The Water Children

Author: Wendy MacLeod
Editor: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822216629
Size: 11,87 MB
Format: PDF
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THE STORY: Megan is an actress somewhere between ingenue and Mom. When she loses an important role to a younger woman, her agent convinces her to take a part in a commercial for Life Force, an anti-abortion group. Megan, having had an abortion,

The Water Children

Author: Anne Berry
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451642202
Size: 10,59 MB
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WHAT WILL DESTROY ONE CHILD WILL BE THE MAKING OF ANOTHER. From the icy banks of a secluded country pond to the fevered core of a historic London heat wave and immersion in an abandoned underwater village in the Tuscan mountains, four young people—each of whose lives has been irrevocably altered by water— converge in this brilliantly plotted drama of passion, betrayal, revenge, and redemption. Owen is haunted by nightmares of the Merfolk. He believes they have stolen his little sister, who vanished while he was meant to be watching her on the beach. But he was only a child himself. Is it fair for his mother to have blamed him all these years? Catherine’s perfect Christmas was ruined when she went skating on a frozen pond with her cousin and the other girl nearly died. Yet it is Catherine who feels, as she says, “permanently trapped under the ice.” Sean grew up on a farm in Ireland. Learning to swim in the River Shannon was his way of escaping the bitter poverty of his childhood, but communing with the river spirits incurred his superstitious father’s wrath. Naomi never feared the water. She was orphaned, cruelly abused, and the sea offered a cleansing balm; she reveled in the ocean’s power. But Naomi has another secret buried deep within her, and during one searing hot summer she will be the catalyst for the coming together—and tearing apart—of the water children.

Branch Water Children

Author: Orva Lee McCarson Warren
Editor: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1598867849
Size: 13,18 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Born amid the exciting roaring '20s, Orva Lee's childhood was far from charmed, and being the sixth of ten children of humble parentage made for some harsh times growing up during the depression years of the 1930s. But in this endearing tale, Branch Water Children, the author, Orva Lee McCarson Warren, describes those turbulent times through a wondrous perspective-though the eyes of an innocent child. You'll come to know the whole McCarson Clan: her forefathers who came from Scotland, Ireland, Germany, and England; her five brothers and four sisters; and the ones in between who fought in the American Civil War. As you read Branch Water Children, Orva Lee will take you back to your own childhood; to a time when simplicity and innocence, trust and unconditional love surrounded you as sure as the mountains surrounded the valley Orva Lee grew up as a child. You'll enjoy this wonderful story of survival of a family bound together by a proud heritage, a loving concern for one another, a fear and respect of God, an awareness and love of nature, simple living, and sheer hard work.

Dream Of The Water Children

Author: Fredrick D. Kakinami Cloyd
Editor: 2leaf Press
ISBN: 9781940939285
Size: 16,48 MB
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DREAM OF THE WATER CHILDREN, MEMORY AND MOURNING IN THE BLACK PACIFIC is a lyrical and compelling memoir about a son of an African American father and a Japanese mother who spent a lifetime being looked upon with curiosity and suspicion by both sides of his ancestry and the rest of society. Cloyd begins his story in present-day San Francisco, reflecting back on a war-torn identity from Japan, U.S. military bases, and migration to the United States, uncovering links to hidden histories. DREAM OF THE WATER CHILDREN tells two main stories Cloyd¿s mother and his own. It was not until the author began writing his memoir that his mother finally addressed her experiences of racism and sexism in Occupied Japan, which helped Cloyd make better sense of, and reckon with his dislocated inheritances. Tautly written in spare, clear poetic prose, DREAM OF THE WATER CHILDREN delivers a compelling and surprising account of racial and gender interactions. Cloyd¿s debut work is a one-of-a-kind non-fiction inter-disciplinary evocation that will appeal to not only those interested in Black and Asian relations and mixed-race Amerasian histories, but also a general audience that will move readers through emotional depths. Cover Art and Design: Kenji C. Liu.

Educating Young Children Through Natural Water

Author: Judit Horvath
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317371445
Size: 11,84 MB
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Coastlines, rivers and natural waters have a huge amount to offer young children, providing a unique environment for their learning and development. The environment and its almost daunting size touches something deep within the children and – surprisingly – the large space brings them closer together. This book provides a comprehensive guide to Natural Water School provision by exploring its special pedagogy, the organisation and management of the Water School session and discussing the learning environment and its implications for children’s wellbeing and development. It clearly explains the key principles of this recently developed, contemporary approach and sets out a framework for setting up and leading a Natural Water School programme. The book shows how the aims and outcomes of early years education, including the Early Years Foundation Stage can all be achieved within the Natural Water School environment and is supported by examples and case studies throughout. Full of practical suggestions and activities, it includes: Activity ideas covering topics such as wildlife, sensory activities, crafts, social development, physical play and construction in different seasons Unique teaching tools to observe and develop the children Ideas for working with children of different ages and learning styles Detailed guidance on health and safety including risk assessments Offering a sound historical background, a solid pedagogical framework and a step-by-step guide to Natural Water School practice, this handy text will help students and practitioners to fully understand this new and increasingly popular approach to early years education and how it can benefit the children they care for.

30 New Testament Interactive Stories For Young Children

Author: Steven James
Editor: Standard Publishing
ISBN: 9780784719404
Size: 14,94 MB
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This book is a collection of favorite Bible stories, each written with a creative and meaningful storytelling technique especially suited to help teachers involve young children in the Bible story. Enjoy this library of favorite Bible stories and storytelling techniques developed by award-winning author and professional storyteller Steven James. Each book includes creative storytelling techniques especially suited to help teachers tell God’s story and involve children in the Bible story.

Why The Hippopotamus Lives In The Water

Author: Glenda MARTIN
ISBN: 9781982909901
Size: 11,27 MB
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The hippopotamus used to organize a big feast for all his subjects from time to time in the locality where he lives. Many of his subjects always looked forward to this feast because there was always more to eat and drink, with a lot of dancing and other forms of merriment. During one of such occasion, the hippopotamus called his subjects together and said "Every time, you all assemble here to eat my foods, drink my wine and dance to my bands without even bothering to know my real name. As for today, no one would eat my food and drink my wine without first telling me my real name. The animals present at the occasion looked at each other and shook their heads. Of a truth, none of them really knew the real name of the hippopotamus.This will serves as a moral lesson to all and sundry concerning making a promise.Most especially when you don/t know the outcome of such promise.the hippopotamus really underrate all the animals present at the annual occasion forgetting the fact that tortoise will definitely unravel the mystery behind his name.Meanwhile,he kept all this unknown to his retinues of wives only to find out that he has stupidly giving all his lands,houses and other properties to the tortoise on the condition that whosoever knows his name will be awarded all the properties he has worked for for so many years ago.

Supporting Children S Social Development

Author: Jennie Lindon
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1907241736
Size: 16,57 MB
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This book offers practical examples and informed advice about: how even very young children form close relationships with each other, the ways that observant adults can nuture possible friendships, understanding social play and skills from the children's perspective, young children who may have special difficulty over making friends and leading best practice for promoting friendships and realistic social skills in early childhood.

The Effect Of Exposure To Water On The Psychosomatic Development Of Children Swimming In The Early Period Of Development

Author: Igor Smirnov
Editor: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1581122845
Size: 17,89 MB
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The study of the general development of children in infancy assumes special significance in connection with the reform of schools providing general education and vocational schools, and also in connection with the change to starting systematic study at the age of 6 years. One way of solving this problem may be to look for methods stimulating a more dynamic psycho-physiological development of infants. The assumption is that during the first months of life, when psychosomatic development proceeds more rapidly than in the adult, the study of the effect of environmental factors on the formation of sensitive periods in infancy, considering the fact that "... sensitive periods coincide absolutely with what we have called ... optimal learning times" (Vygotskii, 1956), is particularly interesting. As a result of comprehensive studies of the development of human psycho physiological functions the heterochronicity and non-uniformity of development of memory, attention and thinking mere discovered and the enormous importance of sensitive periods for the formation and development of man's structured mental functions as an integral system lasting throughout ontogeny became evident. Our psychologist D.H. Gizatulina, in an investigation on children of preschool age, convincingly demonstrated the presence of heterochronicity and non-uniformity of development of the mental functions in children of that age group. Basic stages of development of mental activity in infancy have been distinguished in psychology, and the great importance of development of sensomotor functions on subsequent formation of the higher mental functions of attention, memory and so on, have been shown by the work of authorities such as Kolarova, Zurba and Kistekovskaya. In the present work it is suggested that, considering that the prerequisites for the development of swimming abilities exist in children in infancy (swimming movements are present from the age of 11 days to 6 months) water is evidently the optimal environmental factor to facilitate the more active development of sensomotor functions. In this work investigations of the psychosomatic development of children of preschool age, who swam from the first days of life, were carried out and certain facts were obtained to confirm the view that the psycho physiological development of such children is accelerated.

Making Sense Of Secondary Science

Author: James Driver
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136773150
Size: 16,27 MB
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What ideas do children hold about the naturl world? How do these ideas affect their learning of science? When children begin secondary school they already have knowledge and ideas about many aspects of the natural world from their experiences both in primary classes and outside school. These ideas contribute to subsequent learning and research has shown that teaching is unlikely to be effective unless it takes learners' perspectives into account. Making Sense of Secondary Science: Research into Children's Ideas provides a concise, accessible summary of the research that has been done internationally in this area. The research findings are arranged in three main sections: life and living processes; materials and their properties; and physical processes. Much of this material has hitherto been difficult to access and its publication in this convenient form will be welcomed by all science teachers, both in initial training and in schools, who want to deepen their understanding of how their children think.