The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities: From Children Birth to 3
The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities: From Children Birth to 3  -     Edited By: Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy, Charlie Clark
    By: Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy, and Charlie Clark, eds.
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The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities: From Children Birth to 3

Running Press / 2006 / Paperback

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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.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 239
Vendor: Running Press
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
ISBN-13: 9780876590133

Publisher's Description

With over 300 activities written specifically for infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds, this book will captivate children's 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 topics 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.

Chapers include:
  • Arrival
  • Cleanup
  • Departure
  • Discovery
  • Dramatic Play
  • Fine and Gross Motor
  • Fingerplays, Songs, and Rhymes
  • Games
  • General Tips
  • Language
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Naptime
  • Outdoor Play
  • Science
  • Sensory
  • Snack
  • Social-Emotional
  • Transitions
  • Working With Families

Author Bio

Kathy Charner is the Editor in Chief, Books and Related Resources for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading professional organization for those working with and on behalf of young children from birth through age 8. Charner, who was previously the Editor in Chief of Gryphon House, manages and oversees NAEYC’s book publishing program. Before joining NAEYC, Charner spent 25 years at Gryphon House, where she developed the publishing program and worked with authors to create books that positively impacted the early childhood education field.  Prior to joining Gryphon House, Charner was a preschool teacher and educational researcher. Kathy Charner has a BA in Humanities from Binghamton University.  She lives with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Editorial Reviews

The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities: For Children Birth to 3 is a compilation of activities written by teachers, for teachers, yet also useful as a tool for parents looking to spend quality educational time with their young children. Activities range from fine and gross motor practice, to fingerplays and rhymes, to fun with science, language and literacy enhancement, social-emotional training, and much more. Some activities require inexpensive materials; each lists the age group (Infants, younger toddlers, infants and toddlers, or older toddlers) appropriate for the activity, followed by straightforward step-by-step instructions. A superb resource especially for teachers, daycare providers, and babysitters. A sample activity is Eye Follow-Ups for infants; the materials are any bright-colored objects, and the steps are "1. Place a brightly colored object, such as a yellow block, in front of an infant's eyes. 2. Slowly move it to the left, then to the right, to let the infant's eyes follow it. Do it for only a few seconds." - Midwest Book Reviews

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