As the Director of Family Life in South Australia Gina Dawson has years of experience teaching the facts of life to children. This book was written in response to requests from parents for a book that explains those facts to children in a simple and direct way. Although it is essentially about reproduction, and those facts have not changed, any child reading So That's Where I Came From will be reassured to find themselves in it-- adopted, fostered, living with a grandparent, with two mothers or two fathers be they step parents or s... read more
Over 1 million copies sold! Twenty-one years young, this childcare classic has helped millions of parents with children at the challenging stage of toddlerdom. Now Dr Green's perennial bestseller has been newly revised and updated for a whole new generation.
With today 's parents increasingly pressed for time,yet under pressure to succeed both at work and at home, Dr Green 's reassuring message is to remember that you are normal and not alone. The key to effective parenting, he says, is knowing what to expect and having th... read more
As an experienced teacher and the mother of a dyslexic child, Judy Hornigold has written the book that she wishes had been available when her own son was diagnosed. She writes with knowledge and understanding, both of the challenges of dyslexia and of the way in which parents can help to support their child. It is full of practical ideas that are not only fun but have been proven to work in helping dyslexic children to overcome the problems that they face. Includes copiable templates, simple games and activities and a substantial s... read more
During her many years as a successful New Entrant (Year 0/1) teacher, Colleen Young has been providing parents of pre-schoolers and New Entrants with many practical ideas to help with the transition to school.
She developed an 'introduction to School' programme which gave parents an outline of the abilities and skills which five year olds should have when entering school.
Now Colleen's programme is available to all parents through her book The Amazing Five Year Old: Getting Ready for School. It is a practical book based... read more
Offers a unique way for children to discover themselves and their creativity through easy and enjoyable mediation. As well as calming their anxieties, 'Nightlights' nurtures and enhances the natural bond of closeness between parent and child.
It includes 20 illustrated visualizations.
Struggling to cope with an emotionally charged minefield as your son becomes a man? Do you sometimes wonder if you'll both come out alive? In Sons to Men, Anne Harvey offers a practical guide for mothers as their sons enter adolescence. While many other books concentrate on teenage boys' propensity to misjudge situations and inability to consider implications, Anne focuses on mothers and how they are impacted by their sons' actions and developments. Using real-life examples, she demonstrates how these situations can affect any boy ... read more
Written for parents to use with their babies at home, each of the 50 simple activities can be done easily, with very little equipment. The experiences suggested in this book will help young children to grow and develop through a range of both planned and informal activities, many of which the reader will already be familiar with. The activities use objects and resources easily available in most homes and settings, they focus on practical activities and purposeful play for individuals, pairs and small groups. They allow babies an... read more
Each page gives step-by-step instructions, tips and plenty of further ideas for children ready for more. They offer practical ideas on differentiation for young children with special needs as well as tips on what to look and listen for. The experiences suggested in this book will help young children to grow and develop through a range of both planned and informal activities, many of which the reader will already be familiar with. The activities use objects and resources easily available in most homes and settings; they focus on pra... read more
This accessible and practical photocopiable resource is brimming with ideas and guidance for motivating children with autism spectrum disorder or other communication difficulties. The clear and user-friendly format of the book enables quick access to over 300 practical games and activities for using everyday toys and games in a range of settings throughout the day. For example, if your child likes to pop bubbles with their fingers, perhaps they would also enjoy counting bubbles? Or catching bubbles on a wand, stomping bubbles with ... read more
So much depends on how you look at things: Are you a glass-half-empty person, or do you discover advantages where other people find only weaknesses? When it comes to raising healthy, happy kids, positive encouragement and support can work miracles where attempts to change and control create frustration and resentment. In her first book, "The Gift of ADHD", psychologist Lara Honos-Webb offers a positive, strength-affirming new way to look at kids who present behaviours associated with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD... read more
A complete guide to identifying and dealing with all forms of school-age bullying.More than half of all schoolchildren have been bullied. Although lip-service is often paid to anti-bullying policies, the torment of bullying continues to be real and widespread and the damage done is lasting.This practical and thoughtful book is for everyone caught up in bullying of any kind. It explains what causes children to bully, why bullying is on the increase, what makes a child a victim and how children can develop coping skills to deal with ... read more
Glenn Compain is an Auckland frontline policeman working largely with troubled youth, and he's seen things that would haunt your nightmares. Violent gangs, rampant drug and alcohol abuse, soul-destroying promiscuity, parents unwilling or unable to tackle the mess their kids are making of their young lives. Glenn's experience has taught him that every child is at risk at some stage during their formative years; that there are many influences in their lives that their parents can't hope to control. His message is that it is the paren... read more
A comprehensive and authoritative guide to identifying and supporting teenagers with depression. Explains how to systematically identify different mood disorders, and outlines treatment options. He discusses the particular challenges faced by adolescents and approaches to effective management.
Each page gives step-by-step instructions, tips and plenty of further ideas for children ready for more. They offer practical ideas on differentiation for young babies with special needs as well as tips on what to look and listen for. The experiences suggested in this book will help young children to grow and develop through a range of both planned and informal activities, many of which the reader will already be familiar with. The activities use objects and resources easily available in most homes and settings; they focus on pract... read more
Part of an exciting new series covering the most popular topics in Early Years Education. All settings enjoy teaching and learning about bears (real and toys) and this book will feature lots of exciting activities touching on every area of learning in the EYFS from Personal, Social and Emotional to drama, role-play and physical development. Full colour artwork and photos make this book an inspirational read for any early years practitioner, child minder or parent.