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S H E D BY ED PR ESS LI LEAF S H E D BY ESS ED Explore the reasons and methods for developing ongoing partnerships with families. This book provides the tools and strategies you need to build the communication and support networks within which these partnerships thrive. The interactive, hands-on exercises and practical tools will help you create partnerships and involve families in their child’s care and education. Softbound, 168 pgs. LEAF NEW! Give children a gift of ten essential play experiences NEW! Tools to build better family involvement When children play, it can often create a mess, but what a beautiful mess it is! Creating a Beautiful Mess provides adults with the ten most important play experiences children need and show how they represent a balance that support learning, provide physical activity, encourage creative expression, and promote social and family connections. This is a book that can be enjoyed by early childhood professionals and families alike. Age focus: 3-6. Softbound, 184 pgs. Available June 2015. Creating a Beautful Mess #543864 $15.95 LI CD- ROM (E-book #543871 $15.95) S H E D BY ED R Learn easy and low-cost activities that families can use at home to help their children develop pre-literacy skills. Watching these programs provides you with tools to create better partnerships with families. Leader’s Guides are included as PDFs on each disc. Two Parents as Teaching DVDs, 21 Partners min. each. #801201 $169.95 ESS LI PR PUB Parent-Friendly Early Learning #535801 $22.95 Parent newsletters can be a great tool to keep families informed and involved. This practical how-to guide steers you through the process of creating and implementing a parent- provider newsletter. You’ll find advice on writing effective articles, design and layout suggestions, tips for scheduling and distribution, and more. Softbound, 108 pgs. Build a family-centered program PR LEAF From Parents to Partners #501401 $29.95 R ED Step-by-step guidance to create newsletters R S H E D BY (E-book #543178 $29.95) LI R The Parent Newsletter #536501 $24.95 PUB These tips and strategies will help you improve communication, better understand parents’ perspectives, address their fears, develop and uphold policies, and discuss child development. Detailed scenarios will help you create a climate of partnership and handle any conflicts that do happen. The user-friendly format makes it easy to start with the issues that are most pressing to you. Softbound, 136 pgs. PUB Work with—not just for—families ESS WORKING WITH PARENTS Shop Online at www.RedleafPress.org PR DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM, WHEN VIEWING ON A MOBILE DEVICE OR TABLET PUB LEAF 45 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL 44,45.wtr&spr.RP.2015.indd 21 11/5/14 4:31 PM