Pets contains enjoyable play activities designed to develop important preschool skills and positive relationships and are linked to the Early Learning Goals. Activities based on the theme of pets help children, particularly those who are unable to keep pets at home, to learn to respect and care for animals and small creatures.
Gardening contains enjoyable play activities designed to develop important preschool skills and a deeper understanding of the world and are linked to the Early Learning Goals. Gardening offers children a wealth of knowledge and experiences and many opportunities to develop new skills.
Developing your own management ideas: Explore your intuitive approach, customize management ideas, create uncommon solutions. This guide will help you to understand your existing management philosophy, and the way it may be restricting your effectiveness at work.
About one in three people in North America and Europe collects something. Collecting is clearly an important social phenomenon and yet surprisingly little is known about how and why we collect. On Collecting explores the nature of collecting both in Europe and among people living within the European tradition elsewhere. The way people collect tells us about their notions of themselves and others, about their relationship to objects, and helps us understand people as consumers. Susan Pearce addresses many of the important issues surrounding the practice of collecting. She considers how European collecting practice is part of an essentially European mentality, how collected objects have cultural value and how the individuals who collect them help to affect the society they live in.
Gardening: Activities for 3–5 Year Olds contains enjoyable activities to help foundation stage children develop essential skills. Gardening gives children a wealth of knowledge, skills and experiences. It offers opportunities to grow and care for seeds and plants, to observe and record how they grow and to discover, perhaps, why they didn't grow! An outdoor area is not a prerequisite - many of the activities can be carried out inside. The practical activities include: Growing gardens in jars, Creating miniature gardens, Investigating how much different types of soil weigh, Making leaf prints and Pressing flowers. All the books in the Activities for 3–5 Year Olds Series contain tried-and-tested activities, linked to the six key areas of learning. They are an invaluable resource of fun, easy-to-use ideas for all early years settings, from preschools and nurseries to reception classes and day nurseries.
Weather contains enjoyable play activities designed to develop important preschool skills and a deeper understanding of the world and are linked to the Early Learning. The practical activities include enjoying and responding to weather poems; choosing the right clothes; making simple weather vanes and various ways of charting the weather.
Weather: Activities for 3–5 Year Olds contains enjoyable activities to help develop children's essential skills. Weather is with us all the time, every minute of every day, all around the world. Weather provides ideas for helping to raise children's awareness of the weather throughout the year, whatever the conditions outside. The practical activities include: Enjoying and responding to weather poems, Creating foggy night pictures, Choosing the right clothes for the weather, Measuring puddles, Making simple weather vanes and Various ways of charting the weather. All the books in the Activities for 3–5 Year Olds series contain tried-and-tested activities, linked to the six key areas of learning. They are an invaluable resource of fun, easy-to-use ideas for all early years settings, from preschools and nurseries to reception classes and day nurseries.
Author and educator Anne Pearce Lehman captures intimate and poignant details of her family’s American experience, beginning with the journey of Catherine and James Dillen from Ireland to the New World in the nineteenth century and continuing up to the present. The author traces four generations of her family—rugged and enterprising settlers who carved a living out of the wilderness of northern Maine, followed the continent west in search of riches, and finally arrived in the halls of the nation’s government in Washington, D.C., in the person of “Uncle Ira” Hersey, US Congressman. Through her ancestors’ letters and her own research and conjecture, Lehman paints a vivid portrait of hardship and adventure in early America and learns something about her own past in the process—a secret that her own mother, Vera Adelma, took to the grave. Woven into the rich tapestry of Aroostook County in northern Maine, Mother’s Painful Secret is an artistically crafted portrayal of nineteenth-century American history and culture.