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NEW FOR 2016 Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers Lisa Daly, Miriam Beloglovsky This follow-up to the wildly popular Loose Parts: Inspir- ing Play in Young Children brings the fun of found objects to infants and toddlers. A variety of new and innovative loose parts ideas are paired with beautiful photography to inspire safe loose parts play in your infant toddler environment. Learn about the safety considerations of each age group and how to appropri- ately select materials for your children. Captivating classroom stories and proven science, provide the context for how this style of play supports children's development and learning. Because the possibilities are endless, each child can use the materials appropriate for their developmental level and safely explore their world. Age focus: 0–3. Softbound, 272 pgs. 978-1-60554-464-9 $29.95 USD Available May 2016 Loose Parts Inspiring Play in Young Children Lisa Daly, Miriam Beloglovsky Loose parts are natural or synthetic found, bought, or upcycled materials—acorns, hardware, stones, alumi- num foil, fabric scraps, for example—that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Loose parts are alluring and beautiful. They cap- ture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagina- tion, and encourage creativity; the possibilities are endless with loose parts. With more than 550 color photographs, this book provides inspiration about the ways loose parts support open-ended learning, enhance play, and empower children. PB / 148 pages / 978-1-60554-274-4 $29.95 USD Roots and Wings, Third Edition: 978-1-60554-455-7 Affirming Culture in Early Childhood Stacey York Use the updated activities, examples, and research to improve your anti-bias and multicultural education programs. This clear and practical guide includes ex- panded information on English Language Learners, family engagement, culturally responsive teaching, and staff training. Create a positive environment for working with diverse groups of children and families. Age focus: 0–8. Softbound, 296 pgs. $44.95 USD Available June 2016 Supporting Positive Behavior Gigi Schweikert The foundation for positive behavior begins before a child enters the classroom. Properly preparing the environment can help young children make good be- havioral choices from the moment they walk through the door. Learn to use age appropriate design to pro- mote engagement, encourage exploration, and allow for movement. This easy to use workbook also teaches you to create routines that allow children to make good choices, assess whether your expectations of the chil- dren are appropriate, and be proactive in preventing behavior issues. Age focus: 2–5. Softbound, 80 pgs. (Set of 3) 9781605542300 $21.95 USD Available July 2016 Responding to Behavior Gigi Schweikert Children learn what is acceptable and what is not by testing the behavioral boundaries. One of the most important goals in the early childhood classroom is helping children learn appropriate social norms and self- control. Even with an environment and routine to pro- mote positive behavior, children will make inappropriate choices. Discover ways to model good choices for chil- dren and use positive classroom management to help children develop appropriate behavior. Age focus: 2–5. Softbound, 80 pgs. (Set of 3) 9781605542317 $21.95 USD Available July 2016 Guiding Challenging Behavior Gigi Schweikert You may be the first to notice a child who is struggling with behavior. What do you do to help the child suc- ceed? This user-friendly workbook guides you through the process of supporting children with challenging behavior. Learn how to assess the situation and the behavior, document patterns of behavior, and share your concerns. Tips and tools for getting the support of parents, realizing your own limits, and for determining if your program is the best fit for the child's needs. Age focus: 2–5. Softbound, 80 pgs. (Set of 3) 9781605542324 $21.95 USD Available July 2016 Redleaf Press in Canada: Bob Trattner: