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Carol Garhart Mooney


Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood educator for more than forty years. She is the author of Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget, and Vygotsky; Theories of Attachment: An Introduction to Bowlby, Ainsworth, Gerber, Brazelton, Kennell, and Klaus; and Use Your Words: How Teacher Talk Helps Children Learn. Carol has received the Distinguished Faculty Award for teaching at Granite State College, and was twice named Early Educator of the year. She won NH Press Woman's Awards for Family Pages writing and is a past president of NHAEYC.
She lives in Dover, NH.

Carol Garhart Mooney's Books

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  • Use Your Words: How Teacher Talk Helps Children Learn

    Author: Carol Garhart Mooney
    Product Code: 155401
    ISBN: 978-192961067-9

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    Author Interviews

    Where did our computer crash? If Gabriel woke up on the wrong side of the bed, which is the right side?

    When adults speak, children listen. It may not always seem that way, but it's true. Children count on us to make sense of the world for them, and talking to—and with—them is one way we do this.

    Use Your Words examines adults' communication and its influence on children's behavior and learning.

    From the author of the Redleaf Press best seller Theories of Childhood, this humorous and thoughtful guide looks closely at opportunities teachers commonly miss.

    Among them are the ability to:

    • support cognitive development through meaningful conversation
    • develop receptive language (words children understand) and expressive language (words children can say)
    • avoid and address behavioral issues in the classroom

    Use Your Words also offers ways to transform the language you use in the classroom -- with a wealth of classroom examples -- to say exactly what you want to say to children.

    Whether you're a new teacher or a classroom veteran, this must-have guide will help you fill your classroom with rich, warm conversations for both children and adults. Softbound, 136 pgs.

  • Theories of Attachment: An Introduction to Bowlby, Ainsworth, Gerber, Brazelton, Kennell, and Klaus

    Author: Carol Garhart Mooney
    Product Code: 181901
    ISBN: 978-1-933653-38-9

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    Learn what prominent theorists say about bonding, attachment, separation and stranger anxiety, and the best practices for infant care. This introductory guide makes it easy to learn about John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, Magda Gerber, John Kennell, Marshall Klaus, and T. Berry Brazelton.

    e-book available Age Focus: 0-3. Softbound, 144 pages.

  • Swinging Pendulums: Cautionary Tales for Early Childhood Education

    Author: Carol Garhart Mooney
    Product Code: 540801
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-080-1

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    Filled with thirty essays on topics that raise questions for discussion—including issues on professionalism, health and safety, curriculum, regulations, discipline, and caring communities—Swinging Pendulums is a great tool for staff development or a staff book club. Each essay will help you more thoroughly reflect on the policies and teaching methods you use and consider the reasons why some ideas may or may not work in your program. Softbound, 176 pgs.

    e-book available

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