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101 Early Childhood / Activities COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL play- based activities to begin a lifetime of learning Very young children are rapidly changing and eagerly discovering the world. As a responsive caregiver, you support children’s development and create a nurturing environment filled with opportunities for them to joyfully explore, learn, and grow. This resource provides more than a hundred play-based activities to help infants, toddlers, and two- year-olds develop the skills they need to become active, happy lifelong learners. Each activity is easy to implement, engages children in playful experiences, and emphasizes primary and secondary learning outcomes in social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. Use this book to strengthen your understanding about how children grow and to create countless moments of nurturing through developmentally appropriate learning experiences. Learn more about the best practices for supporting young children’s growth and development in Foundations of Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos (ISBN 978-1-60554-085-6) . “Activities for Responsive Caregiving presents examples of easy-to-follow caregiving practices that promote child development. This book should be in the hands of every caregiver of very young children.” —Diana B. Hiatt-Michael, EdD, professor emeritus at Pepperdine University Jean Barbre, EdD, has thirty years of experience working with children and families as a licensed marriage and family therapist, preschool director, teacher, college instructor, national and international speaker, and guest presenter on public television. Dr. Barbre holds a master’s degree in child and family studies from California State University, Long Beach; a master’s degree in counseling from California State University, Fullerton; and a doctorate in educational leadership from Pepperdine University. She is also the author of Foundations of Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos. ISBN 978-1-60554-084-9 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $24.95