About the Author:

Nola Larson has spent her entire career in the early childhood field in a variety of positions. She earned a bachelor's degree in child development-kindergarten education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a masters of education degree in professional development with an emphasis in special education, from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She has taught early childhood education in a nursery school, a day care center, and a Head Start program and also taught in the public schools as a kindergarten teacher. For ten years, Nola was an early childhood instructor at Western Wisconsin Technical College-La Crosse, WI, where she started the program, taught a variety of courses, and supervised student teachers. She was part of a national training and technical assistance network that provided consultation to Head Start programs, specifically in the areas of assessment, disability services, child development, and curriculum. Most recently, she coordinated the development and publication of the New Portage Guide Birth to Six, a developmental assessment and activity planning system for children from birth to six years old. Publications: Transition Magician: Strategies for Guiding Young Children in Early Childhood Programs (Redleaf Press, 1994) Transition Magician 2: More Strategies for Guiding Young Children in Early Childhood Programs (Redleaf Press, 2000) Transition Magician for Families: Helping Parents and Children with Everyday Routines (Redleaf Press, 2001) New Portage Guide Birth to Six, (Portage Project, 2004) Nola presents on early childhood topics, including workshops based on the Transition Magician books she co-authored. She says that it gives her great joy to see how excited people get about our ideas and to actually see positive changes in the classrooms. Website: www.transitionmagician.com

Nola Larson 's Books

  • Transition Magician Set

    Authors: Nola Larson, Mary Henthorne, Barbara Plum

    Product Code:
    414801 (Softbound Book Set)
    ISBN:
    414801 (Softbound Book Set)

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    Plan transition times so children aren't hurting each other, toys aren't left all over the place, and you know where everyone is ! This two-volume set features more than 400 original learning activities. Ideas such as Buddy Buckets, Spider Wands, and Pom-Pom Pals make possible silky smooth activity changes. Toddler and special needs activities to complete your program's approach are included.

    $49.95  
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    Read a sample chapter of this book!

    Use these 200+ activities for any transition time. Simple tools to help evaluate environments and schedules, as well as toddler and special needs activities, are included.

    224 pages

    $29.95  
  • Description & More Details



    Read a sample chapter of this book!

    Plan transition times so that children aren't hurting each other, toys aren't left all over the place, and you know where everyone is! This book features more than 200 original learning activities to help guide children through smooth transitions.

    136 pages

    $25.95  
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