Dig Into New Resources from Redleaf Press this Spring! ONLINE wwww.RedleafPress.orgPHONE8AM - 5PM CST Monday - FridayS TOLL-FREE: 800-423-8309 OUTSIDE THE U.S.: 651-641-05084 EASY WAYS TO ORDER2 BRAIN-BASED EARLY LEARNING ACTIVITIES Connecting Theory and Practice Nikki Darling-Kuria Give children stronger, more meaningful learn- ing experiences with brain-based activities that engage both hemispheres of the brain. Each of 80 activities promote learning in the areas of language, mathematics, science, art, music, and the environment and encourages physical, social, and emotional development. Brain-Based Early Learning includes explanations of each brain connection being made and a comprehensive overview of early brain development and the key components to create a brain-based early learning environment. Ages 0–8. Softbound, 264 pgs. Available March 2010. DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PLAY Guiding Young Children to a Higher Level Gaye Gronlund Enhance the depth and richness of young children’s play to benefi t their early learning. Aligning with the new Developmentally Appropriate Play guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), this resource pro- vides information on planning and facilitating purposeful play, incorporating standards into play, and strategies to help children reach higher levels of play. Ages 3–6. Softbound, 240 pgs. Available May 2010. Publisher’s ChoiceThe Latest Resources Full of Guidance and Inspiration! Dear Redleaf Press Customer, Children love exploring the outdoors; combining nature and learning is a natural fi t. This spring, we have plenty of ideas to help you incorporate the outdoors into fun activities that also introduce children to earth-friendly concepts. Everything you need to plan educational walking trips in your neighborhood— whether you’re in an urban, suburban, or rural community—can be found in Hey Kids! Out the Door, Let’s Explore! (page 6). Plan, plant, and harvest child- friendly gardens with Early Sprouts (page 49) and Hollyhocks and Honeybees (page 37). More than 100 environmentally friendly learning activities are included in Learn and Play the Green Way (page 38), each reusing common household items, helping children learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle. I’d also like to introduce the Go Green Rating Scale for Early Childhood Settings Handbook (page 27), the companion to the recently released Go Green Rating Scale for Early Childhood Settings. This handbook corresponds directly to the rating scale and off ers guidance as you improve your setting’s health and safety and participate in greener practices. Here’s to a great spring! Sincerely, Linda Hein Publisher PUB LISHEDBY R E DLEAF P R E SS PUB LISHEDBY R E DLEAF P R E SS LINDA HEIN • PUBLISHER • REDLEAF PRESS #540375-M $32.95 #804401-M $29.95 components to create a brain-based early learning environment. Spring!Spring!Spring!Celebrate Celebrate and Learn in Nature! Or *Pur lowe Men