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REFLECTING CHILDREN’S LIVES,
A Handbook for Planning Your Child-Centered Curriculum
Deb Curtis & Margie Carter
Plan an effective, child-centered curriculum with inspiration and
ideas from this updated classroom handbook. Whether you are new
to the fi eld or an experienced educator, this second edition of the
popular Refl ecting Children’s Lives is a helpful tool as you chart your
thinking and consider new possibilities for curriculum planning.
Classroom stories, self-assessment activities, and quick checklists
are found throughout, as well as two new chapters—one focused
on guiding children as they play and learn and one on teaching
academics in a meaningful way. Age focus: 3–5. Softbound, 264 pgs.
“When you refl ect children’s lives in your planning, you’ll
discover academic learning becomes meaningful for the
children, not merely a nod to meeting standards.”
ONE, TWO, WHAT CAN I DO?
Dance and Music for the Whole Day
Connie Bergstein Dow
Keep the day moving with 112 playful dance activities, each
providing children with opportunities to exercise, practice
and improve age-appropriate large motor skills, and develop
body awareness and control. Use these movement activities
during greetings and goodbyes, group time, transitions, and
group-movement exploration. Accessible and adaptable for
all children, including those with special needs, each dance-
and-music pairing is irresistibly fun and supports children’s
physical, social and emotional, and kinesthetic learning. Two
music CDs are included with songs and instrumentals written
and performed by Debbie Clement. Age focus: 3–6. Spiral,
200 pgs., and 2 CDs, 150 min.
“Creative dance can be integrated into almost any early
childhood environment and used as a tool to stimulate
learning and teach subjects across the curriculum.”
CD ONLY - ONE, TWO, WHAT CAN I DO?
Add music to every part of your day with this collection of fun songs.
43 tracks—12 songs and 31 instrumentals—written and performed
by Debbie Clement. Lyric book included. 2 CDs, 150 min.