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Letter Treasure Hunt

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Exciting Pirate role-playing game that exercises handwriting skills in a fun adventure

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Practice your handwriting skills by writing letter and word treasures in your Captain's Log!

  1. Begin by putting the game board together - it is made up of 4 large puzzle pieces!
  2. Now shuffle the Captain's Orders cards (exercises to develop underlying components for successful handwriting skills)
  3. and place them next to the board.
  4. Pick your ship and dock it by the Mainland on the game board.
  5. Spin the spinner to select a letter and sail your ship to it.
  6. So, if you spin to "c", then move your ship to the Alphabet Island of "c."
  7. Now draw a Captain's Order card and perform the exercise, as the Captain wants his crew members in tip-top shape!
  8. Now "collect" your treasure by writing the letter in your Captain's log (a laminated sheet).
  9. Continue spinning and move from island to island.
  10. The treasure word can also be written in the Log.
  11. Make this game as long or as short as you want.
  12. Decide beforehand how many treasures you want to collect.

Instructions include Game Alternatives, ideas for multisensory tools for handwriting, educator notes and more!

Handwriting fun in the form of a great game! And...a great feature of this game? It has many. many variations from which to choose! Makes playing great fun each time!

Ages: 5+

Players: 1-4

Playing time: Varies

Author: Jenny Clark, OTR/L, BCP

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Personal Sensory Products

  • Weighted Wearables/Blankets
  • Sensory Clothing
  • Fidgets and Chewables
  • Communication Aids

Various weighted blankets, vests, lap pads, apps, etc.

ABL Denim - Los Angeles, CA-Chase and Google award winner 2014-- A premium denim jean line designed with features that make dressing easier for people with limited mobility or sensory integration issues. - Watch the news video

Special Needs AppsFind The Perfect AppWith over a thousand apps now available to help individuals with special needs it has become increasingly difficult to find and choose the right special needs app. The Friendship Circle App Review gives you the ability to find the perfect special needs app for your child
The Top 10 Special Needs Apps from 2013

Kid Companions Fidgets and ChewablesKidCompanions Chewelry
Helping children with sensory challenges discreetly and fashionably! BPA, phthalates, lead and latex free and made for children-teens.

Our Goal is to help special individuals be themselves and thrive. Our products give parents peace of mind and support their special children. We pride ourselves on our made-in-Canada, sourced in North America commitment and our social and environmental responsibility.

weighted blanketSommerfly’s therapeutic Sleep Tight™ weighted blanket provides a calm, comfortable, restful night of sleep. Our well-designed weighted blankets are suitable for anyone older than three years old, who has difficulty sleeping. The curved neck cut keeps the Sleep Tight™ blanket from bunching around the face for a safe and comfortable sleep experience. Our Sleep Tight™ blankets come in a wide range of evenly distributed weights (5-25lbs). Something for everyone! Say good-bye to panda eyes, no more tossing-and-turning, and no more random waking up throughout the night! Make it special! You can customize Sleep Tight™ from our fun collection of durable and washable duvet covers (sold separately). Washing the cover is so easy for personal use and in multi-user environments.

QCharm KitQCHARM Portable and Visual Cuing System QCharm Bracelet Order Page
Caregivers: treat yourself and your loved ones!

  • Visual cues clipped to a 100% silicone wristband
  • Combines fashion with function to communicate: schedules; behavior prompts; emotions; and rewards.
  • May be worn by the caregiver and/or the loved one.
  • Perfect for nurses, parents, educators, therapists, grandparents, and sitters who care for those having difficulty with communication, behavior, memory

Smart Knit Kids Seamless Sensitivity Socks Catalog Page
Patented seamless socks are perfect for children experiencing sensory processing differences, hypersensitivity or who simply cannt stand annoying seams! These super soft socks for sensitive little feet will not wrinkle or bunch and are proven to reduce irritation SmartKnit Kids socks are made with high-tech fibers that wick moisture away helping to ensure a drier and more hygienic sock environment. They are also anit-microbial, inhibiting fungal odor-causing bacteria.

SPIO Soft Vest Order Page

SPIO Vest Tab The Stabilizing Pressure Input Orthosis (SPIO) systems were designed by Cheryl Allen, a mother of two children with tone, movement and sensory deficits and Nancy Hylton, who is a physical therapist and a licensed orthotist as well as the mother of a son with cerebral palsy. Cheryl was on a quest to find a material that could "mimic" the deep pressure sensory information that physical therapist Nancy Hylton was providing through her hands to Cheryl's sons. Thus began the development of the SPIO systems - lycra garments that assist children with stability and proprioceptive deficits by providing multi-directional deep compression input. These garments did help Cheryl's children significantly improve their own motor control, as well as greatly lessen one son's over-stimulation from environmental noises. Since then, similar results with SPIO have been seen with children across the country.

Weigh Cool Bracelet Order Page

Invented by Jenny Clark!
Accessorize With Style! Use this really cool 4 oz. (113g) magnetic bracelets to weigh down any size wrist. Bracelets feature mini magnets that attract to one another creating a thick look, elastic to allow a fit for nearly any wrist and a blue color that attracts both boys and girls. A great tool for providing feel-good proprioceptive input and assisting with fine motor skills.

On Task Weighted VestOn Task Weighted Vest Order Page

Weighted vests are used as a means of applying deep pressure, which can be helpful in decreasing purposeless behaviors, hyperactivity and inattention (often seen in autistic and ADHD children and those with sensory processing difficulties. The deep pressure applied by the OTvest has a calming effect upon children that is comfortable to them, and provides an alternative or adjunct to medication.

Many children when putting the OTvest on for the first time, respond by saying "It feels good!" This highly effective means of applying deep pressure is unique and patented--as the weight does not hang inside pockets supported by the garment, but lies comfortably but directly upon the shoulder-girdle muscles of the child--as if someone is pressing gently upon the individual's shoulders and upper back.

Children as well as teens like the stylish design of this vest, as it does not stand out as therapeutic, but actually looks quite "handsome" with the clothing normally worn to school!! The weights are undetectable to others.

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Products for Healthcare Professionals

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  • Educational Resources
  • Exercise/Games
  • Neuro-Sensory Activities

Commercially available products for use in a clinical setting/public

Your Therapy Source Online resource for special education, pediatric occupational therapy and pediatric physical therapy

Your Therapy Source, Inc.is a team of professionals with years of experience in pediatric therapy and special education. Our books and activities are great resources for occupational and physical therapists in school based and pediatric practice. In addition, our books are wonderful for teachers and parents who want to incorporate sensory motor activities at home and in the classroom. Many of our books are available in printed or electronic format.

Kanics Inclusive Design Services, LLC Facebook Kanics Inclusive Design Services, LLC works with communities to help them create amazing places where everyone can play. Mixing the concepts of universal design, sensory integration and best practices on play, I work with communities to design indoor or outdoor environments that tell their story and celebrate their community.

Southpaw EnterprisesSouthpaw Enterprises
We’re not all left-handed, but we do take a different approach to business. We’re all about creative solutions, information, and advice – not mass distribution of the latest gadget. In fact, since our founding in 1976, we’ve dedicated ourselves to developing and manufacturing sensory integration dysfunction (DSI) and neurodevelopmental products that help therapeutic professionals, people with special needs, their families, and other professionals, solve problems or meet new challenges.

Although we focus on clinic-based therapy, we continue to develop products for teachers in the classroom and for parents for use at home under the guidance of a therapist. We also offer the entire community education, insight, and resources for learning more about DSI and related neurodevelopmental disorders. We believe whole-heartedly that it is information that will lead to greater strides and progress in understanding and treating these disorders.

Fun Factory Sensory GymFun Factory Sensory Gym-is a leading manufacturer of custom sensory gyms and equipment. Our dynamic and experienced team of professionals design, develop and install our products throughout North America.
FFSG creates a state-of-the-art multi-sensory environment, providing every child positive play in a therapeutic environment.
Throughout our building process, our clients can be assured of the level of professionalism, skills, and service of our team. FFSG systems fit nicely into all kinds of spaces with no shortage of options to keep children engaged. Our products are carefully designed based on your specifications, size, and budget.
Our products are created to educate, challenge, stimulate, but most importantly, to bring the outdoor playing experience into a more private setting.

Grab n Go Socialization Kit- save by bundling these wonderful toy games together into one kit! It includes 14 different games for pediatric sensory motor development. Ideally suited for special needs classrooms, day cares, and pediatric rehab/therapy centers, the Grab n Go Socialization Kit from TFH USA combines 14 different toys and games to aid with developmental delays and pediatric sensory motor development. Press Release

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Therapeutic Toys

  • Exercise/Games
  • Books
  • Educational Resources
  • Therapy Resources

Books, Toys, Games, etc. providing therapeutic activities for children and suitable as Christmas/Hanukkah/birthday Gifts

Magnatab writing numbers (can also get for letters)- if you remember I showed you this and you loved

  • Learn to write the curves of the lower case alphabet
  • Sensory-driven reinforcement
  • Directional arrows trace each letter with magnetic stylus
  • Erase with a tip of the finger
  • Metal balls are permanently sealed in the magnatab base

Scooter boardWe do puzzle treasure hunts around kitchen floor and then he comes back and puts puzzle pieces in puzzle or buries them in rice or bean "tote" to find them later to put in puzzle. So work on many things all at once- core, visual/perceptual, fine motor, sensory bin to meet tactile needs, etc. :)

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Latches Board
  • This beautifully-crafted board has polished brass locks, latches and clasps
  • Brightly colored, smooth-sanded pieces help build early shape, color and size differentiation skills
  • Hide-and-seek pictures behind each door help develop fine motor skills

My First Book Of Tracing (Kumon Workbooks) Really like the Kumon books (can find at Target) for working on his visual field issues and crossing midpoint- mazes to stay in lines with, working on diagonal, perpendicular, etc lines MANY good things.

Lego Read and Build books
  • Features 15 colorful LEGO DUPLO bricks
  • Inspire young minds with the iconic farm theme
  • Teach your child to listen and build while having fun
  • Become a building mentor for your child
  • Build Farmer Ted's animals

Chicken Limbo Electronic Talking Game(great for him and his motor issues- thanks Jenny :) )

For Small Hands (website)For Small Hands Montessori Catalog-great fine motor skills/games found on there.

Threading Buttons & Spools What’s more fun than threading spools? Threading buttons, too! An engaging variation on a favorite activity, combining 10 colorful spools with 20 big wooden buttons and two "shoelace" style laces.
Great for sorting, too. Sort buttons or spools by color; sort buttons by number of holes. Threading activities are a great way for children's fingers to get acquainted with the correct position for holding a pencil. 1½" dia. buttons; 1¼" dia. spools; 24" cotton laces.

Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Shapes
  • These colorful lacing set offers a delightful variety of shapes, colors and patterns
  • Helps promote hand/eye coordination, fine motor, cognitive and visual perception skills
  • Set comes in a sturdy wooden case and contains five jumbo, double-sided lacing panels, plus five color-coordinated laces
  • Basic skills are fun to develop when using our colorful lacing activities
  • Exceptional quality and value
Mighty Mind
  • Award winning child development activity puzzle
  • Kids learn about visual and spatial relationships
  • Features 30 tangram like cards
  • Easy to handle and made of plastic
  • Contains 32 colorful pieces
Cat in the Hat I Can Do That! Game

I Can Do That Dr. Seuss game- includes motor skills, following steps/directions, picking 3 cards (1, 2, 3 and different colors), helps with picking out things in a "sea" of things- finding toy in pile of other toys, then at end you count stars on cards- has to be able to find those stars, then point and count- GREAT game AND he loves it!! (Parent's Choice Award)

  • The Cat in the Hat I Can Do That
  • Jump into the fun and discover all the new things you can do.
  • Game Components Include: Trick-a-ma-stick Foam Bar, 33 Activity Cards
  • Can Do That! Games are designed to bring people together
  • Just a few of the awards we've received include: Parents' Choice Gold Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum and Gold Awards.
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Sensory Processing Disorder: Simulations & Solutions for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists

  • DVDs
  • Educational Resources

DVD and resource kit to demonstrate what it feels like to have SPD

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Jenny Clark Brack.

Autism Asperger Publishing Company (November 2005)

Nothing Like First Hand Experience to Help You Understand!

This practical DVD presents basic information about sensory systems along with simple solutions for how to deal with sensory challenges both home and at school.

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Viewers will experience what it feels like to have a sensory processing disorder by engaging in simulated exercises for a variety of sensory-processing difficulties. Kit includes enough materials for a group of as many as 25-50 participants.

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Learn to Move, Move to Learn! Dinosaurs

  • DVDs
  • Educational Resources

Abstract

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Jenny Clark Brack(DVD)

Autism Asperger Publishing Company (July, 2005)

This DVD is a wonderful companion to Learn to Move, Move to Learn! Sensorimotor Early Childhood Activity Themes by presenting step-by-step in a real classroom setting one of the 50 sensory-integration activities in the book. Adaptable to typical and children with special needs alike, Brack's fast-paced and creative lessons consist of seven components all related to the theme (warm-up, vestibular, proprioception, balance, eye-hand coordination, cool-down and fine motor).

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

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With the increased number of children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, parents and professionals are in search of materials that provide information that will enable them to better understand affected children. While in the past individuals who were diagnosed had limited verbal and intellectual skills, newly diagnosed children often have good language skills and even areas of giftedness. This A-to-Z work contains original entries on the topic of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Entries include facts about disabilities, personal and historic perspectives, interventions, assessments, educational methods, trusted internet resources, and national organizations. The work outlines the contributions of founding researchers and other professionals and includes personal perspectives from individuals with ASD and their parents. It also includes lesson plans that can be implemented in a home, school, or community setting. No other such definitive resource exists that provides both educational and practical information related to ASD.

Author Information:

  • BRENDA SMITH MYLES is Professor at the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence at the University of Kansas. She writes and speaks internationally on Asperger Syndrome and autism.
  • TERRI COOPER SWANSON is an Autism Spectrum Disorder consultant and doctoral student at the University of Kansas.
  • JEANNE HOLVERSTOTT is an autism specialist.
  • MEGAN MOORE DUNCAN is a freelance project coordinator, writer, and speaker.
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Sensational Kids

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And here is the 'Bible' for understanding sensory processing disorder in children --Jenny
by Lucy Jane Miller Ph.D OTR
and Dorris A. Fuller.

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a condition affecting at least one in twenty children who experience sensations in taste, touch, sound, sight, smell, movement, and body awareness in a vastly different manner from how other children their ages do. What may be typical activities for most kids are a daily struggle that may result in social, emotional, or academic problems. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, the best-known SPD researcher in the world, brings together a lifetime of study to teach parents and others the signs and symptoms of SPD and its four major subtypes; ways the disorder is diagnosed and treated; sensory strategies for living with the condition; and methods to help SPD kids thrive.

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Ready Bodies, Learning Minds

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This 110+ page book provides the therapist, teacher and parent with all of the information they will need to understand the interrelationships between reflexes, the sensory systems , motor skills, learning and performance. Technical and medical jargon are explained concisely for the non-technical professional. Real examples and the appropriate treatments are explained in detail. A special focus on each of the sensory systems goes beyond the basics, and clearly illustrates how each system, and the interaction of systems, affect a child's ability to learn and perform. All of this is organized in an easy to understand structure, and you will find the book to be an invaluable ongoing reference.

Basic exercises are illustrated in the book, with specific reference to the sensory system and symptoms that the exercises address. For a comprehensive set of exercises aimed at the stimulation of learning readiness, please refer to Ready Bodies, Learning Minds - Activity Guide

The Ready Bodies Activity Guide is an important companion to the RBLM book. This 120+ page activity guide provides everything a therapist, teacher or parent needs to design, execute and administer the Ready Bodies Motor Lab and curriculum. From the general guidelines for use, complete materials lists, station design, and approaches to progress reporting to the specific and detailed activity descriptions, this book will become your reference guide to success. Each activity is clearly illustrated, using graphics that the children can understand as easily as their therapist, teacher or parent. Each exercise is rated for it's activity and difficulty level, allowing quick and easy adjustment for special needs.

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Music Therapy Books

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  • Therapy Resources

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Learn to Move, Moving Up

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  • Educational Resources

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Learn to Move, Moving Up! Book

Jenny Clark Brack, OTR/L, BCP

AOTA Board Certification in Pediatrics

Autism Asperger Publishing Company (January 2009)

Jenny's second book follows the same structure and philosophy as her first book, Learn to Move, Move to Learn: Sensorimotor Early Childhood Activity Themes, her latest, Learn to Move, Moving Up! focuses on elementary-school age students with sensory processing disorders.

In a comprehensive introduction that covers current trends in education and occupational therapy, the book overviews many evidence-based practices as well as yoga, music, and Speed Stacks. Throughout, the emphasis is on involving the child's team for the best possible outcomes.

The centerpiece of the book consists of 30 sensorimotor, theme-based lesson plans that include literacy and curriculum suggestions for teachers, and suggests ways that they can be incorporated into busy elementary school schedules and environments. As in Brack's first book, the carefully developed lesson plans offer activities structured around seven elements designed for both learning and fun: Warm-Up, Vestibular, Proprioception, Balance, Eye-Hand Coordination, Cool-Down and Fine Motor.

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Learn to Move, Move to Learn

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  • Educational Resources

Theme-based group program for total sensory integration in a school setting

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Jenny Clark Brack(Book).

Autism Asperger Publishing Company (October, 2004)

Each of the creative theme-based group lessons in this practical resource follows a sensory-integrated developmental sequence consisting of seven activities, all related to the theme. For maximum flexibility, suggestions for adaptation and modification for individual students are included, along with instructions for how to develop additional lessons. Finally, a chapter on school readiness skills shows how the lessons prepare children for later success in school.

For new teachers, check out the Starter Kit

Learn to Move, Moving Up (second book)

Learn to Move, Move to Learn! Dinosaurs (DVD with step-by-step demonstration of one lesson in Learn to Move, Move to Learn)

Sing, Move, Learn (music CD)

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Learn To Move Starter Kit

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An Itinerant Kit...Ready to Roll!
You'll love this starter kit recommended by Jenny for the Learn to Move, Move to Learn program. This kit can be used on its own or with the program. An Activity Guide is included. The kit fits nicely in the Big Red Megabag, available separately. Jenny also recommends the optional pieces of equipment described below this Starter Kit List.


STARTER KIT CONTAINS:

  • Super Crawl tunnel
  • Step-N-Stones
  • Two 12" (30cm) scooters
  • 6" (15cm) SuccessBall set of 6
  • Square Gripper bean bags
  • CANDO no latex bands
  • Green Yuk-E-Ball
  • Giant Slo-Mo Ball
  • Spot markers
  • Parachute
  • Activity Guide

Optional Equipment

BIG RED MEGABAG
CO-OPERBAND.
Balance Beam
Super Expando Mat
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Childrens Booklist

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  • Educational Resources

Topically organized list of childrens books for use in Learn to Move Educational Series

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100th School Day

MIMI’S FIRST MARDI GRAS by Alice W. Couvillon, -- Pelican Publishing Company, Inc., 1992 -- Illustrated by Elizabeth Moore--Colorful illustrations of the rich cultural celebration re-create the look and mood of Carnival.

ON MARDI GRAS DAY by Fatima Shaik, -- Dial Books for Young Readers, 1999 -- Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a festival for the whole city--and in this buoyant picture book two children experience the holiday in their own special way. Author Fatima Shaik's vivid picture of Mardi Gras in a close-knit African-American community is perfectly illustrated by Cooper's shimmering paintings, filled with the pageantry and spirit of this grand celebration. Full color.

THE NIGHT BEFORE THE 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL by Natasha Wing, -- Penguin Young Readers Group, 2005 -- illustrated by Mindy Pierce--The 100th day of school is almost here and one student is desperate to find 100 of anything to bring to class. Then all of sudden inspiration strikes, and he comes up with a surprise that makes the 100th day celebration one to remember! This hilarious story of a popular school tradition offers a perfect modern twist on Clement C. Moore’s classic poem.

100TH DAY WORRIES by Margery Cuyler, -- Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2005 -- illustrated by Arthur Howard--When Jessica's teacher tells everyone in class to find 100 things to bring to school for their 100th day, Jessica starts to worry. She wants to bring something really good. but what?
100 marshmallows? No, too sticky.
100 yo-yos? Nah, that's silly.
When Jessica reaches the 99th day, she really starts to worry. She still doesn't know what to bring! Could the best collection of 100 things be right under her eyes?

Alphabet

THE DINOSAUR ALPHABET BOOK by Jerry Pallotta, -- From Ankylosaurus to Zephyrosaurus--with Diplodocus, Iguanodon, Ramphorynchus, Velociraptor, and a wealth of others in between--this colorful and entertaining book offers pictures and descriptions of all kinds of dinosaurs and includes amazing facts about these fascinating creatures and speculations as to what made them die out. Full-color illustrations throughout.

EATING THE ALPHABET by Lois Ehlert, -- While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each food.

Apples

BIG RED APPLE by Toni Johnston, -- In this book we learn about the various life cycles that result from the apple tree.

TEN RED APPLES by Pat Hutchins, -- Ten red apples hanging on a tree. Yippee, fiddle-dee-fee! But they are not there for long. Horse, cow, donkey, pig, hen, and the other farm animals each eat one. "Save one for me," calls the farmer. But what about the farmer's wife?Count on Pat Hutchins to solve the problem happily. And count the red apples before they are all gone!

APPLES AND PUMPKINS by Anne Rockwell, -- It is Fall! And for one little girl, that means the special joys of visiting the Comstock Farm: choosing the reddest apples from the trees and finding the best pumpkin in the patch. Back home, she helps her mother carve a funny jack-o'-lantern face and puts a glowing candle inside her prize new pumpkin...just in time for Halloween and an evening of lots of "trick or treats"!

Baseball

THE BASEBALL COUNTING BOOK by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, -- Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc., 1999 -- Illustrated by: Brian Shaw--Uses the numbers from one to twenty to introduce various aspects of the game of baseball.

THE BERENSTAIN BEARS PLAY BALL by Stan Berenstain, -- HarperCollins Publishers, 2004 -- When springtime comes to Bear Country, Papa Bear wants to turn Brother Bear into a star baseball player. But Brother Bear just wants to have fun! Full color.

Birthday Party

THE MOUSE, THE CAT, AND GRANDMOTHER’S HAT by Nancy Willard, -- Little, Brown & Company, 2003 -- The Mouse, the Cat and Grandmother's Hat is the story of a birthday celebration gone horribly pear shaped when a mouse crashes the party.
Nancy Willard's rhymes mimic the pattern of "The House that Jack Built" but spares the endless repetition that the original does. There's just enough of the meter to build on the expectations of one event coming together with another to cascade into something out of control.
The bright illustrations by Jenny Mattheson help bring Willard's story to life. The work later on with the family on the table and the birthday cake sprung to life and rolling out the door makes my children laugh.
The Mouse, the Cat and Grandmother's Hat is a short, easy to ready picture book where you will want to spend time admiring the artwork after you're done reading the story.

I LIKE BIRTHDAYS…IT’S THE PARTIES I’M NOT SURE ABOUT by Laurie Renke, -- Sensory Resources, 2005 -- Illustrated by Jake and Max Renke -- A wonderful new children's book about birthdays! Have you ever noticed how many children are bothered by the loud "Pop!" of a balloon? Read this book to understand why some children don't like parties. Learn to understand what a child's actions are really saying and learn about sensory processing disorder through the eyes of a child.

IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PARTY by Laura Numeroff, -- HarperCollins Publishers, 2005 --
If you give a pig a party, she's going to ask for someballoons. When you give her the balloons, she'll want to decorate the house. When she's finished, she'll put on her favorite dress. Then she'll call all her friends -- Mouse, Moose, and more.
The little pig from If You Give a Pig a Pancake is back, and this time she wants to throw a great big party! Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond have created another winning story for this beloved character in the tradition of the best-selling If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Bugs

THE VERY QUIET CRICKET by Eric Carle, -- Penguin Young Readers Group, 1997 -- A small cricket hatches one warm day,' and the other insects greet him. Though the little guy wants very much to respond, nothing happens when he rubs his wings together. Finally, as night falls, he spies another cricket and attempts to greet her. And this time . . . he chirped the most beautiful sound that she had ever heard.' As usual, Carle's art is lovely and his story is simple and satisfying. But this book has something The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Busy Spider didn't have: an electronic chirping mechanism activated by the turning of the last page. -Publishers Weekly

BUG DANCE by Stuart J. Murphy, -- HarperCollins Publishers, 2001 -- The bugs in Coach Caterpillar′s gym class are learning a new dance. But Centipede can′t do it! If he can′t learn the directions left, right, forward and backward, this class will be one big FLOP!

THE VERY BUSY SPIDER by Eric Carle, -- Penguin Young Readers Group, 1989 -- "A beautifully executed work for the very young that satisfies the needs of both visually handicapped and sighted children without losing its artistic integrity." -The Horn Book, starred review. "Both sighted and blind children will follow the action with ease . . . Visually and verbally, this is a winner." -Booklist, starred review.

Butterflies

FROM CATERPILLAR TO BUTTERFLY by Deborah Heiligman, -- HarperCollins Publishers, 1996 -- Illustrated by Bari Weissman--
Where did the caterpillar go?
It seems to have disappeared, but it hasn't. It has turned into a butterfly! From the time a caterpillar first hatches, it eats so fast that its skin can't keep up. It sheds its skin several times as it grows bigger and bigger. Eventually it forms a shell around itself called a chrysalis. Nothing seems to happen for a long time. But then one day the chrysalis splits open, and a beautiful butterfly emerges. What a magical metamorphosis!

STELLALUNA by Janell Cannon, -- Stellaluna is the tender story of a lost young bat who finally finds her way safely home to her mother and friends.
Now, Grammy artist and master storyteller David Holt brings Stellaluna to life right before your very ears in this Grammy-winning Best Children's Spoken Word recording.
Stellaluna says "fly away with me" with your very own finger puppet in a special combo package that includes an audio cassette.

THE CATERPILLOW FIGHT by Sam McBratney , -- "There were caterpillow thumps and caterpillow whacks on caterpillar tummies and on caterpillar backs."
All the little caterpillars have gone to bed, with their caterpillows for their little heads. But in the middle of the night, one caterpillar decides to wake all the others for a thumping, whumping caterpillow fight! With fresh, exuberant illustrations by Jill Barton, Sam McBratney's delightfully tongue-tangling tale will have lap-sitters giggling and wiggling and ready for a romp.

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by Eric Carle , -- "The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book—and right into your child's heart..."

WAITING FOR WINGS by Lois Ehlert , -- Every spring, butterflies emerge and dazzle the world with their vibrant beauty. But where do butterflies come from? How are they born? What do they eat--and how?
With a simple, rhyming text and glorious color-drenched collage, Lois Ehlert provides clear answers to these and other questions as she follows the life cycle of four common butterflies, from their beginnings as tiny hidden eggs and hungry caterpillars to their transformation into full-grown butterflies. Complete with butterfly and flower facts and identification tips, as well as a guide to planting a butterfly garden, this butterfly book is like no other.

Camping

CURIOUS GEORGE GOES CAMPING by Margret Rey, -- Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999 -- When the man with the yellow hat takes George camping, George is very excited. There is so much to do at the campsite—pitching a tent, gathering water, meeting fellow campers—that George hardly knows where to begin (he only hopes the day will end with a roasted marshmallow!). When George’s knack for unintentional mischief gets him lost deep in the woods, George is scared . . . and being sprayed by a skunk only adds to the trouble. But George puts on a brave face, and he ends up saving the day when he puts out a small fire that could have endangered the forest.

FRED AND TED GO CAMPING by Peter Eastman, -- Random House Childrens Books, 2005 -- Fred and Ted—beloved canine stars of P. D. Eastman’s Big Dog . . . Little Dog—are back in an all-new Beginner Book written and illustrated by P. D.’s son, Peter Eastman! In this story Fred and Ted go camping, and as usual, their uniquely different approaches to doing things (such as packing equipment, setting up camp, and fishing techniques) have humorous—and sometimes surprising—results. A charming introduction to opposites that beginner readers will find ruff to put down!

BAILEY GOES CAMPING by Kevin Henkes, -- HarperCollins Publishers, 1985 -- Bruce and Betty were going camping. Bailey had to stay home. "You're too little," said his brother. "You can go in a few years," said his sister. But Bailey didn't want to wait. And, with the help of Mama and Papa, Bailey went camping right where he was!

AMELIA BEDELIA GOES CAMPING by Peggy Parish, -- Greenwillow Books, 1985 -- Amelia Bedelia has never been camping in the great outdoors before. She's trying her best to do exactly as she's told, but pitching a tent is not the same as throwing it into the bushes, and catching a fish with your bare hands isn't easy. As usual, the mixed-up housekeeper makes this camping trip one hugely entertaining adventure.

Car Wash

FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS WASH THE CAR by Eileen Christelow, -- Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004 -- The five little monkeys and Mama are eager to get a new car. The five little monkeys clean and paint their old car until it sparkles like new. But who will buy it? Perhaps those clever monkeys can convince their cranky crocodile neighbors that what they really need is . . . yes, a car! Children will love predicting how the five little monkeys will deal with each new challenge, making this a perfect story for interactive reading. Lively verse and Eileen Christelow's inimitably comic illustrations put the five little monkeys in the driver's seat in more ways than one.

THE SCRUBBLY-BUBBLY CAR WASH by Irene O Garden, -- HarperCollins Publishers, 2003 --
"What do we get for driving far?
A crusty, dusty, dirty car.
How are we to get it clean?
The bathtub? Or the washing machine?"
Bring your car to The Scrubbly Bubbly Car Wash. In cascading verse and bold pictures, Irene O'Garden and Cynthia Jabar will soap it and rinse it and mop it and dry it. When you drive out, your car will sparkle and shimmer, glisten and glimmer, arid you'll be chanting the catchy refrain.
Roll up your windows and get ready for the wash of a lifetime!
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

SLUGGERS CAR WASH by Stuart J. Murphy, -- HarperCollins Publishers, 2002 -- The 21st Street Sluggers-shirts are worn-out and dirty. They need new ones, but they have no money. How can they raise some cash, and fast? By having a car wash! Learning to count money and make change are important real-life math skills. Teamwork is the most valuable player in this sports story.

Caterpillars

CATERPILLARS by Karen Stray Nolting, -- Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000 --

FROM CATERPILLAR TO BUTTERFLY by Deborah Heiligman, -- HarperCollins Publishers, 1996 -- Illustrated by Bari Weissman--
Where did the caterpillar go?
It seems to have disappeared, but it hasn't. It has turned into a butterfly! From the time a caterpillar first hatches, it eats so fast that its skin can't keep up. It sheds its skin several times as it grows bigger and bigger. Eventually it forms a shell around itself called a chrysalis. Nothing seems to happen for a long time. But then one day the chrysalis splits open, and a beautiful butterfly emerges. What a magical metamorphosis!

THE CATERPILLOW FIGHT by Sam McBratney , -- "There were caterpillow thumps and caterpillow whacks on caterpillar tummies and on caterpillar backs."
All the little caterpillars have gone to bed, with their caterpillows for their little heads. But in the middle of the night, one caterpillar decides to wake all the others for a thumping, whumping caterpillow fight! With fresh, exuberant illustrations by Jill Barton, Sam McBratney's delightfully tongue-tangling tale will have lap-sitters giggling and wiggling and ready for a romp.

Cats

COOKIE'S WEEK by Cindy Ward, -- This sweet and simple tale of a mischievous kitten's antics through each day of the week will appeal to children and feline fanatics of all ages. Readers who have experienced the joys and frustrations of raising a kitten will especially appreciate the warmth and humor in Cookie's simultaneously naughty and innocent romp through the house. An American Bookseller Pick of the List Book.

HAVE YOU GOT MY PURR? by Judy West, -- Kitten has lost her purr, and her mother cannot convince her that it will come back. The little cat sets off in search of her missing sound and stirs up a critter cacophony: Dog woofs, Cow moos, Duck quacks, Pig oinks, Sheep baas, Owl hoots, but no one makes the noise Kitten wants to hear most. Tired and discouraged, she returns to her mother. As she cuddles close for a snug night's sleep, a contented kitten discovers where her purr was hiding all along.
This short, lively story, filled with animal sounds, invites repeated reading and lots of listener participation. Little ones will quack, moo, and hoot right along, through the last satisfying purr, purr.

Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS, BIG HUNGRY BEAR! by Don Wood, -- The long-awaited sequel to Don & Audrey Wood's mega-bestselling, award-winning classic THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR (1984), which has sold more than 18 million copies in hardcover worldwide.
Painted in acrylics using the same technique and the same paper as the bestseller THE LITTLE MOUSE, THE RED RIPE STRAWBERRY AND THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR, this delightful picture book brings back the same beloved characters, the timid Little Mouse and the mysterious unseen Big Hungry Bear, and ends with a wonderful Christmas surprise--the promise of a new friendship between a tiny mouse and a big bear who doesn't seem quite so scary after all.

BEAR STAYS UP FOR CHRISTMAS by Karma Wilson , --
"The day before Christmas,
snuggled on his floor,
Bear sleeps soundly
with a great big snore...."
Bear's friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up -- by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents!
How a SURPRISE visit from someone very special gives Bear and his friends a Christmas to remember makes an enchanting holiday story for young readers. With Karma Wilson's memorable text and Jane Chapman's glowing illustrations, Bear Stays Up for Christmas is a book to cherish throughout the year.

GINGERBREAD BABY by Jan Brett, --
Remember how the Gingerbread Boy is eaten by the fox? Well, not this Gingerbread Baby in a delicious twist to a favorite old tale.
It all begins when Matti opens the oven too soon and out jumps a cheeky little Gingerbread Bay. He leads Matti's mother and father, the dog and the cat. And a whole colorful cast of characters on a rollicking chase through the village and into the forest, staying just out of reach, daring them to catch him along the way.
But Matti's not with them. He's at home in the borders making what turns out to be a gingerbread house into which the Gingerbread Baby runs. Only Matti knows he is safely inside. And readers will too when they look under the lift-the-flap gingerbread house at the end of the story, and there he is!

Cinco De Mayo

FIESTA! by June Behrens, -- Scholastic Library Publishing, 1986 -- Describes the commemoration of the victory of the Mexican army over the French army on May 5, 1862, a victory which signaled the end of foreign invasions of North America.

CINCO DE MAYO by Ann Heinrichs, -- The Child’s World Inc., 2006 -- illustrated by Kathleen Petelinsek

Clouds

LITTLE CLOUD by Eric Carle, -- Penguin Young Readers Group, 1998 -- The clouds drift across the bright blue sky--all except one. Little Cloud trails behind. He is busy changing shapes to become a fluffy sheep, a zooming airplane, and even a clown with a funny hat. Eric Carle's trademark collages will make every reader want to run outside and discover their very own little cloud.

CRAZY ABOUT CLOUDS by Rena Korb, -- Looking Glass Library, 2007 -- Kindergarten-Grade 3—The "Science Rocks" series uses bright, cartoonish illustrations, cool fonts, and simple text to teach young readers basic science facts. This computerized version of the 32-page book (ABDO, 2008) by Rena Korb focuses on clouds. Viewers learn what clouds are made of, how fast they can move, the different types of clouds, and the type of weather that usually accompanies them. Science fun facts are scattered throughout. Users may read on their own or have the text read to them by a variety of narrators who read slowly, clearly, and with careful enunciation. The words are highlighted as they are read, and sound effects and music enhance the text. Users may move forward or backward, or stop the presentation at any point. A glossary, the table of contents, a cloud grid, a review quiz, and sound options are available at any time. The program is easy to use, and would be a useful addition to classroom weather units. While very basic information is provided, the fun format should attract children.—Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA

WHAT DO YOU SEE IN A CLOUD? by Allan Fowler, -- Sagebrush Education Resources, 1996 -- Simple text and illustrations describe what clouds are made of, how they differ, and why they fall back to earth as rain.

Colors

WHITE RABBIT'S COLOR BOOK by Alan Baker, -- One inquisitive hop, and splash! goes White Rabbit into a bucket of yellowpaint. Soon the little rabbit is jumping from bucket to bucket and learning all about colors and how they mix. Quivering with excitement, Brown Rabbit nudges open a square gift box and finds five balloons which take on all sorts of shapes. Gray Rabbit and Black-and-White Rabbit have their own adventures as they discover numbers and the alphabet. Toddlers will have fun and learn with these concept books, warmly illustrated with meticulous detail by Alan Baker.

MOUSE PAINT by Ellen Stoll Walsh , -- One day three white mice discover three jars of paint--red, blue, and yellow. Both parents and children alike will appreciate this lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color. “Walsh’s cut-paper collage illustrations have bold colors and just the right simplicity for the storyline. A real charmer that’s great fun as well as informative.”--School Library Journal

Dental Health

MAX GOES TO THE DENTIST by Adria F. Klein, -- Describes Max's visit to the dentist to have his teeth checked and cleaned.

JUST GOING TO THE DENTIST by Mercer Mayer , -- Mercer Mayer's very popular Little Critter is on his way to the dentist. It's a thorough check-up, complete with dental x-rays. When Dr. Ghum insists on filling a cavity, Little Critter goes through it bravely. The visit is painless to the reader because of Little Critter's funny, honest way of look at things -- including the world of dentistry.

HOORAY FOR TEETH by Gina Shaw, -- SOFTBOUND - GLUED BINDING

Dinosaurs

THE DINOSAUR ALPHABET BOOK by Jerry Pallotta, -- From Ankylosaurus to Zephyrosaurus--with Diplodocus, Iguanodon, Ramphorynchus, Velociraptor, and a wealth of others in between--this colorful and entertaining book offers pictures and descriptions of all kinds of dinosaurs and includes amazing facts about these fascinating creatures and speculations as to what made them die out. Full-color illustrations throughout.

DINOSAUR ROAR! by Paul , -- PreSchool-K?A simple rhyme to tickle the fancy of the youngest dino fans. "Dinosaur roar,/dinosaur squeak,/dinosaur fierce,/ dinosaur meek..." Whether weak or strong, fast or slow, etc., these colorful, slightly daft-looking creatures introduce a series of opposites as they parade across the double-page spreads. And where are the beasts marching? To eat their lunch "gobble, gobble, nibble, nibble, munch, munch, scrunch!" While the appealing watercolors are not scientifically accurate enough to suit avid dinosaurians, these prehistoric monsters are just perfect for the preschool crowd. A natural for story time.?Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NE Ages 3-5. Dinosaurs are the gimmick here, not really the subject. The subjects are, first, antonyms--such as above/below and weak/strong--and then lunch. The paired dinosaurs, in a goofy array of pastels, are almost all smiling, even when the rhyme insists they're "grumpy"--so when they settle down to a lunch with (and not of) each other, the end is satisfying. The pictures and swingy short verses will make this a good group read-aloud, even for the very young. Mary Harris Veeder

DINOSAURS, DINOSAURS by Byron Barton, -- A long time ago there was dinosaurs. Big dinosaurs and small dinosaurs. Dinosaurs with horns on their heads or spikes down their backs. Dinosaurs with long, long necks and long, long tails. Imaginatively and with a masterful use of color, shape and composition, Byron Barton brings to life unique and endearing vision of what the world may have looked like once upona time.

Down on the Farm

DOWN ON THE FARM by Will Killenbrand, -- Holiday House, Inc., 2005 -- The sights and sounds of noisy farmyard animals during a busy day include roosters calling, horses neighing, cows mooing, ducks quacking, and pigs oinking.

OVER ON THE FARM by Christopher Gunson, -- Random House UK, 2003 -- Based on the nursery song "Over in the Meadow", this is a colourful picture counting book containing activities for young children to join in with. It introduces baby animals in their natural environments, teaches children to count from one to ten, and to learn about colours.

FARM LIFE by Elizabeth Spurr, -- Holiday House Inc., 2003 -- Rhymed descriptions of life on a farm introduce basic colors and the numbers one to ten.

THE DAY JIMMY’S BOA ATE THE WASH by Trinka Hakes, -- Penguin Young Readers Group, 1992 -- When Jimmy's unusual pet accompanies him on his class trip, an ordinary jaunt to a farm turns into a hilarious, slapstick romp. "A top-notch choice that children will not be able to put down."--Booklist, starred review. Full-color.

Earth Day

JUST A DREAM by Chris Van Allsburg , -- Young Walter litters and refuses to sort trash for recycling, until he dreams of an overcrowded and polluted future which terrifies him into taking care of the earth.

THE LORAX by Dr. Seuss, -- "Unless someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...nothing is going to get better...It's not."
Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty.
"The big, colorful pictures and the fun images, word plays and rhymes make this an amusing exposition of the ecology crisis."—School Library Journal.

DEAR CHILDREN OF THE EARTH by Schim Schimmel , -- Dear Children of the Earth begins a remarkable letter from Mother Earth asking for help from children everywhere. She writes to express her love for each and every child and asks for their love and appreciation in return. In her own words, and with all of her heart, Mother Earth enfolds children with love and entrusts them with her protection.

THE CURIOUS GARDEN by Peter Brown, -- One boy's quest for a greener world... one garden at a time.
While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world.
This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.

THE EARTH AND I by Frank Asch, -- This story celebrates friendship that one child has with the Earth. They play together, listen to each other, and nourish each other. But when the Earth is sad, the child is sad--so he finds a way to make his friend, the Earth, happy.

CURIOUS GEORGE PLANTS A TREE by Monica Perez, -- Anna Grossnickle Hines (Illustrator), H.A. Rey (Illustrator)

OLIVIA'S BIRDS: SAVING THE GULF by Olivia Bouler, -- One 11 year-old girl can make a difference-as budding ornithologist and artist Olivia Bouler has proven, single-handedly raising over $175,000 for the Gulf Coast oil spill recovery. Devastated by the disaster and eager to do her part, Olivia wrote a letter to Audubon, “11 years old and willing to help” offering her own bird paintings to raise contributions for Gulf recovery efforts. The idea took flight, and Olivia proceeded to send out over 500 paintings, many of which are captured in this lavish picture book that recaps her valiant campaign to save birds affected by the spill.
Written in her own words, this unique introduction to backyard and endangered birds features Olivia's hand-drawn illustrations, bird facts, and full-color photos celebrating Olivia's campaign. Olivia's Birds supports Audubon's conservation mission, including Gulf Coast cleanup efforts and is printed on FSC eco-friendly paper.

MICHAEL RECYCLE by Ellie Bethel, -- Alexandra Colombo (Illustrator)Just in time for Earth Day on April 22, Michael Recycle tells the adventures of a young superhero whose power allows him to teach people about recycling. After cleaning up a town, the people declare: "To Michael Recycle! The green-caped crusader, our super-green hero, the planet's new savior!"

THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS AND THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE by Joanna Cole, -- Bruce Degen (Illustrator)Trust the bestselling science series of all time to get down to the facts on global warming, so kids can understand the crisis - and how they can help solve it.
Like it or not, global warming is a hot topic, and it will affect the younger generation the most. So why not turn to the teacher kids like the most, Ms. Frizzle! Only the Friz can boil all the hoopla down to the scientific facts in a fun and informative way.
With trademark simplicity and wit, Joanna Cole explains why the earth is getting warmer, and Bruce Degen's bright, action-filled illustrations make the science easy to understand and fun to learn. This team brings a new, improved understanding to climate change, engaging kids and empowering all. Teachers will cheer!

COMPOST STEW by Mary McKenna Siddals, -- Apple cores
Bananas, bruised
Coffee grounds with filters, used
Just add to the pot
and let it all rot
into Compost Stew!
From eggshells to wiggly worms, this delightful recipe in bouncy verse features items—some familiar and some not so—that are fit for the home compost bin and will nourish Mother Earth. Vibrant collage illustrations use recycled and found materials to further a timely message. And to keep young environmental chefs fully informed about compostingdo’s and don’ts, there’s a note in the back about what’s not fit for the bin.

ONE TREE (GREEN START) by IKids, -- This earth-friendly series is made from 98% post consumer recycled materials and printed with eco friendly inks. Each hardcover book's simple,nonfiction content inspires children to love and respect the natural world and the parent spread at the back of each book shows how easy it is to practice (and teach!) earth-friendly habits right at home. From the insects that nibble on its leaves to the tiny creatures that call its branches home, one tree is the center for a whole world of life.

THE EARTH BOOK by Todd Parr, -- With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitiviy, Todd Parr explores the important, timely subject of environmental protection and conservation in this eco-friendly picture book. Featuing a circular die-cut Earth on the cover, and printed entirely with recycled materials and nontoxic soy inks, this book includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good - from planting a tree and using both sides of the paper, to saving energy and reusing old things in new ways. Best of all, the book includes an interior gatefold with a poster with tips/reminders on how kids can "go green" everyday. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, this sweet homage to our beautiful planet is sure to inspire readers of all ages to do their part in keeping the Earth happy and healthy.

Easter

THE GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT by Suzy-Jane Tanner, -- Easter is here, and it’s time to hunt for the Easter Eggs!Young readers can follow along with the cuddly characters as they search throughout the house and yard for the brightly colored treats. Each page holds a hiding place, and children will delight in lifting the flaps to see where the eggs might be.

BUNNY TROUBLE by Hans Wilhelm, -- Ralph is one soccer-loving bunny. But when his soccer high jinks almost land him in the farmer¹s stewpot, he discovers the needs the help of his brave sister - and lots of Easter eggs - to get him safely home again.

TEENY WITCH AND THE TRICKY EASTER BUNNY by Liz Matthews , -- On Easter Teeny Witch chases the Easter Bunny all over town and gets a surprise at the end of her search.

BUNNY CAKES by Rosemary Wells , -- It's Grandma's birthday, and Max wants to make her an icky, worm-infested cake. But Ruby says, "No, Max. We are going to make Grandma an angel surprise cake, with raspberry-fluff icing." Will Max let his bossy older sister keep him out of the kitchen? Or will they both become bunnies who bake?

Equestrian Therapy

HIPPOTHERAPY A TRUDIE SMALL BOOK SERIES ON CHILDREN’S HEALTH MATTERS by Deborah A. Tayler, -- Published by Deborah A. Taylor, 2004 --

Fall Fun

TRICK OR TREAT LITTLE CRITTER by Gina Mayer, -- Random House Children’s Books, 1993 -- Through his beloved illustrated character, Little Critter, Mercer Mayer, author and illustrater, has become a household name representing quality childrenÍs books that address the major issues of childhood through humorous storytelling. The Little Critter title, Trick or Treat is a great Halloween treat for any child. Colorful illustrations will delight children of all ages.

APPLES AND PUMPKINS by Anne Rockwell, -- Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2005 --
A young girl spends a glorious fall day picking apples and searching for the perfect pumpkin in this refreshed classic.
"When red and yellow leaves are on the trees," a little girl goes with her parents to a farm where they pick apples and choose "the best pumpkin of them all." Back home, she helps to carve a grinning jack-o'-lantern face on the big orange pumpkin, which guards their doorstep on halloween night while her mother hands out shiny red apples and she and her father go trick-or-treating with the neighborhood ghosts and goblins.
Bold, autumn-colored paintings and a simple but lively story capture a little girl's joy and satisfaction as she shares in the excitement of the fall season.

PICKING APPLES AND PUMPKINS by Amy Hutchings, -- Scholastic Inc., 1994 -- Young readers will enjoy the sights and sounds of fall, as a family spends the day picking apples and pumpkins at the local orchard.

Farm Animals

DUCK IN THE TRUCK by Jez Alborough, -- Duck's truck is stuck in the muck.
Who will help him out?
First, frog lends a hand. Then sheep helps push, too. But duck's truck won't come unstuck! Can anyone help him get out of the muck? Or is duck out of luck?
Find out in this rollicking read-aloud by the inimitable Jez Alborough.

INSIDE A BARN IN THE COUNTRY by Alyssa Satin Capucilli , --
One after another, the animals in a barn wake each other up with the unique sounds they make.

Fiesta

FIESTA! by June Behrens, -- Scholastic Library Publishing, 1986 -- Describes the commemoration of the victory of the Mexican army over the French army on May 5, 1862, a victory which signaled the end of foreign invasions of North America.

CINCO DE MAYO by Ann Heinrichs, -- The Child’s World Inc., 2006 -- illustrated by Kathleen Petelinsek

Finding Escaped Zoo Animals

HIPPOTHERAPY A TRUDIE SMALL BOOK SERIES ON CHILDREN’S HEALTH MATTERS by Deborah A. Tayler, -- Published by Deborah A. Taylor, 2004 --

Flower Garden

SUNFLOWER HOUSE by Eve Bunting, -- Voyager Books, 1999 -- A charming tale about inventive children who plant some summer fun.

CITY GREEN by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan, -- Harper Collins Publishers, 1994 -- Right in the middle of Marcy's city block is a littered vacant lot. Then one day she has a wonderful idea that not only improves the useless lot but her entire neighborhood as well. "DiSalvo-Ryan's warm text is enhanced by her soft pencil-and-watercolor illustrations depicting a diverse neighborhood drawn together by a community project."--Booklist.

Food and Nutrition

JAMBERRY by Bruce Degen , --
Hatberry
Shoeberry
In my canoeberry
Under the bridge
And over the dam
Looking for berries Berries for jam
They're off...a boy and an endearing, rhyme-spouting bear, who squires him through a fantastic world of berries. And their adventure comes to a razzamatazz finale under a starberry sky.
Children will want to feast again and again on Bruce Degen's exuberant, colorful pictures and his rollicking, berryful rhymes.

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY A PLAY RHYME by illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, -- A favorite play rhyme takes on super-duper proportions as two children create a table-sized sandwich from scratch. "The joyfully sketched pandemonium will enliven story hours and preschool introductions with a perennially pleasing chant".--Booklist. Full color.

EATING THE ALPHABET by Lois Ehlert, -- While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each food.

PETE'S A PIZZA by William Steig, --
Pete's father starts kneading the dough. Next, some oil is generously applied. (Its really water.) And then some tomatoes. (They're really checkers.) When the dough gets tickled, it laughs like crazy.

Football

IF I WERE A GREEN BAY PACKER by Joseph C. DAndrea, -- Picture Me Books, 1994 --

FOOTBALL by Salina Yoon, -- Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2005 -- Salina Yoon is the author/illustrator of over one hundred novelty books for young children, including Little Scholastic: Toys and Rock & Roll: Colours. She lives in San Diego, California with her family.

FOOTBALL FRIENDS by Jean Marzollo, -- Sagebrush Education Resources, 1997 -- Grade 1-3?Freddy is competitive, combative, and often ends up fighting when he plays touch football. An understanding principal sets realistic rules about fighting and helps Freddy and his friend Mark select even teams while Freddy's teammates help him use his anger to his advantage?by running fast. Newly independent readers will see themselves and their friends on this playground. The realistic watercolor and pen illustrations add visual breaks to the comparatively lengthy text. Football Friends will be particularly popular where football reins supreme.?

KICK THE FOOTBALL, CHARLIE BROWN! by Charles M. Schultz, -- Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2001 -- adapted by Judy Katschke--Poor Charlie Brown. He just wants to kick the football. But Lucy has plans of her own! Will Charlie Brown ever learn?

KICK, PASS, AND RUN by Leonard Kessler, -- HarperCollins Children’s Books, 1996 -- Rabbit was the first one to hear it.
Duck was the first one to see it.
Cat was the first one to feel it.
But what is it? It turns out to be a football, and it leads the animal friends to discover the exciting game of football.
Young sports fans have cheered Kick, Pass, and Run for thirty years. Now Leonard Kessler has reillustrated his classic I Can Read Book in full color, bringing this popular tale to a new generation of beginning readers.

Fourth of July

HOORAY FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY by Rick Brown, -- Sterling Publishing, 2007 --

THE FOURTH OF JULY STORY by Alice Dalgliesh, -- Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 1995 -- Two-time Newbery Honor author Alice Dalgliesh makes history come alive in this accessible story of America's birthday. Full color.

RED, WHITE AND BLUE: THE STORY OF THE AMERICAN FLAG by John Herman, -- Penguin Young Readers Group, 1998 -- Some people call the American flag Stars and Stripes or Old Glory. But did you know that it hasn't always looked the same? Read this Level 3 reader, and you will find out all about the history of the American flag.

Frogs and Tadpoles

IT'S MINE by Leo Lionni, -- Three selfish frogs quarrel over who owns their pond and island, until a storm makes them value the benefits of sharing.

FROG ON A LOG by Phil Roxbee Cox , -- This tale is part of a series which uses phonic repetition to help children learn to read. It features fold-out flaps to add an element of surprise, and allow children a chance to predict what is going to happen next. A phonic breakdown of the text is provided for parents and teachers.

ONCE THERE WAS A BULL...(FROG) by Rick Walton , -- Illustrated by Greg Hally When a bullfrog sets out to find his lost hop in the Old West, nothing is what it appears to be. With the flip of a page, a toad becomes a toadstool, a dog becomes a doghouse, a cow becomes a cowboy and a stage becomes a stagecoach in this rollicking story that?s a true page-turner?in every sense of the word! ?Noteworthy for its clever design, this amusing tale?illustrates how art and placement of text can affect a reader?s perception of a story.? --Booklist ?Compound words are split for comic surprises?A high-energy read-aloud.? --Publishers Weekly

Garden

HOW GROUNDHOG'S GARDEN GREW by Lynne Cherry, -- Blue Sky Press, 2003 -- Little Groundhog learns how to plant and tend to his own food garden through every season in this beautifully-illustrated, thoroughly researched picture book by naturalist Lynne Cherry.
Little Groundhog, in trouble for stealing from his friends' gardens, is taught by Squirrel to grow his very own. From seed-gathering to planting, harvesting, and eating home-grown fruits and vegetables, children join Little Groundhog in learning about the gardening process. At the end, Little Groundhog invites his animal friends to a Thanksgiving harvest feast.
Beautiful illustrations and thorough research on plants and insects make this sweet story an engrossing read, as well as a great picture-book introduction to how plants grow. Children and schools can follow Groundhog's lessons.

AND THE GOOD BROWN EARTH by Kathy Henderson, -- Candlewick Press, 2003 -- "This treasure of a book highlights the bonds between the generations and between gardeners and the earth." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Gram and Joe love to spend time together taking care of the vegetable patch, but it takes a lot of patience. There’s digging time, planting time, weeding time, watering time, even thinking time. Meanwhile, the seasons change, and while Gram does things her way, Joe does things his way. But come harvest, each will find wondrous surprises, thanks to the benevolence of the good brown earth.

Green Bay Packers

IF I WERE A GREEN BAY PACKER by Joseph C. DAndrea, -- Picture Me Books, 1994 --

FOOTBALL by Salina Yoon, -- Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2005 -- Salina Yoon is the author/illustrator of over one hundred novelty books for young children, including Little Scholastic: Toys and Rock & Roll: Colours. She lives in San Diego, California with her family.

FOOTBALL FRIENDS by Jean Marzollo, -- Sagebrush Education Resources, 1997 -- Grade 1-3?Freddy is competitive, combative, and often ends up fighting when he plays touch football. An understanding principal sets realistic rules about fighting and helps Freddy and his friend Mark select even teams while Freddy's teammates help him use his anger to his advantage?by running fast. Newly independent readers will see themselves and their friends on this playground. The realistic watercolor and pen illustrations add visual breaks to the comparatively lengthy text. Football Friends will be particularly popular where football reins supreme.?

KICK THE FOOTBALL, CHARLIE BROWN! by Charles M. Schultz, -- Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2001 -- adapted by Judy Katschke--Poor Charlie Brown. He just wants to kick the football. But Lucy has plans of her own! Will Charlie Brown ever learn?

KICK, PASS, AND RUN by Leonard Kessler, -- HarperCollins Children’s Books, 1996 -- Rabbit was the first one to hear it.
Duck was the first one to see it.
Cat was the first one to feel it.
But what is it? It turns out to be a football, and it leads the animal friends to discover the exciting game of football.
Young sports fans have cheered Kick, Pass, and Run for thirty years. Now Leonard Kessler has reillustrated his classic I Can Read Book in full color, bringing this popular tale to a new generation of beginning readers.

Halloween

THE VERY BUSY SPIDER by Eric Carle, -- "A beautifully executed work for the very young that satisfies the needs of both visually handicapped and sighted children without losing its artistic integrity."
-The Horn Book, starred review.
"Both sighted and blind children will follow the action with ease . . . Visually and verbally, this is a winner."
-Booklist, starred review.

THE HALLO-WIENER by Dav Pilkey , -- The Blue Sky Press, 1995 -- Humiliated by his hot-dog Halloween costume, Oscar the dachshund endures ridicule from his canine friends and eventually proves that while he may be short on height, he is long on heart.

INSIDE A HOUSE THAT IS HAUNTED by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, -- Scholastic Inc. Cartwheel Books, 1998 -- illustrated by Tedd Arnold--This story is a Halloween favorite at our house. It encourages a child to join in the fun of telling the story along with you, as each page adds another "monster" to the storyline. The child recalls the sequence of events and proudly recites them as the story progresses.

IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN by Charles M. Schulz, -- Perseus Publishing, 2004 --

THE LITTLE OLD LADY WHO WAS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING by Linda Williams , -- ‘A clever reworking of a classic story. The little old lady’s fearless attitude and her clever solution as to what to do with the lively shoes, pants, shirt and pumpkin head that are chasing her will enchant young audiences. With brilliantly colored, detailed folk art illustrations. A great purchase.’ —SLJ.

Hibernation

BEAR SNORES ON by Karma Wilson , -- One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear's cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! See what happens when he finally wakes up and finds his cave full of uninvited guests -- all of them having a party without him!

SLEEPY BEAR by Lydia Dabcovick , -- Shows Bear getting ready for his long winter's nap, or hibernation, and his springtime awakening.

Human Body

PIGGIES by Don , -- FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Ten little piggies dance on a young child's fingers and toes before finally going to sleep.

EYES, NOSE, FINGERS, AND TOES by Judy Hindley, -- From a wiggle of their shoulders to a stomp of their feet, a group of lovable toddlers joyfully explores the many ways to use their bodies. Lips can be made small for kissing, while arms can go up and down or reach out to hug those we love. Judy Hindley’s jaunty text and Brita Granstrom’s playful illustrations are perfect for children as they begin to discover the wonders of their bodies and the joy of learning to move.

FROM HEAD TO TOE by Eric Carle, -- What does an elephant do? It stomps its foot. Can you? From the creator of such beloved classics as The Grouchy Ladybug and The Mixed-Up Chameleon comes this interactive story that invites kids to imitate animal movements. Watching giraffes bend their necks or monkeys wave their arms is fun, but nothing could be better than joining in. From their heads down to their toes, kids will be wriggling, jiggling, and giggling as they try to keep up with these animals!Alligators wiggle, elephants stop, gorillas thump, and giraffes bend. Can you do it? ' I can do it!' is the confidence-building message of this fun-filled interactive picture book. A variety of familiar animals invite young children to copy their antics, and as they play, they will learn such important skills as careful listening, focusing attention, and following instructions.
Just as alphabet books introduce the very young child to letters and simple words, From Head to Toe introduces the basic body parts and simple body movements. And in the same way that children progress from understanding simple words to reading and writing sentences and stories, so they will progress from simple body movements to dancing, gymnastics, and other sports and activities, with confidence and pleasure.

Insects

HOW TO HIDE A BUTTERFLY AND OTHER INSECTS by Ruth Heller, -- Penguin Young Readers Group, 1992 -- The author/illustrator of Plants That Never Bloom presents a new series of books "sure to please small children and simultaneously teach them the tricks of camouflage."--Publishers Weekly. This clever game of hide-and-seek features a grasshopper, a bumblebee, an inchworm, and other insects. Full-color throughout.

CHARLIE THE CATERPILLAR by Dom Deluise, -- Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 1993 -- As Charlie the Caterpillar meets one group of animals after another playing together and having fun, he asks if he can join in. But each time he's told not welcome -- because he's ugly. As winter approaches, Charlie spins himself a cocoon. When spring arrives, the cocoon opens and out comes Charlie -- now a beautiful butterfly. Everyone wants him to be part of their group. But Charlie puts these fair-weather friends properly in their place in this heartwarming story about the meaning of true friendship.

THE GROUCHY LADYBUG by Eric Carle , --
It's the Grouchy Ladybug's 20th birthday. To celebrate, we are introducing a new, larger format edition with brighter, more colorful pages created from Eric Carle's original artwork using the latest reproduction technology. The Grouchy Ladybug is bigger and brigher, as irascible but irresistable as ever and will surely delight new generations of readers, as well as her devoted fans of all ages. Happy Birthday, Grouchy Ladybug!

THE VERY BUSY SPIDER by Eric Carle, -- Penguin Young Readers Group, 1989 -- "A beautifully executed work for the very young that satisfies the needs of both visually handicapped and sighted children without losing its artistic integrity."
-The Horn Book, starred review.
"Both sighted and blind children will follow the action with ease . . . Visually and verbally, this is a winner."
-Booklist, starred review.

Laundry

FOX IN SOCKS by Dr. Seuss, -- Random House, Inc., 1965 --

CAILLOU THE MISSING SOCK by Sarah Margaret Johnson, -- Chouette Publishing, 2003 --

FROGGY GETS DRESSED by Jonathan London, -- Penguin Books, 1992 -- illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz--Puffin is updating the Puffin Storytapes? audio program and converting the cassette tapes to compact discs! our list begins with three perennial classics? Corduroy, Madeline, and Froggy Gets Dressed?as well as one modern classic new to Puffin audio?Skippyjon Jones. each Puffin picture book will be accompanied by compact disc that features a professional reading of each unabridged story and, in some cases, music. perfect for road trips or quiet bedtime reading, as well as story time, preschool, and home schools, Puffin Storytime? is sure to please children and parents alike.

Mardi Gras

MIMI’S FIRST MARDI GRAS by Alice W. Couvillon, -- Pelican Publishing Company, Inc., 1992 -- Illustrated by Elizabeth Moore--Colorful illustrations of the rich cultural celebration re-create the look and mood of Carnival.

ON MARDI GRAS DAY by Fatima Shaik, -- Dial Books for Young Readers, 1999 -- Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a festival for the whole city--and in this buoyant picture book two children experience the holiday in their own special way. Author Fatima Shaik's vivid picture of Mardi Gras in a close-knit African-American community is perfectly illustrated by Cooper's shimmering paintings, filled with the pageantry and spirit of this grand celebration. Full color.

THE NIGHT BEFORE THE 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL by Natasha Wing, -- Penguin Young Readers Group, 2005 -- illustrated by Mindy Pierce--The 100th day of school is almost here and one student is desperate to find 100 of anything to bring to class. Then all of sudden inspiration strikes, and he comes up with a surprise that makes the 100th day celebration one to remember! This hilarious story of a popular school tradition offers a perfect modern twist on Clement C. Moore’s classic poem.

100TH DAY WORRIES by Margery Cuyler, -- Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2005 -- illustrated by Arthur Howard--When Jessica's teacher tells everyone in class to find 100 things to bring to school for their 100th day, Jessica starts to worry. She wants to bring something really good. but what?
100 marshmallows? No, too sticky.
100 yo-yos? Nah, that's silly.
When Jessica reaches the 99th day, she really starts to worry. She still doesn't know what to bring! Could the best collection of 100 things be right under her eyes?

Mothers Day

I LOVE YOU THE PURPLEST by Barbara M. Joosse, -- A wise and loving mother reassures two brothers that each has a special place in her heart. Barbara Joosse's heartwarming text is beautifully complimented by Mary Whyte's engaging watercolor illustrations. From the bestselling author of Mama, Do You Love Me? Full color.

I LOVE YOU FOREVER by Robert Munsch , -- A young woman holds her newborn son
And looks at him lovingly.
Softly she sings to him:
"I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be."
So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition

MAMA, DO YOU LOVE ME? by Barara M. Joosse, -- This beloved story of a child testing the limits of her independence, and a mother who reassuringly proves that a parents love is unconditional and everlasting is a perfect first book for toddlers.

GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU by Sam McBratney, -- This is a midi gift version of the story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares' efforts to express their love for each other - an ideal gift for someone you love to the moon and back.

ARE YOU MY MOTHER? by P.D. Eastman, -- Illus. in color. A baby bird is hatched while his mother is away. Fallen from his nest, he sets out to look for her and asks everyone he meets -- including a dog, a cow, and a plane -- "Are you my mother?"

THE KISSING HAND by Audrey Penn, -- When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

MOMMY MINE by Tim Warnes, --
Mommies come in all shapes and sizes -- tiny and chubby, spiny and grubby!
And Mommies make all different kinds of noises -- chomp and chatter, stomp and pitter-patter!
But for every child, the best mom in the whole world is
Mommy

Outer Space

PLANET EARTH/INSIDE OUT by Gail Gibbons, -- HarperCollins Publishers, 1998 -- What if we could open up our planet and look inside? From its red-hot core to the highest mountain peak, come see Earth as you've never seen it before in a colorful introduction to the powerful forces shaping our home.

LOOKING AT THE PLANETS: A BOOK ABOUT THE SOLAR SYSTEM by Melvin Berger, -- Tandem Library Books, 1995 --

Penguin

TACKY THE PENGUIN by Helen Lester, -- Tacky's perfect friends find him annoying until his odd behavior saves the day.

Pigs

PIGSTY by Mark Teague, -- Scholastic Inc, 1994 -- Realistic illustrations give young space buffs a comprehensive look at our solar system with a few basic facts about each planet.

MRS. PIGGLE WIGGLE’S FARM by Betty MacDonald, -- HarperCollins Publishers, 1985 --
Ms. Piggle-Wiggle's left her upside-down town house and has moved to a farm in the country. With the help of her cows and pigs and horses, she's still curing girls and boys of their bad habits. So whatever the problem-from pet forgetter-itis to fraidycat-ness-the parents all exclaim, "Better call Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle!"

Police

I’M GOING TO BE A POLICE OFFICER by Edith Kunhardt, -- Scholastic, 1995 -- A young girl describes some of the things that her father and other police officers do each day on the job.

A DAY AT THE POLICE STATION by Richard Scarry, -- Golden Books, 2004 -- Being a police officer is a very important job. Just ask Sergeant Murphy! In A Day at the Police Station, young readers will get an up-close look at police work—from solving crimes, to helping lost children and more! The fun, lively art will appeal to fans of Richard Scarry—and police officers—everywhere!

Puppies

JUST ME AND MY PUPPY by Mercer Mayer, -- Golden Books, 1998 -- It's a child's wish come true. Mercer Mayer's famous Little Critter character has brought home a puppy. HIs parents will let him keep it if he takes care of the puppy himself. Little Critter agrees. He feels he is doing a good job, but the funny illustrations make it clear that the puppy is a lot of work -- and even a lot of trouble. Does Little Critter think ithe puppy is worth it? Yes, yes, and yes, again.

POOR PUPPY by Nick Bruel, -- Roaring Brook Press, 2007 --
PUPPY GETS HIS OWN BOOK. Kitty's best friend stars in this zany companion to the best selling BAD KITTY. Poor, poor Puppy: Kitty isn't interested in playing, so all puppy's left with are: 1 Airplane, 2 Balls, 3 Cars, 4 Dolls... and 22 other toys. When he's done, Puppy's so tired, he takes a nap--and dreams of playing apple bobbing in Antarctica, Baseball in Brazil, Checkers in Canada, Dodgeball in Denmark... and 22 other games. Who else but Nick Bruel could combine the alphabet, a counting game, a whirlwind geography course, and a screamingly funny story... all in 40 pages?

Scarecrow

THE LITTLE OLD LADY WHO WAS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING by Linda Williams , -- ‘A clever reworking of a classic story. The little old lady’s fearless attitude and her clever solution as to what to do with the lively shoes, pants, shirt and pumpkin head that are chasing her will enchant young audiences. With brilliantly colored, detailed folk art illustrations. A great purchase.’ —SLJ.

Snow

THE SNOWFLAKE: A WATER CYCLE STORY by Neil Waldman, -- Lerner Publishing Group, 2003 -- "A beautiful take on the water cycle. Waldman traces the journey of a single drop of water throughout the year, with each month receiving its own spread. The water begins as a snowflake that melts into a droplet, flows into the ground, bubbles up in a spring, flows into a farm's irrigation system, evaporates into the morning fog, becomes part of a cloud, rains down, enters a plumbing system, washes a little girl's face, flows out to the ocean, gets swept onto the shore and evaporates into the sky to become a snowflake once more. The clear text is undeniably lyrical: "It flowed past fields of waving sea grasses, over corals of many colors, and into the mouths of great striped fish." The real stunners here, though, are the dazzling, cool-tones paintings that convey the wonders of nature with delicate precision. A must for libraries and science classrooms." School Library Journal

SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, -- Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998 -- From the time he was a small boy, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal. Bentley's enthusiasm for photographing snowflakes was often misunderstood in his time, but his patience and determination revealed two important truths: no two snowflakes are alike; and each one is startlingly beautiful. His story is gracefully told and brought to life in lovely woodcuts, giving children insight into a soul who had not only a scientist's vision and perseverance but a clear passion for the wonders of nature. "Of all the forms of water the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow are incomparably the most beautiful and varied." -- Wilson Bentley. SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY won the 1999 Caldecott Medal.

MILLIONS OF SNOWFLAKES by Mary McKenna Siddals, -- Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998 -- "One little snowflake falls on my nose. It makes me shiver from my head to my toes." A little girl plays outside on a cold winter day, counting each snowflake as it falls softly to the ground. Bundled in her warmest snowsuit, she savors the snow, tasting each flake as it falls on her tongue, and makes snow angels. Simple rhyming text captures the joy of a winter afternoon while teaching basic counting skills. Exuberant pastel illustrations invite young readers to join the fun.

Snowman

THE BIGGEST, BEST SNOWMAN by Margery Cuyler, -- Scholastic, 2004 -- In a family of big people, little Nell thinks she's too small to do anything. But with the help of her friends Reindeer, Hare, and Bear Cub, she builds a great Big snowman, the best snowman that ever was.

ALL YOU NEED FOR A SNOWMAN by Alice Schertle, -- Harcourt, 2007 -- One small snowflake fluttering down--
That's all you need for a snowman.
Or is it? In these pages, an exuberant crew is summoned to create a snowman of heroic proportions.

SNOWMEN AT NIGHT by Caralyn Buehner, -- Dial, 2003 -- Have you ever wondered about the secret life of snowmen? Ever wondered what they do at night while we're sleeping? Well, Caralyn and Mark Buehner have, and they even created a book to solve the mystery! With its clever verse and magical, exuberant illustrations, Snowmen at Night became a runaway hit-and a New York Times Bestseller-last winter.
Now this funny, frosty treat is ready for even younger children in a deluxe gift package. Hearts will melt over the adorable plush version of the snowman hero. And little hands will also want to clutch the new board book edition (which is only available within the gift set). Look out, Frosty-there are new snowmen in town!

SNOWMEN AT CHRISTMAS by Caralyn Buehner, -- Dial Books for Young Readers, 2005 --
Snowmen at Night shared with us the magical, slip-sliding adventures of snowmen after dark . . . but have you ever wondered what snowmen do for Christmas? Well, now’s your chance to find out! The snowmen are back, and this time they’re celebrating Christmas—the snowman way!
This snappy and entertaining companion to the New York Times bestseller Snowmen at Night depicts all the best parts of the holiday, replete with icy treats and a snowman Kris Kringle.Told in the same bouncy verse as the original, Snowmen at Christmas is perfect for a snowy evening read-aloud.

SNOWMAN IN A BOX by Nancy Armstrong, -- Perseus Publishing, 2004 -- Snow days take on a whole new meaning with this innovative kit devoted to the old-fashioned pursuit of snowman-building. The lighthearted 64page handbook offers instruction and illustrated tips for creating the traditional snowperson, plus many variations, decorative flourishes, and whimsical ideas for wintertime fun. The kit includes all the essentials: black felt top hat, red vinyl scarf, "coal" eye pieces, "carrot" nose, and "corn cob" pipe. It's also loads of fun on the beach for building sand figures!

Spring Flowers

WHEN THE WIND STOPS by Charlotte Zolotow, -- HarperCollins Children’s Books, 1997 -- When a little boy asks this question at the end of a happy day, his mother explains that the wind does not stop-it blows away to make the trees dance somewhere else.
Reassuringly, she tells him that nothing ever ends, it simply begins in another place or in another way. Rain goes back into the clouds to create new storms, waves fold back upon the sea to become new waves, and the day moves on to make way for the night, bringing the darkness and stars for the little boy to dream in.
Charlotte Zolotow's lyrical prose and Stefano Vitale's rich illustrations make this a beautiful celebration of the cycle of life.

GRANDMA'S PURPLE FLOWERS by Adjoa J. Burrowes, -- Lee & Low Books, Inc., 2000 -- Grandma's house has always been the narrator's favorite place. On her way to visit Grandma, she plucks daisies and sunflowers, and best of all, purple flowers--Grandma's favorites. Whenever Grandma sees the purple flowers, her smile grows wide--like the Mississippi River.
One winter day Grandma is too tired to bake, but she rubs her grandchild's back gently and ties a ribbon that unraveled in her hair. Later that night, Grandma passes away, and all winter long, the young girl is sad, missing her grandmother terribly. When spring finally arrives, and flowers begin to shoot up from the ground, the girl discovers her own special way to accept her grandmother's death and keep Grandma with her always.
In this moving story, author/illustrator, Adjoa J. Burrowes deals sensitively with the difficult experience of death, and tells a moving story that celebrates the triumph of hope and spirit during a difficult time.

St Patricks Day

IT'S ST. PATRICK'S DAY by Rebecca Gomez , -- This Level 1 rhyming reader introduces young children to the St. Patrick's Day holiday, from dressing in green outfits to marching in a musical parade!
It's St. Patrick's Day follows two children as they celebrate this joyous Irish holiday. Beautiful illustrations compliment easy-to-read rhyming text.
From dressing in green outfits to dancing an Irish reel, from finding a four-leaf clover singing Irish songs and marching in a parade, everyone can be Irish on this special day!

HOORAY FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY! by Joan Holub , --
It's Saint Patrick's Day, and time to join in the celebration. Children can lift the flaps for interactive fun as they see the children in this book make holiday crafts, taste traditional Irish food, perform a play about Saint Patrick, and even march in a Saint Patrick's Day parade. As an added bonus, they can search for the hidden leprechaun on each spread. A great way for young readers to learn about and enjoy the holiday.

Thanksgiving Day

THANKSGIVING MICE! by Bethany Roberts, -- It’s Thanksgiving and four adorable mice are putting on a play for their woodland friends in this delightful read-aloud, the fourth book about the holiday mice. Lively verse introduces beginning readers to basic words and rhyming sounds and tells the story of the very first Thanksgiving, when the Pilgrim mice traveled across the sea and settled in America. The simple story-within-a-story format, accompanied by colorful, action-filled illustrations of mice in costume, also serves as a basic introduction to theater.

TEN LITTLE RABBITS by Virginia Grossman , -- Weaving, fishing, and storytelling are all part of this spirited book that celebrates Native American traditions as it teaches young children to count from one to ten. The book's whimsical illustrations, reminiscent of Beatrix Potter, glow with brilliant color and are filled with fascinating detail. Each number introduces a facet of traditional Native American culture, such as Pueblo corn dances or Navajo weaving, and the simple, rhyming text is enhanced by a brief afterword on Native American customs. Ideal for storytime or bedtime, this is a book sure to leave children counting rabbits instead of sheep.

ONE LITTLE, TWO LITTLE, THREE LITTLE PILGRIMS by B.G. Hennessy, -- Come along with these Pilgrim and Wampanoag boys and girls to a wonderful harvest feast!
One little, two little, three little Pilgrims
Hunt for ducks, rabbits and geese...
One little, two little, three little Wampanoag
Gather nuts, berries and squash
Everyone has a job to do
Before it's time to celebrate!
In B.G. Hennessy's simple, rhythmic picture book, children witness daily life in the Plymouth colony and the village of their Wampanoag neighbors. From planting crops of corn and beans to fishing for oysters, clams, and cod, Pilgrims and Wampanoag work hard to provide for the long winter ahead. Then it's time to give thanks and celebrate! Author's and illustrator's notes provide background for B. G. Hennessy's read-aloud text and Lynne Cravath's engaging illustrations, making this a delightful way to learn history.

The Snowy Day

THE SNOWY DAY by Ezra Jack Keats, -- Penguin Group, 1996 -- In 1962, a little boy named Peter put on his snowsuit and stepped out of his house and into the hearts of millions of readers. The Snowy Day transformed children's literature with its pioneering portrayal of an African-American child and the charming story and artwork that won it the Caldecott Medal. Fifty years later, Viking proudly celebrates Peter's adventure in this very special edition. Featuring eight pages of bonus material and a festive cover, this oversized edition of Keats's beloved book is a must-have.

Valentines Day

VALENTINES A READ-AND-DO BOOK by Judith Moffatt, -- Children will have fun creating Valentine's Day cards with this Level 2 Hello Reader! that has simple instructions and colorful cut-paper artwork by Judith Moffatt.
Minky the cat and best friend Mouse are back together again--this time they're making Valentine's Day cards for all of Minky's friends. First they gather scissors, glue, colored paper, and markers. Then they make a list. Minky and Mouse make cards witth lace, glitter, and even ribbon. And when they're all done, Minky surprises Mouse with a very special Valentine's Day card.
Judith Moffatt creates this third book in the series using her unique cut-paper illustrations and rhyming text.

VALENTINE CATS by Jean Marzollo, -- A lively rhyming holiday tale follows in the pawprints of the popular Halloween Cats, as writer cats, artist cats, and postal cats combine their creative efforts in anticipation of a very special Valentine's Day.

CLIFFORD'S FIRST VALENTINE'S DAY by Norman Bridwell , -- So tiny that he can fit into Emily Elizabeth's pocket, the small red puppy Clifford gets into a heap of trouble as he gets covered with valentine paste, falls into a post office chute, and disappears in a mountain of mail.

VALENTINE MICE! by Bethany Roberts, --
"Skip! Hop! Zip! Nip!" The sprightly characters from "Halloween Mice!" frolic across a wintry landscape to deliver valentines to all their woodland friends. Lively rhymed text filled with sounds that are fun to say aloud, and a simple mystery -- what happened to the littlest mouse? -- that is happily solved, make this a perfect book to share with a very young audience.

Vegetable Garden

THE TALE PETER RABBIT by Beatrix Potter, -- Warne, 2002 --
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor.

GROWING VEGETABLE SOUP by Lois Ehlert, -- Voyager Books, 1990 -- “A fresh presentation of the gardening cycle with a joyful conclusion, and the added attraction of an easy and tasty recipe for vegetable soup on the flyleaf.”--School Library Journal

FROM SEED TO PLANT by Gail Gibbons, -- Holiday House, Inc., 1993 --
Explores the intricate relationship between seeds and the plants which they produce.

Weather

THUNDERCAKE by Patricia Polacco, --
"A memorable picture book that will speak to children about facing their fears and overcoming them."--Booklist, starred review. "A picture book that will appeal mightily to any child who has quaked at the sounds of a thunderstorm . . ."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Full-color illustrations.

RAIN SONG by Lezlie Evans , --
A summer thunderstorm is approaching, bringing with it all the rain, thunder, lightening, wonder, and excitement a storm can bring. Lightning's flashing trees are thrashing cymbals clashing big boom bashing! Bright, cheerful watercolors and a bouncing rhythmic poem-text come together to create this energetic child-friendly picture book.

Winter

SNOWBALLS by Lois Ehlert, -- Harcourt Children’s Books, 1999 -- Pull on your mittens and head outside for a snowball day. Grab some snow and start rolling. With a few found objects--like buttons and fabric and seeds--and a little imagination, you can create a whole family out of snow. Children will love poring over Lois Ehlert’s bold, funny illustrations and identifying the common (and not so common) objects she uses to decorate her snowy family.

THE ADVENTURE OF THE BIG SNOW by Nancy McArthur, -- Sagebrush Education Resources, 1998 --
What's good about a blizzard? Hot dogs for breakfast. Snowmen, snow forts, and snow fights. Following mysterious footprints. Finding a lost kitten. A snowy day is full of adventures for five kids, a cat, and a dog. (Digest) .

SNOW DAY by Mercer Mayer, -- School Specialty Children’s Publishing, 2001 --
Let Little Critter(R) take your child on a reading adventure! Little Critter explores all of the fun things he can do when school is cancelled because of snow, including making snowballs, snow angels, and building a snow fort. In the end he learns that coming in from the cold is fun, too. Winner! Children's Choices 2002 from the Children's Book Council! Snow Day is an original Little Critter First Reader for children ages 3 to 6.

This charming leveled reader features:

  • Repetition of familiar words and sound patterns for ease of readability
  • Colorful illustrations for visual cues
  • Skill-based activities and a vocabulary list at the end of the book to help reinforce reading comprehension and fluency.

Our Little Critter(R) First Readers series is helping kids develop key reading skills! Featuring 30 titles for children ages 3 to 8, each book contains an original and engaging Little Critter story about a situation that most kids will find familiar - a trip to the zoo, a day at camp, a class outing. Young readers will enjoy these simple and attractive stories written with their reading level in mind. Check out the other titles in this series! These stories offer more than just entertainment, they are everything a child needs to ensure reading success!

Winter and Snow

THE SNOW TREE by Caroline Repchuk, -- Nature lovers of all ages will delight in this ornate Christmas picture book that celebrates the splendor of the natural world Lavish embossing on every page gently illuminates snow-covered hills and trees, bringing to life the frozen beauty of the woodland setting. A little black bear wakes up to find a wintry world of white all around him. He wonders where all the colors have gone, and steps out into the softly drifted snow to look for them. The cub is soon helped in his search by a whole host of animals, including a raccoon, a blue jay, a lynx, and an arctic fox who bring the brilliant colors of the forest to him, one by one. What the animals finally create together with their treasures is a magical symbol of the Christmas season and a timeless testimonial to the joy of friendship and sharing. Readers will be enchanted by the lovingly rendered woodland animal and forest scenes, as well as the poetic text printed in elegant calligraphy.

STRANGER IN THE WOODS by Carl R. Sams II , -- Years after it was published, Stranger in the Woods remains a bestseller, with more than one-million copies in print and repeated appearances on the bestseller lists. Winner of numerous awards, including the 2001 International Reading Association's highest honour, this charming tale uses wildlife photography to tell the story of animals' reactions to a snowman who appears in the woods after a winter storm.

THE MITTEN by Jan Brett, -- When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing.
One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax.
As the story of the animals in the mitten unfolds, the reader can see Nicki in the boarders of each page, walking through the woods unaware of what is going on.
Once again Jan Brett has created a dramatic and beautiful picture book in her distinctive style. She brings the animals to life with warmth and humor, and her illustrations are full of visual delights and details faithful to the Ukrainian tradition from which the story comes.

TACKY THE PENGUIN by Helen Lester, -- Tacky's perfect friends find him annoying until his odd behavior saves the day.

Yoga

MY DADDY IS A PRETZEL by Baron Baptiste , -- Limber up with this unique, child-friendly yoga book! Created for parents and children to share together, but also suitable for adults and older children to use alone, My Daddy is a Pretzel not only introduces a range of postures, it also connects the practices to everyday life, showing how families can integrate their yoga with their activities in the world. A light-hearted look at yoga, yet one with a lasting message, My Daddy is a Pretzel is a wonderful introduction to yoga for readers of all shapes and sizes.

BABAR'S YOGA FOR ELEPHANTS by Laurent De Brunhoff, --
Fans of Jean de Brunhoff's Babar the Elephant stories and yoga practitioners will find a happy confluence in Babar's Yoga for Elephants." —Publishers Weekly
"Babar makes it work. He stars in one of the nicest gift books." —The New York Times
Perfect for everyone who loves yoga or elephants - a NEW Babar book Well before yoga became fashionable via Sting and Madonna, our friend Babar and all the residents of Celesteville were finding peace and tranquillity through yoga. And now elephants everywhere can join them! Through easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations, Babar's Yoga for Elephants presents 15 positions and stretches as well as helpful breathing exercises. The book also provides useful advice on what to do with your trunk while in position, a dilemma that human yoga books often ignore. Written by Babar himself, the book explains how yoga was introduced to Celesteville and how he and Celeste keep fit doing yoga on their many travels. Babar's Yoga for Elephants is a classic for elephants as well as their human friends.

Zoo

DEAR ZOO by Rod Campbell, -- Simon & Schuster Children’s, 2005 -- Dear Zoo is twenty-five years old -- and still as popular as ever!
And with an updated look, this classic children's storybook about a youngster loooking for a perfect pet is sure to delight a new generation of readers!

WILD ABOUT BOOKS by Judy Sierra, -- Alfred Aknopt Random House, 2004 -- Illustrated by Marc Brown--In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. She finds the perfect book for every animal—tall books for giraffes, tiny ones for crickets. “She even found waterproof books for the otter, who never went swimming without Harry Potter.” In no time at all, Molly has them “forsaking their niches, their nests, and their nooks,” going “wild, simply wild, about wonderful books.” Judy Sierra’s funny animal tale coupled with Marc Brown’s lush, fanciful paintings will have the same effect on young Homo sapiens. Altogether, it’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

ANIMALS IN THE ZOO by Allen Fowler, -- Scholastic Library Publishing, 2000 --
From friendly dolphins to giant pandas, from icebergs and glaciers to energy from the sun, from magnets to solids, liquids, and gases, Rookie Read-About Science is a natural addition to the primary-grade classroom with books that cover every part of the science curricula. Includes: animals, nature, scientific principles, the environment, weather, and much more!

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Books for Parents

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Parents will appreciate these informative and useful books

Social Rules for Kids-The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeedby Susan Diamond M.A.---Many parents are not sure of what to say and do to help their children improve their social interactions. Social Rules for Kids - The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed helps open the door of communication between parent and child by addressing 100 social rules for home, school, and the community. Using simple, easy-to-follow rules covering topics such as body language, manners, feelings and more, this book aims to make students lives easier and more successful by outlining specific ways to interact with others on a daily basis.

Come and Play: Sensory-Integration Strategies for Children with Play Challenges by Aerial Cross--Early intervention is vital in addressing and redirecting play challenges in young children. Each of five common play challenges—children who roam playrooms, play repetitiously, appear anxious, are detached, or are rejected by peers—are highlighted. Also included are sensory integration ideas and activities to promote positive and productive play.

The Sensory Child Gets Organized: Proven Systems for Rigid, Anxious, or Distracted KidsEvery year, tens of thousands of young children are diagnosed with disorders that make it difficult for them to absorb the external world. Parents of sensory kids—like those with sensory processing disorder, anxiety disorder, AD/HD, autism, bipolar disorder, and OCD—often feel frustrated and overwhelmed, creating stress in everyday life for the whole family. Now, with The Sensory Child Gets Organized, there’s help and hope.

As a professional organizer and parent of a sensory child, Carolyn Dalgliesh knows firsthand the struggles parents face in trying to bring out the best in their rigid, anxious, or distracted children. She provides simple, effective solutions that help these kids thrive at home and in their day-to-day activities, and in this book you’ll learn how to:

  • Understand what makes your sensory child tick
  • Create harmonious spaces through sensory organizing
  • Use structure and routines to connect with your child
  • Prepare your child for social and school experiences
  • Make travel a successful and fun-filled journey

With The Sensory Child Gets Organized, parents get an easy-to-follow road map to success that makes life easier—and more fun—for your entire family.

It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great Hardcover by Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow, Academy-Award winning actress and bestselling cookbook author, returns with recipes for the foods she eats when she wants to lose weight, look good, and feel more energetic. (parent recommended)

Raising a Sensory Smart Child By Lindsey Biel, OTR/L and Nancy Peske, foreword by Dr. Temple Grandin
The bestselling, award-winning book on sensory processing challenges is filled with practical information and real-life solutions including:
Great sensory diet activities for kids, teenagers, and adults
Techniques for dealing with sensitivity to noise, touch, and other input
Solutions for brushing teeth, dressing, eating, sleeping, transitions and more
Parenting strategies and how to advocate for your child at school
Recommended equipment and toys, complementary therapies, essential resources

The Pocket Occupational Therapist by Cara Koscinski
If you are unsure about what occupational therapy (OT) is and how it can help your child, this accessible overview is for you. Answering all of the common questions about the issues an occupational therapist might address with a child with special needs, including core muscle strength, feeding, fine motor skills, sensory sensitivities, transitions and life-skills, this book also offers simple activities to practice at home that are inexpensive, fun and, most-importantly, OT-approved. This will be an illuminating and essential guide for parents and carers of children with physical and developmental disabilities or parents of children in rehabilitation from illness or injury.
Visit her website The Pocket Occupational Therapist

SENSORY PARENTING book series written by Britt Collins M.S., OTR & Jackie Linder Olson New book available October 2012. Pre-order today!

Sensory Integration and the Child Ayres, A.J.. Revised and updated by Pediatric Therapy Network

Make It! Take It! Creating Movement Challenge Kits for Play at Home or School. Cox, L., Lubbers, T.

Tool Chest for Teachers, Parents and Students: A Handbook to Facilitate Self-Rehabilitation Henry, D.

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, revised, 2005.Kranowitz, C.

I Like Birthdays:It's the Parties I'm not Sure About! Renke, L.

Sensorimotor Groups: Activities for School and Home. Scheerer, C. (out of print)

Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head by Carla Hannaford

The Source for Dyslexia and Dysgraphia by Regina G. Richards

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Sing, Move, Learn

  • Audio CDs
  • Educational Resources

Audio CD adds fun and structure to therapeutic lessons for children with Sensory Processing Disorder

Music CD Sing, Move, Learn

Jenny Clark Brack, OTR/L, BCP

AOTA Board Certification in Pediatrics

Autism Asperger Publishing Company (2010)

This new Audio CD adds fun and structure to therapeutic lessons for children with Sensory Processing Disorder. Designed to follow along with other of Jenny's educational materials, every parent and teacher won't want to be without it.

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SOUND-EAZE CD and SCHOOL-EAZE CD

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Sound-Eaze CD

SOUND-EAZE CD has set household and community noises to vocals and rhythm to comfort children with hearing sensitivity and fear of loud noises! SCHOOL-EAZE CD combines sounds heard at school and the community with rhythms to ease children with auditory sensitivity.

School-Eaze CD

These CD's were written by an Occupational Therapist and a Music Therapist as a fun way for parents, teachers and therapists to help children with auditory sensitivity and fear of loud noises. It combines vocals and rhythm with sounds that can be upsetting to many children. The music and rhythm are eased out until only the sound remains. Allowing your child to adjust the volume may give the feeling that he/she is in control of the sound.

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Stickids

  • Visual Schedule
  • Therapy Resources

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STICKIDS is a software and activity kit that creates unlimited trackers, planners, activity cards and games.

STICKIDS comes in 2 versions:

  • Home n School Version - for use by parents and teachers
  • Therapist Version - allows for detailed customization related to therapeutic perspectives and preferences

Who is it for?

STICKIDS supports children with Sensory Integration, Sensory Processing and Sensory Motor challenges ranging from: Autism, to Attention Deficit, to the regular child with mild sensory sensitivity and motor needs. These children over or under process the sensory feedback of touch, vision, smell, taste and sound; and the internal sensory feedback from muscles, joints, motion, balance and deep pressure. This atypical processing can result in:

  • Either excessive seeking or avoiding of sensory input in daily events;
  • Emotional sensitivity, meltdowns, or need for retreat;
  • Difficulty with focus, arousal, and self-regulation to everyday tasks;
  • Reduced quality in motor response (involving coordination, balance, tone, planning or sequencing), as the motor skill may have been based on misinterpretation of sensory information.

STICKIDS is suitable for children from toddlers to teens and from mild to severely effected children. It may be used for a single child or for many.

STICKIDS Benefits:

  • Affordable and user friendly;
  • Increases ease and effective teaming between teachers, therapists and parents;
  • Promotes the child's participation in sensory diet and sensory motor therapy routines and everyday activities to improve:
    • self regulation (sleep patterns, focus, alertness, emotional stability);
    • motor base of coordination, motor planning, tone, task sequencing and functional motor skills;
    • daily living and coping skills.
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Speed Stacks

  • Exercise/Games

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Numerous studies prove that sport stacking improves hand-eye coordination and reaction time by up to 30%! Used in more than 11,000 schools and educational institutions, Speed Stacks is an ideal tool for use during therapy. Benefits include improvements in:

  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Crossing midline
  • Concentration
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Fine-motor coordination
  • Intrinsic hand strengthening
  • and more!
Speed Stacks

Available in 15 colors, each set includes 12 sport stacking cups in a black nylon and mesh bag plus a Stacker Training DVD.

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S’cool Moves

  • Neuro-Sensory Activities
  • Educational Resources

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S’cool Moves is a family-owned company located in Shasta, California. Our employees are educators whose goals are to provide excellent products and training to help create sensory supportive environments for all children.

The company grew out of Debra Em Wilson’s vision to provide foundation skills for students whose families did not have the financial capability to pay for private therapy clinics, behavioral optometry sessions, or expensive learning intervention programs.

S’cool Moves activities bridge occupational therapy practices with classroom, clinic, and home. Our products offer simple, effective ways to help all children reach their full potential by improving the sensory foundation for learning.

Check out these flagship products!

Classroom Collaboration (Grades K-5)
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These activities are designed to enhance collaboration between teachers and support staff. With everyone on the same page and speaking the same language, students can be more successful meeting their IEP goals and classroom academic goals. These activities can be used with an entire class to incorporate success into every day for all students.

Developmental Activities (Grades Pre-K and Up)
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Motivate. Integrate. Celebrate. Our teacher and student friendly activities have stood the test of time with real children in real classrooms throughout the United States and around the world. Use these activities for transitions, PE programs, or literacy stations.

Academic Activities (Grades K-5)
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Academic activities focus on mastering academic skills while improving foundation skills essential for learning with ease. The foundation skills include auditory-visual motor integration, vision skills, fine motor, core posture, bilateral integration, timing, and rhythm (the ultimate mind-body integration skill).

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On Task Weighted Vest
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Weigh Cool Bracelet
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SPIO Soft Vest
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Smart Knit Kids Seamless Sensitivity Socks
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QCHARM Portable and Visual Cuing System
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