The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes for Your Baby

The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes for Your Baby

This sumptuous collection of over 60 favourite nursery rhymes is beautifully illustrated with warmth and humour by best-loved artist Penny Dann in her fun, contemporary new artwork style. Rhymes are arranged in seven themed sections, perfect to dip into. A foreword by former US Children's Poet Laureate and respected children's author Mary Ann Hoberman explores the joy of sharing rhymes with your baby, making this the perfect addition to a baby's nursery bookshelf and a gift to be treasured for years to come.

The Primary English Encyclopedia

The heart of the curriculum

The Primary English Encyclopedia

This newly updated, user friendly Primary English Encyclopedia addresses all aspects of the primary English curriculum and is an invaluable reference for all training and practising teachers. Now in its fifth edition, entries have been revised to take account of new research and thinking. The approach is supportive of the reflective practitioner in meeting National Curriculum requirements in England and developing sound subject knowledge and good classroom practice. While the book is scholarly, the author writes in a conversational style and includes reproductions of covers of recommended children’s books and examples of children’s writing and drawing to add interest. The encyclopedia includes: over 600 entries , many expanded and entirely new for this edition, including entries on apps, blogging and computing; short definitions of key concepts; input on the initial teaching of reading including the teaching of phonics and the other cue-systems; extended entries on major topics such as speaking and listening, reading, writing, drama, poetry, non-fiction, bilingualism and children’s literature; information on new literacies and new kinds of texts for children; discussion of current issues and input on the history of English teaching in the primary years; extended entries on gender and literacy; important references for each topic, advice on further reading and accounts of recent research findings; and a Who’s Who of Primary English and lists of essential texts, updated for this new edition. This encyclopedia will be ideal for student teachers on BA and PGCE courses preparing for work in primary schools and primary school teachers. Anyone concerned with bringing about the informed and imaginative teaching of primary school English will find this book helpful and interesting.

What Shall We Do Next?

A creative play and story guide for parents, grandparents and carers of preschool children

What Shall We Do Next?

If you find yourself looking after a preschool child for the first time, or after a gap of some years, you will welcome this book. It explains how to encourage children’s sense of wonder by adopting a creative approach to a variety of activities both in and out of doors. Some need little or no preparation, and there is help with simple preparations for others. What Shall We Do Next? shows how sharing books can enrich many practical activities. A special feature is the inclusion of early fact books as well as stories. There are suggestions for the following: • Music and water play for babies and for making dens, secret drawers and “cafés” for preschoolers • Organizing exciting visits to beaches, parks and gardens • Preparing for interesting visits to museums, train stations and zoos • Developing the inner world of the imagination—reading and listening to stories and poems, engaging in role play • Cooking, drawing, painting and dressing up • Choosing early fact books, stories and rhymes and guidance on audio resources, television programmes and DVDs ‘‘The ideal resource for those times when children are bouncing with energy or becoming bored. They’ll soon be absorbed in these exciting activities.” —Hannah Edmunds, former teacher and chair of school governors, now organizer of story times for groups of young children

Great Books for Babies and Toddlers

More Than 500 Recommended Books for Your Child's First Three Years

Great Books for Babies and Toddlers

“The ideal time to begin sharing books with children is during babyhood, even with children as young as six weeks.” —Starting Out Right National Research Council All parents hope to give their children the best possible start in life. Many of them know it’s a good idea to read to their children at a very young age, not with the goal of teaching their kids to read, but with the joy of having special time together looking at pictures and playing with words. Carefully chosen books that introduce children to the pleasures of language, simple story structure, and wonderful artwork are the foundation for a future love of books. Great Books for Babies and Toddlers is the first book of its kind—a guide to the best age appropriate children’s books available. Compiled by Kathleen Odean, former Chair of the Newbery Award Committee, Great Books for Babies and Toddlers provides lively annotations for more than five hundred books, divided into two helpful categories: Nursery Rhymes, Fingerplays, and Songs; and Picture-Story Books for the Very Young. With story selections ranging from such classics of children’s literature as Goodnight Moon and Where’s Spot? to excellent new books like How Does a Dinosaur Say Good Night? and Buzz!, Great Books for Babies and Toddlers will be more than a cherished guide for parents—it will also be a child’s first step in the lifelong adventure of reading.

Entertain Me!

Creative Ideas for Fun and Games with Your Baby in the First Year

Entertain Me!

Includes games, rhymes, songs, tricks, entertainment ideas, and a wide variety of child rearing tips

A Parent's Guide to Reading with Your Young Child

A Parent's Guide to Reading with Your Young Child

A guide for parents on reading to their children offers specific title suggestions, discusses what type of books to read, and describes how, when, and where to read to each of five age groups from newborns to five-year-olds.

Books Kids Will Sit Still for 3

A Read-aloud Guide

Books Kids Will Sit Still for 3

Keep children on the edge of their seats with this guide to captivating read-alouds for grades K through 6. Tips on presentation and references to related titles help you plan effective programs and instill a love of books and reading.