Monday, January 20, 2014

Teaching Twos and Threes - A Comprehensive Curriculum



About The Book:

Working with two- and three-year-olds is an important job, one that will influence children's lifelong learning. With strategies to plan a developmentally appropriate program, build positive relationships with young children, and support young children's learning in all areas, Teaching Twos and Threes is a classroom essential. What's more, it's packed with creative activity ideas! 

About The Author:

Deborah Falasco has owned and operated a family child care program, worked with preschoolers with special needs, and is currently the lead teacher for the two- and three-year-old program at Wimpfheimer Nursery School, the laboratory school at Vassar College. She holds a graduate certificate as an infant/toddler specialist and a master's degree in human development with a specialization in infants, toddlers, and their families. Deborah has given several workshop presentations on topics related to teaching toddlers, twos, and three-year-olds. 

My Review:

As many of you are aware, I have been an Early Childhood Educator for about 15 years and one of the age groups that I particularly enjoy working with is children aged two and three!I have collected many wonderful resources over the years but recently had the opportunity to review a wonderful comprehensive curriculum just for this age group.

Teaching Twos and Threes: A Comprehensive Curriculum is organized by curriculum area, giving ideas for Art, Circle Time, Sensory, Dramatic Play, Block play, Cooking, Science and more. Each area had a lot of ideas I have used in the past so that was not spectactular to me, but I love having all the areas of curriculum in one resources versus having to scour a number of books or spend hours on the internet. The book is full of amazing full color illustrations, planning sheets, and encouragement to create a learning experience that will be delightful for both the child and educator.

If you are a program director or own your own home day care, this would be the ideal resource to purchase for a resource library!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Teaching Twos and Threes - A Comprehensive Curriculum online here, from Redleaf Press. It is also available through your favorite local bookseller.


***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of RedLeaf Press, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

4 comments:

  1. It's been such a while since my kids were this small, but it looks like great info for my G-baby.

    Stopping by to say hi from the SITS tribe!

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  2. Definitively passing this around
    Visiting from your SITS tribe!

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  3. Great site - lovely to meet you - just dropped in from SITS

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  4. Not sure if I hit the right button just now - but great site - dropped in from SITS. Great to meet you.

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