1 Activity/Creativity Building Blocks Monthly newspaper that features a collection of ideas for activities, games, crafts, snacks and themes for a month. Circle Time Book For Holidays and Seasons -1 By Liz and Dick Wilmes Building Blocks, 1982 Designed for groups, each holiday theme includes background material, language games, action games, suggestions for classroom visitors, possible field trips, and related storybooks. The intent is to call attention to celebrations throughout the curriculum.
DinoSauring- 2 By Robert Simmons, Nancy Thomas and Carol Beckman Channels to Children, 1989 A very thorough guide for developing a study of dinosaurs with activities for all facets of the curriculum. Channels to Children: Early Childhood Activity Guide for Holidays and Seasons -3 By Carol Beckman, Robert Simmons and Nancy Thomas Channels to Children, 1982 Extensive coverage of five major holidays and the four seasons including concepts to be taught, art and cooking activities, games, creative dramatics, math and science ideas, music, and possible field trips. Other national, religious and ethnic holidays are presented with less detail.
No specific age ranges are given. The caregiver must choose according to developmental needs and interests of the children. Felt Board Fun For Everyday and Holidays -4 By Liz and Dick Wilmes ... more. less.
Building Blocks, 1984 This book encourages the use of a felt board to present eleven basic concepts and fifteen holidays.<br><br> Over 600 patterns are included. Many can be used as silhouettes. Each activity lists the necessary felt items and additional props if required.<br><br> Follow Me Too: A Handbook of Movement Activities for Three-to-Five Year Olds -5 By Marianne Torbert and Lynne B. Schneider Addison- Wesley Publishing Co., 1993 Almost fifty active, organized group games and activities that emphasize cooperation and inclusion while allowing each child to participate at their level of ability. Most require no special equipment or materials.<br><br> Games to Play with Two Year Olds 3 5A By Jackie Silberg Gryphon House Games to Play with Two Year Olds offers hundreds of practical ways to turn everyday experiences into learning experiences. Create opportunities for confidence building, language and social growth, coordination and problem-solving with 250 games that are an easy way to learn while having fun. Imagination Stretchers -6 By Liz and Dick Wilmes Building Blocks, 1985 Over 400 short questions and/or statements organized by month and designed to spark conversations and creative thinking.<br><br> These can be used at any time throughout the day. Kids Make Music! Clapping and Tapping from Bach to ROCK!<br><br> -7 By Avery Hart and Paul Mantel Williamson Publishing Music, music, music! Kids are natural music makers. Given the chance, they will clap, tap, sing, dance, leap, jump, whoop, and chortle freely-- and all of it is music!<br><br> No special training or costly instruments are needed to make music with the kid-loving music makers. One thing is for certain- those hands will be clapping, those feet will be tapping, and kids of all ages will be humming everything from Bach to rock. Learning Through Noncompetitive Activities and Play - 8 By Dr.<br><br> Bill Michaelis Radworks Over 50 imaginative physical activities for use as learning tolls. Super for early childhood educators. Encourages individuality, creativity, and cooperation.<br><br> Stretch children 9s muscles and minds through activities such as Egg Beater, Wring the Dishrag, and Thread the Needle. More Everyday Circle Times -9 By Liz and Dick Wilmes Building Blocks, 1992 Designed for large and small group times, the forty-eight themes are presented with an opening activity followed by finger plays, language and active games, songs, snack ideas, and field trips when appropriate. Each theme lists relevant storybooks.<br><br> Rhythmic Parachute Play -10 By JoAnn Seker and George Jones, Kimbo Educational Physical educators are always looking for new and exciting activities to add to their program. Rhythmic Parachute Play is both of these and more, for it combines fun with rhythm and muscular development. It was also designed for use by both classroom teacher and the physical education teacher; thus making its use open to a larger number of children.<br><br> You will find step-by-step instructions and illustration on each routine, along with helpful hints and activities. Parachute available. 2 Story S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-R-S -11 By Shirley C.<br><br> Rains and Robert J. Canady, Gryphon House, 1989 Activities for extending the read-aloud experience are given for ninety favorite children's books representing eighteen themes such as families, friendship, seasons, etc. Ideas are suggested for group time, art, cooking snacks, library corner, math and science.<br><br> Additional books and references are included for each theme. Theme-A-Saurus: The Great Big Book of Mini Teaching Themes- 12 Compiled by Jean Warren -- Warren Publishing House, 1989 From Apples to Zebras this collection features six or more activities for each theme including sixteen animals, eleven food items, ten aspects from nature and nineteen inanimate objects. Each theme includes related books.<br><br> Theme-A-Saurus II --The Great Big Book of Mini Teaching Themes- 13 Compiled by Jean Warren --Warren Publishing House, 1990 From Ants to Zippers this second collection features six or more activities for each theme including, fifteen animals, five food items, ten aspects of nature and thirty-three inanimate objects. Each mini theme lists related storybooks. Transition Time- Let 9s Do Something Different- 14 By Jean Feldman Gryphon House, Inc.<br><br> Learn how to make transitions smooth, meaningful, and fun for children. Learn how to cbridge d periods of time, and capture children 9s interest with activities, finger plays and songs, and games. Tips for planning for transitions during every part of the day, plus a planning guide, are included.<br><br> Where is Thumbkin ? - 15 By Pam Schiller and Thomas Moore Gryphon House A very complete resource for using well-known children's songs as a basis for many additional activities in language, math, science, art, dramatic play, cooking and movement. Thematic connections, and bibliographies of related books, records, and tapes are included.<br><br> No musical scores are included. Many are sung to familiar tunes. 365 Days of Creative Play - 15A By Sheila Ellison and Judith Gray Sourcebooks, Inc.<br><br> This book has been carefully designed to present a wide variety of creative projects for young children. It is to be read and used by adults 3 parents, teachers, and childcare providers 3 who serve as the child 9s motivators, facilitators, and co-participants. There are 13 categories of activities, all of which tap into a child 9s creative potential.<br><br> They are: Art, Construction, Craft, Education, Environment, Family, Foods and Cooking, Games, Horticulture, Make-Believe, Music, and Nature. Arts & Crafts The Colors of Learning: Integrating the Visual Arts into the Early Childhood Curriculum - 15z By Rosemary Althouse, Margaret H. Johnson, NAEYC and Sharon T.<br><br> Mitchell Unique in its creativity and depth of understanding, The Colors of Learning will change the way teachers think about and react to children 9s artwork. Promoting the integration of visual art into all early childhood curriculum areas, this volume will help early childhood professionals to present in-depth art experiences to children so that they become engrossed in expressing their ideas and newly learned concepts through art media. This user-friendly volume features actual classroom dialogue throughout the text and many illustrations of children 9s art, including some in full color.<br><br> Don't Move the Muffin Tins- 16 By Bev Bos Turn-the-page Press, Inc., 1978 The author's philosophy toward the creative use of materials, and developing a sense of the child in your own thinking about art is an outstanding feature of this book. Her ten rules for "getting the feel of it" help the adult focus on the child and the process rather than the end product. Presenting the materials and standing back is often the best approach in releasing the artist in young children.<br><br> From Kids with Love: Gifts Preschoolers Can Make and Give -17 By Janis Hill and Laura Patrick Fearon Teachers Aids, 1987 Procedures for making more than seventy gifts in seven categories are presented. A materials list, variations, and helpful hints for working with various ages are included. Gift makers and recipients will both be delighted.<br><br> Making Cool Crafts & Awesome Art: A Kid 9s Treasure Trove of Fabulous Fun - 17A By Roberta Gould Williamson Publishing In this artistic bonanza, teachers and kid-at-heart Roberta Gould inspires kids to accomplish anything they set their minds 3 and hands 3 to! Whether making a masquerade feather mask, building 3 a herky-jerky pinball machine, or concocting (and devouring!) a landscape cake, kids will take pride in their abilities to create. The Muppets Make Puppets - 18 By Cheryl Hansen Workman Publishing They will show you how easy it is to make over 30 different puppets from material that you can find around the house or at a local store.<br><br> How do puppets relate to each other in stories and performance? How do you build a puppet stage and what do you perform on it? We will give you ideas about all of these things.<br><br> Paint Without Brushes- 19 By Liz and Dick Wilmes Building Blocks, 1993 A surprising array of more than 100 open-ended ways to paint without using a brush. Each activity lists the materials, any necessary preparations, describes the procedures, and possible variations. Child Care Policies Accreditation Criteria & Procedures of the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs- 20 By NAEYC The criteria listed represent the current consensus of the early childhood progression regarding the definition of a high quality program for young children.<br><br> Caring for Our Children 3 20-1 By American Academy of Pediatrics National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs Early Care and Education: The Keystone of Pennsylvania 9s Future 3 20-2 By Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The Governor 9s Task Force on Early Childhood Care and Education This report provides the case for action, by synthesizing the most current research available on stable and nurturing parenting, brain development and the components of school readiness. The report sets forth an agenda for early care and education in Pennsylvania in the form of a blueprint for future action. The blueprint contains the fourteen recommendations developed by the Task Force to advance leadership and policy in early care and education.<br><br> Employer Options for Child Care - 20A By Penn State: College of Agricultural Sciences Cooperative Extension Effective Strategies for Recruitment and Retention Model Child Care Health Policies- 21 By ECEIS, 1993 The model policies have been written for child care facilities of any type. This book provides starting text to make the job of writing health policies easier. National Health and Safety Standards- 22 Guidelines for out-of-home child care programs.<br><br> NAEYC at 75: 1926-2001 3 22A By NAEYC Join NAEYC in celebrating 75 years of promoting excellence in early childhood education. This rich overview brings NAEYC history to life and helps our profession prepare for the future by learning form our past. Leading early childhood educators explore the principles that have served us well over time, the tactics and attitudes that we learned to avoid, the new ideas we embrace, and the challenges that lie ahead.<br><br> Preparing for Illness- A joint responsibility of parents and caregivers- 23 By PA. Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics Both parents and child care providers want to keep children healthy. In spite of everyone's efforts, children do get sick.<br><br> Maintaining health and preventing spread of contagious diseases are responsibilities shared by parents and child care programs. This booklet gives tips on recognizing the ill child and inclusion or exclusion from child care, and more. What is Quality Child Care?- 24 By Bette M.<br><br> Caldwell and Asa G. Hilliard, III NAEYC, 1992 The book offers the viewpoint of 2 professionals on what is child care, what is quality and the national commitment to children and families. Child Development Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs- 25 NAEYC Gives an overview of children birth to eight years covering physical, language and communication, cognitive, social and emotional development.<br><br> Active for Life: Developmentally appropriate movement programs for young children 3 25A By Stephen W. Sanders NAEYC Active for Life provides guidance on what high-quality movement programs should include 3 environments designed for young children, effective curriculum components, developmental approaches to teaching, planning assessment, and more. Unlocking children 9s movement will inspire a love of physical activity for years to come.<br><br> 4 Healthy Sexuality Development - 25B By Kent Chrisman & Donna Couchenour NAEYC Children learn about sexuality the same way they learn about else 3 through words, actions, interactions, and relationships. Early childhood professionals assist families in supporting chidlren 9s healthy sexuality development as they interact with children, work with families, and plan programs. This book provides key information to both early childhood educators and family members about what is typical in young children and how to support them in this early and inquisitive stage.<br><br> Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children- 26 By Susan B. Neuman, Carol Copple, and Sue Bredekamp NAEYC Children begin their journey toward reading and writing long before they enter school. Yet too often early childhood teachers and caregivers miss opportunities to help young children on their way toward literacy.<br><br> Make Way for Literacy: Teaching the Way Young Children Learn 3 26A By Gretchen Owocki Heinmann and NAEYC The bulk of the text is devoted to practical, curriculum-enhancing literacy engagements. Each of these chapters contains suggestions for setting up and using a low-cost or no-cost, learner-centered physical and social environment, together with ideas for engaging in the kinds of teaching that let children use their chundred languages d or cmultiple sign systems d to construct and demonstrate their literacy knowledge. Meeting the Challenge: Effective Strategies for Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Environments- 27 By Barbara Kaiser and Judy Sklar Rasminsky A great resource to help providers learn about and develop strategies to deal with children with challenging behaviors.<br><br> Much More Than ABC: The Early Stages of Reading and Writing- 28 By Judith A. Schickedanz NAEYC Learn about how children become ready to read and how as educators we can support and encourage them to develop the skills to read and write Observing Development of the Young Child- 29 By Janice J. Beaty Prentice-Hall This book is designed for a unique system for observing and recording the development of young children ages 2 to 6 in an early childhood setting.<br><br> Use it to learn more about children in order to make individual curriculum plans to promote development. The Right Stuff for Children Birth to 8: Selecting Play Materials to Support Development- 30 By Martha B. Bronson NAEYC This book is intended to help people providing education and care for young children to select play materials that are safe, appropriate, and supportive of play and development.<br><br> Included are suggestions for play material for six age ranges in early childhood. So This Is Normal Too-? -31 By Deborah Hewitt Redleaf Press Explains the range of cnormal development d for key issues- toilet training, picky eating, sharing, turn taking, aggression, biting, etc.<br><br> Young Investigators: The Project Approach in the Early Years 3 31A By Judy Harris Helm & Lilian Katz Teacher College Press & NAEYC This compelling book illustrates how all children, even those considered cat-risk, d may benefit from the exploratory and child- initiated nature of project investigations in order to achieve mastery of basic literacy skills. It also presents student-initiated learning as a starting point for dynamic and responsive teaching. The story of how projects emerge, develop, and culminate is told through a combination of teacher interviews and vivid accounts of classroom practice.<br><br> Building upon inclusionary and child- centered practices, the authors offer a much-needed perspective on the pre-primary years. The Young Child and Mathematics - 31B By Juanita V. Copley NAEYC & National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Juanita Copley shows us how to make preschool and primary class-rooms into exciting mathematical worlds for children.<br><br> Based on NAEYC guidelines and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards, the book offers classroom vignettes and teacher-tested activities and strategies that will inspire early childhood teachers to roll up their sleeves and do great things with math! Coping Are You Sad Too? Helping Children Deal with Loss and Death- 32 By D.<br><br> Seibert, J. C. Drolet, J.<br><br> V. Fetro ETR Associates, 1993 Excellent and comprehensive treatment of loss and separation from assessing one's own experience and to responding to children's questions according to their level of understanding. 5 Includes a very good bibliography of children's books about death plus suggested reading for adults.<br><br> Changing Places -- A Kid's View of Shelter Living - 33 By Marge Chalofsky, Glen Finland, and Judy Wallace -Gryphon House, 1992 Presents an array of problems encountered by homeless people from the child's point of view in eight different circumstances. Can be used by both child and adult. Excellent for increasing the understanding of this widespread problem.<br><br> The Dog Ate My Homework- Social Skills for Today - 34 Audiocassette By Gretchen Stoneski Songs to help kids with manners and more! Helping Children Cope with Divorce- 35 By Edward Teyber Lexington Books, 1992 A thorough presentation of the multiple factors involved in a divorce situation with primary emphasis on the child's perspective. Reducing Stress In Young Children's Lives- 36 Edited By Janet Brown McCracken National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1993 How do you react to stress?<br><br> Do you shout, hit, or curse at the least bit of irritation? Or do you remain calm and talk about the problem with those involved? Few of us deliberately set out to cause children stress or to teach them how to deal with it, yet we do just that with our every word, action, and reaction.<br><br> Parents and teachers can help children deal positively with crises of growing up and the strains created by many contemporary families. Find out how to help young children cope with stress. Separation- 37 Edited by Kathe Jervis National Association for Education of Young Children, 1984 Presents the common problems of separation anxiety as it relates to the child (ages two to four), adult and caregiver.<br><br> Suggested strategies for coping with it in a variety of situations are given. What About the Children - 37A By Jack Arbuthnot, Ph.D. & Donald A.<br><br> Gordon, Ph.D The Center for Divorce Education A Guide for Divorced and Divorcing Parents What Do You Do With a Child Like This: Inside the Lives of Troubled Children- 38 By L. Token Whole Person Associations, 1991 An extraordinarily sensitive approach to the nature and needs of troubled children with an array of practical techniques which have proven effective in helping them towards positive change. What Happened to the World?<br><br> Helping Children Cope in Turbulent Times - 38A By Jim Greenman Bright Horizons, Chase, Mercy Corps, The Dougy center This book is for parents, teachers, and everyone working with children and families trying to make sense of a world where the sky can fall, thousands die, war is proclaimed, and our sense of security disappears in a day. It is designed to help adults peer into the minds of children and understand their fears, their grief, and their struggles to understand why the ground under their feet can suddenly shake. Work the Anger Out...Without Hurting- 39 By Jack Hartman Audiocassette Skill building songs for recognizing and expressing anger constructively.<br><br> Contains songs to help kids manage frustration and anger, appreciate feelings, communicate effectively, and problem solve. Cultural Education All The Colors We Are- 40 By Katie Kissinger Redleaf Press, 1994 Using color photographs, this book showcases the beautiful diversity of human skin color. This special book offers young children a simple, scientifically accurate explanation for how we get our skin color.<br><br> Understanding the human pigment melanin and how it works in our skin frees children from the myths and stereotypes associated with skin color. Globalchild: Multicultural Resources for Young Children- 41 By Maureen Cech Addison-Wesley, 1991 Focus is on the commonalties among cultures as they can be expressed in music, movement, art and food. Five major themes: harvest, masquerade, festival of light, new year celebrations and spring form the content for a great variety of activities.<br><br> Excellent guide for expanding multicultural awareness and activities. The Multicultural Caterpillar: Children's Activities in Cultural Awareness- 42 By Ann C. Matiella ETR Associates, 1990 Organized around eight universal concepts, the activities help children see how people in different cultures meet their basic needs.<br><br> Likenesses and differences are shown to be part of the larger world. 6 Roots and Wings: Affirming Culture in Early Childhood Programs- 43 By Stacy York Redleaf Press, 1991 A comprehensive discussion of the nature of multicultural education, the process of integrating it into the existing curriculum, and teaching it through the classroom environment. Specific activities are included to reinforce this broad perspective.<br><br> Small World Celebrations- 44 By Jean Warren and Elizabeth McKinnon, Warren Publishing House, Inc. 1988 This book contains suggestions for introducing young children to fifteen cultures by celebrating their holidays and festivals. Included are background information, ideas for art, language, science and movement activities, games, music, and appropriate snacks plus adapted folktales from each culture.<br><br> Special Day Celebrations- 45 By Elizabeth McKinnon Warren Publishing House, Suggestions for celebrating fifty five special days include familiar holidays, holidays from other cultures and special events such as National Children's Book Week. Background information plus an art activity, songs, snack suggestions, games and/or learning activities are given to make the celebration memorable. We Can All Get Along: 50 Steps You Can Take To Help End Racism- 46 By Clyde W.<br><br> Ford Dell Publishing, 1994 A compilation of ideas that an individual can institute not only in their own thinking, but with their family, community, nation and the world to eradicate racism. One person can make a difference. Words Can Hurt You --Beginning a Program of Anti-Bias Education - 47 By Barbara J.<br><br> Thompson Addison-Wesley, 1993 A description of the need for and nature of an anti-bias curriculum followed by forty nine activities which go well beyond the "tourist" approach in developing a multicultural environment in the pre-school and early elementary classroom. Young and Old Together- 48 By Carol Seefeldt, Barbara Warman, Richard K. Jantz, Alice Galper, National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1990 Young and Old Together offers teachers a rationale and concrete suggestions for bringing the generations together in the classroom.<br><br> Comprehensive, constructive, and optimistic, this manual will help ease the growing gap between these natural allies--young children and their elders. Discipline The Difficult Child- 49 By Stanley Turecki Bantam Books, 1985 Some children are born with a difficult temperament. This book tells how to identify such a child and outlines a program for coping with these inherent problems.<br><br> A Guide to Discipline- 50 By Jeannette Galambos Stone NAEYC 1994 A book about teaching children to respect themselves and others and how to show that respect. It explains having control of children in a variety of settings and teaching children to take control for themselves. A Very Practical Guide to Discipline with Young Children- 51 By Grace Mitchell, Tieshare Publishing Co., 1982 Excellent, comprehensive and very readable, this book illustrates realistic and workable approaches to dealing with common discipline problems.<br><br> The primary goal is developing self- discipline. Without Spanking or Spoiling- 52 By Elizabeth Crary Parenting Press, 1979, 1993 A strong emphasis on parental recognition of personal values, self-acceptance, and reasonable expectations for their children form the basis for the practical guidelines for avoiding and/or solving behavior problems, as well as, increasing and teaching appropriate behaviors. Family Day Care Tips and Tidbits -- A Book For Family Day Care Providers- 53 By Janet Gonzalez-Mena, National Association for Education of Young Children Very concise and practical information on child care including dealing with unacceptable behavior, coping with feelings, sharing, caregiving routines, and play.<br><br> Effective ways to involve parents are stressed. 7 The Basic Guide to Family Child Care Record Keeping - 54 By Tom Copelan, J.D. Redleaf Press Business Series This guidebook was written specifically for those who care for children in their homes and get paid for it.<br><br> Many providers are paying more in federal taxes than is necessary and they fail to keep track of their deductions. Field Trips Free and Easy Field Trips- 55 ( Potter Only) By Cynthia Adams Instructional fair Contains ideas and activities for free field trips available around your school, neighborhood, and community. Includes before, during and after suggestions as well as book lists, vocabulary lists, work sheets and crafts.<br><br> Open the Door, Let's Explore -- Neighborhood Field Trips for Young Children- 56 By Rhonda Redleaf Redleaf Press, 1983 A very thorough and comprehensive view of utilizing field trips for first-hand sensory learning. Includes ideas for preparation, things to do on the trip, full range of follow-up activities and a list of related books. Walk This Way!<br><br> Classroom Hikes to Learning- 57 By Rebecca Olien Heineman Why do we want to bother teaching children outdoors? I think it 9s because we know it excites them. Learn how to design a hike using the environment around us.<br><br> Food & Nutrition Chef Combo 9s Fantastic Adventures in Tasting & Nutrition- 58 by National Dairy Council It can take your 4 & 5 year old students anywhere on earth to learn about nutrition and to taste nutritious foods. The adventures take students back to the past, over the rainbow and into their imaginations. This kit includes puppet, and teachers guide.<br><br> Fit & Fast Food: Serving up Delicious and Nutritious Meals&In Minutes! 3 58A By Ted Rogers Fitness Plus Press Fit & Fast Food is designed for busy individuals and families who strive for the healthy lifestyle. You 9ll find exciting, creative recipes combining simplicity and freshness of ingredients along with techniques and tips that will get you out of the kitchen quick!<br><br> How to Get Your Kids to Eat...But Not Too Much From Birth to Adolescence- 59 By Ellyn Satter -- Bull Publishing Co. - 1987 This book answers virtually any question you could ask about feeding children from birth through adolescence. The division of responsibility between parent and child as the basic consistent perspective is most helpful.<br><br> Highly recommended. Kids Cook! Fabulous Food for the Whole Family - 60 By Sarah & Zachary Williamson, Whether it 9s an after-school snack for one or Sunday brunch for the whole gang, these step-by-step, sure-to-please recipes give kids everywhere a chance to start cooking.<br><br> Plus there are Nutri-Notes for healthful living, Safety Alerts for kitchen safety, Do You Know? with food trivia, Kids Can! for inspiration, and Classy Cooks sections with lots of kitchen how-to that makes cooking as easy as...pie!<br><br> Kids 9 First Cookbook - 60A By American Cancer Society Now it 9s easy to choose wholesome, fun foods 3 for life! Open the pages of the Kids 9 First Cookbook and find exciting recipes and activities that kids of all ages can create. By starting them on the road to smart cooking today, you can help form the building blocks for a healthy future!<br><br> Teaching Children About Food- 61 By Christine Berman and Jacki Fromer --Bull Publishing, 1991 Good resource for introducing the social and cultural aspects of food plus activities for children. Many additional resources are included. Making Food Healthy and Safe for Children- 62 A guide for meeting nutrition standards.<br><br> Covers responsibilities of care providers, tips for providers. A good manual to help you review your cmeal and snack d part of your daily program. 8 Games Everyone Wins!<br><br> Cooperative Games and Activities- 63 By Sambhava and Josette Luvmour, New Society Publishers, 1990 Excellent introduction to games of cooperation. Games are organized and indexed by four categories --activity level, age, location, and group size. Materials and props are simple and inexpensive.<br><br> 50 Ways to Use Your Noodle- 63A By Chris Cavert & Sam Sikes Learning Unlimited Corporation, 1997 Ever wonder what to do with those foam pool noodles? Check out this book for 50 different games and activities you can do using pool noodles. Games for All Seasons- 63B By Alexandra Cleveland & Barbara Caton Building Blocks, 1999 Help children learn gross motor, fine motor, math, language, social, creative with these games.<br><br> Also games are easily adapted, fun to prepare and are quick to prepare. Jazz up your day with these fun games! For ages 3-6 The Game Finder: A Leader 9s Guide to Great Activities 3 63C By Annette C.<br><br> Moore Venture Publishing, Inc As an activity leader, you are in a prestigious position: facilitating fun for folks. For the most part, people come to you expecting to have a good time. They look to you to provide them with the setting, leadership, and activities they need to make their expectations a reality.<br><br> This leadership handbook has been designed to assist you do just that. Hello Toes! Movement Games for Children- 64 By Anne Lief Barlin and Nurit Kalev Princeton Book Company, 1989 These games of movement and dance are for adults and children to perform together.<br><br> Some use common household objects while others depend on the imagination. The first section includes dance stories and rhythmic chants that can be used to create a more complex dance work. Each game includes a chart listing what the child gains from the experience in physical, cognitive and emotional/social areas of growth.<br><br> Helping Young Children Develop Through Play: A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers- 65 By Janet K. Swanger and Cosby S. Rogers, NAEYC, 1988 Emphasizes the rationale and importance of play with the adult playing a vital supporting role.<br><br> Specific suggestions are given for age ranges from birth through eight years old. The Outside Play and Learning Book- 66 By Karen Miller Gryphon House, 1989 A wonderful resource of outdoor activities for infants through age five. Each game in eleven broad categories gives a material list, tells what to do, includes variations and describes what the child can learn.<br><br> Approximate age range is also indicated. Parachute Play- 66A By Liz & Dick Wilmes Building Blocks, 2000 Parachutes are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment that you can use with young children. Through wide variety of activities, you can help children increase their ability to follow directions, join group activities, socialize, and strengthen larger muscles.<br><br> Ages 3-8 Playing a Kid's Curriculum- 67 By Sandra J. Stone Good Year Books, 1993 The extensive range of play activities is organized by types of play: functional, constructive, dramatic and games with rules. Each activity has a chart designating the social and cognitive level of play.<br><br> Table and Floor Games- 68 By Liz and Dick Wilmes Building Blocks, 1994 Thirty-two games are organized according to seasons. A materials list, complete step-by-step instructions for making and playing, and possible variations are given for each game. Reproducible patterns for playing pieces are included.<br><br> Health The Germ Patrol- 69 By Neil Shulman, M.D., Todd Stolp, M.D. and Robin VossPA Department of Health It is a fun and educational way to talk to children and their parents about immunizations. The book contains bright, colorful pictures and humorous text which are sure to delight youngsters and adults too!<br><br> 9 Healthy Young Children 3 69A By Susan S. Aronson, MD, FAAP NAEYC Written and reviewed by both health and early childhood professionals, Healthy Young Children is used by early childhood programs to promote the health and safety of children, staff, and families. The manual is widely relied upon by program directors, consultants working with child care programs, and licensing professionals as well as being used as a textbook in staff training and student courses.<br><br> The Lion Who Had Asthma- 70 By Jonathan London Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback Sean roars like a lion. But the lion who is Sean has asthma, and suddenly it 9s hard for him to breathe. The whole family pitches in to help deliver treatment, and soon Sean is King of the Jungle again- roaring even louder than ever.<br><br> Reaching Out to Families: Pennsylvania 9s Legacy for Healthy Children 3 70A By Department of Health, Insurance Department, Department of Public Welfare In Pennsylvania, the Administration and the Legislature have come together to create essential programs to give all Pennsylvania children access to a healthy life. The result has been a multi-faceted interagency effort called Reaching Out. This is a one-stop resource outlining the many ways Pennsylvania reaches out to families across the state.<br><br> Inclusion Creative Play Activities --Children with Disabilities A Resource Book for Children with Disabilities, Second Edition- 71 By Lisa Rappaport Morris and Linda Schulz-Human Kinetic Book, 1989 Contains numerous activities, games and directions for making simple toys for children with disabilities ranging from birth to eight years old. Each activity lists detailed directions, items needed, benefits and necessary adaptations for different disabilities. Emphasizes role of family, teachers, and therapists working together to expand child's world of play.<br><br> Including Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Programs - 72 By Mark Woery and Jan S. Wilbers, Editors NAEYC Now that all early childhood programs must be prepared to serve children with special needs, staff confront a host of new challenges and opportunities. Learn about working with families to instructional strategies and more.<br><br> Inclusive Classrooms from A to Z: A Handbook for Educators- 73 By Gretchen Goodman Teachers 9 Publishing Group Goodman helps primary grade teachers move step-by- step toward creating more inclusive classrooms. Since she 9s made that kind of change in her own teaching, she understands the kind of support teachers need as they make a similar transition. She gives practical guidance to teachers, provides background information on inclusion, hands-on activities and strategies for immediate implementation, answer the ten questions teachers most frequently ask.<br><br> A Place For Me- Including Children With Special Needs in Early Care and Education Setting - 74 By Phyllis A. Chandler, NAEYC, 1994 This encouraging, practical book belongs in the hands of every early childhood education in the '90's, when many children with special needs, formerly served in separate settings, are being integrated in regular early childhood settings. For such integration to succeed, teachers and caregivers need to do more than accept its goals.<br><br> They must also be aware of the real challenges that inclusion can present, and they must engage in thoughtful planning and follow-through to make it work. When Teachers Reflect: Journeys Toward Effective, Inclusive Practice. - 75 Editors Elizabeth A.<br><br> Tertell, Susan M. Klein, and Janet JewettNAEYC This book is about being committed to meeting the individual needs of all children. It 9s about being inclusive, letting all children know that cYou have the right to be here, not hidden in the back room; we want to know you and see your strengths and wholeness. d It 9s about the kind of educational settings we want for all children- engaging and developmentally appropriate communities of learners.<br><br> Infant Care 365 Days of Baby Love- Playing, Growing and Exploring with Babies from Birth to Age 2- 76 By Sheila Ellison and Susan Ferdinandi Sourcebooks Each day with your baby brings new moments of caring, teaching, holding, and growing through baby 9s first experiences. Filled with magical ways to create and enhance those special everyday moments. 10 Come Play with Me- 77 By Judith A.<br><br> Myers-Walls Play activities and infant stimulation Responding to Infants: The Infant Activity Manual 3 77A By T.S. Denison This curriculum manual was written in response to a need for a practical, useful guide to activities to use with infants of ages six months to thirty months. The activities are easy, inexpensive, and don 9t require complicated equipment, yet they meet the baby 9s individual developmental needs.<br><br> This is a working manual that can be easily used without lengthy searching for appropriate activities. Therefore, parents and day care and nursery school workers will find this manual a valuable aid in helping their children get off to a good start in life. Students in early childhood education and pediatric fields will also find it a practical guide to help them as they deal with very young children.<br><br> Rethinking the Brain: New Insights into Early Development- 78 By Rima Shore Families & Work Institute Learn about how the brain cells are strengthened and new connections are formed all by contact and talking with infants. Setting Up For Infant/Toddler Care- 79 By Annabelle Godwin and Lorraine Schrag, NAEYC Covers parent concerns, ensuring health and safety, learning and growth experiences, staffing, setting up an environment, etc. Secure Relationships: Nurturing Infant/Toddler Attachment in Early Care Settings 3 79A By Alice Sterling Honig NAEYC Alice Honig, with her vast experience and deep knowledge of research and theory, distills key points needed in understanding and building attachment.<br><br> Vital information and sound advice for caregivers 3 and parents too. Parenting Off to School: A Parent 9s-Eye View of the Kindergarten Year- 80 By Irene Hannigan NAEYC Share the thoughts and feelings of one parents as she sent her child into his first year of school. Parenting in the 90's- 81 By Jean R.<br><br> Brooks Mayfield, Publishing, 1994 Primary emphasis on social and emotional aspects of parenting including ways parents can encourage positive qualities in children and establish closer emotional relationships. The chapters on parenting during times of change and trauma and sources of support for parents are valuable additions. Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education- 82 By Alice S.<br><br> Honig NAEYC, 1979 Explores the many ways parents are involved with their child's early education. Besides how parents are involved they examine promoting involvement and some of the difficulties, successes and insights encountered in the parent involvement process. The Process of Parenting, Third Edition- 83 By Jean R.<br><br> Brooks Mayfield Publishing, 1991 Presents parenting as a long-term interactive process between parent and child which continually changes each participant. In- depth coverage of children's physical, intellectual and personal- social development plus the parents' tasks for promoting health development are provided for six age periods. Information on working parents, single parenting, step parenting, and parenting children with specific needs is especially helpful.<br><br> Remote Control Childhood? Combating the Hazards of Media Culture- 84 BY Diane Levin NAEYC What is the problem with media culture and media violence? Explore the issue to help children learn and work with children in the classroom setting.<br><br> Your Child, The Latchkey Years- 85 By Better Homes & Gardens, 1990 A common-sense guide to happier, safer kids who stay home alone. (Available in Potter only) 11 A Parent's Guide to Prevention: Growing Up Drug Free - 86 By U. S.<br><br> Department of Education Today the widespread use of alcohol and other drugs subjects our children, families, and communities to pressures unheard of thirty to forty years ago. Many of us need help to deal with this frightening threat to our children's health and well-being. (Available in Potter only) Teacher-Parent Relationships- 87 By Jeannette Galambos Stone National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1987 A booklet that deals with teachers and parents reacting to children and each other during their first moments together in children's centers and during their many contacts.<br><br> A complete resource for dealing with enrollment, daily procedures, conferences, and more. Teaching Parents of Young Children 3 87A By Laura L. Wetzel Child Welfare League of American, Inc.<br><br> The Prudential Foundation and the Child Welfare League of America want all children to grow up healthy, safe, and thriving. That 9s why we 9re teaming up to promote positive parenting. We 9ll be working together to make sure that child day care professionals across the country are prepared to help parents learn about healthy child development.<br><br> Parenting for Prevention: How to Raise a Child to Say No to Alcohol & Drugs- 88 This book takes a positive, constructive, wide-ranging approach to prevention by showing parents how to teach life skills to their kids. It is directly addressed to parents. School-Age 365 Afterschool Activities- TV Free Fun Anytime for Kids Ages 7-12 - 89 By Sheila Ellison and Judith Gray.<br><br> Sourcebooks, 1997 The answer to cI 9m bored, I 9ve got nothing to do! d From making a monster mask to going on a bike photo safari, 365 Afterschool Activities will let kids 9 imaginations soar with terrifically fun things to do during those valuable afterschool hours and beyond. Class Meetings: Young Children Solving Problems Together 3 89A By Emily Vance & Patricia Jimenez Weaver NEAYC Class Meetings brings us the invaluable experience of two classroom teachers who guide children 9s successful discovery of how to work out differences. Their meeting, talking, listening, considering, and devising acceptable solutions let classroom life go forward peacefully and children themselves learn to communicate with confidence.<br><br> School-Age Ideas and Activities for After School Programs- 90 By Karen Hass-Foletta and Michele Cogley, School-Ages Notes, 1990 An excellent overview of the philosophy and logistics of implementing a school age program for children five to twelve. Programming ideas and 140 "program-tested" activities and games are included. Ready-to-Use Activities for Before and After School Programs- 91 By Verna Sassevitch, P.<br><br> Stemmler, R. Shotwell and M. Wirth Center for Applied Research in Education, 1989 More than 200 activities for children ages two to twelve, including arts, crafts, games, songs, and science projects.<br><br> Each activity specifies age range, materials list, and directions plus helpful comments to extend the activity. The Complete School-Age Child Care Resource Kit - 92 By Abby Barry Bergman & William Greene It is a desk top resource filled with practical, step by step guidelines and sample of forms and letters invaluable for anyone planning to start or improve a school age child care program. Science Everyone Has A Body --Science from Head to Toe- 93 By Robert E.<br><br> Rockwell, Robert A. Williams, and Elizabeth A. Sherwood Gryphon House, 1992 The body is a scientific storehouse.<br><br> This volume includes background information, vocabulary, material lists, specific directions and additional suggestions for activities involving the child's body and the five senses. All are developmentally appropriate for children ages three to six. 12 Get Growing!<br><br> Exciting Indoor Plant Projects For Kids - 94 By Lois Walker John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1990 Directions for planting eleven common fruits and vegetables plus craft ideas and recipes for each. Mudpies to Magnets: A Preschool Science Curriculum- 95 By Robert Williams, Robert E. Rockwell and Elizabeth A.<br><br> Sherwood Gryphon House, 1987 A wide range of science activities in nine broad categories. Each activity includes the age range, vocabulary, materials list, directions and suggestions for additional activities. Wonderscience- 96 By Wendy Nichols and Kim Nichols A developmentally appropriate guide to hands-on science for young children.<br><br> Staff Development Advocates in Action 3 96X By Adele Robinson & Deborah R. Stark NAEYC This guide offers practical advice on influencing policy and practice to the benefit of young children and the early childhood community. Learn about different kinds of advocacy; how to work with others; how to affect federal, state, and local policy; key tips on disseminating information; and many other important topics.<br><br> Profiles of exciting advocacy work throughout the country highlight just what motivated advocates can accomplish. Building Classroom Community: The Early Childhood Teacher 9s Role 3 96Y By Jeannette G. Stone NAEYC Fostering positive values and a sense of community in young children is the heart of the early childhood teacher 9s role.<br><br> Based on many years of experience in a variety of early childhood settings, esteemed author Jeannette Stone writes simply and powerfully of how to instill respect, responsibility, and compassion in today 9s young children. Children of 2010 3 96Z By Valora Washington & J.D. Andrews Children of 2010 This book is based on three dialogue sessions conducted among national leaders who wrestled with trends, problems, and opportunities that will shape the world of 2010.<br><br> It explores population trend, the need to respect cultural and individual differences, problems confronting children and youth, best practices for programs, and action strategies for seeking needed change. The Crisis Manual for Early Childhood Teachers- 97 By Karen Miller Gryphon House, Inc. A source book to help you face those really difficult issues in the classroom.<br><br> Learn effective strategies that address the most challenging problems you may encounter as a teacher. Chapters for each crisis include the following: describing the problem, insight from child development, when to seek help, how to respond, who can help-suggestions of resources and organization. Eager to Learn: Educating Our Preschoolers- 97A By National Research Council There can be no question that the environment in which a child grows up has a powerful impact on how the child develops and what the child learns.<br><br> Eager to Learn is about the education of children ages 2 to 5. it focuses on programs provided outside the home, such as preschool, Head Start, and child care centers. Early Violence Prevention- Tools for Teachers of Young Childre- 98 By Ronald G.<br><br> Slaby, Wendy Roedell, Diana Arezzo, Kate Hendrix, NAEYC, 1995 Early childhood educators around the country are looking for help in dealing with the rising tide of violence in children's lives. Now help is here. Based on the latest knowledge on early violence prevention and effective teaching strategies, the authors describe practical ways to handle children's aggression.<br><br> They show us how to help children become neither aggressors nor victims, but assertive and nonviolent problem solvers. Emergent Curriculum - 99 By Elizabeth Jones, John Nimmo NAEYC, 1995 Emergent curriculum in early childhood education is not new. There have always been classrooms in which the curriculum took shape week by week and day by day, with the teachers thoughtfully making plans that drew on the childrens' interest and activities rather that mapping out everything months in advance.<br><br> Bette Jones and John Nimmo have struck on a fresh and effective approach to convey the essentials of emergent curriculum and show us what it looks like in action. Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator- 100 By Stephanie Feeny and Nancy K. Freeman NAEYC This book is for those who work with young children and their families in early childhood settings.<br><br> It 9s intent is to help the reader become aware of values and ideals in the early childhood field, appreciate the commitment to the welfare of children and become adept at talking about ethical issues and justifying positions. 13 Get Ready, Set, Grow! A Preplanned Calendar of Preschool Activities- 101 Fearon Teacher Aids, 1984 This calendar includes three activity units for each week's theme.<br><br> Daily activities include indoor play, art, music, snack, learning time, outdoor play, and story time. Giving it Some Thought: Cases for Early Childhood Practice 3 101A By Muriel K. Rand NAEYC In this casebook Muriel Rand offers 49 real examples to help teachers-in-training start thinking as decision makers.<br><br> As they work with these cases, students wrestle with tough issues and gain experience and strategies for thinking through difficult situations. Growing Teachers: Partnerships in Staff Development- 102 Edited by Elizabeth Jones NAEYC, 1993 This book describes staff development activities that are open in design, philosophy, and process. It examines how adults learn and teach within their programs.<br><br> Investing In Our Children 9s Future: The Path to Quality Child Care through the Pennsylvania Child Care/Early Childhood Development Training System 3 102A By Joyce Iutcovich, Richard Fiene, James Johnson, Ross Koppel, and Francine Langan Keystone University Research Corporation The research reported herein has been designed for dual purposes: to identify the training needs for PA child care providers and to assess the impact of training and other factors on the quality of care in child care sites. The Power of Projects: Meeting Contemporary Challenges in Early Childhood Classrooms 3 Strategies and Solutions 3 102B By Judy Harris Helm & Sallee Beneke NAEYC & Teacher College Press This timely volume will help teachers on the front line to tackle the key challenges they face in today 9s classrooms with children ages 3-8. The authors show how good project work can provide solutions to problems that seem overwhelming to many teachers of young children.<br><br> Preschool Appropriate Practices- 103 By Janice J. Beaty Harcourt Brace This book covers two major themes to let the learning environment do the teaching and let the teacher be a facilitator of learning to help teachers understand how to set up learning centers, how to serve as behavior models in these centers, how to observe children 9s developmental levels, and then how best to support children in each of the centers. Preschool Teacher 9s Daily Plan Book- 104 By Sherrill B.<br><br> Flora T.S. Denison This book is designed to meet the particular needs of a preschool or child care teacher-needs for which an ordinary plan book does not allow. In this book you will find: 52 Lesson Plan Sheets, Class Information Sheets, Special Information Sheets, etc.<br><br> Preschool Teacher Messages- 105 By Judi Simmons Estes Fearon Positive communication with parents and guardians is critically important to providing an effective early childhood educational program. It 9s vital that early childhood teachers 9 messages to parents or guardians, whether verbal or written, be positive, insightful, concise and appropriate. This new resource provides child care workers with messages about aggressiveness, napping problems, adjustments to changes at home, separation anxiety, baby-sitters, insecurity, only children, slow or abnormal development and more.<br><br> Improve your communication with parents or guardians using this important, new resource. Promoting Meaningful Learning - 105A By Nicola J. Yelland NAEYC This volume presents a collection of ideas that illustrate teaching practices designed to effect deeper and more meaningful understandings in the lifelong learning of early childhood professionals.<br><br> At the core of the book is the notion that those who work with young children have the potential to shape the children 9s lives in particular ways and in a variety of contexts. Thus, the book is concerned with learning and teaching in early childhood environments. Scaffolding Children 9s Learning: Vygotsky and Early Childhood Education- 106 By Laura Berk and Adam Winsler, NAEYC A fresh perspective that emphasizes the vital connection between the social and the psychological worlds of the child.<br><br> Skills for Preschool Teachers- 107 By Janice J. Beaty Merrill Presents and discusses basic classroom skills for preschool teachers. Covers maintaining a safe & healthy classroom, establishing a learning environment, building a positive self- concept and more.<br><br> The State of America 9s Children Yearbook 2001 3 107A By Children 9s Defense Fund This important book provides compelling data on the current state of America 9s children. It summarizes recent national studies and new initiatives at the federal, state, and community level, outlining an agenda for action in the coming year and beyond. 14 The State of America 9s Children Yearbook 1999 3 107A-1 By Children 9s Defense Fund Our nation must do better by its children.<br><br> We urge you to use the compelling data and recommended strategies in this yearbook in your efforts to join with others to improve the lives of children and families Supporting Young Learners- 108 By Nancy A. Brickman and Lynn S. Taylor, High/Scope Press, 1991 Using the High/Scope Curriculum as a model, this collection of articles is a wide-ranging presentation of the elements necessary for children to actively participate in learning.<br><br> It includes multiple strategies for working with young children, suggestions for designing physical settings and planning daily routines. Teacher Planning Pak and Guide to Individualized Instruction- 109 By Imogene Forte and Joy MacKenzie Incentive Publications Clear and concise tips to help teachers move toward personalized instruction: including ways to organize time, space, materials and people power. Teaching Preschoolers: It Looks Like This ...<br><br> In Pictures - 110 By Jeannette G. Stone NAEYC, 1995 What is the look of a quality preschool program? In this book you will see developmental programs as they progress through the day.<br><br> The book contains pictures of real preschool life almost like a photograph album. Toddlers Things To Do With Toddlers and Twos - 111 By Karen Miller Telshare Publishing Co. 1984 A wealth of ideas/activities organized according to different types of toddler behaviors which allows the adult to work with the child's natural learning drives.<br><br> The final chapter on strategies for special problems is very helpful. Games to Play with Toddlers- 112 By Jackie Silberg Gryphon House, 1993 Each volume presents one game per page with appropriate age ranges, necessary materials, explicit instructions for playing the game, and what the child will learn. Games are easy to play and use everyday materials.<br><br> Excellent resources. Setting Up For Infant/Toddler Care- 79 By Annabelle Godwin and Lorraine Schrag, NAEYC Covers parent concerns, ensuring health and safety, learning and growth experiences, staffing, setting up an environment, etc. Secure Realtionships: Nurturing Infant/Toddler Attachment in Early Care Settings 3 79A By Alice Sterling Honig NAEYC Alice Honig, with her vast experience and deep knowledge of research and theory, distills key points needed in understanding and building attachment.<br><br> Vital information and sound advice for caregivers 3 and parents too. Videos Getting Started Child Care: Is it the job for me ?- 1 Thinking about caring for children in your home, view this video first! How to Start a Family Day Care - 2 Very thorough coverage of all aspects of establishing a family day care business from initial consideration of its impact on the provider's family through becoming part of a professional network.<br><br> Caring For Our Children Series: Part 1. Standards and You- 3 Part 2. Basic Caregiving- 4 Part 3.<br><br> Ready for Anything- 5 Part 4. Setting Up For Healthy and Safe Care- 6 Part 5. Keeping It In Shape- 7 Part 6.<br><br> Illness in Child Care- 8 I Am Your Child Series: Discipline: Teaching Limits With Love 3 8A Information on: why a child actually looks for limits, techniques for setting effective limits from the start, why a firm but gentle approach is the most effective, managing your own emotions and avoiding physical punishment, and why the limits children learn in their first few years build a foundation for the rest of their lives. The First Years Last Forever 3 8B Information on: bonding and attachment, communication, health and nutrition, discipline, self-esteem, child care, and self- awareness. 15 Ready to Learn 3 8C Information about: the importance of communicating with your newborn, establishing reading routines, materials that prepare you child for reading and writing, activities to spark your child 9s interest in learning, the importance of quality childcare, and incorporating literacy into everyday activities.<br><br> Safe from the Start 3 8D Information about: car seats & car safety, feeding & food safety, sleep/bedtime, bath time/bathroom hazards, childproofing at home, toy safety, kitchen safety, safety outside the home, and kids & gun safety. Quality Child Care 3 8E Information on: why quality child care is important for your child 9s healthy development, what you should look for when choosing child care, questions to ask a potential caregiver, questions to ask yourself when looking at a child care setting, and important information to communicate to your caregiver. Your Healthy Baby 3 8F Information on: how to maintain good health during pregnancy, bottle-feeding versus breast-feeding, when you and your child should visit the doctor, what foods to feed your child and when, and the importance of exercise.<br><br> Safety/Health Be Cool about Fire Safety- 9 Allstate This 15 minute entertaining video focuses on teaching pre-school and elementary children how to be prepared in the event of a fire in their home. Viewers are encouraged to become the deputy fire marshal of their home and practice lessons regularly with parents and siblings. Caring for Our Children&Our Future 3 9A Pennsylvania 9s New Health & Safety Regulations For Family Day Care Homes Creating Health: Type II Diabetes- 9B Learn Your Food Safety I.Q.: Eight Easy Questions for Day Care Providers 3 9C This entertaining video allows child care providers to test their knowledge about safe food handling and storage practices in family day care homes and day care centers.<br><br> Providers will learn which are the most common food safety concerns. They will be able to identify safe practices which will reduce the risk of food poisoning in child care homes and centers. Picture of Health Series Babysitting--The Ultimate Responsibility- 10 Parents count on you to make the hours safe and secure while the children look to you for fun plus entertainment.<br><br> All together, it adds up to the ultimate responsibility. Domestic Abuse of Children --Prevention- 11 Learn to recognize the signs of abuse and what you can do to prevent violence in young people's lives. Domestic Abuse of Children --Intervention - 12 What you can do if you suspect a child is being abused.<br><br> Enduring, Endearing, Adolescents: Building Self Esteem - 13 No child will reach full potential without feeling good about himself or herself. That's why one of the most important gifts you can bestow upon a child is a healthy self-esteem. Perils of the Playroom- 14 The world can be a dangerous place even when you're playing.<br><br> More than 100,000 children suffer toy-related injuries. Make sure your toy box doesn't hold an accident waiting to happen. Poison Proof Your Home- 15 Take a room-by-room tour of areas that pose the greatest threat, and identify steps you can take to make your home a safe and happy environment.<br><br> Safe Active Play- 16 A guide to avoiding play area hazards. Child Education Bellybuttons Are Navels - 17 Early introduction to sexuality through accurate naming of body parts via a bedtime story. Child Care and You, Part II: Building Skills for Tomorrow 3 17-1 Financial Responsibility for Children: $en$ible Kids 3 17A How to Make and Use Puppets 3 17B Make Mine Milk- 18 Teaches elementary kids where milk comes from, how milk is transported and processed, and how milk contributes to a nutritous diet.<br><br> New York State Childcare Series: Stress 3 18A Starting At Square One 3 18B Bev Bos Turn-The-Pages Press, Inc. What 9s On Your Plate- 19 An innovative education program featuring Willie Munchright. Using Computers in Child Care, Part 1 3 19A 16 Using Computers in Child Care, Part 2 3 19B Kids 9 Media Group Series- Good For After School " A Story About Making Friends - 20 " A Story About Self- Esteem- 21 " A Story About Fights Between Brothers & Sisters - 22 " A Story About Prejudice & Discrimination- 23 " A Story About Earning Money- 24 " A Story About Handling Emotions- 25 Time With Toddlers- 26 This video provides numerous specific suggestions for accommodating toddlers needs while helping them gain new skills.<br><br> Understanding the toddler's point of view helps in caring for this challenging age group. Books and videos can be mailed from the McKean and Potter Offices. Return postage will be the responsibility of the borrower.<br><br> Potter County Cooperative Extension 24 Buffalo St. Coudersport, PA 16915 814-274-8540 814-274-7891 FAX PotterExt@psu.edu EMAIL McKean County Cooperative Extension PO Box 1504 Smethport, PA 16749 814-887-5613 814-887-5645 FAX McKeanExt@psu.edu EMAIL Revised 11/7/01 ADM This publication is available in alternative media on request. The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.<br><br> If you anticipate needing any type of accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Amy Murphy at 814-274-8540 in advanc