About the Author:

Deborah Hewitt is an early childhood education specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education and provides staffing to Minnesota's Early Childhood Advisory Council. She is a coauthor of Play: The Pathway from Theory to Practice.

Deborah Hewitt 's Books

  • So This Is Normal Too? 2nd Edition

    Authors: Deborah Hewitt, Deborah Hewitt

    Product Code:
    540726 (Softbound)
    541938 (e-book)
    978-1-60554-072-6 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-193-8 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 3-6

    Description & More Details

    Tattling, aggression, and temper tantrums are examples of "normal" behaviors that can be difficult for teachers, caregivers, and families to handle. If ignored, these behaviors can grow into difficult, unappealing habits. So This Is Normal Too? Second Edition, focuses on how teachers can observe and identify children who need more specific support and provides effective and practical solutions to guide children as they learn new skills and improve behaviors. Filled with child development information on twenty-one skills and behaviors, this resource links early learning standards to behavior and skill challenges. It also includes action planning forms and family handouts.

    256 pages

  • Play: The Pathway from Theory to Practice

    Authors: Sandra Heidemann, Deborah Hewitt, Deborah Hewitt

    Product Code:
    326801 (Softbound)
    541716 (e-book)
    978-1-933653-73-0 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-171-6 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 1-5

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    Download Checklist and Planning Form

    Play skills are life skills that stay with children throughout their growing years. They are vital to the overall healthy development of children and help them understand a number of basic principles including recognizing symbols, solving conflict, and taking turns. An updated, expanded revision of the popular Pathways to Play, Play:Pathway from Theory to Practice contains practical suggestions and theoretical information for helping children thrive with play-based learning. Chapters include an explanation of the functional "Play Checklist" to help you observe children's emerging skills and pinpoint areas for improvement, instructions for writing specific and attainable goals for children, and case studies from real classrooms.

    304 pages

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