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Learning in Motion - Practical Strategies to Increase Learning and Development

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Learning in Motion - Practical Strategies to Increase Learning and Development

Includes over 100 theme-based activities, appropriate for ages 3 to 9, that were designed by therapists with over 15 years of experience working with young children. Organized by months of the year, it's easy to find appropriate therapeutic activities that reinforce the lesson topic of the day. Features lesson plans with goals, approximate time to complete, materials needed, objectives, detailed procedures, adaptations for those with special needs, and suggestions for multilevel instruction. Letters home explain the rationale for each activity and how parents or caregivers can reinforce the lessons. Indispensable for school-based therapists and teachers!
• Contents: Theories of Motor Development, Activity Goals, Activity Goal Descriptions, Monthly Activities and Parent Letters, Appendix: Activity Subjects for Letters of the Alphabet, Adaptations, Recipe Section.
• Written by Patricia Andermeier, OTR, BCP, Joan Kryzanowski, MS, OTR, BCP and Kristina Keller Moir, OTR, BCP. Paperback, 392 pages, 1998.

W029          $39.95   Add to cart
A Moving Child is a Learning Child

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A Moving Child is a Learning Child

Written in an engaging, down-to-earth style, this book connects the dots that link brain activity, motor and sensory development, movement, and early learning. The authors unveil the Kinetic Scale: a visual map of the active learning needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary graders that fits each child's individual timetable.
• Teachers and caregivers will find a wealth of information, actionable tips, and games they can use to support children's healthy development - all presented in a lively, full-color format with demonstrative diagrams and photos. A final section offers easy-to-implement "Smart Steps at Play" activities geared to the Kinetic Scale.
• Downloadable digital content includes printable versions of charts, games, and activities from the book, a PowerPoint presentation for use in professional development, handouts and activities for parents, and bonus "Smart Steps at Play" activities.
• Grounded in best practices and current research, this book is both a hands-on resource for any classroom teacher, care provider or parent, and a great tool for coaches, mentors, and professional development trainers.
• Written by Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy. Paperback, 324 pages, 2014.

W762          $9.95  $34.95 Add to cart
Practical Strategies for Elementary School Inclusion

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Practical Strategies for Elementary School Inclusion

Teachers of inclusion classes in elementary schools see students with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. It can be a formidable task to establish a safe, encouraging learning environment that will have a positive impact on all students. Many teachers feel uncertain about their ability to teach effectively while meeting the needs of the child who exhibits challenging behaviors. The inclusion teacher faces the additional challenge of establishing a productive, dynamic relationship with a co-teacher.
• Author June Stride is a veteran special educator who writes candidly and insightfully from her experience as teacher and department head. In this book she examines the implications and expressions of an inclusionary system and provides practical strategies, tips and reproducibles to help you make it work in your district for students and staff alike.
• Contents: What is inclusion?, Getting started, Enhancing your support for inclusion, Preparing for inclusion, Achieving success with collaborative relationships, Developing an optimal learning environment, Modifying the curriculum, and Assessing inclusion students.
• Written by June Stride. Paperback, 191 pages, 2005.

W941          $5.95  $24.95 Add to cart
50 Fantastic Things to Do with Preschoolers

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50 Fantastic Things to Do with Preschoolers

Written specifically for parents, the activities in these books will lead to excitement and enthusiasm for learning! Using objects easily found in most homes, this collection of purposeful play experiences will help children to develop key skills at their own pace and to make unhurried, important discoveries. Each activity in these books features easy-to-follow instructions, with plenty of tips and suggestions for extending the learning. Paperback, 88 pages each, 2013.

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VHS: Down Syndrome - The First 18 Months

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VHS: Down Syndrome - The First 18 Months

A reassuring and realistic introduction to the unique joys and challenges that children with Down Syndrome bring to their families during the critical first 18 months of life. Will Schermerhorn was inspired to make this video after his son with Down Syndrome was born, and he and his wife saw the need for information that would comfort and empower. The video is filled with adorable images of babies with Down Syndrome, inspiring stories of parents, and practical information from leading Down Syndrome experts. This is an inspiring and educational VHS tape for parents who want to know more, and an excellent tool for support groups, medical professionals, and libraries. 108 minutes, 2004.

W328   VHS     $5.95  $32.95 Add to cart
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