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ERIC Number: ED497561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 128
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9336-5304-4
Routines and Transitions: A Guide for Early Childhood Professionals
Malenfont, Nicole
Redleaf Press
In early childhood settings, children spend over 50 percent of their time on handwashing, dressing, napping, and other routines and transitions. "Routines and Transitions" is a guide to help turn these routine daily activities into learning experiences. By using transitions wisely, providers not only help children develop skills, but also run a more efficient, calm program environment. In addition to discussions on developmental issues, environments, educational values, and hygiene, this book includes examples of games and rhymes that help children accomplish daily transitions. Not just another activity book, "Routines and Transitions" is a comprehensive review of current theory and practice, an excellent introduction and training manual for new child care staff and an in-depth refresher course with new insights for experienced caregivers. Following Acknowledgments and Introduction, the book includes: (1) Theoretical Framework; (2) General Strategies; (3) Hygiene; (4) Snacks and Meals; (5) Nap or Relaxation Time; (6) Dressing and Undressing; (7) Tidying and Cleaning Up; (8) Group and Circle Time; (9) Group Movements; (10) Arrival and Departure; and (11) Unavoidable Waiting. References are included.
Redleaf Press. 10 Yorkton Court, St. Paul, MN 55117-1065. Tel: 800-423-8309; Fax: 800-641-0115; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A