Browse our lending library for helpful resources.

The library is divided into the following sections:

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Find the materials you would like to borrow and then call us, 800-577-2276, or with your titles and we’ll mail them to you free of charge.

125 Brain Games for Babies
Everyday opportunities to contribute to the brain development of children from birth to 12 months using simple things found around the home or classroom.

365 Days of Baby Love
Here are 365 ways to enrich the lives of infants, parents, and caregivers. Ideas on development, nutrition, storytelling, water play, dad’s time, and more.

A Guide to Cognitive Development and Learning
from PITC/WestEd.

A Guide to Language Development and Communication
from PITC/WestEd.

A Guide to Routines
from PITC/WestEd.

A Trainer’s Guide to the Creative Curriculum
The first section helps supervisors with program planning and implementation. The next sections provide everything needed to conduct 45 workshops that explore The Creative Curriculum’s featured components, routines, and experiences (CD Rom of handouts included).

A Year of Fun Just for Babies
Fun activities and helpful hints that cover the high points of development in a child’s life from birth to 12 months.

Active Learning Series: Infants
Over 300 age appropriate activities for infants. Includes planning guides, activities for listening and talking, social growth, and suggestions for physical development and creative learning.

Active Learning Series: Twos
Over 300 age appropriate activities for two year olds. Includes planning guides, activities for listening and talking, social growth, and suggestions for physical development and creative learning.

All About the ITERS-R
This resource guide explains why each item in the Infant/Toddler Environmental Rating Scale is important, what’s needed to meet the requirements for all items, & how to score.

Babies in the Rain
Promoting play, exploration, and discovery with infants and toddlers- will help caregivers and parents spend quality time with young children, building strong emotional environments, nurture meaningful relationships, and promote developmentally appropriate learning opportunities.

Baby Games
These simple songs, finger plays, games and art activities are divided by age, from birth to 36 months. It encourages high-quality interactions between you and your infants.

Baby Minds: Brain Building Games Your Baby Will Love
This book builds on activities that babies instinctively love, to develop their unique abilities and make your daily interactions full of the joy of discovery.

Baby Signs
Experts say that introducing babies to simple signs leads them to talk sooner, have fewer tantrums, get a jump start on their intellectual development, express emotions effectively, and develop stronger bonds with their parents. For babies about 9 months to 30 months.

Beginning with Babies
This book has dozens of stimulating activities that support babies’ developing vision, language and hearing, large and small muscles, and connections to others; ages 0-15 months.

Being with Babies: Understanding and Responding to the Infants in Your Care
This book provides information on the developmental stages of babies and describes issues that caregivers face every day from beginners to those that are very experienced.

Book of Lullabies
Here is the text and musical notation of 80 lullabies featuring songs in English as well as in Japanese, Russian, Yiddish, Spanish, French, German, and several other languages, with English translations.

Book of Tapping and Clapping
Tapping on the bottom of a baby’s foot, gently touching a baby’s face, or clapping a baby’s hands together lets baby and adult communicate through play and without words; contains 71 songs and rhymes such as “Rub-a-Dub-Dub” and “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.”

Book of Wiggles and Tickles
Here is the text and musical notation of 88 toe-wiggling and tummy-tickling songs and rhymes for adults to share with children.

Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos
A young child’s brain grows at a phenomenal rate in the first years of life, opening a window of opportunity for learning that occurs only once in a lifetime. This book is filled with easy-to-play games based on the latest brain research!

Building Literacy with Love
Suggests loving and supportive ways teachers and caregivers can foster children’s ability to become literate; fun activities & practical suggestions for implementing effective, research-based teaching practices in child care settings.

Caregivers Companion
Supplemental readings and professional resources to enhance the understanding and use of the material in Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers.

Caring For Children in Family Child Care Volume II
Provides practical ideas for setting up the home environment and planning a developmentally appropriate program for children of all ages. Volume 2 includes communication, guidance, program management, and professionalism.

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child (Birth to Age 5)
From the American Academy of Pediatrics here is sound, reassuring advice on child rearing that covers everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training to nurturing the child’s self-esteem.

Caring Spaces, Learning Places
This book contains 360 pages of current thinking about children’s environments: ideas, observations, problems, solutions, examples, resources, photographs, and poetry.

Comprehensive Infant Curriculum
Complete interactive curriculum for infants from birth to 18 months

Comprehensive Infant Curriculum: A Self-Directed Teacher’s Guide
Designed to provide over 40 hours of professional development for teachers using the Comprehensive Infant Curriculum (IT075P or IT102P).

Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum
Complete interactive curriculum for toddlers from 18-36 months.

Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum: Self Directed Teacher’s Guide
Designed to provide over 40 hours of professional development for teachers using the Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum (IT077P or IT104P)

Creating Child-Centered Programs for Infants & Toddlers
Shows caregivers how to design safe and responsive environments, how to support young children’s learning, and how to staff and evaluate a child-centered program for infants and toddlers.

Creating Environments & Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers: Connecting the Pieces
Using an activity-based approach, this guide helps caregivers and teachers understand the connection between the child, the group, and the activity.

Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
Designed for use in both center-based and family child care settings, this book emphasizes the relationship between caregivers and the families of the children in their care as the basis of curriculum for very young children.

Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments
Contains many practical ideas for creative indoor and outdoor spaces and materials as well as many full-color pictures of real child care settings for infants through school-agers.

Developing Fine and Gross Motor Skills: Birth to Three
Guide to developing self-help skills over the first three years.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Revised Edition
NAEYC developmentally appropriate practices for birth through age 8.

Educating and Caring for Very Young Children: The Infant/Toddler Curriculum
This books focuses on play, attention to the physical and social environments, and advice for accommodating children with different development levels, backgrounds, personalities, and special needs.

Einstein Never Used Flash Cards
How our children REALLY learn – and why they need to play more and memorize less.

Emotional Connections
How relationships guide early learning.

First Feelings: Milestones in the Emotional Development of Your Baby and Child
Shows how to recognize the key stages of a child’s emotional growth, while guiding & enhancing early psychological development.

Focused Portfolios
This method includes step-by-step examples and all the necessary forms for portfolio collection to help assess children’s progress in four key areas – favorites, friends, family, and developmental milestones.

Games Babies Play
Over 100 games and activities that delight both baby and caregiver. Organized into 4 three-month sections to keep pace with a baby’s changing abilities during the first year.

Games to Play with Babies
Over 250 fun games to help infants develop important skills. Easy, inexpensive activities are organized by age to encourage development.

Games to Play with Toddlers
Parents and teachers will enjoy encouraging their toddlers’ natural curiosity and desire to explore their environment.

Games to Play with Two Year Olds
Easy inexpensive activities organized by age so you can feel confident that you are encouraging development.

Good Going! Successful Potty Training for Young Children in Child Care
This handbook addresses the issues involved when children are potty trained in child care as well as in the home. Includes sample parent communication tools and detailed resource lists.

Guide for the Care of Infants in Groups
A guide on the different areas of development.

Guide to Cognitive Development and Learning
Focuses on intellectual development during infancy and with an emphasis on activities that are naturally interesting to infant/toddlers. (Also available in Spanish Version)

Guide to Creating Partnerships with Parents
This guide focuses on ways to establish and nurture the partnership between caregivers and families of infants and toddlers in child care.

Guide to Culturally Sensitive Care
Focuses on helping caregivers understand how they are influenced by their own cultural beliefs and to raise their awareness of the vital role of children’s home culture and language.

Guide to Language Development and Communication
Focuses on how caregivers can help infants and toddlers acquire communication skills.

Guide to Routines
Focuses on daily routine care for infants and toddlers. Keep the emphasis on the child as you carry out caregiving routines.

Guide to Setting Up Environments
This guide helps caregivers set up environments for infants and toddlers that promote young children’s health, safety, and comfort; meet their developmental needs; and provide a comfortable and convenient place to work for the caregiver.

Guide to Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization
Focuses on enhancing caregiver’s sensitivity to children’s individual traits, interests, abilities, and needs and on fostering children’s development through responsive interactions.

How Babies Talk
Explores how babies learn language, and ways in which parents and caregivers can nurture these linguistic skills at every stage of their children’s development.

Infant & Toddler Handbook: Invitations for Optimum Early Development
A very practical activity guide for parents and caregivers of young children.

Infant and Toddler Development
This guide serves as a platform from which teachers can design & implement teaching strategies & plans that support children’s continued developmental progress.

Infant and Toddler Experiences
This book discusses the process of infants and toddlers learning through repeated interaction and exploration with a caring environment that builds trust between a child and caregiver, and how each experience offers a child the chance to choose her own approach to any task that could promote her development.

Infants, Toddlers & Caregivers
Designed for anyone involved in the caregiving and education of infants and toddlers. Real life experiences help caregivers internalize what, for many, is a new way of interacting with infants and toddlers.

Joyful Play with Toddlers
This book creates hundreds of exploring, playful activities out of ordinary things. Ideas are given for gifts, cooking and play group activities like a Pooh picnic or a miniature camping trip.

Landscapes for Learning
This manual provides information on how to maximize classroom space and how best to use your furniture.

Learning Activities for Infants and Toddlers: An Easy Guide for Home Care Providers
Offers caregivers more than 100 hands-on activities that support young children’s development in all areas.

Making Sounds Making Music (7-12 months)
Focuses on the growth of the whole child by including norms for physical, language & communication, cognitive, social & emotional development.

Making Toys for Infants and Toddlers
Describes hundreds of ideas for making open-ended props and toys using boxes, gloves, bags, hosiery and socks, and other recyclable materials. Includes activities for motor development, literacy, art, and outdoor play.

More Infant and Toddler Experiences
This book will give both novice and experienced infant/toddler caregivers distinctive approaches and new experiences to try as they “grow themselves” in the field. All while building trust between themselves and the children in their care.

More Things to Do with Toddlers and Two’s
Easy-to-do activities lead toddlers to many magical discoveries and experiences and evoke their innate curiosity. The author explores strategies to help encourage social competence in young children.

More Toddlers Together
An experienced toddler teacher shares more tricks of the trade, presenting her ideas that delight and encourage little ones.

Mother and Child
Visions of parenting from mothers of indigenous cultures.

No Biting Policy and Practice for Toddlers Programs
Perhaps no other concern to toddler programs challenges teachers and parents as much as biting does. This how-to-handbook helps you to work through biting with success.

No Biting!
Policies and practices for toddler programs

Poking, Pinching and Pretending: Documenting Toddlers’ Explorations with Clay
Encourages educators to share the questions and theories that come from observing and documenting children’s interactions with clay to heighten their understanding of how toddlers explore, represent, and learn.

Positioning for Play
Activity sheets designed to demonstrate ways to hold and play with a child using household items while encouraging proper body mechanics for the parent.

Rattle Time Face to Face (Birth-6 months)
The ultimate goal of this book is to assist in promoting healthy development of our infants & toddlers by focusing on the growths of the whole child.

Responding to Infants: The Infant Activity Manual
The curriculum manual is a practical guide to activities for infants up to 6 and 30 months with development charts that describe behaviors at each level.

Rhyming Books Marble Painting (25-36 months)
Provides useful painting, rhyming, and more activities for infants and toddlers.

Secure Relationships
Nurturing Infant/Toddler Attachment in Early Care Settings. For healthy adjustment in childhood and later in life, infants and toddlers need secure attachments to the adults who care for them. Loving, responsive and consistent care from primary caregivers is key to young children learning to form relationships.

Setting Up for Infant Care: Guidelines for Centers and Family Day Care Homes
This book gives detailed information about what a caregiver needs to do to provide a physically & emotionally healthy experience for infants.

Setting Up For Infant/Toddler Care Revised Edition
Guidelines for centers and family day care homes.

Simple Steps: Developmental Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year Olds
Observe what children are already doing, then give them opportunities to develop at their own pace. Over 300 activities that provide children with the opportunity to repeat old skills and practice new ones.

Simple Transitions for Infants and Toddlers
This resource offers more than 400 tips, ideas, and easy activities from an expert in the infant/toddler field.

Space to Grow: Creating a Child Care Environment for Infants and Toddlers
This 22-minute VHS video showcases eight qualities to consider when setting up care for infants and toddlers such as Health, Safety, Comfort.

Story Stretchers for Infants, Toddlers and Twos
Organized by age, this book contains suggestions for using more than 100 children’s books and many ideas for stretching the stories in new ways to enhance the learning process.

Tangling With Toddlers
Quick, easy-to-use ideas that match two’s attention span and help them learn by imitation, repetition, and interaction. Includes over 70 ideas for hands-on learning.

The Complete Resource Book for Infants
This book features over 700 experiences and activities for infants from birth through 18 months.

The Dynamic Infant
Activities to enhance infant and toddler development.

The Happiest Toddler on the Block
Tips for eliminating tantrums and nurturing cooperation and respect.

The Infant & Toddler Handbook
A practical guide for caregivers

The Infants We Care For
A general overview of infant/toddler care.

The Right Stuff for Children Birth to 8
Selecting play materials to support development.

The Tod Squad Can Go!
Join the Tod Squad as they discover different modes of transportation to get around town. Written about a toddler’s world, this book promotes early literacy and social/emotional development.

Things to Do with Toddlers and Twos
Toddlers explore their world using their senses with over 400 exciting activities.

Toddler Theme-A-Saurus
Over 60 units with activities, songs, & projects that will excite & interest your toddlers.

Toddlers Together: The Complete Planning Guide for a Toddler Curriculum
Each page describes a mini-theme on skills, language to use and materials needed. 286 activities exciting enough to grab toddlers interest and short enough for their attention spans.

Toilet Learning: the Picture Book Technique for Children & Parents
This children’s picture story is accompanied by an adult text that is a page-by-page guide to the child’s story.

Treasured Time with your Toddler
Ideas on books to read, nursery rhymes to say, songs to sing, games to play, crafts to make and explorations to take together.

Trusting Toddlers
Planning for one to three year olds in child care centers.

Understand Toddler Development
Learn how to support a toddler’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development with this resource.

Understanding Infant Development
Learn how to support an infant’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development with this resource.

What’s Going On In There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
This book shows parents and caregivers the innumerable ways in which they can actually help their children build better brains.

Your Child at Play
Each book is filled with hundreds of ideas for games and activities as well as practical suggestions for managing and enjoying daily routines. There are 5 books in this series 2 of which are: Birth to One and One to Two.