Librarians and educators can shake up storytimes, help children stay healthy, and encourage a lifelong love of reading with Dietzel-Glair’s easy-to-use resource. Demonstrating exactly how to use children’s books to engage preschool-age children through movement, it’s loaded with storytimes that will have children standing up tall, balancing as they pretend to walk across a bridge, or even flying around the room like an airplane. Presenting hundreds of ideas, this all-in-one book is divided into six sections: “Art” spotlights titles that are natural hooks for art or craft activities alongside ideas on how to create art just like the character in the story, while an appendix includes art patterns that can be used as coloring sheets; “Games” includes searching games, follow-the-leader games, and guessing games to enhance the books in this section; “Movement” features books that kids can jump, stomp, clap, chomp, waddle, parade, wiggle, and stretch with; “Music” chooses books perfect for activities like shaking a maraca, singing, dancing between the pages, and creating new sound effects; “Playacting” lets kids pretend along with the characters in these books, whether it’s washing their face, swimming with fish, or hunting a lion; “Props” encourages storytime leaders to bring out their puppets, flannelboard pieces, and scarves—these books have enough props for everyone in the program to have a part. Each chapter includes as much instruction as possible for a wide range of motions. Pick and choose the amount of movement that is right for your storytime crowd, or do it all!
Few children can communicate effectively before eighteen months of age, but sign language can allow baby and parent to reduce the frustration up to a year earlier. With more than 450 full-color photos, text, and sidebars, Knack Baby Sign Language provides a user-friendly, efficient method to learn and teach a baby sign language. Organized by age, it provides signs appropriate to use with babies, with toddlers, and with older children for whom signing with games, songs, and rhymes is enriching. The signs can also be used with special needs children and those with delayed communication abilities.
Are you keen to give your baby the very best start in life and make every moment that you have together count? Based on The Baby Club, the ground-breaking CBeebies show, Play & Learn With Your Baby is packed with bite-sized activities that you can enjoy with your baby - explore everyday objects, have fun talking, singing, telling stories, then mellowing out. Discover the psychology and child development theory that underpins every activity, and how you can apply those principles to everything you do with your baby - at nappy time, bath time, in the park, and on the bus. Bringing discovery, songs and stories to your daily activities with your little one is simple, but transformative for your baby's developing language skills, motor skills, emotional development, and more. Now everyone is invited to a baby club - anytime, anywhere.
A guide for parents on reading to their children offers specific title suggestions, discusses what type of books to read, and describes how, when, and where to read to each of five age groups from newborns to five-year-olds.