The Little Book of Tuff Spot Activities

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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

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Author: Ruth Ludlow
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408155451
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 72
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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 Saints


Author: Christine Barrely
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452105693
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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How does Saint Christopher keep us safe when we travel? Why is Saint Patrick always depicted with a nest of snakes? How did Cecilia come to be the patron saint of music? These wonders and more are explained in this treasure of a book. The perfect book for the devout or any religious occasion, this captivating collection recounts the extra-ordinary legends, heartrending stories, joys, and sorrows of the most beloved saints, from the famous to the mysteriously obscure. Beautifully illustrated with historical pictures from prayer books and missals, this elegant keepsake is a joy to have.

The Little Book of Role Play

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Author: Sally Featherstone
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472923316
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 56
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Hundreds of ideas for role play, grouped so you and the children can incorporate linked themes into your setting and develop role play in more than one place. Resources, vocabulary lists, literacy and numeracy links are provided for each situation.

The Little Book of Mark Making

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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 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

The Little Book of Story Bags


Author: Marianne Sargent
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147292357X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 72
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Reading stories is an invaluable experience for young children, helping them to develop a wide range of important skills. As well as developing listening skills, children who have regular access to stories develop an awareness of story structure, character and setting. They also begin to understand the concept of letter sounds and words printed on the page and increase their vocabulary. Offering opportunities for active, involved, cross-curricular learning, story bags help bring stories to life and offer practical ideas that serve the differing interests and learning styles of young children.

The Little Book of Writing

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Author: Sally Featherstone,Helen Campbell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472923472
Category: Education
Page: 64
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Help early learners develop their writing skills through these fun and stimulating activites. Remember writing is not just for indoors - expand your writing environment both inside and out! These activites are easy to source and cost-effective for every Early Years setting.

The Little Book of Science Through Art

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Author: Sally Featherstone
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472923308
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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Linking scientific exploration and creativity, this book offers you ideas for simple activities and links them to the concepts and goals for the Foundation Stage.

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 Explorations

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Author: Sally Featherstone
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147292326X
Category: Education
Page: 96
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Following the success of the Little Book of Investigations, this book goes one step further in size, scale and scope. It covers explorations indoors, outside and in the local community, from the water in the tap, the dust on the floor, the mud in the garden, to exploring connections, constructions and other early technological experiments. The natural world, minibeasts, weather, growth, change over time and making changes to materials and the environment are included in this easy to use book. The inventive activities will all also provide opportunities for children to sustain their thinking with other children and adults while using the skills of observation and experiment.

The Little Book of Light and Shadow

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Author: Linda Thornton,Pat Brunton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472923332
Category: 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 Parachute Play

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Author: Clare Beswick
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472906535
Category: Early childhood education
Page: 72
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Hundreds of ideas for using home-made or commercially produced parachutes with young children. All the games have been tried with Foundation Stage groups and there are even simple instructions for making your own parachute.

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.

The Little Book of Outdoor Play

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Author: Sally Featherstone
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1902233743
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 56
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A huge range of ideas for outdoor games and activities.

Heuristic Play


Author: Sheila Riddall-Leech
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1907241973
Category: Education
Page: 52
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How to encourage investigative, discovery play with babies and children aged 0-5. Heuristic Play is a form of exploratory, investigative play that builds a whole range of skills for all children from birth to five. This guide looks at four age groups from birth to five and provides practical activities for setting up heuristic play sessions. Each session comes with expert advice on: - How to set up the session for each age group - The level of adult involvement - How to plan for these activities within the EYFS - How heuristic play relates to schemas of behaviour This easy to read and practical guide is the only one of its kind and an absolute essential for anyone working in the early years.

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 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.

Hats of Faith


Author: Medeia Cohan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452176051
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 12
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Hats of Faith is a simple and striking introduction to the shared custom of religious head coverings. With bright images and a carefully researched interfaith text, this thoughtful book inspires understanding and celebrates our culturally diverse modern world.

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.