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Children's art program franchise.

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Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages (Lab Series)
Susan Schwake"Susan Schwake's Art Lab for Kids is a well-thought-out guide, making it easy to introduce art into children's lives. Simple, clear explanations of technique, combined with inspiration from established artists, will enable children to feel successful and encouraged to explore art as a form of expression." - Rebecca Emberley, best-selling children's book author and illustrator"Art Lab for Kids will make a valuable contribution to the literature of children's creative art experiences for teachers and others who believe in the value of art in the education of all children. The activities are adaptable to learners of all levels and are highly creative and challenging while balancing the artistic process with the potential for a meaningful product. This book will be an important addition to our program in art teacher education." - Bill Haust, Chairman, Department of Art Education, Plymouth State University"Art Lab for Kids encourages all ages to be fearless in seeking and nurturing their creativity. With lessons, inspiration, and advice, Susan Schwake gives you the tools to find and explore your artistic side." - Kathreen Ricketson, found and editor of http://www.whipup.net and http://www.action-pack.comA refreshing source of ideas for creating fine art with children, Art Lab for Kids encourages the artist’s own voice, marks, and style. This fun and creative book features 52 fine art projects set into weekly lessons, beginning with drawing, moving through painting and printmaking, and then building to paper collage and mixed media. Each lesson features and relates to the work and style of a contemporary artist. Lisa Congdon, Megan Bogonovich, and Amy Rice are just a few of the artists included. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hand-on fine art experiences. The lessons in this book are open-ended to be explored over and over–with different results each time! Colorful photos illustrate how different people using the same lesson will yield different results, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist’s personal style. Art Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises.
Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture
Allison J. PughEven as they see their wages go down and their buying power decrease, many parents are still putting their kids' material desires first. These parents struggle with how to handle children's consumer wants, which continue unabated despite the economic downturn. And, indeed, parents and other adults continue to spend billions of dollars on children every year. Why do children seem to desire so much, so often, so soon, and why do parents capitulate so readily? To determine what forces lie behind the onslaught of Nintendo Wiis and Bratz dolls, Allison J. Pugh spent three years observing and interviewing children and their families. In Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture, Pugh teases out the complex factors that contribute to how we buy, from lunchroom conversations about Game Boys to the stark inequalities facing American children. Pugh finds that children's desires stem less from striving for status or falling victim to advertising than from their yearning to join the conversation at school or in the neighborhood. Most parents respond to children's need to belong by buying the particular goods and experiences that act as passports in children's social worlds, because they sympathize with their children's fear of being different from their peers. Even under financial constraints, families prioritize children "feeling normal". Pugh masterfully illuminates the surprising similarities in the fears and hopes of parents and children from vastly different social contexts, showing that while corporate marketing and materialism play a part in the commodification of childhood, at the heart of the matter is the desire to belong.
Working at Home While the Kids Are There, Too
Loriann Hoff OberlinEntrepreneur Loriann Oberlin shows readers how to successfully combine having a career and children through home-based employment. This book is a smart approach to business that allows a person to work while handling the duties of caring for the children. Through humor, advice and encouragement, Working at Home While the Kids are There, Too covers choosing a successful career, keeping the kids stimulated while getting the work done, and setting up budgets and space with limited resources.
Money Matters for Kids
Larry Burkett and K. Christie BowkerChildren need to be taught at a young age the importance of stewardship, but giving them financial advice that's too complex can overwhelm and discourage them. In Money Matters for Kids, financial author and teacher Larry Burkett provides fun and creative tools to help children understand and apply the biblical concept of stewardship. Contains jokes, puzzles, and other fun activities and exercises that make it easy for parents to teach children godly money management principles.
Your Kids Can Master Their Money: Fun Ways to Help Them Learn How (Focus on the Family Books)
Ron Blue, Judy Blue and Jeremy L. WhiteCurrent research tells us today's kids and teens don't know how to budget or spend wisely. They have purchasing influence, but they aren't prepared to handle money. Parents presume that their kids “get it” or that they are learning these skills in school. Yet kids still need parental guidance on how to manage money. Your Kids Can Master Their Money reveals key traits of financially wise people and gives parents tools to instill those traits in their children.
Children, Language, and Literacy: Diverse Learners in Diverse Times (Language & Literacy Series)
Celia Genishi and Anne Haas Dyson''Contemporary early childhood educators find themselves in contexts that are fundamentally inimical to the time-honored wisdom in our field. Children, Language, and Literacy speaks to all of us with a commitment to the very young and strengthens our collective resolve to work in increasingly more effective ways with children, families, and the next generation of teachers.'' -- Mary Renck Jalongo, Editor, Early Childhood Education Journal ''Genishi and Dyson animate sociocultural theories of language learning by inviting us into the intimacy of children's worlds. This book will become a treasure on the required reading lists for early childhood, ESOL, and language arts courses.'' -- JoBeth Allen, University of Georgia, Athens''If our standards-based economy requires us to make all children the same, to drain the joy out of learning, and to move lockstep through a set curriculum, we have forgotten what early childhood classrooms are all about. Genishi and Dyson remind us.'' -- Beth Graue, Interim Director, Wisconsin Center for Education Research''Celia Genishi and Anne Haas Dyson call on us to rethink children's language and literacy instruction in the changing and diverse landscape of U.S. education. That call must be answered, and they help us immensely understand how to do so.'' -- Eugene Garcia, Vice President, Education Partnerships, Arizona State UniversityIn their new collaboration, Celia Genishi and Anne Haas Dyson celebrate the genius of young children who are learning language and literacy in our diverse times. Despite burgeoning sociocultural diversity, many early childhood classrooms (pre-K to grade 2) offer a one-size-fits-all curriculum in which learning is too often assessed by standardized tests. In contrast, Genishi and Dyson proclaim diversity as the new norm. They feature stories of children whose language learning is impossible to standardize and teachers who do not follow scripts. These master teachers observe, informally assess, respond to, and grow with their students -- some of whom are rapid language learners and some of whom become speakers, readers, and writers at ''child speed.'' Much of this learning, regardless of tempo, is found within the language-rich contexts of play. Chapters focus on children's ways of communicating through varied modes, including the use of nonverbal expression; languages such as Spanish, English, and the variant of English known as African American Language; and multiple media. Throughout the text there is a resistance to labels such as ''at risk'' and a much-needed advocacy for child-sensible practices in a world where diversity is indeed the ''new norm.''
The Educated Franchisee: The How-To Book for Choosing a Winning Franchise, 2nd Edition
Rick BisioThere is nothing more expensive than ignorance -- let The Educated Franchisee serve as your guide for selecting a franchise that meets your needs! The Educated Franchisee will show you: -How to find a franchise that is right for you -How owning a franchise can create wealth -Where to find quality franchisors -What qualities franchisors look for -How to gather information from franchisees -How to make sure the franchise makes money -How to confidently select the best franchise -The five keys to success in owning a franchise
Is Your Business Right For Franchising?
Jr. Ralph MassettiThis book is written to offer would-be Franchisors the virtual experience and benefit of personally speaking with an expert Franchise Consultant about franchising their business. It provides straight-talk advice concerning every business and personal consideration which needs to be contemplated when deciding whether to franchise a business including: Whether your business is ready to franchise, Options for expanding your business, What to expect as a Franchisor, Introduction to the franchise development process, Branding and marketing for Franchisors, Other factors that impact your chances for success, Choosing a Franchise Developer, Sample Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC) and more. Ralph Massetti is President & CEO of The Franchise Builders, a franchise consulting, development, marketing and technology firm. He also holds a Bachelors and Master Degree in Business Administration, and is a candidate for the prestigious Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation.
Franchise Times Guide to Selecting, Buying & Owning a Franchise
Julie Bennett and Cheryl R. BabcockBuying a franchise can be a handy shortcut to the American dream of owning your own business. But there are dangerous pitfalls—and possible drawbacks to even the best franchise deals. Here, for every prospective franchisee, is authoritative advice from a trustworthy source. The experts of Franchise Times offer their picks of the top 200 franchises and 100 up-and-comers, complete with contact information, financial requirements, fees, and more. There are practical tips on everything from hiring and marketing to financing your franchise, leasing a retail space (or setting up a home office), and deciding if you should buy or run a franchise with your spouse. With anecdotes and advice from current franchisees and franchisors, this is a book every would-be entrepreneur should read before signing a contract.
The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and BuildLifelong Resilience
Martin E. P. SeligmanIn The Optimistic Child, Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman offers parents, teachers, and coaches a well-validated program to prevent depression in children. In a thirty-year study, Seligman and his colleagues discovered the link between pessimism -- dwelling on the most catastrophic cause of any setback -- and depression. Seligman shows adults how to teach children the skills of optimism that can help them combat depression, achieve more on the playing field and at school, and improve their physical health.As Seligman states in his new afterword for this edition, “Teaching children optimism is more, I realized, than just correcting pessimism . . . It is the creation of a positive strength, a sunny but solid future-mindedness that can be deployed throughout life -- not only to fight depression and to come back from failure, but also to be the foundation of success and vitality.”
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Address 1800 Robert Fulton Drive, Suite 205,
, Reston, VA 20191
Telephone703-860-6570
Web abrakadoodle.com
Email info@abrakadoodle.com
Type Franchise