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YOUNG SCIENTIST SERIES OUTDOOR EARLY LEARNING Celebrate Nature! Activities For Every Season Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh, MEd, CET II Create meaningful learning experiences for every sea- son with Celebrate Nature!, an activity book designed to help children ages three to eight reconnect with nature and promote their creativity. Each season — fall, winter, spring, and summer — introduces new themes, such as pumpkins, animal tracks, seeds, and the sun. Each theme provides early childhood educators with ideas to integrate nature into the classroom through song, dra- matic play, science discovery activities, language arts projects, and block building. Includes sample letters to families to strengthen the home-school connection. Pages: 304 / Size: 8.5 X 11 978-1-60554-034-4 $29.95 USD Early Childhood Activities For a Greener Earth Patty Born Selly Educate children about the impact and value that greener choices make in your classroom and communi- ty. Connect environmental issues with your daily curric- ulum in a sensitive, developmentally appropriate man- ner. This resource includes background information on environmental topics—including waste reduction and recycling, improving air quality, weather and climate change, and energy and toxicity reduction—and 100 lessons and activities that will excite children, engage families, and encourage communities to be green. 2014 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom PB / 224 pages / 8½" x 11" 978-1-60554-119-8 $29.95 USD Connecting Animals and Children in Early Childhood Patty Born Selly From family pets and wild animals to toys, stuffed ani- mals, and media images, animals are a central part of every child's landscape. This book examines the rea- sons why children should interact and connect with real animals, and it identifies the rich learning that results. You'll find heaps of foundational support and practical ideas to create authentic experiences that bring children and all kinds of species of animals together—including many adaptations if live animals are not permitted in your setting. Connecting Animals and Children in Early Childhood • Examines the basic qualities that make animals so appealing to children • Explains how animals impact children's cognitive, social-emotional, and inter- and intrapersonal development and growth • Includes an overview of the many ways animals are present in children's lives • Introduces authentic experiences with animals that are supportive of children's understanding and learning, and respectful to both animals and people • Provides real-life examples of how to bring animals into your classroom with suggestions for planning, ideas for finding the right pet, and resources for making experiences meaningful, relevant, and joyful for children 180 PAGES • 8" x 10" • Color photos throughout • Ages 2 to 8 978-1-60554-156-3 $24.95 USD Young Scientist Series, Ages 3–6 Ingrid Chalufour and Karen Worth Discovering Nature with Young Children Discovering Nature with Young Children guides teach- ers through an inquiry-based curriculum that builds on children's natural curiosity about the living world around them. From indoor terrarium and planting pro- jects to outdoor animal searches and habitat discus- sions, this step-by-step guide leads you through pre- paring yourself and your classroom; guiding children through both open and focused science explorations; and observing, assessing, and documenting their learning. Discovering Nature with Young Children 978-1-929610389 $25.95 USD 978-1-933653-150 $64.95 USD NET 978-1-933653-181 $85.95 USD NET Discovering Nature Trainers Set, Trainer's Guide & DVD Discovering Nature Complete Set Building Structures with Young Children From playground equipment to skyscrapers, struc- tures are everywhere. Building Structures with Young Children guides children’s explorations to help deepen their understanding of the physical science present in building block structures—including concepts such as gravity, stability, and balance. Looking at science in a new way, this field-tested curriculum supports the early development of important science-inquiry skills such as questioning, investigating, discussing, and formulating ideas and theories—all aimed at helping children. Building Structures with Young Children 978-1-929610501 $25.95 USD 978-1-933653-167 $64.95 USD NET 978-1-933653-198 $85.95 USD NET Building Structures Trainers Set, Trainer's Guide & DVD Building Structures Complete Set Exploring Water With Young Children Looking at science in a new way, Exploring Water with Young Children focuses children’s explorations to help deepen their understanding of water and its proper- ties—including concepts related to water’s flow, ap- pearance, and effect on objects. The third unit in the Young Scientist series, this field-tested curriculum supports the early development of important science inquiry skills such as questioning, investigating, dis- cussing, and formulating ideas and theories. Exploring Water with Young Children 978-1-929610549 $25.95 USD 978-1-933653-174 $64.95 USD NET 978-1-933653-204 $85.95 USD NET Exploring Water Trainers Set, Trainer's Guide & DVD Exploring Water Complete Set Redleaf Press in Canada: Bob Trattner: rdt.ok@rogers.com