to the AEYC Lending Library!
We have over 800 book titles and 100 video titles available to check
out. Becoming a member is easy. Membership is available to all child care
providers in Southeast, Alaska. Simply fill out the Library Agreement
form, by choosing one of the links below, and send it in. Upon request,
we will gladly send you a catalog of the book titles we have available,
or you may use the link below to view the list of titles in our video
live outside of Juneau we can mail the videos to you. Contact our
office for details.
Lending Library Agreement (118kb)
SIGN AND SAY: Baby's First Words
is a durable board book that toddlers can haul around with them or
sit quietly and "read". The book includes a fold out felt
board, attached to the back cover. Attached to the front cover is
a zip lock plastic pouch containing sturdy cardboard Velcro-backed
pictures of objects whose signs are included in the book. This is
an interactive sign language kit that caregivers and parents can use
with any age of child. If you have been wanting to integrate sign
language into your daily care giving routines, this is a great book
to start with.
IN EMERGENT LITERACY
Fostering Multiple Intelligences
Brand & Jeanne M. Donato
Have you been
puzzling over how to inspire reading and writing with your group of
children? Have you wondered why one child loves story time while another
child couldn't care less, that is until you bring out a puppet or
other prop to enliven the story? This book may answer some of your
questions and provide ideas for enriching your literacy activities.
Using the calendar as a thematic guide, this book explores Howard
Gardiner's Multiple Intelligences Theory and guides the teacher of
young children through activities month by month. Check it out!
The Project Approach in the Early Years
Harris Helm & Lilian Katz
Using themes, projects, or units of study to completely explore a
skill or topic is nothing new to long-time early childhood educators.
How often have groups of young learners spent weeks on the topic of
plants and growing things, for example? Allowing and providing for
children to fully explore their interests is at the heart emergent
This book serves as a practical guide for anyone caring for a group
of children. Filled with pictures of preschool children completely
absorbed in their projects, it inspires as well as supports caregivers
to provide a "total learning experience". The Project Approach
gives a variety of ideas for projects from start to finish.
COMPLETE LEARNING CENTER BOOK
you looking for new ways to inject interest into your learning environment?
This book is stuffed with ideas for enriching your learning environment
as well as plans and recipes for learning materials. There are floor
plans for areas to create following such common preschool themes as
sand and water, construction, and art. There are also ideas for creating
some not so common areas such as camping and beach centers. If you
check this book out of our library, we bet you won't want to give
it back! It's that handy!
BIG MESSY ART
But Easy to Clean Up
-MaryAnn F. Kohl
This is another
jam-packed useful book from MaryAnn Kohl. She has authored such imaginative
books as Making Make Believe and Preschool Art: Process Not Product.
We have both of these in our Lending Library as well. True to form,
the author gives us a guide at the beginning, so you can see at a
glance which activity will suit your specific needs, time, age group,
and space. Recipes and inventive ways to use them are included. You
can choose from chapters entitled Basic But Bigger, in which you find
ideas to enlarge everyday activities such as stamping, sculpture,
and weaving or how about the chapter called Action Art? Even if you
don't try all of the activities in the book, you will never look at
art experiences in quite the same way again!