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Author

Subject

Description

Code

Practical Ideas that Really Work for Students with Disruptive, Defiant, or Difficult Behaviors (plus evaluation sheets)

McConnell, Ryser, Patton

Behavior, Guidance

Templates and instructions for behavior modification programs, rewards, and ideas

SN4

Bags

MacDonald

Art & Crafts

How to use paper and plastic bags to make activities (that meet state standards) for your classroom

TBP4, RT4

Block Play

MacDonald

Toys, Play & Games

Complete guide to learning and playing with blocks

FCC2, FCC3

Everyday Discoveries

MacDonald

Science, Math, Preschool, Activities

Amazingly easy science and math using stuff you already have

SR2, GE3

Idea Bags

MacDonald

Partnering with Parents, Curriculum

Fun ideas for connecting home and child care/school

L2-6

Portfolio and Its Use, The

MacDonald

Assessment

Guide to using portfolios in assessment

L2-5

Shake-It-Up Tales!

MacDomnald

Early Literacy, Music & Movement

Stories to sing, dance, drum and act out

SA4

Squish, Sort, Paint & Build

MacDonald

Curriculum, Arts & Crafts

Over 200 easy learning center activities

RT1

Watermelon Pie & Other Slices

MacDonald

Play & Games

Interactive songs, poems, charts, and games

RT2

Watermelon Pie & Other Tunes (CD)

MacDonald

Music & Rhymes

Companion to book

RT2

Toilet Learning: The Picture Book Technique for Children and Parents

Mack

Child Issues & Development

A picture book technique for potty training

FCC2, L1-1

When Mothers & Fathers Work

Magid, Fleming

Child Issues, Partnering with Parents

Creative ways to succeed with both family and career

CCRR

Childhood Emergencies: What To Do

Marin Child Care Council

Health & Safety

A quick reference guide for emergency situations

CCRR

Baby Games

Martin

Infant/Toddler, Play & Games

Play Activities for infants and toddlers

IT3

Take a Look

Martin

Assessment

Observation and portfolio assessment in Early Childhood

L2-5

Chinese Jumprope

Marty

Music & Movement, Play & Games

Physical Activity, Chinese Jumprope

SA1

How to Help Children Learn Through Play

Marzollo, Lloyd

Play & Games

Games and ideas to make learning fun

L2-5

Lu & Clancy's Secret Codes

Mason

School-Age, Activities

Fun suggestions to help kids send secret messages through code

SA3

Basics of Assessment

McAfee, Leong, Bodrova, NAEYC

Assessment

Basic concepts and vocabulary for assessment

L2-5

Early Start for Young Children with Autism/PDD

McConnell, Ryser

Special Needs

Practical interventions for young children with Autism/PDD

SN3

Administering Programs for Young Children

McCracken, NAEYC

Business

Covers staffing, programming, child health, families and management

CCRR

Sanity Savers

McDonald

Infant/Toddler

Simple, creative sand and water play activities

GE1

Music in Our Lives: The Early Years

McDonald, NAEYC

Music

Meaningful musical experiences and guidelines for incorporating music with young children

CCRR

Making Home-Based Child Care Work For You

McDonough-Abunassar

FCC, Curriculum

More than 10 sample forms and worksheets for providers and parents and more than 130 inexpensive, creative activities for children

CCRR

Toddler Theme Calendar

McKinnon

Curriculum & Activities, Infant/Toddler

Weekly activity ideas for exploring the seasons with toddlers

IT4

Behavior Quicks

Middlebrooks

Behavior & Discipline

On-the-Spot Behavior Management Resource

L2-3

Kids' Nature Book, The

Milford

Curriculum, Play & Games

365 indoor and outdoor activities and experiences

TBP3

Ages and Stages

Miller, Karen

Child Development

Overview of child development, birth to age 8

L1-1, RT1, RT2, RT3, RT4

Learning Through Play: Language

Miller

Preschool, Activities, Early Literacy, Play

Effectively incorporating play to teach language, activity ideas included

SR1

Learning Through Play: Sand, Water, Clay and Wood

Miller

Play & Games, Toys

Practical guide for teaching children with sand, water, clay and wood

FCC2

Making Toys for Infants and Toddlers

Miller, Gibbs

Toys, Crafts, Infant/Toddler

Using ordinary stuff to create extraordinary play

L1-2

Making Toys for Preschool Children

Miller, Gibbs

Toys, Crafts, Preschool

Using ordinary stuff to create extraordinary play

L1-2

Making Toys for School-Age Children

Miller, Gibbs

Toys, Crafts, School-Age

Using ordinary stuff to create extraordinary play

L1-2

More Things to do With Toddlers and Twos

Miller

Infant/Toddler, Curriculum

See title

IT1

On Your Potty!

Miller

Child Issues & Development

Children’s book about going to the potty

L1-1

Outside Play and Learning Book, The

Miller

Play, Activities

Outdoor play ideas for all areas of the curriculum

SR3, SN3

Simple Steps

Miller

Curriculum, Play & Games

Over 300 d evelopmental activities for infants, toddlers and two-year-olds

TBP2

Simple Transitions for Infants and Toddlers

Miller

Infant/Toddler

Over 400 tips, ideas and easy-to-do activities to help parents and teachers handle day-to-day routines

SN1

Things to Do with Toddlers and Twos

Miller

Infant/Toddler, Curriculum

See title

IT3

Sleeping Through the Night

Mindell

Child Issues & Development, Partnering with Parents

Helping infants and toddlers sleep through the night

IT1

Explorations with Young Children

Mitchell, David, Bank Street College of Education

Curriculum

Curriculum principles for early childhood programs

CCRR

Opening Your Door to Children: How To Start a Family Day Care Program

Modigliani, Reiff, Jones, NAEYC

FCC, Business

Tips for those planning a family day care program

FCC2, FCC3, FCC4, CCRR

Absorbent Mind, The

Montessori

Child Development

Mostessorian Theory

L2-4

More Than Counting

Moomaw, Hieronymus

Math, Preschool, Curriculum

Whole math activities for preschool and kindergarten

CCRR, SR2 (2), TBP3

More Than Letters

Moomaw, Hieronymus

Play & Games,Literacy

Dozens of engaging ideas using big books, games and manipultives to enhance literacy skills.

TBP2

More Than Magnets

Moomaw, Hieronymus

Science, Preschool, Curriculum

Exploring the wonders of science PreK - K

SR2, SR4, TBP3

More Than Painting

Moomaw, Hieronymus

Art & Crafts, Preschool

Learn how to talk with children about their art, how to recognize stages in a child's development and more!

TBP4

More Than Singing with Cassette Tape

Moomaw

Music, Preschool, Curriculum

Activities for discovering music with children

L2-1, SR1

More Than Singing (with CD) Moomaw

Preschool, Music

Learn how to incorporate music throughout the day and during group times SN2

Much More than Counting

Moomaw, Hieronymus

Activities, Math

Manipulatives, grid games and over 100 fun activities to encourage mathematical thinking.

TBP2

Theories of Attachment: Bowlby, Ainsworth, Gerber, Brazelton, Kennell & Klaus

Mooney

Curriculum

Explore attachment theorists, their ideas, and their continuing impact in early child care.

RT1

Theories of Childhood: Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky

Mooney

Curriculum

Discover the theories behind good child care practice

RT1, RT2, RT3, RT4

Plants for Play

Moore

Science, Child Care Environment

Plant selection guide for children’s outdoor environments

SA4

Companies That Care

Morgan, Tucker

Business, Partnering with Parents

Information on the most family-friendly companies in America, what they offer and how they got that way

CCRR

Creative Play Activities for Children with Disabilities

Morris, Schulz

Special Needs, Play & Games

250+ games and activities for children with disabilities age 0 - 8

SN1, SN3

Get Ready, Set, Grow!

Morris, Crilly

Preschool, Curriculum

Preplanned calendar of preschool activities

L2-7

Ghosts from the Nursery

Karr-Morse, Wiley

Child Issues

Traces the roots of violence to infancy where trust, empathy, etc. are missing

IT2

Responding to Infants

Moyer

Infant/Toddler, Curriculum

Infant Activity Manual

IT2

101 Great Gifts From Kids

Mueller, Wheeler

Arts & Crafts

Fabulous gifts every child can make

SA4

Even More Fizzle, Bubble, Pop & Wow!

Murphy

Science, Curriculum

Simple science experiments for young children

CCRR

Ooey Gooey Handbook, The

Murphy

Curriculum, Environments

Identifying and creating child-centered environments

CCRR

Simple Signing with Young Children

Murray

Child Development

How to make the block area a place for young children to develop cognitively, physically, socially & creatively.

TBP4

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