Lisa Murphy On Play

Author: Lisa Murphy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781605544410
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Earlier edition published as: Play-- the foundation that supports the house of higher learning.

Lisa Murphy On Play

Author: Lisa Murphy
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605544426
Size: 79.58 MB
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Discover why playing is school readiness with this updated guide. Timely research and new stories highlight how play is vital to the social, physical, cognitive, and spiritual development of children. Learn the seven meaningful experiences we should provide children with every day and why they are so important.

Even More Fizzle Bubble Pop Wow

Author: Lisa Murphy
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605543780
Size: 48.59 MB
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Excite young learners with this collection of more than 80 simple science experiments. Each activity promotes learning and requires materials that are likely already in your classroom or kitchen. Each fun activity includes simple instructions and a clear explanation of the experiment—and many include variations and helpful hints.

The Ooey Gooey Handbook

Author: Lisa Murphy
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605543802
Size: 76.65 MB
Format: PDF
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With over sixty-five hands-on art, science, and outside play activity ideas for creating engaging environments both at home and in early childhood and school-age care programs, The Ooey Gooey® Handbook is a must-have resource for everyone who spends time with children. For early childhood educators or parents who are just beginning their Ooey Gooey® journey, this is a great starting point. It includes an informational overview of how The Ooey Gooey Lady® started her work and is loaded with activities to get your gooey juices flowing. Each activity includes concept words to explain what children are learning. Lisa Murphy has been involved with early childhood education for over twenty years, teaching and working with children in various environments. She presents hundreds of workshops and keynotes at national and international audiences each year on various topics related to early childhood education. As the founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc., Lisa's mission is to assist in the transformation of early childhood education by offering the best workshops and trainings, the most up-to-date materials and resources, and insightful conversations and connections through the power of social media. She is recognized for her ability to link hands-on activities to educational standards, her outspoken advocacy, and her commitment to creating child-centered and play-based early childhood environments.

Planning For Play Observation And Learning In Preschool And Kindergarten

Author: Gaye Gronlund
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542504
Size: 50.95 MB
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Play is an important vehicle for learning in the early years. With intentional planning frameworks, this resource provides teachers with tools and strategies to organize and develop curriculum around high-level, purposeful play. Practical application techniques help teachers create a cycle of planning and observation as they use a play-based curriculum to help young children thrive in the classroom. Gaye Gronlund is an early childhood education consultant who trains early childhood educators across the country. She is the author of six books.

Ooey Gooey Tooey

Author: Lisa Murphy
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605543829
Size: 15.16 MB
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Ooey Gooey® Tooey is the highly anticipated sequel to The Ooey Gooey® Handbook. No matter what age group you work with, this book will be a valuable addition to your resource shelf. With 140 activities for you to do with children, Ooey Gooey® Tooey is chock full of art ideas and sensory tub concoctions, and sure to become an early childhood classic!

The Importance Of Being Little

Author: Erika Christakis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698195019
Size: 10.46 MB
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“Christakis . . . expertly weaves academic research, personal experience and anecdotal evidence into her book . . . a bracing and convincing case that early education has reached a point of crisis . . . her book is a rare thing: a serious work of research that also happens to be well-written and personal . . . engaging and important.” --Washington Post "What kids need from grown-ups (but aren't getting)...an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word: play." --NPR.org The New York Times bestseller that provides a bold challenge to the conventional wisdom about early childhood, with a pragmatic program to encourage parents and teachers to rethink how and where young children learn best by taking the child’s eye view of the learning environment To a four-year-old watching bulldozers at a construction site or chasing butterflies in flight, the world is awash with promise. Little children come into the world hardwired to learn in virtually any setting and about any matter. Yet in today’s preschool and kindergarten classrooms, learning has been reduced to scripted lessons and suspect metrics that too often undervalue a child’s intelligence while overtaxing the child’s growing brain. These mismatched expectations wreak havoc on the family: parents fear that if they choose the “wrong” program, their child won’t get into the “right” college. But Yale early childhood expert Erika Christakis says our fears are wildly misplaced. Our anxiety about preparing and safeguarding our children’s future seems to have reached a fever pitch at a time when, ironically, science gives us more certainty than ever before that young children are exceptionally strong thinkers. In her pathbreaking book, Christakis explains what it’s like to be a young child in America today, in a world designed by and for adults, where we have confused schooling with learning. She offers real-life solutions to real-life issues, with nuance and direction that takes us far beyond the usual prescriptions for fewer tests, more play. She looks at children’s use of language, their artistic expressions, the way their imaginations grow, and how they build deep emotional bonds to stretch the boundaries of their small worlds. Rather than clutter their worlds with more and more stuff, sometimes the wisest course for us is to learn how to get out of their way. Christakis’s message is energizing and reassuring: young children are inherently powerful, and they (and their parents) will flourish when we learn new ways of restoring the vital early learning environment to one that is best suited to the littlest learners. This bold and pragmatic challenge to the conventional wisdom peels back the mystery of childhood, revealing a place that’s rich with possibility. From the Hardcover edition.

What If Everybody Understood Child Development

Author: Rae Pica
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506305156
Size: 39.44 MB
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Understand the connection between how kids grow and how they learn After 35 years as an education consultant, Rae Pica knows the importance of understanding the natural course of child development. In this collection, she keeps kids front and center as she provides thought-provoking commentary and actionable insights on topics such as the Common Core, the self-esteem movement, and standardized testing. Sure to inspire discussion, this pocket-size powerhouse of educational philosophy includes 29 short essays on topics critical to best practice in child development and education Opinions of experts supported by research and anecdotal evidence Real-life stories shared by teachers and parents References to related articles and interviews with experts

The Most Important Year

Author: Suzanne Bouffard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399184945
Size: 56.80 MB
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Featuring compelling, detailed narratives, this is the first book to provide an eye-opening look at why pre-K matters for children and society, what it should look like and do, and what it takes to create good pre-K programs.