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Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, P...
by , Ken Robinson

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English

Pages

203

Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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<DIV><P>In kindergartens these days, children spend more time with math worksheets and phonics flashcards than building blocks and finger paint. Kindergarten is becoming more like the rest of school. In <I>Lifelong Kindergarten</I>, learning expert Mitchel Resnick argues for exactly the opposite: the rest of school (even the rest of life) should be more like kindergarten. To thrive in today's fast-changing world, people of all ages must learn to think and act creatively -- and the best way to do that is by focusing more on imagining, creating, playing, sharing, and reflecting, just as children do in traditional kindergartens.</P><P>Drawing on experiences from more than thirty years at MIT's Media Lab, Resnick discusses new technologies and strategies for engaging young people in creative learning experiences. He tells stories of how children are programming their own games, stories, and inventions (for example, a diary security system, created by a twelve-year-old girl), and collaborating through remixing, crowdsourcing, and large-scale group projects (such as a Halloween-themed game called <I>Night at Dreary Castle</I>, produced by more than twenty kids scattered around the world). By providing young people with opportunities to work on projects, based on their passions, in collaboration with peers, in a playful spirit, we can help them prepare for a world where creative thinking is more important than ever before.</P></DIV>
The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our C...
by Suzanne Bouffard

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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<b>An eye-opening look inside pre-K in America and what it will take to give all children the best start in school possible.</b><br /><br /> <br /> At the heart of this groundbreaking book are two urgent questions: What do our young children need in the earliest years of school, and how do we ensure that they all get it? Cutting-edge research has proven that early childhood education is crucial for all children to gain the academic and emotional skills they need to succeed later in life.  Children who attend quality pre-K programs have a host of positive outcomes including better language, literacy, problem-solving and math skills down the line, and they have a leg up on what appears to be the most essential skill to develop at age four:  strong self-control.   But even with this overwhelming evidence, early childhood education is at a crossroads in America.  We know that children can and do benefit, but we also know that too many of our littlest learners don’t get that chance—millions of parents can’t find spots for their children, or their preschoolers end up in poor quality programs. <br /> <i>        <br /> </i>With engrossing storytelling, journalist Suzanne Bouffard takes us inside some of the country’s best pre-K classrooms to reveal the sometimes surprising ingredients that make them work—and to understand why some programs are doing the opposite of what is best for children. It also chronicles the stories of families and teachers from many backgrounds as they struggle to give their children a good start in school. This book is a call to arms when we are at a crucial moment, and perhaps on the verge of a missed opportunity: We now have the means and the will to have universal pre-kindergarten, but we are also in grave danger of not getting it right.
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Ancient ...
by Susan Wise Bauer

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

April 17, 2006

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<p>This first book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. <em>The Story of the World</em> has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print!</p><br />What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome?<br /><br /><br /><br />Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, <em>The Story of the World</em> series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This first revised volume begins with the earliest nomads and ends with the last Roman emperor. Newly revised and updated, <em>The Story of the World, Volume 1</em> includes maps, a new timeline, more illustrations, and additional parental aids. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations.<br /><br /><br /><br />Each <em>Story of the World</em> volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests—each available separately to accompany each volume of <em>The</em> <em>Story of the World</em> Text Book. <strong>Volume 1 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-5.</strong>
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Ch...
by Paul Tough

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English

Pages

261

Publication Date

September 04, 2012

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<DIV>“Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”—<I>People</I><BR><BR>Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in <I>How Children Succeed</I>, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, optimism, and self-control.<BR><BR><I>How Children Succeed</I> introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators, who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories—and the stories of the children they are trying to help—Tough reveals how this new knowledge can transform young people’s lives. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do—and do not—prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to improve the lives of children growing up in poverty. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.<BR><BR>“Illuminates the extremes of American childhood: for rich kids, a safety net drawn so tight it’s a harness; for poor kids, almost nothing to break their fall.”—<I>New York Times</I><BR><BR>“I learned so much reading this book and I came away full of hope about how we can make life better for all kinds of kids.”—<I>Slate</I></div>
Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids (and the rest of your c...
by Chris Biffle

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English

Pages

294

Publication Date

May 13, 2013

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Join the teaching revolution that's sweeping the U.S. ... and the world! 80,000 registered members worldwide, 3,000,000 YouTube views, 10,000,000 pages of free ebooks downloaded from WholeBrainTeaching.com, one of the world's largest, free, education websites! If your rambunctious kids are driving you batty, read this book. Guffaw with delight as your class, guided by the Guff Counter, halts back talking students in their tracks! Weep with joy at the power of the Independents that turns rebel cliques against each other. Gasp in awe as you discover Mirror, the simple technique that makes every lesson magnetically engaging. Chortle with merriment as the magical Scoreboard transforms classroom management into a living video game. Whole Brain Teaching, a grass roots, education reform movement, begun in 1999 by three Southern California teachers, has attracted an astonishing following among educators across the U.S. and in 30 foreign countries. Based on cutting edge scientific research, Whole Brain Teaching recognizes that students learn the most when they are engaged in lessons that involve seeing, hearing, doing, speaking and feeling. Join the revolution! Transform your students from passive receivers of information to dynamic creators of high energy lessons. "In my 38 years in education, I have never seen a more successful classroom management system than Whole Brain Teaching. It's simple, effective and powerful. Chris Biffle and his colleagues have developed a strategy that works for all students." Dominic F. Mucci, Superintendent of Schools, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Todos a la cama: Cómo ayudar a tu bebé a dormir con amor y conf...
by Dr. Álvaro Bilbao

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Spanish

Pages

264

Publication Date

September 25, 2017

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El sueño de los niños y el de sus padres tienen ritmos distintos. Ante esta realidad, los padres se encuentran a menudo perdidos, sin respuestas o alternativas que les permitan sentirse seguros acerca de cómo pueden actuar.<br /><br />"Todos a la cama" te acompañará durante todas las etapas del sueño infantil, desde la primera noche que pasas junto al bebé hasta que el niño duerme en su propia habitación sin despertarse en toda la noche. Alejándose de dogmas y métodos cerrados, Álvaro Bilbao ofrece estrategias prácticas, claras y respetuosas que te ayudarán a conciliar de manera progresiva tus necesidades de descanso con las de amor, seguridad y confianza de tus hijos.<br /><br />"Un libro sencillo, tierno y respetuoso que supone un rayo de luz entre todas las sombras y túneles por los que atravesamos los padres que llevamos meses, incluso años sin dormir."<br />Lucía Galán, madre y autora del blog Lucía, mi pediatra<br /><br />"El doctor Bilbao ofrece herramientas eficaces y amorosas para que tu bebé y tú podáis tener las horas de sueño que merecéis, sin desgastaros emocionalmente."<br />Mercedes Jiménez, madre, abuela y asistente familiar en The Child Center en Nueva York<br /><br />"En este libro encontrarás estrategias prácticas y respetuosas con todas las opciones de crianza, que te darán la comprensión, los conocimientos y la confianza para ayudar a tus hijos a dormir."<br />Amor Bize López, madre, neuropsicóloga y terapeuta familiar
500+ Jokes, Tongue-Twisters, & Fun Facts For Kids! (Joke Books Fo...
by J.J. Wiggins

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English

Pages

104

Publication Date

January 17, 2016

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Over 500 jokes for kids, including hundreds of fun facts and tricky tongue-twisters that will crack up the entire family. Great for family gatherings or those long, boring car rides. A quick way to liven up the mood!<br /><br />In this book you will find:<br /><br />250+ Q & A Jokes For Kids<br /><br />- What do you get when you cross a ghost and a tiger? A booger.<br />- What did the kitten say when the vet gave it a shot? "Me, ow!"<br />- Why wasn't the turkey at Thanksgiving dinner? Because it was already stuffed.<br /><br />130+ Knock-Knock Jokes For Kids<br /><br />Knock knock.<br />Who's there?<br />China.<br />China who?<br />Are you China be funny?<br /><br />70+ Fun Facts<br /><br />Did you know...the founder of Facebook is Mark Zuckerberg and his last name, 'Zuckerberg', means 'sugar mountain' in German! How funny is that?<br /><br />In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated in October and not November!<br /><br />50 Tongue Twisters<br /><br />Say this 5 times really fast without laughing: blue poop hoop loop<br />and this one without twisting your tongue: Which wristwatch does Rich want?<br /><br />* * *<br /><br />From science to culture to just plain, everyday silliness, this book has everything! Watch your kids laugh, and then watch them learn.<br /><br />This book of hilarious jokes is recommended for ages 6 and up.
The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children E...
by , Ross Campbell

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

April 15, 2016

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<DIV><P><I>More than 1 million sold! </I></P><P><B>You know you love your child. But how can you make sure <I>your child </I>knows it?</B></P><P>The #1 <I>New York Times</I> bestselling <I>The 5 Love Languages®</I> has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that <I>he or she</I> understands. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you: </P><ul><li>Discover your child’s love language</li><li>Assist your child in successful learning</li><li>Use the love languages to correct and discipline more effectively</li><li>Build a foundation of unconditional love for your child</li></ul><P><I>Plus:</I> Find dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child’s love language. </P><P>Discover your child's primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child.</P><P><B>For a free online study guide, visit 5lovelanguages.com.</B></P></DIV>
Jo Frost's Toddler Rules: Your 5-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Beh...
by Jo Frost

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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<b><b>SILVER MEDAL WINNER, NATIONAL PARENTING PUBLICATIONS AWARDS</b><br /><br />From the beloved TV disciplinarian and bestselling author of <i>Supernanny </i>comes<i> </i>an amazingly simple five-step program of Toddler Rules to help parents tame tantrums, prevent bad behavior, and create long-term peace and stability in the home.</b><br />  <br />Jo Frost has always had a natural gift for connecting with kids, and for helping parents navigate milestones with practical know-how and ease. With the success of her hit TV shows <i>Supernanny, Extreme Parental Guidance, </i>and<i> Family S.O.S. with Jo Frost, </i>she’s proven her ability to expertly rein in unacceptable conduct and bring peace and stability to millions of homes worldwide. Now, in this invaluable book, she shows you how to identify and eliminate toddler tantrums, and curb behaviors in other child rearing areas. Frost’s effective five-step program for disciplined parenting addresses such challenges as<br />  <br /> <b>• Sleep: </b>winning those nightly battles—going to bed and staying there<br /> <b>• Food: </b>what to cook, trying new things, and enjoying meal times<br /> <b>• Play: </b>sharing toys, defusing squabbles, developing social skills<br /> <b>• Learning: </b>listening, language, and development<br /> <b>• Manners: </b>teaching respect, showing examples, and positive praise<br />  <br /> The key to achieving success with these Toddler Rules is Frost’s proven S.O.S. method: Step Back, Observe, Step In. Complete with troubleshooting tips for living tantrum-free, this welcome, honest, straightforward guide has all you need to help your children grow, thrive, and make family time even more precious.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br />“The indomitable Frost shares both her wisdom and experience for parents of toddlers. The five rules . . . are presented in her charming and conversational tone and provide not only a foundation for sanity but sure scaffolding to greater learning and happier parenting. . . . Frost is a favorite with many, and her engaging manner carries into her written work.”<b>—<i>Library Journal </i>(starred review)</b><br /><br />“Common-sense and practical advice on raising young children by an expert in the field . . . A full chapter devoted to handling temper tantrums is an added bonus for parents in crisis mode.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Importance of Being Little: What Young Children Really Need f...
by Erika Christakis

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English

Pages

399

Publication Date

February 09, 2016

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<b>“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.”<br /><i><b> --Washington Post<br /><br /></b></i>"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."<br /><i><b>--NPR.org<br /><br /></b></i>The<i> New York Times</i> 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</b><br /> <br /> 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. <br />             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 <i>fewer tests, more play</i>. 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. <br />             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.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

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