by Michelle Anthony, M.A., Ph.D., and Reyna Lindert, Ph.D.
Did you know that elementary girl bullying isn’t a big, mean enemy girl in the playground? It’s usually a friend who behaves in mean ways. Confusing, right? This book shows how to facilitate problem solving strategies – not just tell your daughter, as I have, don’t play with that girl anymore but help them feel heard and build up their strategy tool kit.
by Shelley Harwayne
Lots of great ideas for preschool to kindergarten. Ideas like party favor storytelling, swing rhymes, & neighborhood tours.
by Jennifer Hallissy
I haven’t gotten through this book because it has so many ideas! It’s really easy to read and celebrates all stages of writing – from scribbling to forming letters to writing stories. Fun!
by Sally Goddard Blythe
Research from Goddard-Blythe’s institute in England shows a clear correlation between learning disabilities and movement – or lack of it. I got so much out of this book – it’s accessible writing about a very interesting topic.
by David Sousa
I have so much of this book highlighted. I loved learning all about the brain, in particular the way we store things in long term memory. Sousa applies the brain research to classroom practices which can help us as parents and teachers.
by Alicsa T. Weinstein
I’ve never seen a book like this. Earn My Keep is a program for kids ages 4 – 12 that teaches them about different professions and allows the child to pick tasks from that profession to earn money. We haven’t tried it yet but my entrepreneur husband thinks this is fantastic for training up young entrepreneurs. (More than a lawn mowing business.) So for each profession, like a chef, you research and learn more about it (visit local food to table restaurant, decorate chef’s apron, read more about it), then the child picks and applies the knowledge to a job (apply food chemistry, create meals and menus, fill orders and manage inventory). For each of these “jobs” you and your child plan the amount to be earned. Great learning potential here!