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Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers (Loose Parts Series)
Loose parts capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity. This form of play allows infants to be in control and recognize the power of their bodies and actions. A variety of new and innovative loose parts ideas are paired with beautiful photography to inspire safe loose parts play in your infant and toddler environments. Captivating classroom stories and proven science provide the context for how this style of play supports children's development and learning. This book is perfect for Montessori and Reggio-inspired programs and educators.
Activities for Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
101 play-based activities to begin a lifetime of learningVery young children are rapidly changing and eagerly discovering their worlds. As a responsive caregiver, you support children’s development and create a nurturing environment filled with opportunities for them to joyfully explore, learn, and grow. This resource provides more than a hundred play-based activities to help infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds develop the skills they need to become active, happy lifelong learners. Each activity is easy to implement, engages children in playful experiences, and emphasizes primary and secondary learning outcomes in social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. Use this book to strengthen your understanding about how children grow and create countless moments of nurturing through developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
Foundations of Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
Support children during their earliest, most critical yearsInfants, toddlers, and two-year-olds grow best when they are loved, cared for, and valued as unique individuals. This book will help you provide children with high-quality care in a responsive learning environment. You will learn how to apply theories of child development to your own practices, build strong relationships with children, and support their social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. You will also learn how your role in the lives of young children makes a tremendous difference in their growth and development.The strategies and tips inside reflect six key principles:• Responsive caregiving is essential to children’s growth and development.• Trust is the cornerstone of healthy relationships.• Children need stable and secure early care and learning environments.• Children are ready and eager to learn.• Play is central to children’s learning.• Responsive caregivers collaborate with families to support children’s growth and development.
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