Tips and Activities for Optimal Learning
KEEPING YOUR SMILE
Caring for Children with Joy, Love, and Intention
Jeff A. Johnson
Manage stress, tension, or anxiety before it becomes an overarching obstacle.
Jeff A. Johnson, a child care professional who wrote about his own burnout in
Finding Your Smile Again, provides strategies and activities to help you maintain
a satisfying career in the fi eld. Included are profi les of professionals who have
experienced burnout and survived to become stronger, better care providers.
Softbound, 208 pgs.
“Tactics, tips, and tools for providers to take care of themselves so that
they can approach their work with more smiles than frowns.”
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BRAIN-BASED EARLY LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Connecting Theory and Practice
Give children stronger, more meaningful learning experiences with
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
Activities 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.
Age focus: 0–8. Softbound, 264 pgs.
To provide children with truly brain-compatible learning opportuni-
ties, all of the activities within any one category can really apply to multiple
categories. To help clarify how the activities are connected, logographic
symbols at the top of each activity indicate the different categories related
to each activity.
Each activity is broken into sections to help you with lesson planning.
Each activity includes
• the targeted age of children doing the activity;
5. Motor Skills
8. Natural Environment
to each activity.
Also See: Finding Your Smile Again (PAGE 17)