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WHEN VIEWING ON A MOBILE DEVICE -- DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM NEW from Redleaf Press Shop Online at Available December 2014. Early Learning Theories Made Visible #542362 $39.95 LI S H E D BY ED R As an educator, you care deeply about working with young children and strive for quality in your program. This book explains why learning about foundational theory supports the ways you care for and teach children. With stories, anecdotes, and a discussion about the strong connection between theory and quality, this guide will help you understand the value of applying your knowledge of educational theory to your work as you refine your practices, create thoughtful curriculum, and do your best to raise the standards of early childhood education. Softbound, 104 pgs. ESS NEW! A call to raise the standards of early childhood education PR LEAF Go beyond reading about early learning theories and see what they look like in action in modern programs and teacher practices. With classroom vignettes and colorful photographs, this book makes the works of Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky, Abraham Maslow, John Dewey, Howard Gardner, and Louise Derman- Sparks visible, accessible, and easier to understand. Each theory is defined— through stories and photos—in relation to cognitive, social-emotional, and physical developmental domains. Use this book to build a true comprehension of the foundations of early learning theories. Softbound, 220 pgs. PUB ED R (E-book #542973 $19.95) S H E D BY ESS LI PR Theories of Practice #542874 $19.95 PUB NEW! An accessible way to understand early learning theories LEAF (E-book #543833 $39.95) Available November 2014. S H E D BY ESS LI ED R Available October 2014. Loose Parts #542744 $29.95 PR Loose parts are natural or synthetic, found, bought, or upcycled materials—acorns, hardware, stones, aluminum foil, or fabric scraps, for example—that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Loose parts are alluring and beautiful. They capture children’s curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity. With more than 550 color photographs of loose parts in real early childhood settings, classroom stories, and a dynamic overview, this book provides inspiration and information about the ways loose parts support open-ended learning, enhance play, and empower children. With loose parts, the possibilities are endless. Age focus: 0–8. Softbound, 232 pgs. PUB NEW! Inspire children’s play with loose parts LEAF (E-book #542751 $29.95) WHEN VIEWING ON A MOBILE DEVICE -- DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM 3