Books and reports:
Education Review Office
Find the media/publications section to see the many booklets and handbooks on their website. Go to the section on Education Evaluation reports to find information for parents giving reliable information on various early childhood services. Titles include: “The Quality of Education and Care in Infant and Toddler Centres”, “The Quality of Education and Care in Home-based Early Childhood Services”, “The Quality of Education and Care in Kindergartens”, and “The Quality of Education and Care in Playcentres” all published in January 2009.
Early Learning- Supporting your child’s learning A booklet from the Ministry of Educations on ways to help your child grow
Families Learning Together: A Booklet for Non-English-speaking families.
English & 8 other languages. Introduction to school system, becoming involved in your child’s learning, and ideas for encouraging children’s maths and literacy competencies in the home.
Kei Tua o te Pai – Assessment for Learning: Early Childhood Exemplars. These exemplars consist of a series of books that will help understand and strengthen children’s learning and show how children, parents and whanau can contribute to assessment, ongoing learning and how to get started on learning stories.
Down the back of the chair
Down the back of the chair is the Ministry of Education’s catalogue of teaching and learning resources for schools. If you are an eligible education provider, Down the back of the chair will allocate you a logon and password. Please call 0800 660 662 for further information.
Scholastic Books: Scholastic New Zealand is part of Scholastic Inc, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of books, magazines, educational and multimedia materials. Take advantage of the fabulous benefits of being part of the Scholastic Book Club.
Wheelers Books: New Zealand’s online book resource for librarians, teachers and families. Shop new/upcoming releases, bestsellers, specials from over 300000 titles.
Make your own books: use National Geographic or magazine pictures to make smallish, simple picture books – often with only one or two words per page – e.g. African animals, food/fruit, getting dressed, etc.
‘Moving to Learn’: Making the connection between movement, music, learning and play. Active movement guide for under-fives produced by SPARC (Sport & Recreation NZ) CD & book by Robyn Crowe & Gill Connell.
The national early childhood curriculum, that all chartered early childhood services have been required to follow it since 1998. Principles, strands and goals make up the early childhood curriculum as if woven together like the strands of a woven mat, or whariki.
Publishers & distributors:
Abacus Educational Books Can match any pricing offer a publisher may make for a direct supply.
Aquila Books is a supplier of educational books and teacher resources with a secton on early childhood resources.
Australian Council for educational Research A.C.E.R is an independent educational research organisation which develops and manages a range of testing and assessment services for the Australian education community, and conducts research and analysis in the education sector.
Children’s Bookshop Quality books, toys, games & puzzles, they offer a “special order” service and will search for that special book, and pack and post worldwide. Jervois Road, Ponsonby, Auckland.
Education Gazette The Education Gazette is published for the Ministry of Education
Nationwide books New Zealand’s leading independent book distributors. NZ sales contact for A.C.E.R publications for teacher development. z
HarperCollins is one of the world’s leading English-language publishers, They offer Usborne books, Walker books, ABC books etc and have 10 educational consultants in NZ to help you choose the best range.
International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) is a five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to create a digital library of international children’s books.
Nationwide Book Distributors are specialists in the sales, warehousing and distribution of books with children’s books including leading international licenses, fiction and classics, and an excellent range of fine art stationery and children’s puzzles.www.nationwidebooks.co.nz/
New Zealand Book Council Our mission is to inspire more New Zealanders to read more; to promote reading in general, but particularly to represent and promote New Zealand writing and writers – our own artists, stories and points of view
New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) is NewZealand’s only national independent educational research organisation producing research-based products.
Parenting magazine produced by The Parenting Place , has parenting advice. You can subscribe and buy back isues.
The Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC) is Australasia’s foremost scholarly journal and the world’s longest-running major journal within the early childhood field.