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INTELLECTUAL AN D SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Building Brains 600 Activity Ideas for Young Children Suzanne R. Gellens This book can be used by early childhood profession- als in any setting (child care centers, home-based family child care) to help develop lesson plans. It can also be used by post-secondary educators to augment textbooks that are philosophical but lack practical appli- cation. Parents may also find this resource useful. Contains 600 developmentally appropriate activity ideas for children ages 0-5. Activities are organized by age (infant/toddler and preschool/pre-k) and domain (development of the senses, emotional development, social, physical, and intellectual). A chapter on brain development is also included. 978-1-60554-117-4 $44.50 Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms Ann Gadzikowski Nearly every early childhood classroom has an ex- ceptionally bright child. These strategies help you create a richer learning environment where excep- tionally bright children are encouraged to learn be- yond prescribed curriculum goals. Challenging Ex- ceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Class- rooms will help you identify exceptionally bright children, includes ideas to help you change the pace, level, or method of teaching in response to the needs of individual children, and provides guidance for working with families. PB / 192 pages / Age focus: 3-6 978-1-60554-116-7 $51.95 Brain Insight Cards, set of 6 Deborah McNelis Quick & easy brain-building activity ideas These quick activity ideas benefit children's brain development in fun and easy ways. Each card pro- vides a learning activity idea and includes an explana- tion about how it enhances brain development. These Brain Insights activity cards are compact and portable, making it easy to jumpstart interactive play anywhere throughout the day. This complete set includes one each of the Brain Insights card sets: My First Year, Fun While I'm One, More to Do While I'm Two, Play with Me While I'm Three, Let's Learn More While I'm Four, and Help Me Thrive While I'm Five. There are 40 activity ideas for each age group. Brain Child Award Age focus: 0-5. My First Year: Making Connections with Infants 978-1-60554-299-7 $19.50 Fun While I'm One: Making Connections with One-Year-Olds 978-1-60554-302-4 $19.50 More to Do While I'm Two: Making Connections with Two-Year-Olds 978-1-60554-300-0 $19.50 Play with Me While I'm Three: Making Connections with Three-Year-Olds 978-1-60554-303-1 $19.50 Let's Learn More While I'm Four: Making Connections with Four-Year-Olds 978-1-60554-301-7 $19.50 Help Me Thrive While I'm Five: Making Connections with Five-Year-Olds 978-1-60554-304-8 $19.50 Intellectual Development Riley, Carns, Klinkner, Ramminger, Sisco Sorting blocks and singing nursery rhymes are a few of the common pastimes in early childhood programs, and though teachers encourage them, they may not know the reasons why. Research shows, however, that these activities pro- mote intellectual development, and this book will help teachers answer the question, “Why do we do what we do?” Intellectual Development explains the science behind early childhood practices that nurture intellectual development, and the shortcomings of others, in terms that are easy to understand. This book also contains discussion questions, recommended readings, and complete references to original sources. 978-1-933653-631 $36.95 Social & Emotional Development Riley, San Juan, Klinkner, Ramminger Find out what the research says about common early child- hood program practices, such as playing "Simon Says" or holding children while feeding them—time-tested activities you intuitively know help young children. Social and Emo- tional Development explores the effectiveness of these early learning tools and helps answer the question, "Why do we do what we do?" Research shows that these activities promote children’s social and emotional development. This practical and accessible book explains the research behind many common, wise early childhood practices, as well as the shortcomings of others. 978-1-933653-30-3 $36.95 Nurturing Young Children's Disposition to Learn Sara Wilford, MSEd, MEd When young children’s learning styles are recognized and nurtured, they are more inclined to develop social- ly, emotionally, and mentally. Find out how brain re- search, social issues, and individual dispositions im- pact children’s learning. Gain perspective on the prac- tices used in your school with an examination of class- room ideas inspired by a trip to Reggio Emilia, Italy, early learning standards from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and how observation and communication skills are essential in building children’s unique strengths. 978-1-933653-47-1 $41.50 Brain-Based Early Learning Activities Connecting Theory and Practice Nikki Darling-Kuria Give children stronger, more meaningful learning expe- riences with 80 brain-based activities that engage both hemispheres of the brain. Each activity promotes learn- ing in the areas of language, mathematics, science, art, music, and the environment and encourages physical, social, and emotional development. Included are mate- rials lists, extension activities, variations for multi- sensory exploration, components for diversity, and an explanation of the brain connections being made. Brain-Based Early Learning Activities also provides a comprehensive overview of early brain development and key components necessary to create a brain-based early learning environment. PB / 264 Pages / 8.5 X 11 978-1-933653-86-0 $44.50 Redleaf Press in Canada: Bob Trattner: