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2 INTRODUCTION by the families of children in the class), supports for creating the learning envi- ronment, and suggestions for evaluating children’s understanding of the topic. The overview is followed by activity ideas. To identify the areas of development and learning integrated into the activity, icons appear with each one: a l m p = Arts = Language = Math s e t = Science = Social Emotional = Technology = Physical Each chapter concludes with a family information page and a take-home family activity page, both of which can be photocopied from the book and dis- tributed to families. These pages can also be downloaded from the Growing, Growing Strong page at for electronic sharing or printing. INTEREST AREA MATERIALS Dramatic Play multiethnic dolls and toy people with different body types and hair types, including some with teeth empty shampoo and conditioner containers adaptive equipment for dolls and toy people, such as wheelchairs, crutches, glasses, and hearing aids hair dryer (without the cord) sunglasses and hats kneepads, wrist pads, and helmets eyeglass frames and eye patches ribbons, scarves, bows, and barrettes empty toothpaste containers clothesline and clothespins bath toys shoes and shoeshine brushes ice packs eye chart herbs and spices fabric of various sizes and textures baby bathtub or dishpan empty hot-water bottle nonbreakable full-body mirrors and hand mirrors