Description : Programming & Planning in Early Childhood Settings explores a range of approaches to curriculum and to documenting childrens learning in early childhood settings. This valuable resource for early childhood education students and practitioners provides a broad view of the concepts and issues in early childhood curriculum. Chapters reflect ongoing discussions about what is meant by the terms planning and programming in the context of early childhood, what is authentic curriculum for young children, and effective teaching strategies to extend young childrens learning. The strong focus on sociocultural theories of learning promotes awareness of childrens diverse experiences, competencies and learning styles, and helps readers recognise the need for collaborative partnerships between educators, children and families in order to develop appropriate programs. Thoroughly revised in response to recent developments, this well-known text retains the practical emphasis of previous editions. Numerous real-life examples, reflections, articles and case studies aid students in understanding a variety of educational theories, philosophies and frameworks. Throughout the book there is a focus on the processes of reflection, evaluation and ongoing improvement.
Description : Understanding Nutrition is a practical and engaging introduction to the core principles of nutrition. Building upon Ellie Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes classic text, this second Australian and New Zealand edition equips students to optimise health and wellbeing. With its focus on Australia and New Zealand, the text incorporates current nutrition guidelines, recommendations and public health nutrition issues relevant to this region of the world. This textbook is praised for consistent level and readability, and careful explanations of all key topics (including energy metabolism and other complex processes). It opens with core nutrition topics, such as diet planning, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and follows with chapters on diet and health, fitness, life span nutrition and food safety. This book that connects with students - engaging them as it teaches them the basic concepts and applications of nutrition.
Description : Do you read rhymes? Fairytales? No? Then, this is the book for you! It is about books, books and more books! Mr Readalot and Archimedes (his owl) fall through a portal into storyland. Together, they battle the forces of evil to save Storybook characters from eternal doom. Mr Readalot’s big brain un-sticks him from the sticky situations. Want to find out how Mr Readalot helps Humpty Dumpty? Just read on and enjoy!
Description : Introductory texts in psychology present an opportunity to discover reasons for human behaviour and address the issues which impact upon their behaviour. This first Australian and New Zealand adaptation of the well respected Psychology 9th edition, by Bernstein et al. continues to strike a balance between classical and contemporary topics with an easy to read, comprehensive, research-oriented approach. The text takes an active learning approach with the use of hallmark pedagogical features such as Linkages, Focus on Research Methods, and Thinking Critically. Features enriching this adaptation include research, issues and examples of psychology relevant to the Australian and New Zealand regional perspective; indigenous research; graduate attributes and psychological literacy sections; other cultural and international considerations, and extended online appendices for searching psychology databases and careers in psychology.
Description : 'Andy Puddicombe is doing for meditation what Jamie Oliver has done for food' NEW YORK TIMES 'Takes a fresh look at how we've learned to eat' PRESS ASSOCIATION 'Not really a diet book, more a menu for eating your way through life' THE TIMES Formally The Headspace Diet, this book is designed to show you how to find your ideal weight in an easy, manageable and mindful way. It allows you to escape the endless diet trap by following simple yet potentially life-changing exercises in order to develop new effective habits and a much improved relationship with food and your body. The Headspace mission is to get as many people taking just 10 minutes out of their day to practise these powerful mindfulness techniques. Mindful eating is a key aspect of mindfulness and as you start to practise it you will notice profound results, both in terms of your shape but also your overall health and well being. Have you tried every diet going only to see the weight creep back on again? Do you feel guilty and anxious about eating certain foods? Or find yourself unable to resist that extra helping even if you're not actually that hungry? Are you unhappy with your body and how it looks and feels? Now is the time to stop what you're doing and try a different, healthy and brilliantly effective approach ...
Description : Mama always said, ôEat your peas. TheyÆre good for you!" These peas are sure to your favorites! If youÆre looking for a meaningful way to encourage and inspire that special someone in your life, look no more! Eat Your Peas« Faithfully is a 3-minute read with a forever message. Small doses of Godly wisdom and simple truths are graced with delightful hand illustrations to transform anyoneÆs glimmer of faith into bright shining beacons of hope. ItÆs a wonderful keepsake and reminder that they are lovedùby God and you!