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“I Know What’s Next!”: Preschool Transitions Without Tears and TurmoilEvans, BetsyA primer for Preschool teachers.Search
101 Games For Self-esteemMosely, Jenny|Sonnet, Helen|Sonnett, Helen|Mosley, JennyDD-400550 Unlock your students’ full potential with this collection of innovative games designed to promote self-esteem. Students will learn how to relate to one another, and feel more positive about themselves while having fun playing these games. These classroom-tested activities are organized thematically (such as games with music or physical activity) and can be played in pairs or groups in the classroom or outside. 144 pages.Search
101 Games For Social SkillsMosley, Jenny|Sonnet, HelenThis invaluable book for parents and teachers is packed with creative and dynamic games that will help children to develop positive relationships. Part 1: Games that teach looking, listening, speaking, thinking and concentration skills. Part 2: Consolidating the 5 skills area and opportunities for children to apply them in different social contexts. * Collection of inventive games that will enable you to have a positive influence on a child’s complex social journey through life. * All activities have been tried, tested and thoroughly enjoyed!Search
Adventures in Peacemaking: a Conflict Resolution Guide For School-age ProgramsKreidler, William J.|Furlong, Lisa|Project Adventure, IncAdventures in Peacemaking includes hundreds of hands-on, engaging activities designed to meet the unique needs of after-school programs, camps and recreation centers. The activities teach the skills of creative conflict resolution to school-age children through games, cooperative team challenges, drama, crafts, music and even cooking. The guide includes easy-to-implement strategies and tips for providers to both reduce conflict in their programs and to intervene effectively when conflict does occur. Parent Connection Handouts are also available for purchase through Educators for Social Responsibility.Search
Amazing Grace Urdu-englishHoffman, Mary|Binch, Caroline|Agha, ShamsuWhen Grace’s teacher tells her that the school play is to be Peter Pan, Grace immediately wants the main part. You can’t be Peter Pan, says Natalie. He wasn’t black. But Grace’s Nana thinks differently. You can be anything you want, Grace, if you put your mind to it.Search
Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles: a Practical GuideSilver, MiriamAttachment is a word used to describe a simple idea the relationship with someone you love or whose opinions are important to you so why is so much of the language relating to attachment so obscure, and why is it so challenging to help children who lack healthy attachment bonds?Search
Beginnings and Endings With Lifetimes in BetweenMellonie, Bryan|Mellonie, Robert Ingpen’ Bryan|Ingpen, Robert R.A book which aims to help parents and teachers explore the subjects of life and death with young children.Search
Best Cat in the World, TheNewman, Lesla|Himler, RonaldEven the best cat in the world doesn’t live forever, and Victor is very sad when his beloved cat, Charlie, dies. His mother suggests getting a new cat, but Victor isn’t so sure. Finally, when the vet tells Victor she has another cat that really needs a home, Victor agrees to give the new cat a chance. But the new cat, Shelley, isn’t like Charlie. She doesn’t look like Charlie, or act like Charlie, or like to do the things Charlie used to do. With all these differences, is there any chance that Victor can learn to accept and love Shelley? Leslea Newman’s gentle story honors the full range of a child’s feelings after losing a favorite pet, while Ron Himler’s soft pencil and watercolor illustrations capture Victor’s poignant emotions as well as the playful antics of his new kitten.Search
Blue RosesBoyden, Linda|C³rdova, AmyEvery spring Rosalie and her grandfather (Papa) sow tiny seeds that blossom into bright vistas of flowers and vegetables. A red rosebush that is planted under Rosalie’s bedroom window when she is born, is later joined by pink and yellow ones “to make a sunset.” When Rosalie asks for a blue bush to represent the sky, Papa explains that roses do not come in blue. The winter after Papa dies, Rosalie’s blue roses come to her in a dream, symbolizing love, memory, and transcendence.With gentle words and magical images, this contemporary Native American story tenderly embraces the natural cycle of life. Winner of LEE & LOW’s first New Voices Award, The Blue Roses is sure to touch all who read it.Search
Brain’s Behind It: New Knowledge About the Brain and Learning, TheSmith, AlistairIf you want to know more about the brain and learning, this is the book you need. In what promises to become the bible of the brain-based learning movement, Alistair Smith guides the reader through the development cycle of the brain and then describes what helps and hinders learning. A fascinating, highly topical and well researched book that answers your questions and gives you guidance. – How do I help my child improve at maths? – What is the best time for my child to begin formal learning? – Can I control my own fears? If so, how? – What factors in a mother’s lifestyle will influence her baby’s learning? – What is the best time to learn any language? – Why will the children in my class not sit still? – Can you teach intelligence? – How does sleep improve all-round memory and recall? – What happens to my brain as I age? – How can I recognise a learner under stress? What can I do about it? – What should I know about differences in the left and right sides of my brain? – Should we teach boys and girls separately? – What is a memory? Does it exist somewhere in the brain? – What does brain science tell us about selection by ability?The Brain’s Behind It identifies fallacies, fads and facts about the brain and learning and gives recommendations for parents, educators and policy-makers.Search
Brother Or Sister, AEdwards, NicolaThe Saying Goodbye To series aims to help and support children going through the difficult and upsetting stages of bereavement by helping children to understand their feelings and the natural process of emotions of the loss of a loved one.Search
Bullies, Cyberbullies and Frenemies. By Michele ElliotElliot, Michele|Elliott, MichelleAre there practical things you can do to stop being bullied – at home, at school and online? What are frenemies and how can you deal with them? How can you learn to make friends and respect yourself? This guide will tell you what bullying is, where it happens, and what you can do about it.Search
Bullies: Understanding Bullies and Bullying, TheLines, DennisIs there a particular type of person who becomes a bully? Why do bullies behave like they do? How can we interpret and understand bullying within relationships?Based on interviews with individuals, The Bullies attempts to get inside the minds of the bully and victim across a wide range of ‘closed’ situations including the home, school, workplace, prisons and the armed services. By listening to the voices of bullies and victims from a variety of backgrounds without making judgement, Dennis Lines provides unique insights into what makes such domineering and aggressive behaviour so complex. He discusses controversial issues such as genetic predisposition towards abusive behaviour, and draws on his experience as a counsellor to provide insights on how to understand and treat bullies to change their behaviour.The Bullies offers a unique perspective on a widespread phenomenon, and will be essential reading for psychologists, counsellors, teachers, social workers, probation officers, sociologists, students and researchers.About the Author:Dennis Lines holds a BPhil Ed (Counselling) and is MBACP affiliated. He has been a youth leader for 12 years, an RE teacher in secondary school for 11 years, and for the past 22 years has worked as a school counsellor in a large secondary school in Birmingham, UK. He has published widely, lectured and conducted workshops on adolescent development and related topics nationallySearch
Bullying and Young Children: Understanding the Issues and Tackling the ProblemMacintyre, ChristineBased on case studies giving first hand accounts of real-life situations, and evaluations of strategies that have been tried and tested, this text suggests fresh and inspiring ways of tackling a problem faced by many practitioners today.Search
Challenging Behaviour and AutismWhitaker, Philip|Edwards, David|Joy, Helen|Harley, JaneThis book is for parents, teachers and carers of young people with autistic spectrum disorders. Written in a jargon free style, it offers practical strategies for preventing or managing the sorts of challenging behaviour most likely to be encountered. This book is for parents, teachers and carers of youngsters with autistic spectrum disorders. Written in a jargon free style, it offers practical strategies for preventing or managing the sorts of challenging behaviour most likely to be encountered. With detailed case studies and key tips that allow it to be used as a quick reference, it also offers a step-by-step framework that enables readers to devise their own solutions. The book’s core message can be summed up in a single sentence: to change a child’s behaviour you need to be able to make sense of that behaviour – and making sense of that behaviour means making sense of the child’s autism.Search
Child Of Our Time: How to Achieve the Best For Your Child From Birth to 5 YearsLivingstone, Tessa|Winston, Robert|Livingstone, Dr. TessaIn 2005, the children from the BBC’s groundbreaking “Child of Our Time” television series reached an important milestone as they turned five years old. Tessa Livingstone, who has worked on the series since its inception, has brought together a wealth of information and reassuring guidance to help everyone achieve the best for their child. Issues such as personality, siblings, love, learning, anger, friendship, gender, self-awareness, success, ambition, and empathy are discussed and interspersed with games, fun tests, and questionnaires to help parents see their children as individuals with unique needs and gifts. It will help them cope with the many issues over which they have little control, and guide them through those where they can influence and affect their young child’s life for the better.Search
Child Protection Handbook, TheWilson, Kate|James, Adrian L.|DipSWK(Sussex), Kate Wilson BA(Oxon)|DASS, Adrian L. James BA MA PhD GDSA|Harkles, |Applegate, Edith J.|Rankin, |Wilson,This comprehensive sourcebook and reference covers a wide range of practical, theoretical, and legal issues which all health and social work professionals must know and understand to work in child protection. It provides a practical and evidence-based account of key, contemporary developments in child protection practice in the UK, particularly reflecting the most recent Government guidelines and proposals. With media focus so often on the failures of care, this book is intended to provide the care team with the underpinning and practical knowledge to carry out their work with confidence.Search
Children Don’t DivorceStones, RosemaryChildren Don’t DivorceSearch
Children’s Unspoken LanguageDoherty-Sneddon, GwynethGwyneth Doherty-Sneddon, a developmental psychologist and the mother of two young children, demonstrates the way in which a young child’s developing personality and intelligence is revealed through non-verbal communication. She shows how parents and other adults have the potential to facilitate a child’s social and intellectual growth through acknowledging and responding to this unspoken language. Taking an in-depth look at four of the channels of non-verbal communication – hand gesture, facial expression, eye gaze and touch – this accessible text follows the development of young children from birth to late primary school age. Using jargon-free language Children’s Unspoken Language is invaluable reading for parents and professionals alike.Search
Comfort For Depressionharwood, janetEveryone has days when they feel they can’t cope. Sometimes there’s a specific reason — money worries, difficulties with a relationship or problems at work — sometimes it’s harder to put your finger on the cause. It’s all too easy to get caught in a spiral of unhappiness, and to feel there’s no escape. Comfort for Depression gives you sensible advice to help you regain a more positive outlook. It shows you how to put yourself first, without feeling guilty, for long enough to enable you to face the world again.Search
Cyberbullying and E-safety: What Educators and Professionals Need to KnowKatz, AdrienneI’d die without my Blackberry one young persons comment sums up a generation of young people who are increasingly living their daily lives through their phones and the internet. Cyberbullying is rife, affecting one in five 1019 year olds. It causes anxiety, unhappiness and mental health problems; in extreme cases even leading to suicide.Search
DeathMole, Karen Bryant-Learn about life and death, and how to deal with the feelings you get when someone close to you dies.Search
Death and DyingSanders, PeteIntended to help young people come to terms with death and loss. The author reassures readers that it is all right to feel frightened about dying or losing members of their family or friends. The book also discusses the importance of remembering the dead.Search
Developing Good Child Protection Practice: a Guide For First Line ManagersNoakes, Sara|Hearn, Barbara|Wonnacott, Jane|Burton, SherylSearch
Dibs in Search Of SelfAxline, Virginia Mae|Axline, VirginiaA child therapy classic. Dibs will not talk. He will not play. He has locked himself in a very special prison–and he is alone. This is the true story of how he learned to reach out for the sunshine, for life–how he came to the breathless discovery of himself that brought him back to the world of other children. Dibs in Search of Self is a true story by psychologist & author Virginia Mae Axline. It chronicles a year of play therapy sessions with an emotionally crippled boy from a wealthy, highly educated family. In spite of obvious signs he’s gifted, his parents perceive him as mentally defective because he presents abnormal social behavior. He continuously isolates himself, shuns social contact, rarely speaks, physically lashes out at his sister & classmates, has homicidal ideation & displays anti-social behavior. He’s misdiagnosed as autistic. To maintain anonymity, Axline gave him the Dibs pseudonym. She uses play therapy in order to communicate with him. Gradually, he’s rehabilitated & brought back to normal social behaviors. Tested, he was a gifted child with a 168 IQ.Search
Domestic Violence and Children: a Handbook For Schools and Early Years SettingsSterne, Abigail|Poole, Liz|Chadwick, Donna|Lawler, Catherine|Dodd, Lynda W.This book describes the impact of domestic violence on children & provides support for education & social care professionals, suggesting practical ways in which education staff can meet the needs of pupils from difficult home backgrounds.Search
Emotional Literacy and Mental Health in the Early YearsMortimer, HannahChildren’s early learning and behaviour – what happens when things go wrong and what we can do encourage well-beingSearch
Empowering Children to Cope With Difficulty and Build Muscles For Mental HealthDlugokinski, Eric L.|Allen, Sandra F.|Dlugokinksi, Eric L.This book provides mental health professionals and counselors with a conceptual understanding and practical suggestions for educating children in skills that can promote their mental health. It focuses on preventive intervention with a science- and research-based conceptualization for children in the school. The authors also provide principles for effective delivery of suggested intervention techniques.Search
Essentials Of Food Safety and Hygiene: a Handbook For Care Practitioners, TheMeggitt, CarolynWritten specifically for people working in social care and early years settings, this handbook covers the issues faced by a range of occupations where people have to handle food. It completely covers the requirements of the RIPH and CIEH Intermediate Certificates in Food, Hygiene and Safety. Issues covered include: principles of food safety, hazards, hygiene and control, and legislation.Search
Exercising Muscles and Minds: Outdoor Play and the Early Years CurriculumOuvry, MarjorieFocusing on outdoor play with three to five year olds, Exercising Muscles and Minds is the bestselling guide to planning for learning outside throughout the year. Challenging the assumption that playing out of doors is an ‘optional extra’ that happens only on sunny days, it describes how to plan for outdoor play as part of a whole curriculum. In simple, accessible chapters it explains why outdoor play is so important, how to overcome limited access to outdoors, how to prepare an outdoor learning environment and skills for teaching outdoors. Full of case studies and ideas for activities, equipment and resources, this practical guide is full of useful guidance for working outdoors with young children – whether in largest of green areas or the smallest of back yards.Search
Exploring EmotionsBayley, Ros|Hughes, CathyExploring EmotionsSearch
Family Break-upPowell, JillianThe texts in this series contain simple text and photographs which help younger readers to understand complicated and sensitive issues. This volume deals with divorce and explores why families sometimes have to split up.Search
Family That Fights, ABernstein, Sharon Chesler|Levine, Abby|Ritz, KarenHenry’s parents fight often and his father sometimes hits his mother, causing Henry to feel frightened and ashamed. Includes a list of things children can do in situations of family violence.Search
Games Children PlayPayne, Kim Brooking|Brooking-Payne, Kim|Hammond, KateThe book explores children’s personal development and how this is expressed in movement, play, songs and games.Search
Good Practice in Child ProtectionHobart, Christine|Frankel, JillOne of a series providing students and practitioners with guidance on a range of child-care issues, this is a straightforward and systematic text on child protection. It covers the legal framework and the roles of the various agencies in preventing, identifying and investigating child abuse, and presents a practical approach to working with parents and with abused children. Case studies are included, together with advice on professional practice and activities to enhance the learning process.Search
Good Practice in Child SafetyO’Donovan, Margaret|O’Donovan, Margeret|Dare, AngelaEarly years workers have a responsibility for the well-being of children in their care, and it is essential that they understand the principles of child safety. This book addresses the full range of safety related topics. It includes chapters on accidents and accident prevention, safety in relation to child development, the maintenance of a healthy and safe environment, responses to child abuse, and an introduction to first aid. The book also provides coverage of safety issues in the home, nursery and school. It offers a clear aand concise introduction to the relevant legislation, including regular pointers to good, professional practice. Activities and quick check questions reinforce the learning process.Search
Grandad Tree, TheCooke, TrishLeigh and Vin used to play with Grandad under the apple tree in their garden. Now Grandad has gone but, like the tree, the children’s love for him lives on forever. This is a tale about the cycle of life and the enduring power of love.Search
Growing Child: Laying the Foundations Of Active Learning and Physical Health, TheStevens, ClairHow do children’s early physical experiences influence their future health and well-being?What are the future consequences of a sedentary childhood on life chances and health?What importance do we place in the UK on sleep, fresh air, good nutrition and movement?”The Growing Child” thoughtfully discusses the key principles of children’s physical development alongside descriptions of everyday practice. It looks in detail at all aspects of physical development including exercise, diet, sleep and how these link to the development of the whole child.The book considers key learning dispositions such as perseverance, determination, confidence, responsibility, courage and curiosity and shows how physical play helps to develop children’s organisational skills, team work, risk management, communication and raise their self-esteem. Drawing on the author’s own experience of running a Forest School nursery, the book aims to help practitioners to:create rich and stimulating play environments that enable children to learn, make connections and explore using their whole bodies;reflect on their own teaching methods to encourage children’s engagement, motivation and creativity through effective observation and planning;engage with parents and carers to help support children’s learning at home whilst maintaining the values of the family;celebrate the uniqueness of each child and provide learning experiences that are appropriate for individuals with particular learning needs, be they physical, emotional or cognitive to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to succeed.The first seven years of life provide distinct opportunities to lay the foundations for a positive, successful and happy life; it is essential that this is underpinned with a sound knowledge of child development. Emphasising the importance of understanding the theory that underpins children’s physical development, this accessible text shows practitioners how they can use this knowledge to provide learning opportunities that nourish children’s health, learning and well-being.Search
Harmful to Minors: the Perils Of Protecting Children From SexLevine, Judith|Elders, JoycelynNow available in paperback, Judith Levine’s controversial book challenges American attitudes towards child and adolescent sexuality-especially attitudes promulgated by a Christian right that has effectively seized control of how sex is taught in public schools. The author-a thoughtful and persuasive journalist and essayist-examines the consequences of “abstinence” only education and its concomitant association of sex with disease, and the persistent denial of pleasure. She notes the trend toward pathologizing young children’s eroticized play and argues that Americans should rethink the boundaries we draw in protecting our children from sex. This powerful and illuminating work was nominated for the 2003 Los Angeles Times Book Prize.Search
Head Start to LearningMorrow, JanThis series is designed for anyone responsible for the care of children. The books contain ideas for activities designed not only to keep children entertained but also to help them develop skills and ideas. In this book the author presents over 100 games and learning activities designed to be fun for young children as well as teaching them early learning skills such as reading, writing and mathematics. Each section has an introduction for parents and is divided into progressive stages for children and parents to follow together.Search
Helping Children Cope With DivorceWells, RosemaryDivorce is never easy for a child. Many children are hit hard by a sense of guilt and loss when their parents divorce and their self-confidence and relationships can suffer. Helping Children Cope with Divorce offers advice about practical and emotional problems – what the legal terms mean, coping with residence orders, giving a child a chance to have a say in decisions, the possibility of step-parents and step brother and sisters. There is also information on mediation and the Family Law Act.Search
Helping Children Cope With GriefWells, RosemaryNothing can take away the pain and loss for a child who has lost someone close to them, but there is a great deal that a caring adult can do to avoid the long-term distress which can be caused by hidden fears and anxieties. This book also deals with the problems special to terminal illness or sudden death, and the misunderstandings that can arise from a well-meant remark.Search
Helping Children to Build Self-esteem: a Photocopiable Activities BookPlummer, Deborah M.|Plummer, DeborahHelping Children to Build Self-Esteem offers over 100 simple, practical and fun activities specifically aimed at helping children to build and maintain self-esteem. Based on the author’s extensive clinical experience, these photocopiable worksheets encourage children to use their natural imaginative and creative abilities to consider their relationships with themselves, their world, and their families and friends.Search
Hitting and Hurting: Living in a Violent FamilyPickering, FranIntended for children who live in a family where adults are violent towards each other, this book recognizes and empathizes with the sense of fear, isolation and responsibility which they may feel and aims to encourage them to speak out and seek help. It’s sensitive coverage of emotional issues also includes the complex feelings children may experience if they are moved away from home into a refuge, their hopes and fears for the future and advice on dealing with their own anger and frustration.Search
How to Manage and Teach Children With Challenging BehaviourBirkett, VeronicaFaced with deteriorating behaviour with a long list of possible causes, many teachers feel overwhelmed by the problem of challenging behaviour. This text provides practical advice for senior managers, teachers and teaching assistants. It defines troubled and troublesome behaviour, and presents a useful model of behaviour management.Search
Huge Bag Of Worries, TheIronside, Virginia|Rodgers, FrankPerfect for a thought-provoking assembly (particularly for those children with exams coming up!). A compelling picture book which can be used as a spring board into what worries children today. The lively, comic-style pictures and the general nature of the worries make this excellent for any number of problems. The message of the book is clear—find someone who will listen and talk about your worries. A big book version perfect for encouraging group discussions on how to deal with worries.Wherever Jenny goes, her worries follow her, in a big blue bag. They are there when she goes swimming, when she is watching TV, and even when she is in the lavatory. Jenny decides they will have to go. But who can help her?Search
Ideas to Go: Self-esteem Age 6-8Dalgleish, TanyaThe activities in this volume are designed to be used by teachers who want to develop their pupils’ self-esteem. There are over 25 photocopiable activities which should be suitable for use with children between the ages of six and eight years.Search
Images Of Violence: Responding to Children’s Representations Of the Violence They SeeAdams, Sian|Moyles, Janet R.In the aftermath of September 11th 2001 the authors noticed new featurs creeping into children’s play. These appeared to be reflecting the extensive media coverage of acts of terrorism and violence, from the attacks on the World Trade Centre to bombings in Bali and Madrid and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Their impressions were confirmed by discussion with early years practitioners and by further observations, which led them to reflect on some key issues for those who work with young children.Search
It Doesn’t Just Happen: Inclusive Management For Inclusive PlayDouch, PhilipIt Doesn’t Just Happen: Inclusive Management For Inclusive PlaySearch
It Hurts Me Too: Children’s Experience Of Domestic Violence & Refuge LifeSaunders, Alex|Saunders, A|Epstein, Carole|Keep, Gill|Debbonaire, ThangamIt Hurts Me Too: Children’s Experience Of Domestic Violence & Refuge LifeSearch
Let’s Talk About It: StepfamiliesRogers, Fred|Judkis, JimFred Rogers (“Mister Rogers’s Neighborhood”) opens the door for stepfamilies to safely talk about their good and sometimes not-so-good feelings of their new families.Search
Let’s Talk About Sex: a Book About Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual HealthHarris, Robie H.Open, thorough and reassuring, Let’s Talk About Sex gives the facts – biological and psychological – about sex: from puberty and conception to birth control and AIDS, including sections on the body, families and babies, and sexual health. The book’s serious and educational matter is presented in a very readable form, with amusing, but always accurate, cartoon illustrations.Search
Managing Risk in Play ProvisionBall, David John|Gill, Tim|Spiegal, BernardSearch
Managing Your 13-16 Year-oldLissaman, SharonManaging Your 13-16 Year-oldSearch
Managing Your 8-12 Year OldLissaman, SharonA practical guide for parents on how to manage their children’s behaviour positively and effectivelySearch
Multi-agency Safeguarding in a Public Protection World 2015: a Handbook For Protecting Children and Vulnerable AdultsWate, Russell|Boulton, NigelAny practitioner who begins work in the difficult and unique professional arena of public protection feels that they are entering a different world, made up of its own unique processes and guidelines and which, on many occasions, appears to have a language all of its own. This book for the first time gives practitioners of whatever profession an overview of the major and very different areas of public protection practice. It aims to translate the processes, guidelines and language to enable them to have a workable understanding of the varied areas of practice that may impact their own working lives. As well as exploring the law and guidance for each, this book identifies some key learning points and case studies to assist practitioners to better understand the world of public protection in all its guises. This book contains a foreword by Lord Laming, who chaired the public enquiry into Victoria Climbie’s death and conducted a progress report of the project of children in England after the death of Baby P. All author royalties from the sales of this book will go to charity.Russell Wate has chosen to donate his royalties to Embrace Child Victims of Crime and Nigel Boulton will donate his royalties to The Victoria Climbie Foundation.Search
My Big Sister Takes DrugsVigna, JudithWhen the police bring home Paul’s sister Tina, who was found taking drugs in the park, a nightmare begins for the family, and Paul’s new friendship with Jose and his plans for soccer camp both seem lost.Search
My Dad Takes Care Of MeQuinlan, Patricia|Kampen, Vlasta VanBook by Quinlan, PatriciaSearch
On the Day His Daddy LeftAdams, Eric J.|Adams, Kathleen|Johnson, LayneOn the day his father moves out of the house, Danny’s teacher, friends, and family reassure him that his parents’ divorce is not his fault.Search
Opening Up the Doors!: How to Make Your Kids’ Club More AccessibleNetwork, Kids’ ClubsOpening Up the Doors!: How to Make Your Kids’ Club More AccessibleSearch
Paranoid Parenting: Abandon Your Anxieties and Be a Good ParentFuredi, FrankHardly a day goes by without parents being warned of a new danger to their children’s well-being. High profile campaigns convince us that our childrens health, safety and development are constantly at risk. It is hardly surprising that parents become paranoid, afraid to let their children out of their sight. Even then, they are criticised by one childcare expert or another. It seems that parents can do nothing right.Search
Physical Children, Active TeachingMaude, PatriciaThis work describes children’s physical and movement development and analyzes progression in motor skills from elementary to mature stages, from infancy through to the end of the primary school years.Search
Play Therapy With Abused ChildrenCattanach, AnnThis second edition of Ann Cattanach’s highly commended book explores the uses of play therapy with abused children as a way of helping them to heal their distress and make sense of their experiences through expanding their own creativity in play.The book provides practical ways of starting play therapy with abused children and explains how the child can use the process for healing. Models of intervention are described which meet the particular needs of the child and the work setting of the therapist; for example, short and medium term interventions, individual/group and sibling work. This edition is fully revised and provides new materials, including case histories and additional chapters on working with young perpetrators of abuse, and on the impact of the Internet.Search
Practical Guide to Child Nutrition: Second Edition, ADare, Angela|O’Donovan, MargaretThis second edition of this text provides a practical guide for use by students and practitioners working with children under the age of eight years. New material includes information on: food protection issues from; the Food Standards Agency; food, nutrition and the curriculum; information on special diets; contemporary thinking on food and the five food groups; breast feeding in day care; and nformation on BSE.Search
Protecting Children From AbuseDavid, TriciaThe themes of this book are child protection in the light of the Children Act 1989 and the need to address multi-professionalism, so fostering mutual understanding among the different agency workers involved.Search
Quick Guide to Behaviour Management in the Early Years, ABrownhill, Simon|Bullock, Emily E.|Bullock, EmilyManaging the behaviour of young children can be a real challenge. This book provides you with 100 tried and tested ideas for long, medium and short term. It shows how to select and adopt the right approach, how to analyze, reflect on and modify practice and how to ensure consistency and fairness so that positive behaviour develops.–[book cover]Search
Read Write Inc. Comprehension: Since Dad LeftBinch, Caroline|Miskin, RuthRead Write Inc. Comprehension is the next step in developing children’s composition and writing skills once they have become confident readers. The programme offers 30 weekly modules, specially written to link reading and writing activities to carefully levelled texts. 16 of the modules are linked to published quality fiction and non-fiction children’s books. The accompanying Read Write Inc. module offers activities which provide practice in reading, writing and spelling, and consolidate the pupils’ knowledge through comprehension and guided composition. The illustrated children’s books, of which this is one, that accompany 16 of the Comprehension modules can all be purchased from Oxford University Press in the same way as the module packs.Search
Saying Goodbye to a ParentEdwards, NicolaThe Saying Goodbye To series aims to help and support children going through the difficult and upsetting stages of bereavement by helping children to understand their feelings and the natural process of emotions of the loss of a loved one.Search
Self-esteem Games For ChildrenPlummer, Deborah M.|Plummer, DeborahThis handbook offers a wealth of games carefully chosen to build and maintain self-esteem in children aged five to 11. The selection of games reflects the seven key elements of healthy self-esteem, self knowledge, self and others, self-acceptance, self-reliance, self-expression, self-confidence and self-awareness.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
Selfish Society: How We All Forgot to Love One Another and Made Money Instead, TheGerhardt, SueAuthor and respected psychologist Sue Gerhardt goes to the heart of the causes of broken Britain Ambitious and wide-ranging, The Selfish Society reveals the vital importance of understanding our early emotional lives, arguing that by focusing on the attention we give to our young children we can create a better society. Open any newspaper, and what do you find? Violence and crime, child abuse and neglect, expenses scandals, addiction, fraud, and corruption, environmental melt-down. Is Britain indeed broken? How did modern society get to this point? Who is to blame? How can we change? We have come to inhabit a culture of selfish individualism which has confused material well-being with happiness. As society became bigger and more competitive, working life was cut off from child-rearing and the new economics ignored people’s emotional needs. We have lived with this culture so long that it is hard to imagine it being any different. Yet we are now at a turning point where the need for change is becoming urgent. If we are to build a more reflective and collaborative society, Gerhardt argues, we need to support the caring qualities that are learnt in early life and integrate them into our political and economic thinking. Inspiring and thought-provoking, The Selfish Society sets out a roadmap to a more positive and compassionate future.Search
Sensory Play Resource BookUsher, WendySensory Play Resource BookSearch
Sibling Rivalry, Sibling LoveParker, Jan|Stimpson, JanAdorable separately, yet a nightmare when together – having more than one child can be difficult when the inevitable sibling rivalries come to bear. A child’s feelings towards the other sibling can be diverse, extreme and conflicting – sometimes all at once. This down-to-earth, practical book takes the best and latest research – along with practical experience – to help us manage these difficult relationships. Talking parents through the reality, it reveals how best to reduce conflict and frustration and help children attain more positive fulfilling relationships. It deals with issues from the arrival of a new child, to sharing, conflicts and communication. A warm, supportive guide, this book cuts through negativity to provide the best advice available for these most crucial formative relationships.Search
Stick Up For Yourself!: Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-esteemKaufman, Gershen|Espeland, Pamela|Raphael, LevFirst published in 1990, this perennial best-seller has helped countless children build self-esteem and assertiveness skills.Newly revised and updated, its the ultimate resource for any kid whos ever been picked on at school, bossed around, blamed for things he or she didnt do, or treated unfairly—and for any kid who sometimes feels frustrated, angry, powerless, or scared. Simple words and real-life examples show how children can stick up for themselves with other kids (including bullies and teasers), big sisters and brothers, even grown-ups.Kids learn how to build relationships, become responsible, manage their anger, grow a “feelings vocabulary,” make good choices, solve problems, set goals, and “store” happiness and pride. Questions from real kids are paired with answers about how to handle specific situations calmly, confidently, and effectively. A special note to parents and teachers explores the “self-esteem backlash” and explains what self-esteem really is—and why kids today need it more than ever.A wealth of practical, encouraging, realistic advice, this empowering little book is also recommended for parents, teachers, and counselors.Part of the Bully Free Kidsâ„¢ lineSearch
Straight Talk About Death For Teenagers: How to Cope With Losing Someone You LoveGrollman, Earl A.If you are a teenager whose friend or relative has died, this book was written for you. Earl A. Grollman, the award-winning author of Living When a Loved One Has Died, explains what to expect when you lose someone you love.Search
Teacher’s Guide to Stick Up For Yourself: a 10-part Course in Self-esteem and Assertiveness For Kids : Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-esteem, AKaufman, Gershen|Espeland, Pamela|Raphael, Lev|Ph.D., Gershen Kaufman|Ph.D., Lev RaphaelThe revised and updated edition of our popular guide reinforces and expands the messages of the Stick Up for Yourself! with a step-by-step curriculum in ten easy-to-use sessions. Includes reproducible handout masters.Search
Telling Tales: How to Use Stories to Help Children Deal With the Challenges Of LifeRowshan, Arthur|Maguire, Peter|Lundberg, Marie-LouiseWritten by a successful counselor, this is a step-by-step guide to creating the characters, plot and solution for stories that mirror real-life problems.Search
Tough Times. By Clare Beswick and Sally FeatherstoneBeswick, Clare|Featherstone, SallyThe Tough Times series is designed to help early years practitioners support very young children who are experiencing particular stress or anxiety. This book looks at what the child might be feeling at tricky times such as the arrival of new brother or sister, moving house or simply feeling angry and offers guidance and a lots of practical advice and support . The aim is to equip adults, working with babies and young children who are troubled or distressed, with an accessible resource to which they can quickly refer in times of need. Tough Times has been written by the authors of the very successful Little Baby Books series, both experienced in the early years and with a wealth of experience in helping and supporting young children in a variety of environments and backgrounds.Search
Understanding Children’s Challenging BehaviourMukherji, Penny|Hobart, Christine|Frankel, JillThis book will be invaluable for students following S/NVQs in early years care and education, those taking CACHE qualifications (CCE, DCE and ADCE) and the BTEC early years. In addition it will be useful for students in higher education who are on early years or teaching courses.Search
What Do We Think About Alcohol?Green, JenWhat is alcohol and how can it affect you? Lots of people drink alcohol because it makes them feel happy. But if you drink too much it can have a bad effect on your health and get you into trouble.Search
What Does It Mean to Have? Sickle Cell Anaemia PaperbackSpilsbury, Louise|Heinemann,This superb new series is designed to present the facts and promote awareness and understanding of conditions that many children learn to live with. Each book: – introduces a condition, examining its causes and effects – looks at control, medication and treatment – covers the help and support available – includes numerous real-life case studies – is written with the help and advice of key expertsSearch
What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?Romain, TrevorWhen Trevor Romains father died, Trevor didnt know what to feel, say, or do. Shocked, saddened, and confused, all he could say was . . . wow. As he started understanding what had happened, he began writing about his experiences and feelings. His new book—simple, insightful, and straight from the heart—is for any child who has lost a loved one or other special person. Trevor talks directly to kids about what death means and how to cope. He asks the kinds of questions kids have about death—Why? How? What next? Is it my fault? Whats a funeral?—in basic, straightforward terms. He describes and discusses the overwhelming emotions involved in grieving—sadness, fear, anger, guilt—and offers practical strategies for dealing with them. He also suggests meaningful ways to remember and honor the person who has died. When someone dies, adults are often involved with their own loss and grief and not as available to children as they might otherwise be. This little book, full of concrete advice and expressive illustrations, offers the comfort and reassurance that children need during these difficult times. Written to and for kids, its also recommended for parents and other relatives, educators, counselors, and youth workers.Search
When It’s Hard to EatCondon, JudithThis series will give you an understanding of disabilities and why they happen. In each one you will meet several people and find out about their families and homes, their schools and work, their likes and dislikes. The approach emphasises the uniqueness of each disabled person, but at the same time shows that disabled people have similar likes, dislikes and ambitions as everyone else. In doing so, the series fosters a belief in and an understanding of equal opportunities.Search
Wise Guides – DrugsNaik, |Naik, AnitaThis is an informative guide for parents, teachers and children. It covers drugs and peer pressure, the law and drugs, alcohol, smoking, “hard” and “soft” drugs, their descriptions, effects, the myths and the realities. The information has been supplied and checked by Durham Health Authority’s Drugs Action Co-ordinator and endorsed by the government’s Central Drugs Co-ordination Unit.Search
Wonderful Journey, TheGeraghty, PaulFirst published in 1999, this is the story of Sam’s grandma who came to live with his family a long time ago from Africa. But now she wants to return to the land of her birth. Many times, in their imaginations, Sam and Gran have flown to her childhood home, and when the time comes for Gran to leave, she reminds him to visit her in his imagination.Search
Working With Bereaved Children and Young PeopleMallon, BrendaMallon offers fresh insight into working practices with children and young people who are experiencing the death of a family member, friend, school peer, or member of their social network.Search
Working With Children in GriefLindsay, Bruce|Lindsay,This is a practical handbook aimed at non-specialists. It covers various types/causes of loss and grief, not just death and terminal illness.Search
Worry Box: Managing Anxiety in Young ChildrenMortimer, HannahA practical framework to help adults provide emotional support to young children aged 5 to 11Search
You Can’t Come to My Birthday Party! Conflict Resolution With Young ChildrenEvans, BetsyChildren‚’s conflicts over toys, space, and friendship create many challenges for teachers and parents. This book presents a six-step mediation process adults can use to support young children at these tense and emotional times. It includes more than 50 actual stories of conflict experiences from preschools, nursery schools, Head Start centers, elementary schools, and homes. Through these stories and the accompanying photos of conflict resolution in action, readers can ‚”see and hear‚” real children resolving disputes successfully, guided by adults using the six-step process. Using this book as a guide, teachers and parents will have the strategies in hand to make the most of these valuable learning opportunities, whether the children they are caring for are toddlers, preschoolers, or school-aged children.Search
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