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BOOKS, VIDEOS & DVDS IN ACTIV LIBRARY - A SELECTION


101 activities for kids in tight spaces / Kranowitz, Carol Stock. -- New York: Skylight, 1995. xi, 162 p.

Aimed at three to ten year olds, this book is divided into five chapters suggesting activities appropriate for the following "tight space" situations: housebound afternoons; too revved up or tired; sick in bed; car, train or plane trips; and the doctor's office, shopping or waiting in line.

CC 305.2315 KRA [P12344]








Action songs for girls and boys / VARIETY CLUB OF TASMANIA. -- Hobart: Peter Richman Productions for the Variety Club of Australia, Tasmanian Division, 1998. 1 videocassette (35 min.)

A companion to the video, 'Makaton nursery rhymes for Australasian children', produced in response to requests from parents whose children have difficulty in signing. Twenty songs such as ' I'm a little teapot' and 'A sailor went to sea', are performed by the Australian Rosny Childrens Choir with appropriate actions.

CC 616.8554 ACT [P08408]










Action words! Volume 1 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (35 min.)

The "Action Words" video series is designed to help stimulate language development in infants and toddlers and introduces over 20 new verbs into a child's vocabulary. This video is set to the music of Beethoven.

CC 305.231 ACT [P12921]










Action words! Volume 2 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (35 min.)

The "Action Words" video series is designed to help stimulate language development in infants and toddlers and introduces over 20 new verbs into a child's vocabulary. This video is set to the music of Chopin.

CC 305.231 ACT [P12922]










Action words! Volume 3 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (35 min.)

The "Action Words" video series is designed to help stimulate language development in infants and toddlers and introduces over 20 new verbs into a child's vocabulary. This video is set to the music of Tchikovsky.

CC 305.231 ACT [P12923]










Arthur's loose tooth / Hoban, Lillian. -- New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. 1985. 63 p.

Arthur's sister Violet is afraid of the dark and Arthur is worried about losing his loose tooth but when Arthur calls his sister a scaredy-cat Violet shows him what being brave is all about. This book for developing readers tackles the issue of a child's fear of losing teeth and how to overcome the fear.

CC 611.3 HOB [P11283]










Beautiful beginnings : a developmental curriculum for infants and toddlers / Raikes, Helen H.; Whitmer, Jane Mccall. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 2006. 428 p. + 1 CD-ROM

With over 350 photocopiable activities, this book provides parents and professionals with a research supported program to build and expand children's development from birth to 3 years. The activities can be used to enhance skills in communication, gross and fine motor, intellect, discovery, socialisation, self help and pretend. They can also be selected to suit the child's individuality and goal preferences. The CD-ROM provides blank goal sheets and goal charts for each age range.

CC 305.231 RAI [P11538]








Bee smart baby vocabulary builder. Volume 1 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (195 min.)

An interactive learning tool for infants and toddlers, this DVD is designed to enhance a child's learning environment. It features: a DVD video, available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese, which is designed to help build early receptive vocabulary, and later to build basic vocabulary in another language; an interactive sign language tutor to teach American sign language; interactive games to teach animal sounds and facts about objects featured; a reading tutor and reading games to introduce basic sight words; music of Mozart.

CC 305.231 BEE [P12436;P12909]










Bee smart baby vocabulary builder. Volume 2 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (195 min.)

An interactive learning tool for infants and toddlers, this DVD is designed to enhance a child's learning environment. It features: a DVD video, available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese, which is designed to help build early receptive vocabulary, and later to build basic vocabulary in another language; an interactive sign language tutor to teach American sign language; interactive games to teach animal sounds and facts about objects featured; a reading tutor and reading games to introduce basic sight words; music of Handel.

CC 305.231 BEE [P12437;P12910]










Bee smart baby vocabulary builder. Volume 3 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (195 min.)

An interactive learning tool for infants and toddlers, this DVD is designed to enhance a child's learning environment. It features: a DVD video, available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese, which is designed to help build early receptive vocabulary, and later to build basic vocabulary in another language; an interactive sign language tutor to teach American sign language; interactive games to teach animal sounds and facts about objects featured; a reading tutor and reading games to introduce basic sight words; music of Haydn.

CC 305.231 BEE [P12438;P12911]










Bee smart baby vocabulary builder. Volume 4 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (28 min. + 10 min.)

An interactive learning tool for infants and toddlers, this DVD is designed to enhance a child's learning environment. It helps infants begin to categorize objects and to build word meanings by providing multiple and varied examples of each vocabulary word.

CC 305.231 BEE [P12912]










Bee smart baby vocabulary builder. Volume 5 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (28 min. + 10 min.)

An interactive learning tool for infants and toddlers, this DVD is designed to enhance a child's learning environment. It helps infants begin to categorize objects and to build word meanings by providing multiple and varied examples of each vocabulary word.

CC 305.231 BEE [P12913]










Booksharing : successful interaction with your child & books / Gawned, Sue; Lee, Mary. -- Perth: Noah's Ark (WA) Inc. 2012. 33 p. ; 30 cm. + 1 DVD

Sharing books with children has a profound influence on their language development, literacy and life outcomes. In this book the authors offer parents and early educators new strategies to support children learning about books, language and the world. The book and DVD provide a clear and concise step-by-step guide. Photographs and film clips demonstrate the booksharing strategies which can be successfully adapted to engage every child.

CC 616.8553 GAW [P14571]








BumbleBee's 123s. A two volume math and counting video set / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 2 DVDs (60 min.)

This 2 volume set looks at number basics and counting and helps prepare your child for kindergarten. Volume 1 features numbers 1 to 5 and introduces the following concepts: counting order; numbers represent quantity and quantity can apply to objects, actions and sounds; one-to-one correspondence between number and object when counting. Volume 2 features numbers 1 to 10 and introduces: sequencing of events and actions in terms of first, second, third etc; logical ordering of objects according to size; number recognition and order for numbers 6 to 10. Also includes 5 interactive games.

CC 371.7 BUM [P12919;P12932]










Child safety equipment / KIDSAFE WA. -- [Perth, WA]: Wanslea Family Services, 2007. 25 p.

This is a catalogue of child safety equipment available from Kidsafe WA. Items include cupboard locks, kitchen, bathroom and electrical safety products, night lights and safety harnesses.

CC 371.928 CHI [P11890]








Colors, shapes & patterns flashcards / Baby BumbleBee. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2004. 1 Set of 24 Flashcards

This set of flashcards features basic colours, shapes and patterns. It can be paired with the DVD "Crazy for Colors" for enhanced learning fun. It is aimed for children twelve months and up.

CC 305.231 COL [P12924]










Crazy for colors : interactive learning DVD / BUMBLEBEE KIDS. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (60 min.)

Designed for 1-4 year olds, this DVD uses a unique and entertaining teaching approach to nurture the child's ability to assign colour to things found in our everyday world. It also features simple patterns such as stripes, checks and polka-dots. It can be used in conjunction with the Colors Shapes & Patterns Flashcards.

CC 305.231 CRA [P12920]










Danny goes to the dentist / Robinson, Robert. -- London: Brimax, 2002. 23 p. ; 23 cm.

This book tells the story about Danny's first visit to the dentist, describing in a gentle and positive way the waiting room, the nurse and dentist, the dental chair, and what happens when Danny needs to have a filling. It also talks about the importance of cleaning teeth regularly and not eating too many sweet foods. Aimed at children 3-5 years.

CC 611.3 ROB [P15599]








Every child can learn : using learning tools and play to help children with developmental delay / Stroh, Katrin; Robinson, Thelma; Proctor, Alan. -- London: Sage Publications, 2008. xxi, 208 p. + CD-ROM

This book offers techniques and activities used to help children with development delay develop their learning with a focus on: development of learning tools; working with parents; language and communication; behaviour and emotional development and; integration of learning into everyday life. Activities are designed so they can be carried out at home, school or a therapy room with the child's parent, teacher or therapist. The book includes a CD-ROM with printable material for making cards and worksheets, plus illustrative video material.

CC 305.2315 STR [P12510]








Everyday learning about confidence and coping skills / Linke, Pam. -- Watson, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2007. 28 p, ; 18 cm.

This book is about what parents and carers can do to help young children build life coping skills and resilience. It has sections on babies, toddlers and preschoolers about making them feel safe and secure, loved and loveable, confident they can make things happen, and know they have people around to care, support and help them.

CC 305.2312 LIN [P14019]








Everyday learning about managing change / Linke, Pam. -- Watson, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2010. 28 p. ; 18 cm.

This book provides advise, tips and ideas to parents and carers on how to help children cope with changes like starting school, moving house, getting a new brother or sister, and more. It explains how understanding and dealing with change at an early age will assist them when trying new things and managing the events of their life as they grow and confront new experiences and challenges - and how confidence and willingness to try things are built right from the start.

CC 305.2311 LIN [P14022]








Everyday learning about promoting positive behaviour / Dolby, Robyn. -- Deakin, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2011. 28 p. ; 18 cm.

The purpose of this book is for parents to see the richness of their everyday communication with their children. It explains how parents form connections with their children by following them and taking an interest in what they are doing and how this helps them lead their child when it is needed. This shows how emotional connection comes from relecting on rather than reacting to children's behaviour.

CC 305.2314 DOL [P14617]








Everyday learning about reading and writing / Arthur, Leonie. -- Watson, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2008. 28 p. ; 18 cm.

This resource will assist in incorporating early literacy learning into day-to-day experiences in the home. The book provides advice on : how to make children aware of the everyday uses of literacy; be prepared for when children learn to read and write; provide educational and fun literacy play opportunities; encourage children to sart thinking critically about literacy; and to inspire children to view literacy as meaningful and functional.

CC 371.4 ART [P14618]








Everyday learning in families / Radich, Judy. -- Watson, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2007. 28 p. ; 18 cm.

This outlines how early learning experiences that are positive and supported by an interested and encouraging adult will help children gain important skills such as happiness by learning to understand and express emotion; confidence built on the comfort of routines and schedules; independence through being encouraged to be curious and playful; self-esteem based on the security of loving relationships; and social skills from learning how to solve problems cooperatively.

CC 305.231 RAD [P14619]








Getting started!!! : using visual systems to promote play / Bhargava, Dolly. -- Perth: Carson Street School, 2010. 87 p. ; 30 cm. + 1 DVD

This is a practical resource booklet which has been written for parents and discusses a range of strategies that can be used at home to develop a child's play skills. It also presents visual systems that can be used during play. Accompanying the booklet is a DVD which demonstrates the use of the discussed strategies with children with disabilities. Also available at http://carsonst.wa.edu.au/parent-info/getting-started-books/.

CC 305.2315 BHA [P13466;P13467;P13468]








Going to school / Civardi, Anne. -- London: Usborne Publishing Ltd. 2005. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 21 cm.

This book is from a series that introduces young children, in an amusing and friendly way, to situations they might find themselves in for the first time. This book talks about going to school and some of the daily routines such us getting ready in the morning, arrival, activities, the playground, and going home.

CC 370 CIV [P15645]










Hands at play : a fine motor skills handbook for parents / Wilkinson, Suzanne. -- Perth: Noah's Ark (WA) Inc. 2012. 79 p. ; 30 cm.

Written by an occupational therapist for parents and those who work in the early childhood arena, this book offers ideas and activities for helping children, from infancy to school age, in developing their fine motor skills or hand skills. It uses clear photos and a simple and informative text. The activities can help children develop hand dexterity and strength needed for independence and play.

CC 305.2315 WIL [P14570]








The incredible years : a trouble-shooting guide for parents of children aged 2-8 years old / Webster-Stratton, Carolyn. -- Seattle, Wash.: Incredible Years, 2006. 320 p.

This handbook provides parents with guidelines and practical suggestions to help prevent behavior problems from occuring as well as strategies to promote children's social and emotional well being. It includes many examples of everyday problem situations and step-by-step suggestions on how to handle them. There is also a section on how to work effectively with your child's teacher to help your child be successful in school.

CC 305.2314 WEB [P12315]








Introducing me / Hanson, Marci J.; Morgan, Maria L. / EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE ON INCLUSION. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 2001. [20]p.

This is the first in the series 'Me too', designed for families of young children with disabilities to help them develop strategies for inclusion in school and community programs. This particular booklet is different in that the pages contain statements that are to be completed by the parent to create an invaluable source of information about their child, which can then be shared with others.

CC 370 HAN [P09364]








It's time for preschool / Hanson, Marci J.; Morgan, Maria L. / EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE ON INCLUSION. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 2001. 19p.

This booklet is part of the series ' Me too', designed for families of young children with disabilities to help them make choices and develop strategies for inclusion in school and community programs. This particular one focuses on the sorts of things you need to know and think about to select a preschool and ensure a positive experience.

CC 370 HAN [P09367]








Let's not wait, let's get started / Coomber, Jane. / THERAPY FOCUS. -- [Perth], WA: Therapy Focus, 2007. [52 p.]

This booklet is designed to introduce parents who have a child with a disability to the services offered by Therapy Focus. It also details ideas and strategies that help support a child's development until they gain a place in the Early Intervention Service. Topics covered include: FAQ, movement, self care, hand skills, speech and language, supporting good behaviour, play and community, and a resources list.

CC 305.231 COO [P11995]








Look what I can do now / Hanson, Marci J.; Morgan, Maria L. / EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE ON INCLUSION. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 2001. 20p.

This booklet is part of the series 'Me, too!', designed for families of young children with disabilities to help them develop strategies for inclusion in school and the community. This booklet focuses on what changes you can make to programmes and the physical environment to enable your child to participate in as many activities as possible.

CC 305.2315 HAN [P09365]








More than just words : a handbook of games and activities to help include children with language and communication impairments / Brownlow, Andrea; Pelusi, Natalie Lloyd. / QUEENSLAND. Department of Families, Youth and Community Care; PlayC.A.R.E. -- Toombul, Qld.: PlayC.A.R.E. 1998. 89p., ill.

This handbook is designed to help childcare staff and other carers promote the language learning of children who don't communicate as well as their peers. Chapter one discusses the needs of children with specific disabilities and offers strategies for modifying activities and the environment to enable the child to participate. The remainder of the book outlines many games and activities which promote language, socialisation and associated skills.

CC 616.8553 BRO [P08545]








Motorized madness : exploring the world of machines / BUMBLEBEE KIDS. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (40 min.)

This provides an educational look at ten machines and their parts, showing the machines at work and play. Designed for budding engineers aged 1-7 years, it features the backhoe loader, helicopter, boat, dump truck, bulldozer, plane, bus, bucket truck, fire engine and motorcycle.

CC 305.231 MOT [P12917]










Movement and dance activities for pre-school and special needs children. / DANCE FOR EVERYONE. -- London: Dance for everyone, [1998] 1 videocassette (56 min.) + teachers' notes

The video is designed to help teachers of pre-school and special needs children to use movement to aid cognitive, physical and emotional development.

CC 792.8 DAN [P08715]










My community, my family / Beckman, Paula J. / EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE ON INCLUSION. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 2001. 20p.

This booklet is part of the series 'Me, too!', designed to help parents of young disabled children develop strategies to be included in the community and school. The tips in this booklet will help parents to think about ways they can enjoy community activities and develop new relationships.

CC 305.23 HAN [P09366]








Olivia and Otis at the park / BUMBLEBEE KIDS. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2004. 1 DVD (30 min.)

This tale of a girl's visit to the park introduces the concepts of friendship and play as well as twelve first words. Words featured are friend, house, ball, mom, dog, hug, happy, park, play, girl, sad and walk. It is for ages 9 months and up.

CC 305.2313 OLI [P12930;P12931]










On my first day : a collection of messages from kindergarten & year 1 students -- [Canberra]: Government of ACT, [2012] 35 p. ; 30 cm.

This is a collection of messages from kindergarten and year one students about starting school, in children's own voices. Through their own words and drawings there is insight into how these children feel about their first day of school, and what they thought was important for other children to know. It is also intended as a conversation starter for parents to talk to their child about starting school.

CC 370 ONM [P14396]








Opposites and more! : a vocabulary builder video / BUMBLEBEE KIDS. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (40 min.)

This DVD explores concepts that are critical to the advancement of a child's verbal and reasoning skills. The ten concept pairs presented are big and little, open and close(d), top and bottom, mine and yours, stop and go, up and down, fast and slow, yes and no, on and off, and in and out. It is designed for ages 1-5.

CC 305.231 OPP [P12915]










A piece of cake? : Inclusive practices in early childhood settings / Boschetti, Clare; Stonehouse, Anne. -- [Heatherton, Vic]: Yooralla, 2006. 60 p. ; 27 cm.

This resource focuses on the inclusion of children with developmental delay and disabilities in early childhood settings. It is useful for anyone who works with young children in early care and education settings. Kindergarten teachers and parents of children with disabilities have also contibuted their thoughts and experiences to help early childhood professionals, families and the general community have greater understanding and lead to more positive outcomes for children with disabilities and their families.

CC 370 BOS [P12665]








Question words. Who, what, why, when, where, which, how much and how many? / OnSpectrum. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: OnSpectrum, 2007. 1 DVD (30 min.)

This DVD is designed to help children begin to understand and use question words including: who, what, when, where, which, why, how, how much and how many. Simple vocabulary is used to formulate and present a variety of questions for each of the words featured. Questions and answers are reinforced by text and repetition.

CC 305.231 QUE [P12916]










Raising children : all the parenting basics - birth to five / RAISING CHILDREN NETWORK. Raising Children (Australia) Network, 2007. 1 DVD (300 minutes)

This DVD presents expert information, tips and strategies from parents all over Australia (including celebrities), and demonstrations to help parents brush up on their own skills in the privacy of their own home. It is divided into four main sections covering the newborn (0-3 months), the baby (3-12 months), the child (1-5 years), and the parents. The three sections on the child look at nutrition, development, connecting, communicating, behaviour, sleep, health and care, safe exploration, and play and learning.

CC 305.23 RAI [P13186]










Small steps forward : using games and activities to help your pre-school child with special needs / Newman, Sarah. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2008. 272 p.

This book provides parents and carers of young children with developmental disabilities with information and ideas to encourage their child's development. The games and activities, using toys and materials readily available to most children, are organised according to the six skill areas they develop - cognitive, language, physical, sensory, social, and emotional. Other issues dealt with are behaviour management, toilet-training and sleep management.

CC 305.2315 NEW [P12310]








Smart start : how exercise can transform your child's life / Sasse, Margaret. -- Auckland: Exisle Publishing, 2009. 160 p. ; 24 cm.

The main aim of this book is to help parents maximise the critical periods of brain development during the first years of life. It looks at how children need exercise, not just to stimulate their bodies but to stimulate their brains as well. It is a practical guide for parents on how to give their children the best start in life, with down to earth advice on exercise to encourage optimum physical and intellectual development.The book is carefully organised to provide a step by step programme for each year from 0-5 years.

CC 305.231 SAS [P12975]








Toddler play / Masi, Wendy S., Ed. -- San Francisco, Ca: Weldon Owen Publishing, 2001. 192 p.

This book provides 100 toddler-tested activities to enable parents to provide their children with quality playtime. Each activity has been devised by child development experts and is designed to stimulate toddlers' imaginations, accelerate their learning and nurture significant skills they'll need in preschool.

HS 305.2315 TOD [P11919]








Vocabulary builder flashcards. Volume 1 / Baby BumbleBee. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2004. 1 set of 23 Flashcards

These laminated flashcards are designed to be used interactively with an infant or toddler to make a fun launching pad for one-on-one interaction with your child. Each word is presented with photographic images and each card includes suggested questions and teaching tips for parents to use with their children. They also include an American Sign Language translation for each word featured.

CC 305.231 VOC [P12927]










Vocabulary builder flashcards. Volume 2 / Baby BumbleBee. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2004. 1 Set of 23 Flashcards

These laminated flashcards are designed to be used interactively with an infant or toddler to make a fun launching pad for one-on-one interaction with your child. Each word is presented with photographic images and each card includes suggested questions and teaching tips for parents to use with their children. They also include an American Sign Language translation for each word featured.

CC 305.231 VOC [P12928]










Vocabulary builder flashcards. Volume 3 / Baby BumbleBee. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2004. 1 Set of 23 Flashcards

These laminated flashcards are designed to be used interactively with an infant or toddler to make a fun launching pad for one-on-one interaction with your child. Each word is presented with photographic images and each card includes suggested questions and teaching tips for parents to use with their children. They also include an American Sign Language translation for each word featured.

CC 305.231 VOC [P12929]










Widening the circle : including children with disabilities in preschool programs / Odom, Samuel L., Ed. Et Al. -- New York: Teachers College Press, 2002. 212 p.

Researchers and early childhood special educators discuss practical suggestions for inclusive education for children with disabilities. Suggestions for teaching strategies include modifying activities and materials to help preschool children with disabilities as well as providing an environment that is supportive of inclusivity. Each chapter reflects the relationship between the child, teacher and classroom and looks at what facilitates or impedes inclusive education for preschool children with disabilities.

CC 370 ODO [P10599]








You and your little child 1 - 5 : a guide for parents in pictures and easy words / Change. -- Leeds, West Yorkshire: Change, 2007. 503 p. (looseleaf) ; 22 cm.

The aim of this book is to provide easy to read information to support parents with intellectual/learning disabilities and parents who find reading hard, to look after their small children. It covers parent rights, parenting skills, routines, play and learn, food, safety, health and saying no to abuse.

HS 306.92 YOU [P13235]








Your child's motor development story : understanding and enhancing development from birth to their first sport / Mays, Jill Howlett. -- Arlington, Tex.: Sensory World, 2011. viii, 180 p. ; 23 cm

Written by an occupational therapist, this book is for everyday parents to help them understand how best to help their children develop motor skills as they grow. She demonstrates that sensorimotor development not only affects children's ability to organise and attend in their surroundings, but also forms the basis for their emotional well-being.

CC 305.231 MAY [P14812]