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1-2-3 Magic For Kids: Helping Your Children Understand the New RulesPhelan, Thomas W.|Lewis, Tracy M.|PhD, Thomas W. Phelan|BA, Tracy M. Lewis|Phelan, ThomasBy presenting the popular 1-2-3 Magic parenting program from a child’s point of view, this innovative guide provides kids with a thorough understanding of the disciplinary systems from the counting and time-out methods parents will be using to how better behavior benefits the entire family and leaves more time for play. Storytelling portions are coupled with copious illustrations to help describe the basic tenets of 1-2-3 Magic such as positive reinforcement, charting, and the docking systemwhile a question-and-answer section outlines common situations, including What if I don’t go to my room? Will I still be counted if I have a friend over? and What kinds of things can we do for one-on-one fun? Crossword puzzles, word searches, and journal suggestions further encourage children to apply what they’ve learned about the methods.Search
All Kinds Of Beliefs: a Lift-the-flap BookSafran, Sheri|Damon, EmmaPeople have all different kinds of beliefs, wear different kinds of clothes and pray in different ways and in different places. This title in the series celebrates all kinds of children with all kinds of beliefs in a warm, open way and through engaging flaps and popups. Included is a poster of Religious Festivals.Search
Anger Management Games For ChildrenPlummer, Deborah M.|Plummer, DeborahPraise for the author: ‘Deborah Plummer uses imagination and empowerment to move children and adults from discouragement to success.’ – The Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review ‘Deborah Plummer shows a fundamental respect for a child’s integrity whilst making sure her language and ideas accessible to a wide range of people.’ – Afasic News This practical handbook helps adults to understand, manage and reflect constructively on children’s anger. Featuring a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games, it is designed to foster successful anger management strategies for children aged 5-12. The book covers the theory behind the games in accessible language, and includes a broad range of enjoyable activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups. The games address issues that might arise in age-specific situations such as sharing a toy or facing peer pressure. They also encourage children to approach their emotions as a way to facilitate personal growth and healthy relationships. This is an ideal resource for teachers, parents, carers and all those working with anger management in children.Search
Anna’s CornSantucci, Barbara|Bloom, LloydThe music of the corn is beautiful to Anna, just like Grandpa’s raspy, crackling voice. When winter comes, though, Grandpa dies. Anna hangs onto the dried kernels of corn Grandpa had given her, but she wonders if she will ever hear the corn’s music again. Then she remembers her promise to Grandpa . . .Anna’s Corn portrays the love between a grandparent and grandchild and gently looks at loss and grief and the hope of new life. Barbara Santucci’s simple story reassures young readers that memories can help heal our sadness, while Lloyd Bloom’s poignant images capture the changing seasons of nature and life.Search
Behaviour in the Early YearsGlenn, Angela|Cousins, Jacquie|Helps, AliciaBehaviour in the Early Years provides hands-on, tried and tested strategies to help you respond instantly and effectively to behaviour problems.This accessible and practical book helps readers to understand why children behave as they do and encourages them to think about how they handle difficult situations. This second edition has been updated and revised to include additional guidance on managing the outdoor environment, communicating with parents, the transition from home to nursery and safeguarding children.Features include:helpful explanations of responsibilities in relation to the Code of Practice and SEND.A photocopiable record sheets social and emotional development checklists a wide range of case studies to illustrate how strategies work in practice.With ideas and strategies that can easily be absorbed into the daily routine, this book is essential reading for practitioners in all early years settings looking for effective ways to deal with challenging behaviour.Search
Behaviour Management With Young ChildrenRogers, Bill A.|Rogers, William A.|McPherson, ElizabethWritten by Behaviour Management expert, Bill Rogers and his daughter, Early Years teacher, Elizabeth MacPherson, this will be an essential book for all Early Years students, infant teachers, support staff and school leaders. This book explores behaviour management in the crucial early years of schooling in an accessible and practical way. The authors emphasise the establishment phase of a teacher’s relationship with a new class. The essential skills are explored in detail through a wide range of case studies. The authors cover all the major topics such as: challenging student behaviour; positive discipline practice; behaviour recovery practice; helping students with special behaviour needs; how colleague support can help our day-to-day teaching; and, how to set up and maintain a whole-class behaviour agreement.Search
Behaviour Problems in Young ChildrenDouglas, Jo|Jo, DouglasThis account of emotional and behavioural problems in young children is also a practical guide to the assessment and management of such children. It should prove of interest to health visitors, clinical medical officers, clinical and educational psychologists, nurses and child psychiatrists.Search
Behavioural and Emotional DifficultiesMortimer, Hannah.Series covers all areas of special educational needs .Practical support for identifying and supporting needs .Carefully linked to requirements of new Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs .Practical activity ideas based on the Early Learning Goals .Ideas on working with parents .Time-saving photocopiable sheets .Information on useful resourcesSearch
Blackwell Handbook Of Childhood Social DevelopmentSmith, Peter K.This “Handbook” provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of research and theory about social development in children from pre-school age to the onset of adolescence.Forms part of a series of four “Blackwell Handbooks in Developmental Psychology” spanning infancy to adolescence.Contributors come from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK and the US.Covers all the major topics in research and theory about childhood social development.Synthesises the latest research findings in an accessible manner.Now available in full text online via xreferplus, the award-winning reference library on the web from xrefer. For more information, visit www.xreferplus.comSearch
Body Image in the Primary School Hutchinson, Nicky|Calland, ChrisThe subject of body image and its impact upon self-esteem is being recognised as an issue which affects increasingly younger children. This title will help all primary school teachers and teaching assistants to introduce issues of body image to their pupils, with a range of activities and practical projects to work in the classroom. Search
Boots For a BridesmaidWilkins, Verna|Wilkins, Verna Allette|Venus, PamelaWhen Nicky’s Aunt Flora asks her to be a bridesmaid, Nicky agrees. But she isn’t very happy about it. She doesn’t like frilly dresses and she suffers from hay fever. However, with her mother’s help it all goes well. Mother is a wheelchair user. Commissioned by the Spinal Injury Association to provide stories with which their members can identify.Search
Chair For My Mother, AWilliams, Vera B.After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy. “A superbly conceived picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family.”–Horn Book.Search
Child DevelopmentBrennand, Heather|Fairclough, Judith|Rees, Enid|Nicholson, Eileen|Hall, ValerieThis fresh and clear introduction to Child Development will be a valuable core text for students. The authors have taken a thoroughly up to date approach to all the topics of the main GCSE syllabuses – the book is especially appropriate for the new AQA syllabus and is the recommended text for that board. As a basic introduction to the subject, the book will also be useful on a wide range of other child care courses.Search
Child Development: 6 to 16 YearsTassoni, PennyAims to inspire learners to engage with the important subject of child development through 6 to 16 years with the helps of discussion of topical issues and children’s real experiences.Search
Child Development: An Illustrated GuideMeggitt, Carolyn|Sunderland, GeraldThis illustrated guide charts all the stages of a child’s development from birth to eight years. It covers physical, cognitive and social development and enables a picture of a child’s development to be built up over time. It is a reference guide for all students on early years care courses and should help them understand the different stages of development as well as improving their observation skills. Each stage of development is described briefly with text and fully exemplified with colour photographs. Each section covers physical, sensory, cognitive/language, social and emotional development which will help students to develop their observation skills. Useful suggestions for promoting development follow each age band. Exercises and observation tasks at the end of each section will help reinforce learning. Should be useful for those studying NVQ and SVQ Early Years Care and Education at levels 2 and 3, CACHE awards – Caring for Young Children, CCE and Diploma in Nursery Nursing, BTEC First and National in Early years, City and Guilds Progression Awards.Search
Child Development: An Illustrated Guide 2nd Edition: An Illustrated GuideMeggitt, Carolyn* Enables you to build up a picture of a child’s progress throughout their development. * Guides you through the age-related behaviour to expect from a growing child. * It can reassure you that a child is developing normally or allow you to identify a child who, for some reason, may not be following developmental milestones. * The safety, ICT and nutrition guidelines provided throughout offer useful tips to bear in mind when working with children. * The book benefits from Carolyn Meggitt’s vast experience as an early years teacher who has written several successful textbooks on childcare and education. Bonus DVD edition now available!Search
Circle Time For the Very Young: For Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 ChildrenCollins, MargaretThe book is easy to read, can be dipped into as required and will make a useful addition to the infant school teacher’s resource library’ – “Education and Health “Circle Time for the Very Young provides teachers with something very accessible for use with younger children. All the information you need to “get going” is there, and the level of detail should be just right for both school and other early years settings’ – “Educational Psychology in Practice”Circle Time is extensively used in primary and increasingly in secondary schools to help young people improve their confidence, speaking and listening skills, and to raise self-esteem. Much of the material suggests games and activities suitable for older pupils, therefore the language and activities do not suit children new into school.We know that Circle Time is best introduced early and this book is full of brilliant activities for very young children. On the left hand page the plan is for 3 to 5 year olds and on the right hand page the same activity is developed for 5 to 7 year olds.There are five PSCHE themes:” friends and friendship” growing up” feelings” keeping safe” citizenship.Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of an infant and first school. She is now Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children’s perceptions of health education topics, writes and co-writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE).Search
Confident Child, TheOdonnchadha, Reamonn|Donnchadha, Reamonn O.|Donnchadha, Réamonn ÓAre we right in the way we are raising our children? Are we passing on what is best or simply what we know? Are we preparing them for their future?’The Confident Child’ helps parents and teachers to realise their own abilities in the work of enabling and empowering children. Dr Reamonn O Donnchadha points out that the essential skills necessary for living in today’s world are present in our children but by cosseting, over-protection and unconscious fear, we are in danger of extinguishing these skills instead of fostering and guiding them.In this invaluable book, the author looks at important aspects of growing up and suggests flexible ideas and guidelines for parents and teachers to apply both in their own lives and in the lives of those children for whom they are responsible. Useful case studies at the end of each chapter show how the ideas can be put into practice.Other books by Reamonn O’Donnchadha Be Confident!”Search
Coping With Loss For ParentsElliot, PatLoss is very traumatic for children, whether it occurs through death, divorce, losing a friend or losing a pet. Bereavement counsellor Elliot offers parents advice on helping their child deal with loss.Search
Dad’s in PrisonSpeed, Margaret|Cain, Sandra|Mukhida, ZulDad’s in Prison tells the story of two brothers whose father is sent to prison. Narrated by the elder brother, the book describes the boys’ experiences and emotions, during and after their father’s arrest, including their first visit to prison.Search
Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back, TheSunderland, Margot|Armstrong, Nicky|Hancock, NickyThis is a story for children who have lost someone they love. Eric is a sand dragon who loves the sea very much. Each day, he watches it going out and coming back. His sea is beautiful indeed to him. But one day, the sea goes out and does not come back. Eric waits and waits, but it does not come back. So he falls on the sand in terrible pain. It feels to him as if he has lost everything. After many bleak days, Eric sees a little wild flower. It is dying. Eric knows he must save it. He finds water. More and more flowers appear and so Eric starts to make a beautiful rock pool garden. And as he does, he finds the courage to feel the full pain of his loss, instead of closing his heart. He realises that his memories of his precious sea are like a special kind of treasure in his mind, a treasure he will never lose. The titles in this extraordinary series are a vital resource. Nine practical guidebooks, each with an accompanying beautifully illustrated storybook, have been written to help children (aged 4-12) think about and connect with their feelings. These guides and stories enable teachers, parents and professionals to recognise the unresolved feelings behind a child’s behaviour and to respond correctly to help. The Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back is a story for children who have lost someone they love: Eric is a sand dragon who loves the sea very much. Each day, he watches it going out and coming back. His sea is beautiful indeed to him. But one day, the sea goes out and does not come back. Eric waits and waits, but it does not come back. So he falls on the sand in terrible pain. It feels to him as if he has lost everything. After many bleak days, Eric sees a little wild flower. It is dying. Eric knows he must save it. He finds water. More and more flowers appear and so Eric starts to make a beautiful rock pool garden. And as he does, he finds the courage to feel the full pain of his loss, instead of closing his heart. He realises that his memories of his precious sea are like a special kind of treasure in his mind, a treasure he will never lose.Search
Don’t Rant & Rave On Wednesdays!: the Children’s Anger-control BookMoser, Adolph|Thatch, Nancy R.|Melton, DavidThe Emotional Impact Series… Anger can be a powerful and frightening emotion for children to see in others and experience in themselves. In this book, Dr. Moser explains the causes of anger and offers methods that can help children reduce the amount of anger they feel. He also gives effective techniques to help young people control their behavior, even when they are angry. This book will delight both children and adults. It’s informative and it’s bun because Dr. Moser examines the complex feelings of human anger with the proper blend of sensitivity and humor. And David Melton’s colorful illustrations are bright and witty. Counselors, teachers, parents and children who have read and used Dr. Moser’s previous books are sure to welcome Don’t Rant & Rave on Wednesdays!Search
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Middle Childhood: Identification, Assessment and Intervention in SchoolChazan, Maurice|Laing, Alice F.|Davies, DianeLooking In Depth At The Main Issues Of Emotional And Behavioural difficulties of 7-11 year olds, this book draws on recent study material and projects to suggest practical ways of dealing with such difficulties in schools, and to give a clearer understanding of the problems posed by children with EBDs. Key topics covered include educating children with Emotional And Behavioural Difficulties Ebds In Mainstream And Special schools, disruptive behaviour and bullying, withdrawal, anxiety and depression, identification and assessment and how schools, parents and others can help.Search
Emotional Literacy Handbook: a Guide For Schools, ThePark, James|Goodman, Harriet|Haddon, Alice|Antidote,Demonstrating how schools can reduce conflict and bullying, this title promotes tolerance and stimulates a positive attitude to teaching and learning by creating an emotionally literate environment.Search
Feeling JealousBest, Charles Herbert|Braithwaite, Althea|Althea,Choices is a thought-provoking series that supports the Framework for PSHE and Citizenship at Key Stage 2. In each book, children talk about their emotions, and how they cope with difficult situations. The author was involved in extensive research with children and the text was built around their responses. Difficult emotions and issues are treated seriously, but sympathetically and constructively. This book talks about the difference between envy and jealousy, examines why we feel envious of others and suggests ways in which children can learn to cope with these feelings.Search
Feeling SadBest, Charlie|Braithwaite, Althea|Althea, |Rowe, DorothyChoices is a thought-provoking series that supports the Framework for PSHE and Citizenship at Key Stage 2. In each book, children talk about their emotions, and how they cope with difficult situations. The author was involved in extensive research with children and the text was built around their responses. Difficult emotions and issues are treated seriously, but sympathetically and constructively. In this book, children talk about what makes them feel sad, how they cope with it, and how to help someone who is feeling the same way.Search
Food and NutritionTull, AnitaThis text has been completely revised and updated to provide comprehensive coverage of the new GCSE syllabuses in home economics – food and nutrition. It will also be a valuable resource for students on courses in food technology, and GNVQ health and social care and hospitality and catering. This new edition includes up-to-date nutritional guidelines, with a new chapter on meeting particular dietary needs. Differentiated revision questions are included throughout the book, with structured questions and tasks at the end of each chapter.Search
Frog Who Longed For the Moon to Smile: a Story For Children Who Yearn For Someone They Love, TheSunderland, Margot|Armstrong, Nicky|Hancock, NickyA story for children who yearn for someone they love. Frog is very much in love with the moon because she once smiled at him. So now he spends all his time dreaming about her. He waits and waits for her to smile at him again. One day a wise and friendly crow helps frog to see how he is wasting his life away. All the time he has been facing the place of very little, he’s had his back to the place of plenty.Search
Growing Good Kids: 28 Original Activities to Enhance Self-awareness, Compassion, and LeadershipDelisle, Deb|Delisle, Jim|Delisle, James R.|Lisovskis, MarjorieTouch your students’ hearts, engage their minds, and build their skill with 28 activities that enhance self-awareness, compassion, and leadership.Search
Growing UpMeredith, SusanThis text describes exactly what takes place in the body at the time of puberty. It contains sections on sex and contraception, food, exercise, hygiene and drugs and other problems both physical and emotional.Search
Growing Up: From Eight Years to Young AdulthoodLindon, JennieBy the same author as the classic best-selling guide, Child Development from Birth to Eight, Growing Up describes the main changes for children and young people as they grow from middle childhood to the brink of adulthood. A full description of development is placed in the context of their daily lives and those of their families. The book explores the meaning of independence for a generation that is growing up in a world that is different from that of their parents’ childhood. Yet many of the concerns of today’s children and young people are scarcely different from those of previous generations: the experience of school, making friends, and dealing with the pressures and risks of growing up. The book includes the views of children and young people themselves, as well as those of adults reflecting on their own youth. Growing Up offers practical suggestions to adults who are concerned with older children and young people. Parents will find it useful for understanding their own sons and daughters. It will be equally valuable to teachers, youth workers, play workers , professionals within the police or the probation services, social workers, nurses in adolescent units and workers in residential homes.Search
Helping Children Cope With BullyingLawson, SarahToday, at least one in four children are involved in bullying. Childcare experts agree that the problem is on the increase, but it is often up to parents to take the initiative. Helping Children Cope with Bullying provides parents with the information and support they need to tackle the problem, whatever form it takes and wherever it takes place. It also explores ways in which parents can help their children to develop the resilience, confidence and skills they need to avoid the bullying trap. This book is full of practical, common sense suggestions that have worked.Search
Helping Children Cope With Separation and LossJewett, Claudia L.A clear and practical guide for adults facing the responsibility of helping a child through the pain of separation and loss. Based on years of working with hundreds of bereaved children, this study describes the various stages of mourning and the type of behaviour shown by children at each delicate stage of the grieving process. It describes the many simple techniques that any adult can use to help children through their grief and guide them to its timely resolution. The author uses case histories and sample dialogues between helper and child, which help to explain the long-term impact of separation and loss in a wide variety of situations. This book aims to be helpful to any adult, whether parent, social worker, therapist, counsellor, teacher or friend who is faced with the responsibility of helping a grieving child.Search
How Do I Feel About Loneliness and Making FriendsJohnson, Julie|Levete, SarahFrom the HOW DO I FEEL ABOUT series, a look at the importance of good friendships, from making friends to making up after disagreements, and coping with feelings such as shyness and jealousy.Search
How to Promote Children’s Social and Emotional CompetenceWebster-Stratton, CarolynThis book shows how teachers can collaborate with parents in addressing children’s educational and emotional needs, and presents a variety of classroom management strategies.Search
Introduction to Child DevelopmentDavenport, G.C.|Davenport, G. C.An Introduction to Child Development has established itself as the most popular and useful text available on child development.In a comprehensive coverage of the subject, the book explores all areas of child development, from the theories of Piaget and Freud to a discussion of the nature of intelligence and the effects of the media on aggression in children.This book features:• background readings illustrating key points• examination style questions• summary boxes• end of topic reviews marginal comments, questions and activities• a user-friendly, no nonsense approachAn Introduction to Child Development is widely used by students of GCSE Psychology, and as an introductory text to child development, nursery nursing, and some BTEC and vocational A level courses. It is also valuable to people working with children and interested parents.Search
It’s Not FairMoses, BrianDescribing what it is like as a child to feel hard done by, this book offers various solutions. It is part of a series which helps children deal with emotions they experience in everyday life. Also includes notes for teachers and parents.Search
It’s Ok to Be Sad: Activities to Help Children Aged 4-9 to Manage Loss, Grief Or Bereavement [with Cdrom]Collins, Margaret|Drakeford, Philippa`Using stories about life events, Margaret Collins focuses on the needs of 4-9 year olds, and the ways in which they can express concerns, anxieties and grief. She also provides helpful advice for children and adults about how to help others when they are experiencing such difficulties’ – SENCO Update When a child faces a problem with health or disability we are quick to offer support or change our expectations. Sadness, distress, anxiety, whether transient or long-term, can have significant effects on every child but they are invisible and the support or adjustments might not be in place. In this great resource Margaret uses stories about 20 different life events to: – illustrate the range of feelings – give permission for the expression of feelings – encourage empathy towards others – demonstrate that loss is a common experience for us all. The work balances an acknowledgement of the need to express sorrow and sadness with an opportunity to consider how to do something that is positive for oneself or helpful to others. Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of an infant and first school. She is now Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children’s perceptions of health education topics, writes and co-writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE).Search
Jump Starters: Quick Classroom Activities That Develop Self-esteem, Creativity, and CooperationMcElherne, Linda NasonBrief, meaningful, enjoyable activities perfect for 15-to 20-minute periods during the school day–advisory, homeroom, or between times. Includes 260 activities grouped into 52 themes (one for each week of the year), with quotations, discussion questions, affirmations, resources, and more. A Doubleday Select Book Club SelectionSearch
Learning to Control Your AngerShapiro, Lawrence E|Shapiro, Lawrence|Shapiro, Lawrence E.Ages 5 – 10. In this entertaining storybook, the Stop, Think and Go Bears teach Ryan to control his anger at home, at school and on the playground. The book comes with a sheet of stickers to be used with exercises at the end of the book.Search
Let’s Mediate: a Teachers’ Guide to Peer Support and Conflict Resolution Skills For All AgesStacey, Hilary|Robinson, PatThe book which accompanies the video, gives an excellent and detailed step-by-step guide to setting up a peer mediation system in your own school’ “- Special “This publication provides a comprehensive guide to those who aspire to introduce, teach, support and maintain mediation processes for all young people in school.In a world that fails to manage conflict, those who seek peaceful resolution are urged to promote mediation as a positive solution.Topics covered include:” Circle Time” emotional literacy” affirmation” problem solving” co-operation” conflict resolution” communication” mediation.There are 171 pages and 38 copiable activity sheets, which are suitable for infant, junior and secondary schools.Search
Managing Your 4-8 Year-oldMortimer, HannahManaging Your 4-8 Year-oldSearch
Nifflenoo Called Nevermind: a Story For Children Who Bottle Up Their Feelings, ASunderland, Margot|Armstrong, Nicky|Hancock, NickyPart of a set, this children’s book is written especially for youngsters who bottle up their feelings. The story reveals to the child that he or she can safely express his or her feelings and not be pushed around by all and sundry.Search
Playful ParentingChampman-Weston, Denise|Weston, Denise C.|Weston, Mark S.|Weston, Denise Chapmanplaying ParentingSearch
Potter Pig in Control: Four Stories On Anger Management For Grades 1-3Kooser, Diane S.|Kooser, Diane SBook by Kooser, Diane SSearch
Promoting Positive BehaviourO’Brien, TimFirst Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.Search
Ruby and the Rubbish Bin. Margot SunderlandSunderland, Margot|Armstrong, Nicky(A story for children with low self-esteem) Ruby hates herself so much that she often feels more like a piece of rubbish than a little girl. Children at school bully her. Sometimes Ruby feels so miserable that she wants to sleep and sleep and never wake up again. Then one day, Ruby meets Dot the lunchtime lady, When Ruby feels Dot’s kindness and understanding, something warm happens in Ruby’s tummy. Over time, Dot helps Ruby to move from self-hate to self-respect. In fact Dot’s smile makes Ruby feel like a princess. After a very important dream, and help from Dot, Ruby decides enough is enough. She finds her voice and her anger, and stands up to the bullies. She makes new friends and knows what it’s like to feel happy for the first time in her life.Search
Self-esteem Games: 300 Fun Activities That Make Children Feel Good About ThemselvesSher, BarbaraA delightful way to build children’s self-esteem and self-confidence–from age three to twelve.The key ingredient in children’s development, emotionally, socially, and intellectually, is a strong sense of their own self-worth. The 300 games and activities in this fun book will give them just that. These joyful activities help children learn how to make friends, express feelings, trust others, accept themselves, use their imaginations, and more. The book combines upbeat, positive advice–including tips for better parenting–with step-by-step directions for each activity.BARBARA SHER, MA, OTR (Whitehorn, California) has 30 years’ experience as a teacher and occupational therapist, specializing in pediatrics. Under the sponsorship of the Center for Intercultural Education of Georgetown University, she conducts self-esteem workshops for parents, teachers and children around the world.A delightful way to build children’s self-esteem and self-confidence–from ages three to twelve.The key to children’s development–emotionally, socially, and intellectually–is a strong sense of their own self-worth. The 300 games and activities in this fun book will give them just that. Developed by author Barbara Sher over the course of thirty years as a parent, teacher, and play specialist, these joyful activities require no special preparation or equipment. Families can play a game virtually anywhere, with any number of participants.Combines upbeat, positive advice–including tips for better parenting– with easy directions for positive play.Helps children learn how to make friends, express feelings, trust others, accept themselves, use their imaginations, and more.Barbara Sher, OT (Whitehorn, CA), has 30 years’ experience as a teacher and occupational therapist, specializing in pediatrics. She conducts self-esteem workshops for parents, teachers and children around the world.Search
Talkworks 2Bailey, Andrew|Rgan, Gerald|BAILEY, GERARD EGAN’ ‘ANDREWThis is the second version of TalkWorks and contains a large amount of new material. This will make it valuable to people who have already read the original TalkWorks as well as to new readers. Although most of the coversations use as examples in this book arte between adults, the cover reminds us that it’s never too early to learn about being a better communicator.Search
Teenie Weenie in a Too Big World: a Story For Fearful ChildrenSunderland, Margot|Armstrong, Nicky(A story for fearful children) One day Teenie Weenie finds himself in a scrumbly screechy place. It is full of noises and crashes and things that swoop and scratch. The worse it gets, the smaller Teenie Weenie feels. After a while, he feels so small that the tiniest insect tries to eat him up. Teenie Weenie feels terrified and desperately alone. But after a while along strolls a Wip-Wop bird who invites Teenie Weenie to come and have a chocolate muffin in his tree house. With the Wip Wop bird and his friend Hoggie, Teenie Weenie learns for the first time in his life all about the power of TOGETHER. He comes to know how very different things look when it’s an US not just a ME. And so after that, whenever Teenie Weenie finds himself struggling alone with something too difficult or too frightening, he goes off and finds some TOGETHER.Search
Understanding Child Development: Linking Theory and PracticeLindon, JennieJennie Lindon explains all the key approaches to studying child development in a straightforward way that helps students understand the links between theories and their learning and practice. Experienced practitioners will find that the material supports continuing professional development.Search
Understanding Children and Young People: Development From 5-18 YearsLindon, JennieWritten by Jennie Lindon, the bestselling Early Years author, Understanding Children and Young People: Development from 5-18 Years is refreshingly clear and readable, and makes the links between theory and practice in a very user-friendly way — this is crucial for good practice. It covers every conceivable developmental issue from 5-18 years, providing excellent coverage of the mid-childhood and adolescent years, including topics such as: – Children and young people in society. What is growing up? What transitions do young people face?- Personal and social development. Identity; friendships and family; play and leisure activities; relationships; part-time work; social, cultural, faith allegiances, and possible conflicts- Emotional development and patterns of behavior. Feelings, thoughts, behaviour, brain development, emotional, moral and spiritual development; educational and other transitions; supportive adults- Communication and thinking. Spoken/written language; communication; cognitive development- Physical growth and development. Physical activity; healthy habits; puberty; pregnancy; sexual awareness/orientation; medical issues- Self-reliance and independence. Responsibility and involvement, making life decisions, independence, transitions into higher education, the world of work, issues of unemployment- Vulnerability in childhood and adolescence. Personal safety and assessing risk; peer pressures, bullying, substance abuse, smoking, alcohol, child protection, legal and practical issues, looked-after children Understanding Children and Young People: Development from 5-18 Years covers all these key topics through broad developmental themes, making this an informative and valuable resource for students and practitioners involved with children, young people, and families at all levels.Search
Understanding Children’s DevelopmentSmith, Peter K.|Cowie, Helen|Blades, MarkThis child development text begins by introducing the ways in which psychologists study developmental processes before going on to consider all major aspects of development, including biological, social, moral and cognitive components. For the fourth edition, the entire text has been updated to take account of contemporary developments in the field.Search
Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger, AWhitehouse, Eliane|Pudney, WarwickA Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger presents a clear and effective approach to helping children and adults alike understand and deal constructively with children’s anger. Using easy to understand yet rarely taught skills for anger management, including how to teach communication of emotions, A Volcano in My Tummy offers engaging, well-organized activities which help to overcome the fear of children’s anger which many adult care-givers experience. By carefully distinguishing between anger the feeling, and violence the behavior, this accessible little book, primarily created for ages 6 to thirteen, helps to create an awareness of anger, enabling children to relate creatively and harmoniously at critical stages in their development.Through activities, stories, articles, and games designed to allow a multi-subject, developmental approach to the topic at home and in school, A Volcano in My Tummy gives us the tools we need to put aside our problems with this all-too-often destructive emotion, and to have fun while we’re at it.Elaine Whitehouse is a teacher, family court and private psychotherapist, mother of two and leader of parenting skills workshops for eight years. Warwick Pudney is a teacher and counsellor with ten years experience facilitating anger management, abuser therapy and men’s change groups, as well as being a father of three. Both regularly conduct workshops.Search
Wibble Called Bipley: a Story For Children Who Have Hardened Their Hearts Or Becomes Bullies, ASunderland, Margot|Armstrong, Nicky|Hancock, NickyA story for children who have hardened their hearts or become bullies. Bipley is a warm cuddly creature, but someone has broken his heart. He feels so hurt that he decides it is just too painful to ever love again. When he meets some big tough Honks in the wood, they teach him how to harden his heart so that he doesn’t have to feel hurt any more. Luckily Bipley meets some creatures who teach him how he can protect himself without hardening his heart.Search
Willy and the Wobbly HouseSunderland, Margot|Armstrong, Nicky|Hancock, NickyThis is a story for children who are anxious or obsessional. Willy is an anxious boy who experiences the world as a very unsafe, wobbly place where anything awful might happen at any time. Joe, the boy next door, is too ordered and tidy to be able to ever really enjoy life. Follow their adventures with the Puddle People who help them break out of their fixed patterns and find far richer ways of living in the world. About Willy…Search
Y Has a Long TailLloyd, ErrolY Has a Long TailSearch
Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better BehaviorBarkley, Russell A.|Benton, Christine M.Every child has “ornery” moments, but more than 1 in 20 American children exhibit behavioral problems that are out of control. For readers struggling with an unyielding or combative child, YOUR DEFIANT CHILD: EIGHT STEPS TO BETTER BEHAVIOR offers the understanding and guidance they need. Drawing on Dr. Russell A. Barkley’s many years of work with parents and children, the book clearly explains what causes defiance, when it becomes a problem, and how it can be resolved. The book’s comprehensive eight-step program stresses consistency and cooperation, promoting changes through a system of praise, rewards, and mild punishment. Readers learn tools and strategies for establishing clear patterns of discipline, communicating with children on a level they can understand, and reducing family stress overall. Filled with helpful charts, questionnaires, and checklists, YOUR DEFIANT CHILD helps parents get their child’s behavior back on track and restore harmony in the home. Winner– Parents’ Choice “Approved” AwardSearch
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