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Jeff A. Johnson


Jeff A. Johnson spent twenty-five years as a child care provider in center- and home-based programs. He now works full time as an author, keynote speaker, podcaster, toymaker, and early learning advocate. He is the author or coauthor of eight Redleaf Press books.

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Jeff A. Johnson's Books

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  • Keeping Your Smile (e-book): Caring for Children with Joy, Love, and Intention

    Author: Jeff A. Johnson
    Product Code: 541976
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-197-6

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    Published by Redleaf Press e-book

    As an early childhood professional, yours is one of the most important and challenging careers. Many caregivers, however, get so involved in caring for others that they fail to care for themselves. You owe it to yourself to take care of your own needs so that you can continue to grow and be happy in your career. With strategies, stories, activities, tips, and tools, you will learn how to take action before stress takes over and keep your head and heart in the right place while caring for children.

    224 pgs.

  • Let's Play: (Un)Curriculum Early Learning Adventures

    Authors: Jeff A. Johnson, Denita Dinger
    Product Code: 541273
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-127-3

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    Published by Redleaf Press

    Children's play is focused, purposeful, and full of learning. As children play, they master motor development, learn language and social skills, think creatively, and make cognitive leaps. Let's Play provides a variety of budget-friendly, child-centered experiences that lead to countless learning opportunities. Each chapter outlines an open-ended play adventure with instructions, photographs, and fresh ideas for children to explore everything from worms to magnets. These activity starters were all tested by a slew of early childhood professionals in a variety of settings—including classrooms and in-home child care programs—and approved by the children they work with. Each of the thirty-nine adventures are simple, flexible, engaging, and packed with learning, and they support the philosophy that the best learning is done when children are allowed freedom to play.

    Age focus: 3-5. Softbound, 224 pgs.

  • Let's All Play: A Group Learning (Un)Curriculum

    Authors: Jeff A. Johnson, Denita Dinger
    Product Code: 543642
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-364-2

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    Published by Redleaf Press free sample Let's All Play

    Let children experience the learning power of play—together! Let's All Play provides 40 all-new adventures that support children's social skill development through thoughtful group play, interaction, and conversation. These play experiences help children engage with each other and the world around them, all of which leads to rich learning. This book also encourages you to reflect on the value of children's play through deep thinking activities.

    Let's All Play builds on the early learning principles presented in Jeff A. Johnson and Denita Dinger's first book together, Let Them Play, and the open-ended learning adventures in their second book, Let's Play.

    Age focus: 2–6. Softbound, 184 pgs.

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