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 Trackers for the EYFS Trackers  

 

Single copies £5.50 each

5-9 copies £5 each

10-19 copies £4 each

20-49 copies £3.75 each

50-99 copies £3.50 each

100+ copies £3.25 each

 

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The new EYFS Framework now applies. Here is an up-to-date version of Trackers for the new EYFS. These will help you observe and record children's progress.

 

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Stories for Talking Stories for Talking

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This is a structured language programme to teach a range of language skills, through stories, story themes and storytime at 3 different levels – teaching vocabulary, building sentences and developing sequencing and narrative skills.
Stories for Talking provides a highly structured prescriptive set of activities for 5 popular stories (Goldilocks, Dora's Egss, Washing Line, The Enormous Turnip, and Walking in the Jungle) in addition to an in depth explanatory section for those who want to further develop the ideas into their own planning.
The programme also covers many of the goals within the EYFS, and addresses the needs of the many children with Speech, Language and Communication needs highlighted in the recent Bercow Review.

 

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For details of courses run by the author, Rebecca Bergmann, click here.

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)

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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.

Playladders

Playladders

£4 (FREE postage)

This book provides a method for assessing and recording what children can do in the Foundation Stage. Aimed especially at teachers who have children with special educational needs in their care, it can be used with all children and fits in well with everyday activities. It adopts a ‘one step at a time’ approach and suggests ideas on how to develop a child’s repertoire of play.

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)

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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.

Listening to Children in their Early Years

Listening to Children

£6 (FREE postage)

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Listening to children involves much more than simply ‘hearing’ what they have to say . . . we know that. But how do we tune in to children? How do we really see things from their point of view?
Here are practical ways to help you do just that - techniques for developing good two-way communication; ideas on how to use cameras to involve children; child conferencing; child passports; the Mosaic approach and many, many more. There are also sections on how to tune in to babies; working with children with disabilities and some examples of all these activities in practice.

Helping Children Hang On To Your Every Word

Helping Children Hang On To Your Every Word

£12 (FREE postage)

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Why is it that the children who can least afford to switch off are the ones who don’t pay attention? And that children who most need to ask for help are the ones least likely to do so? If children are opting out in the classroom, switching off or passively waiting for direction, we need to understand the barriers they face and help them engage by making their learning opportunities more meaningful, interactive and rewarding.
This will help you make the classroom experience more accessible to all learners, and highlights the links between behaviour and hidden language processing difficulties.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

£8 (FREE postage)

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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.

AD/HD and Attention Difficulties

ADHD and attention difficulties in the early years

£6 (FREE postage)

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In this book Hannah Mortimer 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.

Emotional Literacy

Emotional literacy

£6 (FREE postage)

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Emotional literacy encompasses a range of important issues including self-awareness, self-control, dealing with relationships, communicating with others, and self-esteem. It is a term that is increasingly being used to describe the work we do with children to foster their mental health. In this book, Hannah Mortimer looks at children’s early learning and behaviour, what happens when things go wrong and what we need to do to encourage emotional well-being.

Gifted and Talented Children

Gifted and Talented children in the early years

£6 (FREE postage)

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Exploring some of the myths and dilemmas surrounding giftedness, the author focuses on strategies in which carers are encouraged to match different learning styles with different teaching approaches. There is also helpful guidance on managing behaviour and working with families.

The issues are addressed in a clear and readable style, always with short examples and a practical focus.

Specific Learning Difficulties

Specific learning difficulties in the early years

£6 (FREE postage)

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This book will be useful to all who work with young children as an aid to observe their strengths and weaknesses and provide appropriate programmes and activities where necessary.

Dorothy Smith provides a succinct summary covering background information about the nature of specific learning difficulties and then focuses on three key areas: developing and implementing procedures for the regular observation and assessment of children; developing programmes and activities to meet the needs of children with specific learning difficulties; and working with parents.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development of children in the EYFS

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This focuses on assessing the social and emotional needs of all children; developing programmes and activities to meet the social and emotional needs of each child; strategies for helping self-confidence and esteem; developing and implementing programmes and activities to support children with difficult and challenging behaviour; monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the assessment of children.

Literacy in the Early Years

Supporting Literacy in the Early Years

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Literacy links the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. In this book, Dorothy Smith provides a comprehensive analysis of the acquisition of these important skills. Assessment techniques are also examined and a wide variety of activities suggested. Written in an easy and accessible style, this book will enhance effective language and literacy teaching and learning in early years settings.

Problem Solving, Reasoning & Numeracy

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy in the EYFS

£6 (FREE postage)

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At a very early age, children are beginning to grasp mathematical ‘concepts’ as they endeavour to make sense of the world. In this book, Hannah Mortimer explains these early stages of development and provides practical examples of how early years workers can support and encourage early number work. From the child’s first year, through toddlerhood, the under threes and the Foundation Stage, examples are given that will help you both understand and support children’s mathematical development.

Managing your 4-8 year-old

 

Managing your 4-8 year-old

£2.50 (FREE postage) ... normal price £2.95

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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) ... normal price £2.95

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) ... normal price £2.95

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)

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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.

Baby and Me

Baby and Me

£5 (FREE postage) ... normal price £6

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Baby music time, sensory games, the use of baby massage and activities to promote looking, listening, laughing, playing and sharing together. The book helps you to plan your sessions, describes the kind of sessions that work best, offers practical suggestions for activities and provides you with a framework for evaluating what you’re doing.

Music and Play

Music and Play

£5 (FREE postage) ... normal price £6

This book will help you with ideas about what you need in terms of equipment and skills; suggestions for the music session that are accessible at any level of musical ability (you do not need to be musical yourself); supported play activities; evaluate your sessions; a list of resources and contacts.

RUMPUS

RUMPUS

£5 (FREE postage) ... normal price £6

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RUMPUS is a user-friendly title for what is effectively a pre-school behaviour group. Developed by educational and child psychologist Hannah Mortimer, the aim is to support parents and their young children where there are particular difficulties in managing behaviour. What you will find is a combination of approaches to put parents at their ease, improve the attention skills of the children, encourage early language and interactive play, build up family relationships and provide practical advice based on realistic expectations.

Step by Step

Step by Step

£5 (FREE postage) ... normal price £6

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Some young children need extra support to encourage their development — they might have special needs or they might need extra stimulation and structure to make progress. This book will help you set up and run such a group — how to plan, the type of sessions that work, suggestions for step by step teaching and finally, evaluating the sessions.

Making Connections

Making Connections

£5 (FREE postage) ... normal price £6

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How to set up a therapeutic group for parents or carers who have attachment difficulties with their young children. This will help you understand more about patterns of attachment and provides practical ways of designing interventions that will help build self-esteem in parents and carers and their children and help form attachments.
Accelerating Babies' Communication

Accelerating Babies' Communication

 

£5 + VAT

 

This is available as a download only

This is a presentation pack for individuals wishing to introduce baby signing to parents and carers and create the optimum communication environment for infants. The programme runs over four sessions. The programme runs over four sessions and combines two excellent approaches:

teaching babies British Sign Language (BSL) based on Joseph Garcia's Sign with your Baby programme; and
teaching strategies from Tania Allen's Time to Talk, preverbal communication programme.

The ABC programme can be used with parents interested in teaching their babies to sign, as a preventative tool where infants may be at risk of language delay or as a remedial tool where infants are already displaying a delay in their communication.
The pack contains all you need to run the ABC programme and includes:
four session plans; presenter's guidelines for each session; ready-prepared handouts for copying; tips to help you make the programme a success.

How to order

This is a download. The cost is just £5 + VAT (£6) and you can copy and use the resources in your setting as much as you need to. Simply place the order and we will then email you a pdf of the book.

 

 

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