Book Recommendation | Theories of Attachment: An Introduction to Bowlby, Ainsworth, Gerber, Brazelton, Kennell, and Klaus

Theories of Attachment

Author Carol Garhart Mooney Description In this book, early childcare professionals will gain an understanding of the theories of attachment as well as the background and research of the prominent minds behind them. This book explains the core elements of each theorist’s work and the ways these elements impact and support interactions with babies, including … Continue reading Book Recommendation | Theories of Attachment: An Introduction to Bowlby, Ainsworth, Gerber, Brazelton, Kennell, and Klaus

Book Recommendation | A Theory of Human Motivation

A Theory of Human Motivation

Author Abraham Maslow Description The present paper is an attempt to formulate a positive theory of motivation which will satisfy these theoretical demands and at the same time conform to the known facts, clinical and observational as well as experimental. It derives most directly, however, from clinical experience. This theory is, I think, in the … Continue reading Book Recommendation | A Theory of Human Motivation

Book Recommendation | Creative Block Play: A Comprehensive Guide to Learning through Building

Creative Block Play

Author Rosanne Hansel Description Creative Block Play covers everything you need to encourage a child's development in a variety of domains through block play. This book is full of photos that illustrate block play in real classrooms and stories from teachers who have successfully used block play to encourage children's development in a variety of … Continue reading Book Recommendation | Creative Block Play: A Comprehensive Guide to Learning through Building

Book Recommendation | The Ooey Gooey Handbook: Identifying and Creating Child-Centered Environments

The Ooey Gooey® Handbook: Identifying and Creating Child-Centered Environments

Author Lisa Murphy Description With over sixty-five hands-on art, science, and outside play activity ideas for creating engaging environments both at home and in early childhood and school-age care programs, The Ooey Gooey® Handbook is a must-have resource for everyone who spends time with children. For early childhood educators or parents who are just beginning … Continue reading Book Recommendation | The Ooey Gooey Handbook: Identifying and Creating Child-Centered Environments

Book Recommendation | A Child’s Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play

A Child's Work

Author Vivian Gussin Paley Description The buzz word in education today is accountability. But the federal mandate of "no child left behind" has come to mean curriculums driven by preparation for standardized tests and quantifiable learning results. Even for very young children, unstructured creative time in the classroom is waning as teachers and administrators are … Continue reading Book Recommendation | A Child’s Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play

Book Recommendation | The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

The Homework Myth

Author Alfie Kohn Description So why do we continue to administer this modern cod liver oil-or even demand a larger dose? Kohn's incisive analysis reveals how a set of misconceptions about learning and a misguided focus on competitiveness has left our kids with less free time, and our families with more conflict. Pointing to stories … Continue reading Book Recommendation | The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

Book Recommendation | Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason

Unconditional Parenting

Author Alfie Kohn Description A groundbreaking approach to parenting by nationally-respected educator Alfie Kohn that gives parents “powerful alternatives to help children become their most caring, responsible selves” (Adele Faber, New York Times bestselling author) by switching the dynamic from doing things to children to working with them in order to understand their needs and … Continue reading Book Recommendation | Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason

Book Recommendation | Choose Your Words: Communicating with Young Children

Choose Your Words

Author Carol Garhart Mooney Description When teachers are not precise in their communication, use idioms, or use sarcasm, children don't learn, or, worse, they experience confusion or embarrassment because they don't know what to do. This new edition of Use Your Words is infused with current research on communicating with young children and their families. … Continue reading Book Recommendation | Choose Your Words: Communicating with Young Children

Book Recommendation | Everyone Needs Attention: Helping Young Children Thrive

Everyone Needs Attention: Helping Young Children Thrive

Author Tamar Jacobson Description Attention seeking is seen as misbehavior in young children, and giving them the attention they need is often times interpreted as reinforcement of bad behavior. Everyone Needs Attention focuses on how we, as adults, manage our emotions when children seek our attention, including a how-to chapter to help the reader reflect … Continue reading Book Recommendation | Everyone Needs Attention: Helping Young Children Thrive

Book Recommendation | Lisa Murphy on Being Child Centered

Lisa Murphy on Being Child Centered

Author Lisa Murphy Description Lisa Murphy on Being Child Centered provides an in-depth exploration of the author’s approach to working with children. Lisa Murphy outlines nine characteristics programs need to build an environment that’s child-centered, where play, developmentally appropriate practice, and academic standards all come together under one roof. Nine characteristics of a child-centered environment: … Continue reading Book Recommendation | Lisa Murphy on Being Child Centered