About the Author:

Miriam Beloglovsky, MA, is a professor of early childhood education at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California, and has had the pleasure of advising and guiding students for over twenty-five years. She is a strong advocate for children, youth, and families, and consults and supports a variety of family, children, and youth programs, including THRIVE Family Development Network and My Street of Dreams. She has served as a keynote speaker, presenter, and board member to a number of organizations and conferences. Miriam is the coauthor of the popular award-winning Loose Parts series, Early Learning Theories Made Visible, and Design in Mind.

Learn more about Miriam's work at www.miriambeloglovsky.com/

Miriam Beloglovsky 's Books

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  • Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children

    Authors: Lisa Daly, Miriam Beloglovsky

    Product Code:
    542744 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-274-4 (Softbound)
    Age Focus: 0-6
    Full Color

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press Brain Child Award free sample Loose PartsLoose parts are natural or synthetic found, bought, or upcycled materials—acorns, hardware, stones, aluminum foil, fabric scraps, for example—that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Loose parts are alluring and beautiful. They capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity. With more than 550 color photographs of many kinds of loose parts in real early childhood settings, classroom stories, and a dynamic overview, this book provides inspiration and information about the ways loose parts support open-ended learning, enhance play, and empower children. With loose parts, the possibilities are endless.

    232 pages

  • Early Learning Theories Made Visible

    Authors: Miriam Beloglovsky, Lisa Daly

    Product Code:
    542362 (Softbound)
    9781605542362 (Softbound)
    Age Focus: 2–5

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press free sample Early Learning Theories Made Visible

    Go beyond reading about early learning theories and see what they look like in action in modern programs and teacher practices. With classroom vignettes and colorful photographs, this book makes the works of Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky, Abraham Maslow, John Dewey, Howard Gardner, and Louise Derman-Sparks visible, accessible, and easier to understand. Each theory is defined—through engaging stories and rich visuals—in relation to cognitive, social-emotional, and physical developmental domains. Use this book to build a stronger comprehension of the foundations of early learning theories and become more reflective and intentional in your work with young children.

    220 pages

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