each year level. The modules for grades preschool and Foundation Year are organised into three sections: "Numbers", "Relationships" and "Addition and Subtraction". Each module begins with the identification of its mathematical focus and the potential challenges and misconceptions associated with those ideas.

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    A$29.95
  2. A Head Start on Life Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder

    This book nurtures a lifelog love of science in children – and helps them find joy while doing it. Rather than teaching science facts to 3- to 7-year-olds, you can use the 24 inquiry-based activities in this book to prompt children to make discoveries on their own. A Head Start on Life Science follows up on the popular A Head Start on Science. The new book lets you generate greater interest in life science, offer related learning opportunities, extend beyond the classroom and use the material easily and in a variety of settings. All lessons include lists of learning objectives and required materials, plus relevant background to help you prepare. You can use them in preschools, primary schools, information science settings and home schools.

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    A$35.95
  3. Starting Strong: Evidence-Based Early Literacy Practices

    Starting Strong shows teachers how to use four proven instructional approaches to improve their teaching practice in all areas of early literacy. Authors Katrin Blamey and Katherine Beauchat draw on their years of experience and early literacy expertise to guide you in figuring out what to teach and how to find the most instructionally sound method to teach it. With chapters on oral language, vocabulary, phonological awareness, word recognition, comprehension and writing skills, this comprehensive book explains each skill and provides research-based strategies for targeting each area. Starting Strong is an essential resource that any early literacy teacher of coach using a balanced literacy approach can use to build a solid foundation for their students.

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    A$39.95
  4. Fun and Fundamental Maths for Young Children: Building a Strong Foundation in Preschool-Year 2

    This book focuses on the most important concepts and skills needed to provide early learners with a strong foundation in mathematics, in ways that are fun for both children and educators! For each mathematical concept, Marian Small provides sample activities and lessons, as well as guidance for using children's books, games, manipulatives and electronic devices. This resource also demonstrates how to differentiate instruction using tasks and questions designed to include all students. The text features her special brand of lucid explanation of difficult concepts, fresh and engaging teaching examples, troubleshooting tips and formative assessments. Fun and Fundamental Maths for Young Children can be used with any early childhood curriculum or as a stand-alone program in preschools.

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    A$39.95
  5. The Young Artist as Scientist: What Can Leonardo Teach Us?

    This is the first in-depth look at the important connections between the arts and science specifically for early childhood education (Preschool-Year 3). Highlighting their many commonalities such as the processes involved in creative problem-solving, the author draws on what we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci as the supreme artist-scientist. Every chapter begins with a vignette of Leonardo and relates his thinking to the development of children's ideas in the arts and STEM (STEAM). This fresh look at the interdisciplinary connections of the arts and science offers early childhood teachers and administrators a spectrum of tools for connecting the creative arts (art, movement, drama and music) to the STEM movement, 21st-century skills and developmentally appropriate skills.

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    A$42.95
  6. A Head Start on Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder

    For the littlest scientists, the whole wide world can be a laboratory for learning. Nurture their natural curiosity with this treasury of 89 hands-on science activities specifically designed for children ages 3-7. The activities are grouped into seven stimulating topic areas: the senses, weather, physical science, creepy-crawlies, water and water mixtures, seeds, and nature walks. Because the activities have been field-tested by more than a thousand teachers over ten years, you'll find this collection unusually easy to use in a variety of settings, including primary schools, preschool programs and day care. In addition to clear background and a master materials list, you get step-by-step procedures and comments and questions to pose to children.

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    A$45.95
  7. Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom

    This book is a must if you're looking for creative experiences to engage your youngest students in science, technology, engineering, and math. Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom includes some of the best STEM investigations from Science and Children, NSTA's award-winning journal for elementary teachers. Many resources help you encourage children to learn about STEM, but only this book was curated by Linda Froschauer, a veteran educator with more than 37 years of teaching experience who also serves as editor of Science and Children. This collection provides you with a rich variety of quality STEM experiences, whether you're a classroom teacher, homeschooler, or information educator.

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    A$45.95
  8. Young Investigators: The Project Approach in the Early Years, Expanded Third Edition

    Now in its third edition, Young Investigators provides an introduction to the project approach with step-by-step guidance for conducting meaningful investigations with young children. The authors have expanded the book to include two new chapters - How Projects Can Connect Children with Nature and Project Investigations as STEM Experiences - and to provide more help to teachers of the youngest children (toddlers) and older children (Year 2). The new edition also shows teachers how to use standards in the topic selection process and identifies activities and experiences that will help children grasp key concepts and skills.

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    A$39.95
  9. Healthy Learners: A Whole Child Approach to Reducing Disparities in Early Education

    The early childhood field has long understood that targeting the intersection of health and learning is integral to serving children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Yet this developmentally informed educational philosophy has been jeopardised by an increased emphasis on standards-based accountability. In this book, the authors explain why healthy learning is good for children, schools and society and they suggest concrete ways to make it happen. Moving back and forth between statistics and the intimate voices of parents, teachers and service providers in a large urban school district, they formulate an action plan for educating the whole child and reducing educational inequities.

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    A$49.95
  10. Ready to Learn: Using Play to Build Literacy Skills in Young Learners

    This timely book explores innovative ways teachers can use play-based activities to build a strong literacy foundation for young learners. It shows teachers how to reconcile the early childhood knowledge that children bring to school with the needs of a more formal education experience. Ready to Learn is committed to creating classrooms that feature collaborative learning spaces where children work with their peers, assume roles and viewpoints, and communicate naturally with each other. The social and shard interaction of learning through play is what informs the literate lives of children. Ready to Learn shows new and experienced teachers how play-based problem solving can give children the best start possible in their school lives.

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    A$29.95
  11. Journey to Literacy: No Worksheets Required

    Journey to Literacy offers Foundation Year teachers proven strategies for creating classrooms where children are actively engaged learners that thrive. The play-based learning and individualised strategies in this practical book build on the early literacy experiences that have been part of a child's home like. Journey to Literacy argues that teachers need to engage children in their own learning and give them opportunities to pursue their own interests and investigations. It encourages teachers to observe, respond and capitalise on children's interests in individual, small-group and large-group sessions. Based on extensive work with young children, this highly readable book is full of innovative ways teachers can provide support, enrichment and positive feedback.

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  12. ECERS-E: The Four Curricular Subscales Extension to the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-R), 4th Edition

    ECERS-E (to be used with the ECERS-R) extends the scales to provide additional insights into important aspects of literacy, mathematics, science and environment, and practices related to issues of diversity. The curriculum domains bear important relationships to cognitive and social/behavioural developmental outcomes. Learn More

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