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Gaye Gronlund, MA


Gaye GronlundGaye Gronlund, MA, is an early childhood consultant and trains educators, administrators, and policy makers across the country. She is a former preschool, kindergarten, and primary teacher of both regular and special education. Gaye holds a master's degree in adult learning and early childhood education.

Visit her Website: www.gayegronlund.com.

Gaye Gronlund, MA's Books

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  • Why Children Play: A Family Companion to Developmentally Appropriate Play

    Authors: Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA
    Product Code: 541020
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-102-0

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    Published by Redleaf Press

    As an early childhood professional, you know that play is essential for young children's learning. With Why Children Play, you can share this important message with families and help them advocate for the best—and most advantageous—play experiences for their children. This educational booklet will help families:

    • Understand the benefits of engaging, high level play
    • Recognize how play develops children's academic skills
    • Identify high-level play
    • Support children's play by interacting and showing interest

    $24.95 for a pack of 25 booklets; each booklet is 12 pages

  • Planning for Play, Observation, and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten

    Authors: Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA
    Product Code: 541136
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-113-6

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    published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

    Play is an important vehicle for learning in the early years. With intentional planning frameworks, Planning for Play, Observation, and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten provides tools and strategies to organize and develop curriculum around high-level, purposeful play. Practical application techniques help you create a cycle of planning and observation as they use a play-based curriculum to help young children thrive in your classroom.

    Age focus: 3—6. Softbound, 232 pgs.

    e-book available

  • Focused Observations, Second Edition: How to Observe Young Children for Assessment and Curriculum Planning

    Authors: Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Marlyn James MA
    Product Code: 541068
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-106-8

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    Intentional teaching begins with focused observations and systematic documentation of children's learning and development. Focused Observations, Second Edition, explains why observation is one of the best methods to get to know each child well, track progress, and plan individualized curriculum. It also provides tools and techniques to help you strengthen your observations, create portfolios with rich documentation, and support each child. You will also learn how to share your findings with families and grow as an observer through review and reflection activities. Learn answers to common questions about observation, including

    • Why should I use observation in my classroom?
    • What does effective observation and documentation look like?
    • How do I fit observation in so that it doesn't take away from teaching and interacting with children?
    • How do observation and documentation work with early learning guidelines?

    An interactive CD-ROM with nineteen vignettes of children in action provide opportunities to practice observing children and capturing what you see.

    Age focus: 2-6. Softbound book, 232 pgs., and CD-ROM.

    e-book coming soon

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