All over the world, babies are different. Yet in some ways they are very much the same: each one has ten little fingers and ten little toes - to play with, to tickle, to wave. And each child is very, very special to its parents.
This essential guide has exactly the right books to help you celebrate special days throughout the year—even "holidays" you've never heard of—and provides hundreds of fun titles and activities that could inspire your students to become life-long readers. • Includes more than 365 recommended picture books selected for their genuine worth as well as for their diversity • Offers fun, quick, and easily completed activities coordinated to daily holidays throughout the year • Provides a useful resource for anyone who works with young children in schools, public libraries, or in the home, for those new to picture books and experienced veterans alike • Helps educators to stress the joy of reading and enable students to learn new and interesting things every day of the year
Wonderful compendium of complete lyrics for well-known folk songs, hymns and spirituals, nursery songs, popular and show tunes, etc. Includes Oh Susanna, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Shenandoah, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody, hundreds more. Indispensable for singalongs, parties, family get-togethers, more.
Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail
Enrich Language and Literacy Skills of Young Hearing Children, Children with Special Needs, and English Language Learners
Author: Sherrill B. Flora, M.S.
Publisher: Key Education Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Enrich language and literacy skills with special-education students and/or English Language Learners in pre-kindergartenÐkindergarten using Sign Language Fun in the Early Childhood Classroom! This 64-page book helps students improve verbal communication, visual discrimination, spatial memory, and early reading skills. The multi-sensory approach helps all students (with and without special needs) improve language and literacy skills. This book does not require previous experience with American Sign Language, and it includes teaching suggestions, games, activities, songs, rhymes, literature recommendations, and reproducible sign language cards. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards. Key Education products are intended to engage and educate young and special learners, as well as assist teachers in building a strong and developmentally appropriate curriculum for these children. The product lineÑcomprised of teacher/parent resource books, photographic learning cards, and other activity- and game-oriented materialsÑis designed to assist in ÒUnlocking the Potential in Every Child.Ó
A play by one of Britain's best-selling writers "Set in the year 2001 where the class system is numbered from one to five and only the upperclasses are allowed to breed, Ten Tiny Fingers, Nine Tiny Toes is about the births of a perfect but illegal 'class five' baby, and an imperfect 'government' baby bought by a 'class three' mother and exterminated at birth because of her nine toes...compulsive viewing...insanity is served up as commen sense - to sinister effect." Kate Kellaway, Observer
These poems, songs, prayers, short stories and prose document my recovery from growing up, and still living around, an alcoholic family. The prose were added to help the reader understand my thoughts as I wrote each one.
Designed to promote literacy in young children and to empower parents, educators, and librarians, this guide is filled with simple strategies, creative activities, and detailed instructions that help make reading fun. • Recommended book lists for promoting reading • An overview of basic strategies and components of an early literacy program • Helpful outline of pre-literacy skills required for reading success • Detailed instructions for early literacy activities
“What strength do I have, that I should hope?” Job 6:11 (NKJV) Author Keith Menshouse and his wife Debbie invested their lives in helping desperate people who were without hope. As a pastor, Keith offered spiritual guidance and encouragement to countless families undergoing tremendous struggles; as a flight nurse, Debbie provided life-saving emergency care to victims at hundreds of accident scenes. One rainy night in May, 2005, it was Keith and Debbie who needed help. Their only child lay trapped in the twisted remains of his car on a dark, rural road in eastern Kentucky—with no hope of survival. The Fourth Man in the Car is a true story of this family’s struggle against hopelessness and their questions about faith. The author asks you to step beyond your spiritual comfort zone with this book’s firsthand honesty and reality; it will inspire you to examine your own concepts of God and His miraculous power.