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Education is not just from the chin up: use the entire body! Fun and Function's Early Childhood Break Box is filled with playful therapy tools to engage young children in learning and selfregulation. With this support, children develop the ability to calm down, channel energy, and focus for extended periods of time. Break Box can also prevent disruptive behavior: integrate the sensory motor activities throughout the day, before/after circle time, for individual students or for the entire class. Durable box includes activity guide with tools for fine-motor skills, calming pressure, heavy work, tactile exploration, and hand-eye coordination. Adult supervision required. Ages 3-6. For more information, please visit www.funandfunction.com.
Great child care programs not only care for their children - they also care for their staff. That's why we designed MyPlace for teachers, a compact and beautiful solution to personal work and storage needs right in the classroom. Lock purses, files, and personal belongings in spacious, child-proof drawers with dividers, and organizers keep everything where it belongs. Jot notes or use a laptop on the durable laminate top, designed at a comfortable standing height. To order visit www.communityplaythings.com or call (800) 777-4244.
Since its inception, Frog Street's mission has been to positively impact the future of young children, igniting their academic and social-emotional development. Frog Street Pre-K is a comprehensive, research-based program that integrates instruction across developmental domains and early learning disciplines, and is available in English and Spanish. The authorship team includes Dr. Pam Schiller, Dr. Alma Flor Ada, Dr. Isabel Campoy, and Brian Mowry, with contributions from many other early childhood experts including Dr. Becky Bailey, featuring Conscious Discipline. The program is engaging for both teachers and children, and is easy to implement for all learners. Frog Street Pre-K is aligned to state and national standards and the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework. Hundreds of thousands of children nationwide are being educated with Frog Street Pre-K, including 47% of the pre-k classrooms in Texas as of 2011. For more information, please visit www.frogstreet.com. See also Frog Street Toddler and Frog Street Infant!
Children love to be creative and building structures is high on the list. We've had increasing interest by children's museums ordering all sizes of blocks for individual and group activities. We now feature them as part of the SafeSpace product line. SSC Blocks are made of sturdy lightweight foam that is solid and retains the shape - even if children sit or step on them. Our standard set uses 4"-8"-16"-24" dimensions to permit symmetry in spatial planning of structures. However, we can make any size to fit a customer's requirements. The closed cell foam works equally well indoors and outdoors. For the latter, we use a Naugahyde fabric that is designed for marine environments and does not absorb moisture. To view color options click 'Color Palettes' on our website homepage: www.safespaceconcepts.com. Call (800) 622-4289 or e-mail safespaceC@sbcglobal.net with questions.
Here is a book that will inspire hope and effect change. In Their Name Is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World, author Johann Christoph Arnold surveys drastic changes to childhood, but also provides stories of hope and change from educators and parents who are making a difference. Request your free copy today! Multiple free copies are also available for conferences, classes, trainings, and other uses in the early childhood field. We are privileged to support your work for children. Call (800) 777-4244 or visit communityplaythings.com/TheirNameIsToday to request copies..
This Giant Teepee will fulfill any child's wildest imagination - standing 8 feet tall! The teepee comes without a floor so a child can easily make it their house by adding a table and chairs inside. It has five panels, making it wider at the bottom, providing more room for little ones to play easily. Great fun for all and may be used both indoors and outdoors. The fabric is made out of 100% organic cotton canvas, and comes with hand-finished, varnished, wooden poles. The extra-large opening makes it easy to enter and exit. It also has a mesh window on the back panel for added imaginative play fun. This teepee is not only a blast for kids, but a lifestyle piece that looks great in any room. If space is limited, it closes up for easy storage! We design all of Pacific Play Tents' products with safety first in mind, so imaginations can be explored worry free! For more information: www.stansport.com
Children love to be creative and building structures is high on the list. We've had an increasing interest by children's museums ordering all sizes of blocks for individual and group activities. We now feature them as part of the SafeSpace product line. SSC Blocks are made of sturdy, lightweight foam that is solid and retains the shape even if children sit or step on them. Our standard set uses 4"-8"-16"-24" dimensions to permit symmetry in spatial planning of structures. However, we can make any size to fit a customer's requirements. The closed cell foam works equally well indoors and outdoors. For the latter, we use a Naugahyde fabric that is designed for marine environments and does not absorb moisture. To view color options click 'Color Palettes' on our website home page: www.safespaceconcepts.com. Call (800) 622-4289 or e-mail safespaceC@sbcglobal.net with questions.
Here's to all your little organizers! The dramatic play corner will practically keep itself tidy with the new child-sized play dresser from Community Playthings. Three drawers with multiple compartments provide plenty of storage space and endless options for play. Solid maple, detailed panels, and smooth edges provide little housekeepers with a dresser "just like home!" Call for pricing, or visit our website for further details: (800) 777-4244 - www.CommunityPlaythings.com.
This book provides caregivers with an up-to-date, easy to read reference on infections and infection control for children in child care and preschool. The book covers both common and unusual infections and illnesses prevalent in this population, and offers practical guidance on issues of contagion, treatment, and transmission in this setting. Chapters discuss entrance requirements for children, for staff, and focus on common outbreaks and ways to prevent further spread. Chapters also address special considerations for children who are at high risk of acquiring infection, or at risk of spreading infection in the early care arena. The authors are infectious disease specialists who have spent their careers working in the areas they have written about, and they offer specific and easy to understand recommendations on how to deal with endemic problems of infection and transmission in this high-risk setting. The 8th edition is completely updated and includes new vaccines, new therapies, and a totally new chapter on Molluscum Contagiosum. This indispensable handbook continues to be an easy to read reference and the go-to source for best practices for treating and preventing the spread of infection in children in early care and preschool. www.amazon.com/Infection-Control-Child-Center-Preschool/ dp/1936287641
PreschoolFirst is a researchbased, online assessment system designed to build program quality in a variety of settings. PreschoolFirst connects developmental progress with educational decision-making, using assessment information to offer play-based learning experiences - for children from birth through 5 percent - appropriate to both class and individual child needs. PreschoolFirst's targeted reporting features provide teachers, families, and administrators with a common understanding of every child's progress, so that each can be actively involved in supporting that child's growth and development. For more information: www.preschoolfirst.com.
Let's Talk About Math from Brookes Publishing The LittleCounters Approach to Building Early Math Skills Weave counting and other math concepts into everyday activities! Based off of the authorsÕ LittleCounters workshops, Let's Talk About Math shows early educators, caregivers, and parents how to use purposeful play with children from birth to 5 to promote mathematical thinking in ordinary routines such as meals, bedtime, and even chores. With many examples, vignettes, sample activities, scripts of adult-child dialogue, and counting books and songs, readers will learn how play can be transformed into robust math learning opportunities. Promote early math skills and school readiness to help every child shine in kindergarten and beyond! Available from Brookes Publishing; learn more at www.brookespublishing.com/lets-talk-about-math.
The newly designed Nature Preserve sofa and arm chair brings sustainable furniture into your classroom. World's first bio-based (soybean) foam made in the USA, uses 60% less nonrenewable energy than the conventional petroleum based foams. This also reduces overall carbon footprint and teaches children about environment sustainability. The frame is made by FSC certified wood from sustainable forest. Nano treated sofa cover is dirt and juice resistant, can easily be unzipped and cleaned in the laundry. Please call (888) 718-8880, visit www.kohburg.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Now storage can be beautiful as well as functional! Community Playthings is offering an elegant new Storage Dresser to complement the beauty of your center, contributing to a cozy, home-like look. With spacious drawers for storage of diapers, blankets, and other bulk items, the dresser also features soft-closing drawers to protect little fingers, and solid Community Playthings craftsmanship. Visit www.communityplaythings.com or call (800) 777-4244 for details.
Dress-up costumes bring childhood fables to life! Inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, this 11-piece set creates endless role-play options! Two machinewashable, slip-on costumes fit easily over clothes, secure with hook & loop fastener, and are built to last. Set also includes an easy-fit stretch cap, plush masks, fuzzy "bear ears" and a basket. Fits ages 3 to 5 years. For more information, visit: www.lakeshorelearning.com.