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Let's Talk Toddlers: A Practical Guide to High-Quality Teaching

Let's Talk Toddlers: A Practical Guide to High-Quality Teaching

Author: Marie Masterson, PhD
Product Code: 545752
ISBN: 978-1-60554-575-2
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Published by Redleaf Press New Product Free sample chapter

Practical strategies for toddler care

This user-friendly, strategy-packed book speaks to the realities, challenges, and needs of daily life with rambunctious, enthusiastic, unpredictable toddlers in group settings. The design and format of this book highlights informative and real-life examples, with immediate take-away action steps that detail solutions and resources for practice.

Let’s Talk Toddlers brings research about toddlers to life and presents it along with easy-to-understand strategies that can be applied immediately by caregivers to make each day go more smoothly in the classroom, increasing the quality of toddler care.

This book addresses the whole child in the context of family and community. It ensures the highest level of nurture for every area of children’s development, including physical, social-emotional, language, cognitive, and self-regulation skills; personal skills such as emotion and behavior regulation and self-care; as well as mental health and well-being.

Let’s Talk Toddlers includes:

  • Real-life vignettes that show best practices in action. Engaging scenarios provide a realistic picture of high-quality teaching and caregiving with culturally inclusive examples of daily interactions with toddlers.
  • Teacher Tips. Anecdotes share how teachers solved specific behavior and learning issues in their own classroom.
  • The Child’s Point of View. Reveals insights about the needs and perspectives of toddlers from their point of view.
  • Action Skills for Success. Application skills that help you reach specific goals with children and illustrate how to set up for children's success in behavior and learning
  • Fast Facts/Why this Works. Brief sections that introduce the research that supports the strategies provided.
  • Resources for Success. Additional material for exploration on professional websites and organizations, departments of education and national educational resources on school readiness.
  • Quick Questions – Simple Solutions. This feature at the end of each chapter poses questions about common frustrations and challenges with answers that offer "apply-on-the-spot" solutions.

Age focus: 1-3.
Softbound, 232 pgs.

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Review by: Miriam Beloglovsky - March 1, 2018
Let’s Talk Toddlers, beautifully describes the wonders of toddlerhood. Through engaging stories, Dr. Masterson gives the reader a joyful view of what it means to care for and educate toddlers. The book offers educators and families many practical strategies and ideas to support toddler’s growth and development.
Review by: Gigi Schweikert - March 1, 2018
Inspiring . . . Dr. Masterson’s new book Let’s Talk Toddlers, is just what the early childhood community needs. She sets the stage for understanding who toddlers really are and how to provide them with an environment that facilitates their desire and drive to learn and grow on their own terms.
Review by: Jean Barbre - March 1, 2018
Let's Talk Toddlers is full of insightful and practical tips and strategies for both new or seasoned professionals. Dr. Masterson addresses all the areas of child development that are essential for high-quality programs. This book needs to be in the hands of all toddler teachers.

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