The Little Book of Tuff Spot Activities

Little Books with Big Ideas (52)
Author: Ruth Ludlow
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472923553
Category: Education
Page: 72
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Use one of these simple trays for all sorts of activities from small world play, through maths and language, to cooking and messy play.

The Little Book of Gross Motor Skills

Little Books with Big Ideas (78)
Author: Ruth Ludlow
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408155451
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 72
View: 5169

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From hoop painting and umbrella dancing to using a hand drill, the activities in this Little Book are designed to support and promote young children's gross motor development. They all develop key gross motor skills such as core stability, balance, coordination and muscle strength. Each activity provides an adult-initiated and a child-initiated idea.

The Little Book of Fine Motor Skills

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Author: Sally Featherstone
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472923367
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Developing fine motor skills is a key feature in learning to read and write. Many children need additional help to develop these skills in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and The Little Book of Fine Motor Skills gives you lots of ideas for interesting activities focused on hand/eye coordination and refining the movements of arms and hands. Like all the other books in the Little Book series, this book presents appropriate and enjoyable activities in a simple format, which would enable the most inexperienced practitioners to plan and deliver the curriculum against clear objectives.

The Little Book of Small World Play


Author: Sharon Ward
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472903501
Category: Early childhood education
Page: 64
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New in the popular Little Book series, Small World Play activities for both indoors and outdoors

50 Fantastic Ideas for Tuff Trays


Author: Sally Wright
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472954297
Category: Education
Page: 64
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The tuff tray is a staple resource that is often abandoned or underused in early years settings. However, when used effectively, a tuff tray can enhance a child's learning through its versatile usage, such as messy play or as enhancements to support themes and ideas that are being explored. A simple tuff tray provocation can offer many learning opportunities to help a child progress and develop, as its sensory play approach promotes open-ended investigations and problem solving. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Tuff Trays is packed full of exciting activities that are not only simple and easy to prepare and manage, but that also use materials and tools found in most settings and at very low cost. With ideas for tuff trays that support books, promote mathematics and are ideal for celebrations and festivals, this book creates inviting opportunities for learning objectives to be met in an exciting and creative way.

Owl Howl


Author: Paul Friester
Publisher: North South Books
ISBN: 9780735841888
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
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All of the animals in the forest try to get a little owl to stop crying.

My Dinosaur Dad


Author: N.A
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 1443133345
Category: Dinosaurs
Page: 24
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There are all sorts of dads, but which one is best? Is your dad prickly? Does he snore? Is he tickly? Does he roar? Could he be a DINOSAUR? Award-winning author and illustrator Ruth Paul celebrates every kind of dad in this sweet, funny picture book perfect for reading aloud. With simple rhyming text and colourful dinosaurs on every page, little ones will delight in sharing this story with their dinosaur dad.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian


Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316219304
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 272
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

The Little Book of Light and Shadow

Little Books with Big Ideas (25)
Author: Pat Brunton
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472906543
Category: Early childhood education
Page: 56
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Encourage your Early Learners to becom investigators by exploring the concept of light and shadow. These simple and effective activities can be carried out independently with the focus on natural resources.

The Little Book of Mark Making

Little Books With Big Ideas (55)
Author: Elaine Massey,Sam Goodman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472923561
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 88
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The journey towards writing begins with children making purposeful marks. Children love expressing themselves in this way, and this fully revised Little Book will help early years practitioners and teachers to encourage mark making with a range of media, using mark makers and other implements. By engaging in these activities, children will develop fine motor control, hand-eye co-ordination and the movements needed to manage the writing process. Here are hundreds of ideas for mark making, each one photographed in a real setting.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Author: Eric Carle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524739553
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 26
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The all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? For the first time, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now available in e-book format, perfect for storytime anywhere. As an added bonus, it includes read-aloud audio of Eric Carle reading his classic story. This fine audio production pairs perfectly with the classic story, and it makes for a fantastic new way to encounter this famous, famished caterpillar.

Rainbow Fish to the Rescue!


Author: J. Alison James
Publisher: North South Books
ISBN: 9781558588806
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 12
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Although his friends want to ignore the new striped fish in their midst, Rainbow Fish must decide whether to help him when a shark attacks in a sequel to the best-seller, The Rainbow Fish.

Child-initiated Learning

Hundreds of Ideas for Independent Learning in the Early Years
Author: Ros Bayley,Sally Featherstone
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408125226
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 56
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Sally Featherstone and Ros Bayley, highly respected Early Years consultants and trainers, have written this book for practitioners working with children throughout the Foundation Stage. All the ideas are equally relevant in Nursery and Reception classes, pre-schools, children's centres, day nurseries and playgroups.

Tollins: Explosive Tales for Children


Author: Conn Iggulden
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062106384
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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These are the first three stories of the Tollins. Yes, they do have wings, but no, they aren't fairies. Tollins are a lot less fragile than fairies. In fact, the word fragile can't really be used to describe them at all. They are about as fragile as a house brick. In "How to Blow Up Tollins" a fireworks factory comes to the village of Chorleywood and the Tollins find themselves being used as industrial supplies. Being blasted into the night sky or spun round on a Catherine wheel is nowhere near a much fun as it sounds. It's up to one young Tollin to save his people from becoming an ingredient. In "Sparkler and the Purple Death" our hero looks execution in the face. Luckily, the executioner's mask in backwards. Finally, in "Windbags and Dark Tollins" Tollin society faces a threat from the Dorset countryside, which, again, is much more frightening and nail-bitingly dramatic than it actually sounds.

The Lorax


Author: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0394823370
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 70
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The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.

Inspirational Teachers Inspirational Learners

A book of hope for creativity and the curriculum in the twenty first century
Author: Will Ryan
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 184590723X
Category: Education
Page: 288
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What is it that Inspirational teachers do differently? In short, they plan for their pupils to be inspirational. Many teachers who join the teaching profession do so because they were taught by inadequate teachers and they feel they can provide a far better and more exciting education for youngsters than they received themselves. Whereas other teachers speak with clarity of detail about stimulating and influential teachers who inspired their lives and now they want to do the same. This book is an examination of what our most inspirational teachers do in order to get creative and inspirational responses from children. It aims to put fun back into teaching, provide a framework for creativity in the twenty first century and act as a book of hope for the new curriculum proposals.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Teaching Phonics


Author: Alistair Bryce-Clegg
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408193973
Category: Reading
Page: 64
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The 50 Fantastic Things series is a no nonsense, ideas bank ...no frills, just 50 examples of great ideas already in practice!

Gobs and Gobs of Free Stuff


Author: Matthew Lesko
Publisher: Information USA
ISBN: 9781878346339
Category: Reference
Page: 494
View: 1399

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Includes information on how to obtain a variety of free or low-cost items, information and services from the government.

Tatoosh


Author: Martha Hardy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fire lookouts
Page: 239
View: 9530

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Do Not Lick This Book


Author: Idan Ben-Barak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1250175364
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 3641

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From highly respected microbiologist, Idan Ben-Barak, and the creator of the YouTube sensation Dumb Ways to Die, Julian Frost, comes Do Not Lick This Book, an ingenious, interactive book about the germs that occupy real estate on all of our bodies.