EMERGENT CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTINGS From Theory to Practice Susan Stacey The emergent curriculum philosophy unites children’s budding interest with the educational framework you construct based on your professional training and experience. This book takes an in-depth look at emergent curriculum’s components and how they can improve the learning culture in early childhood programs. It also includes information on how to observe, refl ect, interpret, document, and plan long- term projects. Softbound, 184 pgs. #533601-N $29.95 Teach with Child-Centered and Hands-On Experience Cu r r i c u l u m / A c t i v i t i e s - P r e s c h o o l MAIL U 10 Yorkton Court • St. Paul, MN • 55117-1065FAXT TOLL-FREE: 800-641-0115 OUTSIDE THE U.S.: 651-641-0115 ARE YOU LISTENING? Fostering Conversations that Help Young Children Learn Lisa Burman Create a culture of conversation in your early childhood setting with fi eld-tested methods that support children’s social, cognitive, and language skills. This child- oriented, original model uses conversation as a learning tool in the classroom that is compatible with emergent and Reggio approaches. Softbound, 200 pgs. #150141-N $27.95 DIFFERENTIATING FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, SECOND EDITION Teaching Strategies Across the Content Areas, PreK-3 Joan Franklin Smutny & S.E. Von Fremd Promote creative thinking and intellectual discovery across key learning areas as you support the unique experiences and learning styles of diverse young learners. These creative, differentiated teaching strategies help you meet the individual learning needs of all young children and encourage their future academic success. Age focus: 5–8. Softbound, 280 pgs. #975568-N $38.95 HANDS-ON LEARNING! More Than 1000 Activities for Young Children Using Everyday Objects Gwen Snyder Kaltman Make hands-on learning activities using inexpensive, readily available objects. These activities complement any curriculum, can be modifi ed to respond to children’s developmental levels, and are grouped into the areas of literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, physical development, and creativity. Age focus: 3–8. Softbound, 152 pgs. #970952-N $23.95 THE GIANT ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LESSON PLANS FOR CHILDREN 3 TO 6 Kathy Charner, Editor More than 250 lesson plans created by teachers for teachers. Softbound, 544 pgs. #326001-N $34.95 PUB LISHEDBY R E DLEAF P R E SS NURTURING YOUNG CHILDREN’S DISPOSITION TO LEARN Sara Wilford Help young students succeed to their fullest potential by understanding their individual learning styles and fostering their inclinations to learn, explore, and grow. Using ideas inspired by a visit to Reggio Emilia, Italy, early learning standards from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, recent research, and innovative approaches, you can make learning an enjoyable and achievable experience. Age focus: 1–5. Softbound, 176 pgs. #150131-N $27.95 PUB LISHEDBY R E DLEAF P R E SS PUB LISHEDBY R E DLEAF P R E SS 39 “Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood Settings is a thoughtful dissection of an incredible teaching method. Susan Stacey is obviously a powerful thinker because she can take a huge, abstract idea and parcel it out into comprehensible input. Until reading this book, I had never so clearly understood how to create an emergent curriculum on my own.” —Catie Dalton Teacher, Researcher Portland, OR