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On this website are thousands of articles rich with information, guidance, research, and insight easily available 24 hours a day for ChildForum members.
As well we make available some printed and video resources.
Scroll down this page to see a selection of these or click here to go to the straight to the Store page.
NZ Early Childhood Research Journals
The journals containing scholarly articles on a range of child care, education, and health topics are now available.
Who uses the journal? (a) Student teachers for their studies, (b) Teachers who are committed to their professional learning, (c) Researchers and Teacher Educators to keep up with the latest research, (d) ECE services managers and owners to show their commitment to supporting teacher and professional development and learning, and (e) University and teacher education libraries.
For more details on the journal issues and to order click here ...
Safe Sound Indicator
The Safe Sound Indicator (SSI) works by measuring the noise volumes around it, and uses a traffic light system to indicate when noise volumes are reaching levels that prolonged exposure may be damaging to children and staff alike.
Parents and teachers have found that the SSI helps to increase awareness of, and teach children about noise, sound, and safe noise levels. It is an excellent tool to help children learn about noise and to help them self regulate their noise levels.
Having the SSI can help early childhood services meet Early Childhood regulation noise control requirements and their obligations for health and safety.
As the exclusive agent for the SSI in the early childhood sector, ChildForum is pleased to offer the SSI at a special price of just $292.50 to ChildForum members. For more details and to order click here ...
Videos about Early Childhood Education Quality and Choices of Different Services
A brilliant NZ-made DVD on childcare options and early education choices, answering many questions for parents and professionals.
The DVD gives practical advice and is strongly grounded in a thorough understanding of research evidence, family views and needs, and provisions for early childhood education and care.
For more details on the DVD and to order click here ...
2. Choices for Children
This is the original beautifully crafted VHS video designed especially for parents and students who know little about the value of early childhood education and what early childhood services do and look like.
The video is titled "Choices for Children". Click here for details and to order.
Early Reading Together (Parent Workshop Guide, Booklets for Parents, Rhyme & Song Cards, and a Book for Adults)
Ideal for use in running workshops for parents!
A super resource to have if your early childhood service is serious about promoting children's early literacy development and giving them a good head start in their reading development.
The resources are well-researched and have been developed by Jeanne Biddulph for the Biddulph Group.
Click here for an order form and more information.
Keeping Children Safe Books. One for Adults & Teachers and a Book for Children
'Smart Parenting for Safer Kids' provides sound information for parents and parent educators about the needs of children and risks to their safety today.
This book sheds light on several significant risks, the sexual abuse of children, safe use of the Internet and modern day bullying.
It is written by Professor Freda Briggs: an author with vast experience from her years as a child protection officer with London’s Metropolitan Police, then as a social worker, educator and researcher including 21 years as consultant and researcher for New Zealand Police. She has published 13 books for professionals on education for child protection. Click here for an order form ...
'Be Brave' is a very special book that can help children to trust and to speak up when someone is 'hurting' them. It communicates with the child-reader at his or her own language level.
Karen Rochester has written a very touching and powerful book for young children.
The book tells how it is normal to experience changes in feelings and behaviour if something like this happens. It also supports and encourages the child to find a safe person to talk to about it. ‘It is not your fault!’ is reiterated throughout the book. Click here for details and an order form ...