December 11, 2017 | rasberrye
For children, reading level and experience level are not always the same. Eager readers are often interested in ideas and topics that seem advanced, but situations and subjects that sixth graders can handle with aplomb may be emotionally confusing for a younger child. Early and eager readers deserve stories they can get into, information that's challenging and up-to-date, and ideas that are new and stimulating, all while remaining age appropriate. Here, children's lit expert Isaacs offers 300 book recommendations for early able readers ages 4-10, honing in on writing that will challenge but not frustrate young readers.
Teach your baby how to sign. Children can look at the picture, feel the touches, and learn to sign! The book features 25 signs and first words that your child should be using by age two. And all of this is provided in a sturdy, lightweight board book with touch and feels on every spread that's just right for little fingers to handle on their own!.
Bestselling author Eric Rosswood covers every aspect of fatherhood for gay men in this essential guide to growing your family in the post-DOMA era. Unlike other parenting books that have whole chapters focusing on things specifically related to mothers (such as how to get the perfect latch when breastfeeding), this parenting book replaces those sections with things relevant to gay dads. It covers topics like how to find LGBT friendly pediatricians, how to find LGBT friendly schools, how to childproof your home with style, how to answer awkward and prying questions about your family from strangers, examples for what two-dad families can do on Mother's Day, and much more.
Embrace family life with creativity at its heart. The Creative Family Manifesto is a guide to using the simple tools around you--your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials--to relax, play, and grow together as a family. When you learn to awaken your family's creativity, wonderful things will happen: you'll make meaningful connections with your children, your children's imaginations will flourish, and you'll learn to express love and gratitude for each other.
Teens often worry about school, friends, dating, and what the future holds. But chronic worrying can take a toll both mentally and physically--leading to insomnia, difficulty paying attention, and even headaches and stomachaches. Written by a Harvard faculty member and expert in teen anxiety, this is the first book to target chronic, debilitating worry in teens, and offers effective, easy-to-understand cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) exercises to alleviate worry symptoms and prevent them from escalating into full-blown generalized anxiety disorder.
The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn offers practical tips for beginners and open-ended challenges for advanced makers. Each project features non-technical, step-by-step instructions with photos and illustrations to ensure success and expand your imagination. You will learn recyclables hacks, smartphone tweaks, paper circuits, e-textiles, musical instruments, coding and programming, 3-D printing, and much, much more!
The Big Book of Organic Baby Food makes it simple for moms and dads to kick-start a lifetime of healthy eating without spending hours in the kitchen, without paying premium prices for organic baby food products, and without losing their sanity (or what s left of it) along the way. Created by nutritionist and mom Stephanie Middleberg, this nutritional guide and cookbook is the only baby food book any family will ever need, covering everything from first bites for babies through family meals with toddlers in a playfully designed, easy-to-use format. A wealth of recipes for the full range of stages without shorting any along the way, with recipes for 125 purees and 125 finger foods, snacks, toddler meals, and family dinners.
Potty training is not easy, but Brucks has provided a simple guide to potty training your child for the first, last, and only time. After caring for numerous children of potty training age one thing had become abundantly clear: parents can get through it without losing their minds. Here Brucks outlines her intensive, effective potty training method with clarity, humor, and understanding.
With limited resources for hopeful home birth parents, the unknowns can feel overwhelming. The Many Faces of Home Birth fills that void for knowledge by providing a rare glimpse into the private moments of twenty-five unique and modern home births from around the world. With honesty, humor, and confidence, these personal narratives and shared experiences leave readers with the understanding that home birth isn't just for one type of woman. Through this exciting collection of personal narratives, The Many Faces of Home Birth sheds light on the varied and fascinating experiences of women choosing home birth. Anyone even remotely interested in home birth will want to pull up a chair and witness one of the most intimate moments in each family's life. From the Redwoods of California to a converted cowshed in Ireland, readers will be not only entertained but also exposed to how home birth really looks, feels, and sounds. Expectant parents will come away with a deep understanding and sense of security that if others have done this, they can too.
Parenting expert Noel Janis-Norton gives you simple steps to deal with the unique challenges and joys of raising motivated, cooperative and confident boys. Using the foolproof techniques that have been developed over many years of working with families, Noel shows parents how to get back in charge.
Provides a selection of forty-two activities designed to help teens deal with anxiety, discussing how to change anxiety-producing thoughts, do breathing exercises, and develop problem-solving skills to help cope with the issue.
The Asperkid's Game Plan looks from the inside at the learning style of children with Asperger syndrome and explains how to introduce structured play that engages Asperkids and explicitly addresses ASD weaknesses while reinforcing ASD strengths.
Showing how just about anything can be turned into an opportunity for learning and growth, the book is full of go-to ideas for making simple play equipment in the home or classroom and using it to develop core skills that Asperkids struggle with, from fine motor and social skills, to planning and organization. Whether it's origami math, fried marbles, or a bug's eye view scavenger hunt, every game, project, and idea in the book is explained with clear directions and learning objectives and illustrated with color photographs.
Jennifer O'Toole's enthusiastic approach and fun lessons, based on Montessori principles, will inspire and motivate parents, educators, and therapists to make purposeful play a part of every Asperkid's day.
Using a unique chronological structure that helps parents navigate baby's first 365 days, Baby Day by Day provides new parents with everything they need to know about looking after their child, from birth to twelve months.
Written by a panel of pediatricians, child psychologists, nutritionists, and complementary medicine experts, Baby Day by Day provides an unbiased approach to baby care that gives the pros and cons of various approaches, including sleep training, managing crying, and breastfeeding issues.
Providing answers to common queries and baby dilemmas, suggestions for age-appropriate games and developmentally stimulating things to do with your baby, as well as a comprehensive health section discussing common childhood ailments, Baby Day by Day also looks at the most recent discoveries about how babies' minds work and how parents can use these insights to guide their child's development.
New parents take heart - you can boost your baby's development, bond with your newborn and infant, and get back into shape after pregnancy through play! Baby Play for Every Day highlights a simple baby play activity for every day of the year, so you can combine bonding and baby development while having fun with your new baby. There's no need to turn to boring, theoretical books on development or do complicated exercises to boost your baby's development. Instead, have fun, and get back into shape with simple newborn activities.
Babies do wake at night, but you can help them to learn to sleep with some gentle guidance. This book provides simple and easy techniques to help you establish positive sleep habits early on that will pay dividends in the long term.
Conscious Parenting is a great resource for parents seeking advice on optimal vegan nutrition and the importance of unplugging and having quiet time in nature for today's children. Anchored by extensive research on the importance of diet and environment by the world's leading authority on spiritual nutrition, the book is packed with advice and information to help you
* choose authentic, organic, vegan food for optimal health;
* support your child's emotional, social, and mental development;
* counter the effects of environmental toxins and harmful media;
* and create a nurturing environment for your child's spiritual growth.
As a parent of a child with dyslexia you may wonder what you should expect as your child goes through life. How can you help your child deal with school and succeed? It's true, there are challenges for children with dyslexia, but when identified early, they can be overcome successfully. Abigail Marshall, manager of dyslexia.com, shows you how to:
Identify the early symptoms of dyslexia.
Work with teachers to create an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Reduce homework struggles.
Find the best treatment program.
Help your child develop skills with the use of assistive technology.
Plan for college and career.
With the help of an experienced math teacher, you'll learn:
What your child will be learning in grades K-5
The multiple new ways to look at math problems
The rationale behind the Common Core math standards
How to help your child with homework and studying
A guide for parents hoping to teach their kids the basics of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Traditional storytime often offers a passive experience for kids, but the Whole Book approach asks the youngest of readers to ponder all aspects of a picture book and to use their critical thinking skills. Using classic examples, Megan asks kids to think about why the trim size of Ludwig Bemelman's Madeline is so generous, or why the typeset in David Wiesner's Caldecott winner,The Three Pigs, appears to twist around the page, or why books like Chris Van Allsburg's The Polar Express and Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar are printed landscape instead of portrait. The dynamic discussions that result from this shared reading style range from the profound to the hilarious and will inspire adults to make children's responses to text, art, and design an essential part of storytime.
55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creative thinking from the creator of Tinkerlab.com - hands-on activities that explore art, science, and more. For children two and up.
A revised and updated version of What Your Second Grader Needs to Know, which provides Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education, including achievement with readings and activities in Literature, Mathematics, History, science, and the arts.
A revised and updated version of What Your First Grader Needs to Know, Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education, with readings and activities in Literature, Mathematics, History, science, and the arts.
A revised and updated edition of the bestselling definitive Core Knowledge guide for parents and teachers of third grade-age children, featuring all new full-color photographs and illustrations and revised material.
A revised and updated edition of the bestselling definitive guide for parents and teachers of fourth grade-age children, featuring all new full-color photographs and illustrations and revised material. This is a necessary guide for all parents and teachers of fourth grade-age children, as established by the Core Knowledge Foundation, an educational reform movement based on the premise that a grade-by-grade core of common learning is necessary to ensure a sound and fair elementary education, and lay the groundwork for a lifetime of learning. With its comprehensive curriculum establishing a sound basis in the fundamentals of math, art, history, language arts, science, and technology, the phenomenally successful Core Knowledge series has become an esteemed tool for parents and teachers striving to better educate today's children.