Filled with entries submitted by teachers all over the country, The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities will provide parents and teachers with over 300 simple activities that take advantage of the many "teachable moments" that occur with little ones. For each entry, the most appropriate developmental stage is noted, as well as any materials needed, step-by-step directions, enrichment ideas, and any related books, books, songs or poems. Activities are organized around a caregiver's schedule: arrival, cleanup, departure, dramatic play, games, math, naptime, outdoor play, snack, etc., and span a variety of developmental areas, offering hundreds of opportunities for learning. 239 indexed pages, softcover. For use with children ages birth to 3.
With over three hundred activities written specifically for infants and toddlers, this book will captivate childrens imaginations and create wonderful opportunities for learning. The result of a nationwide contest, these activities were selected as the best of the best and are written by teachers, directors, and caregivers. Organized by time of day, teachers will love the easy-to-use format. Covering areas such as arrival and departure time, clean up, and transitions, the activities span a variety of developmental areas, including language, sensory, cognitive, social-emotional, and motor skills. Approved by teachers and loved by children, this resource is sure to be a classroom favorite.
Kathy Charner has been with Gryphon House for over 15 years. She is the editor of several books including: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Learning Center Activities; The GIANT Encyclopedia of Circle Time Activities; The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities; The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities; and The GIANT Encyclopedia of Activities for Four-Year-Olds.
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