About the Author:

Rae Pica is an education consultant dedicated to the development and education of the whole child. A former adjunct instructor at the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of 20 books, including the textbook Experiences in Movement and Music and What If Everybody Understood Child Development?: Straight Talk About Bettering Education and Children’s Lives. A popular keynote speaker, Rae also offers online courses and has shared her expertise with such groups as the Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau, Bright Horizons, the Centers for Disease Control, and schools, resource and referral agencies, and health departments throughout the country.

Rae Pica 's Books

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  • Spark a Revolution in Early Education: Speaking Up for Ourselves and the Children

    Author: Rae Pica

    Product Code:
    547718 (Softbound)
    547725 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-771-8 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-772-5 (e-book)
    Available: October 20, 2022

    Description & More Details

    Early childhood educators are facing a crucial inflection point in the profession. Research shows that children need movement and play and joy to learn to their fullest potential—yet the educational system pushes worksheets and takes away time outdoors, among many other harmful and developmentally inappropriate teaching practices. Educators everywhere are tired of witnessing unrealistic expectations and impossible attempts to accelerate child development, stripping children of authentic learning—and their giggles. They are disturbed by the inequities that exist in education and want to see every child provided with the good foundation a quality early education can supply. They are fed up with the nonsense depriving children of childhood, requiring them to teach in ways that they know aren’t right!

    $24.95  
    $24.95  
  • What If Everybody Understood Child Development?

    Author: Rae Pica

    Product Code:
    381848 (Paperback)
    ISBN:
    9781483381848 (Paperback)
    Age Focus: 4-8

    Description & More Details

    Learn about 29 topics critical to best practices in child development and education. Use the actionable insights from experts on topics such as Common Core, the self-esteem movement, and standardized testing. Start using what we know about child development to meet the needs of children.

    $24.95  
  • Acting Out! Avoid Behavior Challenges with Active Learning Games and Activities

    Author: Rae Pica

    Product Code:
    546964 (Softbound)
    546971 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-696-4 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-697-1 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 3-8

    Description & More Details

    Current policies in the early childhood field ask teachers to treat children as though they exist from the neck up—even though research clearly demonstrates that the mind-body connection is vital to development. Rae Pica, founder and director of Rae Pica Keynotes & Consulting and author of the Moving and Learning series, advocates for active learning, not only because it’s developmentally appropriate but because doing so promotes a calmer, friendlier, and less challenging learning environment.

    152 pages

    $26.95  
    $26.95  
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