Child Development

To borrow these great resources, contact the IIQ staff at 705 749 3488 ext. 217 or 218

ABC and Beyond

Building Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Settings (The Hanen Program). - to give parents and educators the tools to help young children develop the best possible language and literacy skills.

Balanced and Barefoot

In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children’s cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults.

Being With Babies

Being with Babies is a great resource for both beginning and experienced caregivers. Each chapter describes an issue that caregivers face daily, offers scenarios that illustrate the challenge, suggests solutions caregivers can use to address the issue, and concludes with a review of key points.

Being with Babies teaches caregivers how to handle everyday challenges while learning about developmental stages. This hands-on resource is perfect for caregivers of children 6 weeks to 18 months old, as well as for staff development and resource libraries. (190 pg.)

Being with Infants and Toddlers

This book is a "how to" curriculum guide for appropriate practices when working with very young children in the early childhood learning environment. Incorporating the developmental philosophies of Emmi Pikler, Magda Gerber, Erik Erikson, and Maria Montessori, it promotes respectful and responsive care giving to foster competence and independence commensurate with each child's level of ability. Topics include care giving routines, environments, caregiver/child interactions, and the role of parents. (128 pg.)

Big Body Play

"Big body play" - the sometimes rowdy, always very physical running, rolling, climbing, tagging, jumping, grabbing and wrestling that most children love and many adults try to shut down - can and should be an integral part of every early childhood setting.  (103 pg.)

Child Development: A Beginnings Workshop Book

Each Beginnings Workshop book is a comprehensive collection of articles from Child Care Exchange on a particular topic.

Child Development ll : A Beginnings Workshop Book

Each Beginnings Workshop book is a comprehensive collection of articles from Child Care Exchange on a particular topic.

A Child's Work

Discussing the critical role of fantasy play in the psychological, intellectual, and social development of young children.

Children: A Chronological Approach

Chronologically organized from infancy through adolescence, this book provides many applications to demonstrate how research translates into practice.

Developmental Profiles

A comprehensive yet nontechnical, easy-to-follow guide to children's development.

Early Learning for Every Child Today

Describes how young children learn and develop, and provides a guide for curriculum in Ontario's early childhood settings.

Essential Touch

Some early childhood programs have adopted no-touch policies, and others allow only a very minimal level of physical contact between teachers and children. Yet touch is as necessary as food or water for young children to thrive and grow physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. Experiences of touch in all its forms, whether nurturing touch from adults, tactile explorations of the environment, or physical interactions with peers, are essential to high-quality early care and education.  (130 pg.)

Infant and Toddler Development and Responsive Program Planning

A comprehensive, applied text covering infant and toddler development from prebirth through age 36 months, curriculum and program planning, and guidance using a relationship-based model.

Mind in the Making: the Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

This book offers insights into the science of early learning. These are skills to be fostered: Focus and Self Control, Perspective Taking, Communicating, Making Connections, Critical Thinking, Taking on Challenges, Self Directed and Engaged Learning.

A Moving Child is a Learning Child

NEW!     In this book the authors connect the dots that link movement, brain activity and early learning.  There is also a wealth of information, actionable tips and games that can be used to support child development.

No Biting

Biting is an issue that is more than skin-deep. It can affect any toddler in any setting and can have developmental, emotional, or environmental causes. An “unfortunately not unexpected” occurrence among toddlers, biting is more than a physical act. It is a serious, complicated issue that brings frustration to the biter, bitee, parents, and child care providers. This book offers technique-building advice for approaching biting in ways that work effectively for everyone involved.   (84 pg.)

Powerful Interactions

In early childhood settings, children and teachers interact all day long. The benefits to everyone will be huge if just some of those 'everyday' interactions can become intentional and purposeful.   (126 pg.)

Roots of Empathy Changing the World Child by Child

The pedagogy of how one can develop and foster attachment, emotional literacy, authentic communication, and social inclusion.

Understanding Schemas

What are schemas and why do they matter? Again! Again! provides an introduction to understanding and supporting schemas and schema play in young children. There are examples of schemas, with illustrations and descriptions of common behaviour patterns, and these are set within the general context of child development.


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