Books

growing an In-Sync Child

  • Based on the authors’ more than seventy combined years of professional success working with children of all abilities, Growing an In-Sync Child provides parents, teachers, and other professionals with the tools to give every child a head start and a leg up.
    Because early motor development is one of the most important factors in a child’s physical, emotional, academic, and overall success, the In- Sync Program of sixty adaptable, easy, and fun activities will enhance your child’s development, in just minutes a day.
    Discover how simple movements such as skipping, rolling, balancing, and jumping can make a world of difference for your child—a difference that will last a lifetime.

the out of sync child

  • The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skill problems, nutrition and picky eaters, ADHA, autism, and other related disorder.

Autism every day

  • Stemming from a wealth of both professional and personal experience, this guidebook combines real-life stories of challenges and successes with practical ideas for handling autism, every day. Autism consultant Alyson Beytien outlines over 150 tried-and-true techniques for home, school, and community. Alyson’s three boys cover the whole spectrum of autism – Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism, and classic autism. She understands the wide range of needs these children have and had discovered what helps and what hinders. Covering a full gamut of issues – from picky-eating and echolalia to IEPs and “The Woes of Walmart” -Alyson’s ideas and interventions will inspire and inform all those who are connected to a person with autism. Alyson believes that each day brings more opportunities to learn, problem-solve, and celebrate the joys that children with autism bring to our world-after all, today’s crisis is tomorrow’s humor. Her family’s motto will soon become your everyday mantra: “Improvise and Overcome!”

101 kids activities that are the bestest funnest ever

  • Easy, Creative and Fun Things to Keep Your Children Entertained and Happy Never again will you hear the all-too-common call of, “I’m bored!” with this kid-pleaser for many ages. Whether your kid is 3, 5 or 12 years old, there are hundreds of fun, educational and engaging things to do in this book. When they ask to watch television, you’ll have the perfect solution. 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! has time-tested, exciting activities to keep your children laughing and learning for the whole day, every day. One-of-a-kind activities–never before seen on the blog–range from making edible play dough and homemade sidewalk chalk to playing shoebox pinball and creating a balance beam obstacle course. And with outdoor and indoor activities and trips for adjusting according to your age, this book will provide hours and hours of never-ending fun with your family. This parenting life raft is also the perfect way to make sure caregivers are spending quality-time with your little ones. 

Take five staying alert at home and school

  • This book was written for parents and teachers, providing activities that are helpful to keep children alert at home and school. Many therapists recommend these low budget, easy-to-use activities. Teachers, parents, and therapists will love the quick movement breaks and other suggestions to expand their repertoire of self-regulation strategies for use in a variety of settings. This book does not teach children about their engine levels, but it is organized around the five ways to change how alert we feel. 

Naturewatch exploring nature with your children

  • Now you and your children needn’t take to the wilds to appreciate the natural world. Whether you live in a country cottage or a high-rise apartment, Naturewatch offers your family dozens of ways to explore and learn from your natural environment. The more than 50 fun and easy-to-do projects in Naturewatch require no special equipment or fancy skills. With a little help from their parents, children will be able to tell the age of a tree, how to trace the route of water in the veins of a leaf, and how to catch a spider’s web intact. After learning to identify certain plants and the insects that depend on them, you child will be ready to create a garden of his or her own—indoors or outdoors—and study the fascinating lives of its inhabitants. A special section of nature crafts shows how to create lasting treasures from materials found in nature, from seed jewelry to tie-dying. Naturewatch contains over 200 black-and-white illustrations that make it easy for children to understand the forces of nature at work in each project. A perfect companion for long walks in the country or a quick trip around the block. Naturewatch shows parents and children how they can share the wonder of the natural world together.

Sharing Nature With Children

  • New nature games—favorites from the field—and Cornell’s typically insightful commentary makes the second edition of this special classic even more valuable to nature lovers world-wide. The Sharing Nature movement that Cornell pioneered has now expanded to countries all over the globe. Recommended by Boy Scouts of America, American Camping Association, National Audubon Society and many others.

Small Wonders

  • Small Wonders: Nature Education for young children introduces children ages three though kindergarten to the natural world in a special way. Based on a hands-on educational approach, children learn about their environment by seeing and doing. The accurate, scientific content is wrapped in age-appropriate exercises, experiments, and explorations that used children’s imagination and natural curiosity.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 *Fact-filled essays introduce each subject. Field-tested activities encourage exploration and discovery. Scientifically accurate drawings illustrate topics and are incorporated into lessons. A multidisciplinary approach integrates developmentally appropriate activities in science, language arts, movement, music, and visual arts. Includes twenty-four nature exploration units groped around three themes: growth and change, animal homes, and connections to nature. Small Wonders is a perfect tool for teachers, parents, child care providers, camp counselors, and others to spark young children’s interests in the environment that surround them.

Everybody Needs a Rock

  • Everybody needs a rock — at least that’s the way this particular rock hound feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.

Hands-on nature information and activities for Exploring and Environment with Children