Educational Materials to Support Learning at Home

Educational Materials to Support Learning at Home

The Parent - Teacher resource collection at Monroe County Public Library includes a variety of materials adults can use to support the education of children in their care. Library staff can help identify materials that meet the needs of children at various stages of growth and development, and help children explore the world around them.


101 games and activities for children with autism, Asperger's, and sensory processing disorders

Tara Delaney
J 616.85882 Del

This book includes dozens of therapeutic games for kids with autism and sensory spectrum disorders.—Baker & Taylor


1,000 fingerplays & action rhymes : a sourcebook & DVD

Barbara A. Scott
J 027.625 Sco

Incorporate creative, educational, and fun fingerplays into your storytime with this time-saving, uniquely extensive one-stop resource. Organized by theme from apples to zoo , experienced children's librarian Barbara Scott s one-thousand, ready-to-go fingerplays and action rhymes provide busy librarians and teachers with the up-to-date, cost-effective material needed to improve storytime without the extra planning time.—Baker & Taylor


Anti-bias education for young children and ourselves

Louise Derman-Sparks
J 370.117 Der

Become a skilled anti-bias teacher with this eagerly awaited successor to the influential Anti-Bias Curriculum!—Google Books


Art in action¹ : introducing children to the world of Western art with 24 creative projects inspired by 12 masterpieces

Maja Pitamic
J 372.5 Pit

Presents 24 creative projects inspired by works from famous artists who include James McNeill Whistler, Henri Matisse, Albrecht Dürer, and many others. An introduction to parents and teachers advises on how to use these books with children, and emphasizes that no prior knowledge of the subject is needed.—Baker & Taylor


Baby steps to STEM : infant and toddler science, technology, engineering, and math activities

Jean Barbre
372.35 Bar & J 372.35 Bar

This book defines what science, technology, engineering, and math education looks like for this [infants and toddlers], and why it is so vital for children to develop STEM knowledge.—Baker & Taylor


Best-ever circle time activities: language building: 50 instant and irresistible activities & games that build phonetic awareness, expand vocabulary, and strengthen listening skills

Ellen Booth Church
J 372.465 Ch

Build classroom community AND give each child a chance to shine with these engaging, cross-curricular circle time activities. You’ll make the most of your morning meeting when you use these interactive, multi-sensory ideas and activities that teach kids to listen and share. Includes skill-building activities in language and literacy, music and movement, and more. For use with Grades PreK-1.—Amazon.com


Better with books : 500 diverse books to ignite empathy and encourage self-acceptance in tweens and teens

Melissa Hart
J 152.41 Har

Presents a guide that includes 500 diverse contemporary fiction and memoir recommendations for preteens and teens, with the goal of inspiring greater empathy for themselves, their peers, and the world around them.--Baker & Taylor


Books in motion : connecting preschoolers with books through art, games, movement, music, playacting, and props

Julie Dietzel-Glair

[This book] shows you exactly how to use children's books to engage preschool-age children through movement. With this... resource, your next storytime will have children standing up tall, balancing as they pretend to walk across a bridge, and flying around the room like an airplane—Neal Schuman


Brain games for babies, toddlers & twos

Jackie Silberg
J 649.5 Si

Stimulate your baby's brainpower with this collection of 140 fun-filled games devised to increase brain development during the critical period from 0-3 years. Grouped by age and accompanied by information on related brain research, the games have been developed meet the needs of each stage of your child's young life—Amazon.com


Breaking through! : helping girls succeed in science, technology, engineering, and math

Harriet Mosatche
J 507.1 Mos

Breaking through! provides parents with tips for keeping their daughters engaged in the fields of math, science, and technology as well as advocating for STEM-enriched classrooms and combating gender imbalance.—Baker & Taylor


Creating literacy-based programs for children : lesson plans and printable resources for K-5

R. Lynn Baker
J 027.625 Bak

This book presents a comprehensive package of literacy-based public library programming ideas designed for children in kindergarten through the early tweens. Chock full of strategies and best practices for promoting literacy and reading skill development, it also features numerous planning templates and other materials ready to print and adapt as needed.—ALA Editions


Creative fingerplays & action rhymes : an index and guide to their use

Jeff Defty
J 793.4 De

Each chapter defines a separate developmental period and contains approximately 10 fingerplays or action rhymes appropriate for that age. Included among the 100 examples are those especially suited for E.S.L. (English as a Second Language) students and for special needs children.—Google Books


The everything toddler activities book : over 400 games and projects to entertain and educate

Joni Levine
J 649.5 Lev

In this book, parents find hundreds of exercises that keep youngsters smiling even as they advance their mental and physical growth.—Google Books


The Five Senses: [promotes learning through play]

Beth Sidel, Karen Redeker-Hicks
J 372.21 Si

Provides lesson plans and activities that teach preschoolers about the five senses.—Totline Publications


The fourth trimester : a postpartum guide to healing your body, balancing your emotions, and restoring your vitality

Kimberly Ann Johnson
618.242 Joh & J 618.242 Joh

Pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum offer women some of the most emotionally enriching and satisfying experiences of their life. But many women entering motherhood are shocked at their lack of preparation or awareness about what that actually means for their bodies, minds, spirits, and relationships. Kimberly Johnson, a doula, post-partum recovery expert, and yoga instructor has created a wise and supportive illustrated guide that offers women a roadmap to this very important transition that can last a few months--or even a few years.—Baker & Taylor


Games Babies Play

Vicki Lansky
J 649.5 La

Over 100 games and activities designed for use from birth to one year. Games Babies Play is a collection of traditional and contemporary games that are organized into four three-month sections to keep pace with baby’s changing abilities—Baker & Taylor


Growing Child, months 0-24

Phil Bach
J 305.231 Gr

The monthly child development newsletter timed to a child's age.--from the cover


Helping Struggling Readers: Successful Reading Techniques

Susan Fondrk, Cheryl Frasca
J 372.43 Fo

Drawing on their combined 47 years of experience as Title 1 resource teachers, the authors furnish educators with a detailed road map for helping struggling readers become proficient. Presenting a complete, step-by-step program for the early grades, they deliver systematic and sequential techniques for teaching decoding skills including phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.—Good Year Books


Home schooling at the speed of life : balancing home, school, and family in the real world

Marilyn Rockett
371.042 Roc

Practical organization, teaching and relationship advice for busy homeschooling moms.—B & H Pub Group


Let's go outside! : outdoor activities and projects to get you and your kids closer to nature

Jennifer Ward
J 796.5 War

Provides suggestions and instructions for outdoor games and activities for preteens, including canoeing, biking, and camping.—Baker & Taylor


LGBTQAI+ books for children and teens : providing a window for all

Christina H. Dorr
J 306.76 Dor

This resource for [those] who work with children and teens not only surveys the best in LGBTQAI+ lit but, just as importantly, offers guidance on how to share it in ways that encourage understanding and acceptance among parents, school administrators, and the wider community.—Baker & Taylor


Montessori learning in the 21st century : a guide for parents and teachers

M. Shannon Helfrich
J 372.87 Sch

Presents more than 250 songs, rhymes, and chants designed to help teachers provide opportunities for children to develop reading readiness and literacy.—Baker & Taylor


Phonemic awareness activities for early reading success : easy, playful activities that help prepare children for phonics instruction

Wiley Blevins
J 372.414 Bl

48 engaging activities teach children that words are made up of sounds and give them practice with rhyme, alliteration, beginning, middle, and final sounds, oral blending, and more. —Scholastic


Rainy Day Play! :explore, create, discover, pretend

Nancy F. Castaldo
J 790.19 Fu

Packed with inspiring ideas, endless self-discovery, and playful learning, rainy days have never been so much fun! Author Nancy Castaldo encourages kids to explore their creativity, curiosity, and imaginations through exciting indoor play.—Google Books


Read me a rhyme in Spanish and English = Léame una rima en español e inglés

Rose Zertuche Treviño
J 027.63 Tre

In this text programming ideas abound for librarians [and teachers] who have bilingual patrons [and students] and wish to present reading programs for children for whom Spanish is the spoken language at home. The bilingual programs are for children of all ages: babies to primary school children.—American Library Association


Real-life homeschooling : the stories of 21 families who make it work

Rhonda Barfield
J 371.042 Ba

Recounts the experiences of twenty-one families who homeschooled their children, exploring the various teaching strategies that were used and discussing why some worked and others didn't.—Baker & Taylor


A reason to read : linking literacy and the arts

Eileen Landay
J 379.24 Lan

A Reason to Read is the culminating work of the ArtsLiteracy Project, an ambitious and wide-ranging collaborative that aims to promote literacy through rich and sustained instruction in the arts.—Harvard Education Press


Rosie Revere's big project book for bold engineers

Andrea Beaty
J609 Be

Presents engineering projects and activities, including a catapult, a solar oven, and a bicycle.—Baker & Taylor


Scribble Art: independent creative art experiences for children

MaryAnn F. Kohl
J 745.5 Ko

An amazing collection of art activities, some familiar, many new, all sure to guarantee complete satisfaction both to teacher and child. Each experience can be set up in an independent art center and enjoyed and explored without adult models to copy. The end result is bounded only by the imagination of the child.—Baker & Taylor


STEAM kids : 50+ science, technology, engineering, art, math hands-on projects for kids

Anne Carey
J 507.8 Car

Projects designed to encourage children to question like scientist, design like a technologist, build like an engineer, create like an artist, deduce like a mathematician, and play like a kid.--Publisher


Stories, songs, and stretches! : creating playful storytimes with yoga and movement

Katie Scherrer
J 027.625 Sch

Young children love to move--and that's a great thing! Because in addition to supporting early learning, storytime can provide young children with opportunities to explore physical movement. The centuries-old contemplative movement practice known as yoga is more than just a passing trend; it can offer physical, emotional, and mental benefits to practitioners of all ages, including young children.—ALA Editions


Teach your baby to sign : an illustrated guide to simple sign language for babies and toddlers

Monica Beyer
J 419.1 Bey

The gift of signing helps children communicate well before they have the verbal ability to do so. Whether you have a young child who hasn't started talking yet, or a child with special needs, signing can open the door to better understanding and connection.In this revised and updated edition of the original Teach Your Baby to Sign—Baker & Taylor


Teaching the essentials of reading with picture books : 15 lessons that use favorite picture books, to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary

Alyse Sweeney
J 372.41 Sw

Build a strong reading foundation with these 15 lessons that use engaging picture books to teach essential skills. Help students identify phonemes in Some Smug Slug and model phrasing and intonation with The Wind Blew-kids will love revisiting read-alouds to explore the sounds, rhythm, and meaning of language. Includes tips for differentiating the lessons, book lists, and extension activities.—Scholastic


And the cow jumped over the moon!: over 650 activities to teach toddlers using familiar rhymes and songs : for toddlers and twos

Pamela Byrne Schiller
J 372.87 Sch

Presents more than 250 songs, rhymes, and chants designed to help teachers provide opportunities for children to develop reading readiness and literacy.—Baker & Taylor


The ultimate book of homeschooling ideas : 500+ fun and creative learning activities for kids ages 3-12

Linda Dobson
J 371.042 Do

Lists top suggested educational activities for children ages five to twelve that provide for a range of subjects from math and science to art and history, offering advice on how to customize activities for homeschooled children for improved creativity and thinking skills. Original.--Baker & Taylor


You can teach someone to read : a how-to book for friends, parents, and teachers : step by step detailed directions to provide anyone the necessary tools to easily teach someone to read

Lorraine Peoples
J 372.41 Pe

Presents a method for teaching reading combining elements of memorization, phonics, and whole language, which can be used to teach children and adults. Emphasis is on basics of memorizing a sight word vocabulary, phonics rules, and comprehension skills. "Silly Stories" illustrate phonics rules. Includes step-by-step directions for facilitating teaching individuals or groups. The author taught elementary children for 33 years, and has taught workshops for educators.—Book News


Your baby & child : from birth to age five

Penelope Leach
J 618.92 Lea

This updated edition of an international classic and best-seller first published in 1977 includes the latest research and thinking on child development and learning, and reflects the realities of today's changing lifestyle and family structures.—Baker & Taylor