Research on early childhood brain development clearly shows the importance of storytime for toddlers. Toddler programs set the stage for the development of increased attention spans, superior language development, and a love of literature and libraries. The repetition of fingerplays, songs, and stories further enhance a child's cognitive development. Toddler Storytimes II is a source for books, games, fingerplays, puppet ideas, crafts, and other activities that make up a successful storytime. Each of the 25 themed programs presented contains approximately ten carefully chosen books, providing everything a librarian, teacher, or parent would need to plan storytimes. Also included are flannel board stories, poems, and songs with full-size reproducible patterns at the end of each section. A bibliography and discography are provided as well. Easy to use and practical, this book will inspire any reader to put on wonderful, creative programs children will love.
PERFECT FOR NEW AND SEASONED EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS, CAREGIVERS, AND GRADUATING STUDENTS, this comprehensive activity book provides hundreds of developmentally appropriate activities for young children. The book focuses on the growth of the whole child and includes developmental norms for all areas. Activities are designed to support, enhance, and promote the child's development in all areas. Students are taught how to assess and plan appropriate activities. Criteria are provided for selecting children's books and toys to ensure that they are developmentally appropriate as well as suggestions for introducing activities. Activities include art, cooking, dramatic play, finger plays, large muscle activities, math, science, and music.
Release on 2013-03-08 | by Carrie Kingston,Isobel MacDougall
Creative Opportunities for Churches With Young Children
Author: Carrie Kingston,Isobel MacDougall
Pubpsher: Monarch Books
The first years are critical, a pivotal time when children have powerful curiosity, exuberance for learning, and make strong connections through their experiences. This is also when a child's attitudes, values and perceptions are formed: 'Do I belong here?', 'Am I good enough?' Our grasp of how children learn has developed sharply in recent years. Nurseries and schools constantly review their approach, but churches frequently employ antiquated practices. Many alienate children because our methods don't meet their needs, and because we don't realise that some of the strongest messages are hidden. We are inoculating our children against church. The intention is to challenge churches about their children's work; to inform children's workers about the latest research; and to provide practical ideas. The authors suggest ways of providing relevant experiences and developing children's creativity, so that children's encounters with church is positive and enriching.
(De Haske Play-Along Book). These play-along book/CD packs assemble 34 mostly well-known children's tunes, arranged at a very easy level. The songs progress in difficulty, step by step, to make learning lots of fun! Songs include: Hot Cross Buns * Jack and Jill * Kumbayah * Morning Has Broken * Pop Goes the Weasel * more!
Have you ever wanted to nurture your child's prayer life in a gentle and fun way? Joyful Noises can help you do just that! This book contains 20 brand-new Catholic prayers that were written with young children in mind. Each prayer is set to the tune of a classic children's song, such as "Twinkle, Twinkle" or "B-I-N-G-O" and is accompanied by a sweet and engaging illustration to draw your child in. If your child likes to sing, this book will surely be a hit! Bonus: Search & Find Feature and 20 Mini Prayer Cards to Cut Out and Enjoy!
From the founder of Children's Ministries of America and the children's director of one of the country's premier rotation model churches comes this must-have guide on rotation Sunday school and multidimensional learning. Whether you want to enrich your rotation model Sunday school or simply learn more about this grass-roots movement that's re-energizing Sunday schools across the nation, you'll learn from the experts why multidimensional learning is so effective, how to create terrific learning environments and why this model simplifies recruiting and has volunteers coming back for more! Discover the essentials of starting and maintaining a successful program and learn about common pitfalls and how to avoid them. This invaluable tool for both experienced and start-up churches is packed with heart-warming stories, encouragement and wisdom gleaned from years of experience in opening the hearts of kids to the wonders of God's love! Book jacket.