Books for parents to help children

 

Parents are often left feeling "if only I could do something to help ...". We have some practical books to help parents help children such as a range of practical guides on managing behaviour. Sometimes parents find they need to help a child who is struggling with maths at school, but are not quite sure how. We have some books with structured activities that will help parents help their children in a non-confrontational and fun way. Parents are often faced with situations they are unable to control - like bullying at school, a child becoming very anxious, a child showing serious bouts of anger. We have some books to help parents work through these issues with their children in a constructive and practical way.

 

     

 

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Managing your 4-8 year-old

 

Managing your 4-8 year-old

£2.50 (FREE postage)

This is a practical book for parents on how to manage their young children’s behaviour positively and effectively. There are suggestions for managing bedtimes and mealtimes, ideas for encouraging independence and approaches for encouraging appropriate behaviour. There are also helpful suggestions on preparing young children for nursery and school.

Managing your 8-12 year-old

 

Managing your 8-12 year-old

£2.50 (FREE postage)

A user-friendly guide covering areas such as improving a child's self-esteem, communication, making rules and setting boundaries, rewards, sanctions and dealing with arguments. The advice given is flexible and practical.

Managing your 13-16 year-old

 

Parenting 13-16 year olds

£2.50 (FREE postage)

This provides a practical guide for the difficult teenage years on building self-esteem; the value of good communication; on managing conflict; and negotiating with a teenager. Plenty of good, practical suggestions.

Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting

£2.50 (FREE postage)

Raising children has never been more in the public eye than in recent times. It is just about one of the most difficult tasks that we face. Children do need guidance. They also need freedom to develop their personalities and independence and finding the right balance is important.

Parents are increasingly recognised as the key to enabling their children to learn socially acceptable behaviour. Relationships are seen as central to providing children with an understanding of how to behave. Positive Parenting has some simple, practical strategies for parents which will enable them to develop and improve relationships with their children. It will also provide professionals with ideas they can pass on to parents.

Bullying: Managing fear in young children

Bullying: Managing fear in young children

£6 (FREE postage)

When a child is suffering because of persistent teasing or where a child has been bullied, the adults in their lives are often left feeling ‘if only I could do something to help...’. This book provides one method of giving such help using techniques taken from cognitive behavioural therapy and NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming).

Suitable for professionals and parents who are concerned that a child is vulnerable to bullying and/or teasing, this book provides a discreet approach for helping the child to cope better. The ‘talk-through’ approach aims to provide a practical framework for you to ‘get started’.

Fireworks:

Managing anger in young children

Fireworks: managing anger in young children

£5 (FREE postage)

Do you have a child with a very short fuse? A child that overreacts in most situations?
Based loosely on cognitive behaviour therapy and using a ‘talk-through’ approach, you will be able to help the child to think about his/her feelings in a different way and feel more in control of them.
There are twelve, clearly laid out practical sessions that use fireworks as a model for understanding and working on strategies to manage anger – the initial spark that lights the fuse, the speed at which the fuse burns, and the explosive firework.

Worry Box:

Managing anxiety in young children

Worry Box: managing anxiety in young children

£5 (FREE postage)

 

A practical framework to help adults provide emotional support to young children aged 4 to 11. It can be used at home or at school.


There are 12 practical sessions with the emphasis on involving the child in each. There are useful activities for working on relaxation techniques, comments from adults who have used the approach and a list of further resources to help.

So, I've got Dyslexia ... now what?

Understanding what specific learning difficulties mean to you

 

So, I've got Dyslexia ... now what? 

£6 (FREE postage)

What does it mean to have dyslexia? How does a young person diagnosed with dyslexia make sense of what it is all about?
Often adults are uncertain of the implications themselves and unsure about what to tell children. This book will help all those involved get a much better understanding of dyslexia and what to expect in terms of support.

Suitable for children from about 7 to 14 years old, the book provides a framework that will enable an adult and child to work through the sections together, remove some of the mystery that often surrounds dyslexia, and take a pragmatic approach to dealing with it.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

£8 (FREE postage)

 

This is a guide for practitioners and parents.

 

An introduction includes a 'frequently asked questions' type section; chapter two discusses diagnoses and labelling; there is a chapter on understanding autistic spectrum disorders, and others covering educational goals and specialist approaches, working with parents, building communication skills, developing social understanding and play and, finally, managing behaviour.

An A-Z of Tricky Behaviours in the Early Years

A-Z of Tricky Behaviours

£5 (FREE postage)

Imaginative ideas for dealing with some of the more common difficult behaviours that you might have to deal with from biting to swearing. The book is divided into two sections - a short section offering a set of principles for managing children's behaviour, followed by an A-Z of typical problem behaviours, with real-life examples and suggested solutions.

Behaviour Management in the Early Years

Behaviour management in the early years

£6 (FREE postage)

 

What is ‘typical’ behaviour in young children? How do you set about changing problem behaviour? What do we mean when we talk about behaviour management? How do I draw up a Behaviour Policy for the nursery? What is the best way of observing and assessing behaviour?
What sort of interventions should I try, and what happens when those don’t seem to be working? How should we support parents who have a child with challenging behaviour?

You'll find the answers in this easy-to-read guide.

AD/HD and Attention Difficulties

ADHD and attention difficulties in the early years

£6 (FREE postage)

In this book the author concentrates on planning and supporting the individual needs of children with attention difficulties. There are useful pointers to help in identification; examples of developing, implementing and monitoring programmes and activities; working with other professionals; and working in partnership with parents.

Word Problems: The Language of Maths

Word Problems: The Language of Maths

£12.95 (FREE postage)

You've come across this ... children can do calculations – the mechanical aspect – but put the problem into a written context and you will frequently hear, ‘Is it an add or a take away?' 

 

Using a gradual and structured approach, this makes makes a traditionally difficult aspect of mathematics much more accessible and comprehensible. This book will also help children who struggle with sequencing. This is ideal for use in the classroom as well as at home for parents to work through with their children.

Getting to Grips with Word Problems

Getting to Grips with Word Problems

£12.95 (FREE postage)

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This book follows on from the previous Word Problems: The Language of Maths - taking the language and concepts to the next level.

Many students struggle with areas of basic maths such as decimals, fractions, percentages, averages, money, measurement and so on. The difficulties are only compounded when calculations are presented in a written context, or as word problems.
This book provides a structured route to help those who are struggling to first understand the concept and then tackle word problems. Because of its structured approach, parents will find this very easy to work through with a child at home.

 Four in a Row Four in a Row

Special offer applies (£10 incl p&p)

usual price £15

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"That's the best £10 I spent last year" so said a teacher at this year's London exhibition.

This is a genuinely brilliant idea and the children will love you for getting it. Give it a try for just £10. If parents are looking for a way to get their children to do maths at home ... then look no further.

So what is it? It's a 'game' that reinforces number relationships. It's a game of mental maths with very simple rules that children get to grips with very easily. It's suitable for primary and contains 130 photocopiable master sheets.

Four in a Row: Time & Money

Four in a Row: Time & Money

 

£10 (FREE postage)

 

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There are many resources to teach children time and money . . . but not many that are quite so interesting and unusual as this.

Based on the game Connect 4, this is a genuinely brilliant idea to get children working with seconds, minutes and hours, relating analogue and digital times, changing 12 hour times to 24 hour times; adding, subtracting and dividing coins, working out percentages . . . all in a simple games format they will play endlessly!

That’s quite a bold claim . . . but we’ve done it before with the original Four in a Row (see below) and we know just how successful it was at engaging children. Our customers who are big fans of Four in a Row prompted us to do a Time and Money version – hence this edition.

The book is divided into two sections (obviously!), each dealing with time and money. Each section is broken down into several subsections designed to improve understanding, gradually increasing levels of difficulty. Suitable for primary (and children struggling with these skills in secondary), the book contains hundreds of photocopiable master sheets (114 pages).

Quick Cards: Number Operations

Quick Cards: Number Operations

Usual price £10

Special offer £7.50 (post FREE)

"An excellent way of doing mental maths."

The advantage of Quick Cards is that the activity can be carried out independently by pairs of children. Pupils get immediate feedback on their responses. The pages have been laid out in such a way that you can photocopy the sheets, laminate them (if you wish) and cut them into individual cards. This is also ideal for parents to select a few to do each day to practise number bonds.

The contents include: doubles and near doubles within 20; addition within 20; subtraction within 20; doubling and halving; multiplication to 10 x 10; division with no remainders; division with remainders; subtract single digit from multiple of 100; subtract 1 digit from 3 digit number bridging the 100; subtract single digit from multiple of 1000; adding decimals - whole number answer; adding decimals - units and tenths.

Quick Cards for mental maths: Time, Money Quick Cards:

Time, Money, Approximation, Estimation

Usual price £10

Special offer £7.50 (post FREE)

The format is the same as Quick Cards for Mental Maths: Number Operations (see above).

The contents of this book include: calendar knowledge; calendar dates; making 60; analogue to digital time; simple durations; 12 and 24 hour clock times; making £1; rounding to the nearest 10 (within 200); rounding to the nearest 100 (4 digits); estimation of 3-digit number divided by 1 digit.

An excellent and very popular resource to have at home for parents or for teachers in the classroom.

Target Maths

This is now available from The Maths Zone

www.themathszone.co.uk/shop/target-maths-pg-22.html

 

1) Target Maths is a real thinking activity that is stimulating, highly addictive and a handy resource as part of a maths toolkit for parents at home and teachers at school.

2) All ability levels are catered for.

3) Target Maths is an extremely useful tool in the teaching of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It fulfils several needs at very different levels by providing small-step progress for the less able, by boosting the self-esteem of children who have emotional/behavioural difficulties, and by challenging the more able children and, very importantly, making learning fun! I thoroughly recommend Target Maths.

Well, we could go on and on enthusing about this amazing resource, but why not just give it a try. At the special offer price of just £3.99 + VAT for a box of 120 double-sided cards (with answer sheet).

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Target maths

 

Target maths

 

Target Maths

 

Target maths

 

Target maths

A fantastic resource to encourage children

Designed to help children with SEN

 

 

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Don't spend hours preparing worksheets ... use TARGET MATHS

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Make the target number using all numbers on the card.
You can add, subtract, multiply or divide. You must use all numbers, but use each number only once.

There are five sets of cards each at different levels of difficulty. Each set comprises 120 double-sided cards. Cards use all four operations. It can be played by an individual ... ‘how many can you solve in 5 minutes?’ ... in pairs, or in groups. This is the most versatile, practical and effective maths activity currently available.

• Does it require any preparation?

No. Solutions are provided in the Solutions Sheet.


• Does it need much supervision? 

No. The rules are very simple and experience shows that children find these challenging and enjoyable.


• Are all abilities catered for? 

Yes. The activites are carefully graded.

Set 1 – only three numbers are used – *suitable for Years 4 and 5.
Set 2 – four single digits are used (see example above) – suitable for Years 5 and 6.
Set 3 – four single and double digit numbers are used – suitable for Years 6 and 7.
Set 4 – fractions are introduced – suitable for Years 6 and 7.
Set 5 – By using a ‘?’ to complete the solution, the level of difficulty can be carefully managed. For example: “Take a card and see if all the numbers from 1 to 10 in place of the ‘?’ will give a solution.” Alternatively, suggest the use of just addition and subtraction at a lower level. This set is suitable for all ages.
(* age groups are supplied as a rough guide only)

 

This is available from The Maths Zone www.themathszone.co.uk/shop/target-maths-pg-22.html

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