"A beautiful, generous, fun collaboration of story and illustration and pirate tattoos. Seriously wise pirate advice for everyone." - Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature CeCe dreams of being a pirate. When the neighborhood boys tell her that she can't, she wonders where to begin. Luckily, she suspects her grandpa must know something about being a pirate--why else would he have all those tattoos? As he shares each tattoo, Grandpa and CeCe are transported from adventure to adventure, and CeCe discovers that there are all kinds of ways to be a pirate--Be BRAVE! Be QUICK! Be INDEPENDENT! And FUN!--and most of all, whether you're a pirate or not, the most important thing you can do is to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. This heartwarming and imaginative story from Isaac Fitzgerald and bestselling illustrator Brigette Barrager is a vibrant, joyful expression of what it means to be all kinds of wonderful things . . . including a pirate.

Author Isaac Fitzgerald
Isbn 1547600063
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-03-03
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Since children develop the critical language and early reading skills necessary to enter kindergarten between birth and age five, reading aloud is one of the most influential steps librarians, teachers, parents, and caregivers can take to foster preschoolers’ literacy skills. Early exposure to books heavily influences vocabulary knowledge, which in turn improves later reading skills and helps foster lifelong literacy. Highlighting more than 300 birth-kindergarten titles, Bailey offers A hand-picked selection of quality books adeptly chosen to help develop crucial literacy skills such as expressive and receptive language, expanded vocabularies, narrative skills, print awareness, the ability to understand written language, awareness of story structure, alphabetic knowledge, and phonological sensitivity Thorough annotation of each title, including a full bibliographic record, a short summary, and journal reviews Chapters organized by type of book, from primary skills books, wordless picture books, and rhyming books to toy and movable books A list of additional resources helpful for building a core collection Valuable for regular use by caregivers as well as for collection development, this book spotlights hundreds of titles that are engaging and fun for reader and preschooler alike.

Author Alan R. Bailey
Isbn 0838912192
Genre Education
Year 2014
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

Creative Activities for the Early Years contains over 160 art and music activities for use with children aged 0-5. These tried and tested activities, which include songs, rhymes, and story suggestions, are ideal for use in all early years settings. Whether your topic is the autumn, the Chinese New Year or the coastline, you can be sure that children will find the art and music ideas in this book interesting and entertaining. The activities encourage children to use their imagination to communicate ideas, and develop their gross and fine motor skills. The activities are grouped by popular early years themes and can be used as a complete programme or as a dip-in resource.

Author Barbara Melling
Isbn 0857473565
Genre Education
Year 2010-11-17
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

This book explores all 5 practices of the Every Child Ready to Read® parent education initiative released by the American Library Association: Talking,Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing. This book will help parents to incorporate literacy into their daily routine.

Author Dawn R. Roginski
Isbn 1475832788
Genre Education
Year 2017-07-26
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

Based on extensive research on the features that make children's books appealing and appropriate, this valuable teacher resource offers guidance on selecting books, strategies for specific grade levels, suggestions for extension, and tips for assessment. This teacher-friendly book is organized around the major genres — traditional literature, picture books, nonfiction, poetry, and multicultural texts — that will inspire young readers. Throughout the book, teachers will find suggestions for using literature to implement shared reading, reading aloud, and response strategies with emergent, developing, and independent readers. This comprehensive book is rooted in the belief that educators must consider and offer a wide range of choice to ensure that students read "good" books. It argues that the choices children make about what they read should be governed by their interests and desire to learn; not by a grade or reading level.

Author Larry Swartz,Debbie Nyman
Isbn 1551387948
Genre Education
Year 2008
Pages 184
Language English
File format PDF

Read Pam Allyn's posts on the Penguin Blog The books to read aloud to children at the important moments in their lives. In What to Read When, award-winning educator Pam Allyn celebrates the power of reading aloud with children. In many ways, books provide the first opportunity for children to begin to reflectively engage with and understand the world around them. Not only can parents entertain their child and convey the beauty of language through books, they can also share their values and create lasting connections. Here, Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children—taking into account a child’s age, attention ability, gender, and interests— along with techniques for reading aloud effectively. But what sets this book apart is the extraordinary, annotated list of more than three hundred titles suitable for the pivotal moments in a child’s life. With category themes ranging from friendship and journeys to thankfulness, separations, silliness, and spirituality, What to Read When is a one-of-a-kind guide to how parents can best inspire children through reading together. In addition, Pam Allyn includes an indispensable “Reader’s Ladder” section, with recommendations for children at every stage from birth to age ten. With the author’s warm and engaging voice throughout, discussion questions to encourage in-depth conversations, as well as advice on helping kids make the transition to independent reading, this book will help shape thoughtful, creative, and curious children, imparting a love of reading that will last a lifetime. These Penguin Young Reader's Books are referenced in What to Read When Sylvia Jean: Drama Queen by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Penguin Young Reader’s Group: 2005) Two Is For Twins, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrations by Hiroe Nakata (Penguin Young Readers: 2006) Remember Grandma? by Laura Langston (Penguin Group (USA): May 2004) Soul Looks Back in Wonder compiled by Tom Feelings (Puffin Books) Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Penguin Books USA, Incorporated: December 1957) When I was Young in the Mountainsby Cynthia Rylant illustrated by Diane Goode (Penguin Young Readers Group: January 1993) Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola (Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, Inc.:1973) Good Night, Good Knight by Shelly Moore Thomas, illustrations by Jennifer Plecas (Penguin Young Readers Group: 2002)

Author Pam Allyn
Isbn 1101032391
Genre Education
Year 2009-04-02
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF

Get a host of practical templates, games, and activities for infusing literacy into traditional kindergarten learning centres.

Author Krista Flemington
Isbn 1551387832
Genre Electronic books
Year 2011
Pages 168
Language English
File format PDF

Praise for the first edition: `An approachable and practical edition that will be welcomed by parents and carers alike. I know how hard it can be to find 'How to' resources for parents. Well here is a gem.' - Children, Young People and Families Parents of young children newly diagnosed as on the autism spectrum are often at a loss for ideas about how best to help their child. Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum is not just a collection of play ideas; it shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and looks at ways to gain a child's attention and motivation and to build on small achievements. Each chapter covers a collection of ideas around a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences. There are also chapters on introducing reading and making the most of television. This updated second edition contains an extensive chapter on how to use the computer, the internet and the digital camera to find and make resources and activities, and suggests many suitable websites to help parents through the internet maze. The ideas are useful both for toddlers and primary age children who are still struggling with play.

Author Julia Moor
Isbn 9781846428241
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2008-07-15
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF

Research on early childhood brain development clearly shows the importance of storytime for toddlers. Toddler programs set the stage for the development of increased attention spans, superior language development, and a love of literature and libraries. The repetition of fingerplays, songs, and stories further enhance a child's cognitive development. Toddler Storytimes II is a source for books, games, fingerplays, puppet ideas, crafts, and other activities that make up a successful storytime. Each of the 25 themed programs presented contains approximately ten carefully chosen books, providing everything a librarian, teacher, or parent would need to plan storytimes. Also included are flannel board stories, poems, and songs with full-size reproducible patterns at the end of each section. A bibliography and discography are provided as well. Easy to use and practical, this book will inspire any reader to put on wonderful, creative programs children will love.

Author Dianne Briggs
Isbn 081086228X
Genre Education
Year 2008-08-28
Pages 178
Language English
File format PDF

Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail

Author Rebecca L. Thomas
Isbn 1440834350
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2018-06-21
Pages 1636
Language English
File format PDF

Story time is a popular activity in public libraries. Unfortunately, many librarians (and not just children’s librarians) are thrust into the role of providing this service have not taken a course or had the necessary experience of performing story times. Story times are so popular that they are now offered to children of many ages, not just to preschoolers. This book will help librarians who have never done story time to learn to promote, plan, and perform story times, and will be useful to experienced librarians to build on their story time repertoires. Because story times are essential components of library service to children and in such demand, in many libraries, even librarians who have never done story time before are being asked to step into that role. Story Time Success: A Practical Guide for Librarians is comprehensive handbook which can help any librarian learn to promote, plan, and perform story times even with no prior training or experience. Key elements include: Customizable planning templates Hints for choosing appropriate books and other materials Suggestions for overcoming performance anxiety Troubleshooting for common story time problems and pitfalls Evaluation rubrics for performers and supervisors Veterans and beginners alike will find many useful pointers for establishing and improving their story time skills and repertoires.

Author Katie Fitzgerald
Isbn 1442263881
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2016-06-23
Pages 186
Language English
File format PDF

This book takes you through six weeks of activities on the theme of animals. Each activity is linked to a specific Early Learning Goal, and the book contains a skills overview so that practitioners can keep track of which areas of learning and development they are promoting. This book also includes a photocopiable page to give to parents with ideas for them to get involved with their children's topic, as well as ideas for bringing the six weeks of learning together. The weekly themes in this book include: name the animals, hide and seek, where I live, farm animals, pets and animal babies.

Author Rachel Sparks Linfield,Christine Warwick
Isbn 1909101338
Genre Education
Year 2012-12-07
Pages 26
Language English
File format PDF

The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice. Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories. Children's early communication needs careful nurturing and support. Practitioners will be both challenged and supported by this book which focuses on the skills needed for language and literacy and all aspects of children's interaction with others. The learning opportunities for children need to be relevant for their age group, realistic and challenging. This book gives readers clear explanations and practical ideas to help them establish firm foundations on which children can grow in confidence and become skilful communicators.

Author Helen Bradford
Isbn 113603238X
Genre Education
Year 2012-11-12
Pages 144
Language English
File format PDF

Contains practical, tried-and-tested ideas and materials for planning, organizing, and carrying out project work with children aged between 5 and 13. Combines language and skills development with activities which challenge young learners and motivate them to be independent.

Author Diane Phillips,Sarah Burwood,Helen Dunford
Isbn 0194426017
Genre Study Aids
Year 2013-05-20
Pages 154
Language English
File format PDF

A comprehensive guide to working with teen parents and their children that provides practical program ideas for successful school and public library program development, implementation, and evaluation. • Storytime outlines, craft ideas, surveys, and questionnaires for use with teen parents • Ready-to-use flannel board story patterns • A contribution from Maryann Mori, a nationally recognized expert on presenting "Every Child Ready to Read" workshops to teen parents • Extensive bibliographies and lists, including recommended books to read aloud, recorded music, fingerplays, and resources—both books and websites—for teen parent program development

Author Ellin Klor,Sarah Nordhausen
Isbn 1598846949
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2011-09-12
Pages 200
Language English
File format PDF

The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children--revised and updated for a new generation of readers Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook, updated and revised by education specialist Cyndi Giorgis, discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, an updated treasury of book recommendations curated with an eye for diversity, Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children of all backgrounds and abilities discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.

Author Jim Trelease,Cyndi Giorgis
Isbn 0525505628
Genre Education
Year 2019-09-03
Pages 384
Language English
File format PDF

Instill a love of language in English Language Learners in grades PK–3 using Vocabulary Building Games and Activities. This 240-page book helps students build vocabulary to become successful English speakers. It provides dozens of strategies for teaching new words through storytelling, songs, and pictures books and includes more than 1,000 reproducible picture and word cards with a guide for selecting the appropriate words. The book also includes tips for supporting young English learners.

Author Karen Seberg
Isbn 1602689059
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2010-05-18
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

The rise of digital publishing and the ebook has opened up an array of possibilities for the writer working with innovation in mind. Creative Writing and the Radical uses an examination of how experimental writers in the past have explored the possibilities of multimodal writing to theorise the nature of writing fiction in the future. It is clear that experimental writers rehearsed for technological advances long before they were invented. Through an in-depth study of writers and their motivations, challenges and solutions, the author explores the shifts creative writing teachers and students will need to make in order to adapt to a new era of fiction writing and reading.

Author Assoc. Prof. Nigel Krauth
Isbn 1783095946
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2016-07-18
Pages 243
Language English
File format PDF

How can you help children to develop a love of reading and books? Which books are the best ones to use in primary teaching? How do you make the most of children's literature in teaching across the curriculum? Trainee and experienced primary school teachers need an advanced knowledge of children's literature. This is your guide to the range of and scope of children's literature for the primary classroom. Through the exploration of different genres it covers a wide range of literature and helps you to consider what we mean by literature. Case studies that model good practice are included with suggestions for practical activities using literature to enhance teaching across the curriculum. Throughout, book recommendations show how specific texts can be used for teaching in exciting and innovative ways. What's new to this edition? - updated in line with the new Primary National Curriculum - includes new content on supporting children for whom English is an Additional Language - an extensive list of book recommendations for primary teaching - how to get more out of classic texts - introduces new texts and new children's authors

Author David Waugh,Sally Neaum,Rosemary Waugh
Isbn 1473993946
Genre Education
Year 2016-07-15
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

Give your child the gift of conversation with Small Talk! You are your child's most valuable resource when it comes to learning to talk. In Small Talk, speech and language therapist Nicola Lathey and parenting journalist Tracey Blake demystify the six stages of language learning, from "Pre-Babble" to "Complete Sentences," so you can tune in to what your child is saying—or trying to say! You'll also learn: • Why the babbling stage is so important • How to encourage your baby's first words • Communication techniques to calm your toddler’s tantrums • The truth about pacifiers, baby signing,and the impact of TV on language development • Causes for concern and where to turn for help. Written by experts who are also parents of young children, Small Talk helps you to give your child the best head start by encouraging language and vocabulary development early on. Simply set aside as few as 10 minutes for Small Talk Time every day. With 50 games and activities to choose from, it’s time to start Small Talking!

Author Nicola Lathey,Tracey Blake
Isbn 1615192042
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2014-04-29
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF