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Roberta Newman offers a wide variety of books and resources to promote the development of quality programs and well prepared staff.
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Communication Connections School-Age Activity Pack

Communication is the basis for human interactions and relationships. Use the 100+ activities in Communication Connections to help children learn and develop effective communication skills. Activities are organized into eight categories:

   1. Get Moving
   2. Get Good at Doing Things
   3. Get to Know Yourself
   4. Get Creative
   5. Get Together
   6. Work With Rules, Limits, & Boundaries
   7. Do Things That Matter
   8. Club & Special Event Ideas

With Communication Connections, children invent new languages, design greeting cards, discover how animals communicate, as well as create a talk show. Children improve communication skills through group games and discussions, arts and crafts, and more. Investigating cryptology, practicing good telephone manners, and telling a story with pictures adds to the fun of learning successful communication skills. Resource guide with implementation tips is also included. Meets National AfterSchool Association Standards.


Roberta L. Newman
Over 100 Activities - $14.00
Get Fit School-Age Activity Pack

Get active and stay fit!

Help children make choices that help them live a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Use the 100+ activities in Get Fit to help children get active and stay fit. Activities are organized into eight categories:

  
    1.Get Moving

    2.Get Good at Doing Things
    3.Get to Know Yourself
    4.Get Creative
    5.Get Together
    6.Work With Rules, Limits, & Boundaries
    7.Do Things That Matter
   
8.Club & Special Event Ideas
With Get Fit, children learn the strategies to build a foundation for a lifetime of good health. Setting fitness goals, designing a sports collage, and playing a variety of games motivates children to get active and stay fit. Children focus their physical energy through group games and discussions, arts and crafts, and relay races as they develop strength and stamina. Resource guide with implementation tips is also included. Written by renowned afterschool professional Roberta L. Newman, this pack meets National AfterSchool Association Standards.

Roberta L. Newman
Over 100 Activities - $14.00
Dollars and Kid Sense School-Age Activity Pack

Money management made fun!

Help children become savvy money managers with the 100+ activities in Dollars and Kid Sense. Games and activities investigate money management: earning it, saving it, spending it, growing it, and sharing it with others. Activities are organized into eight categories:


   1.Get Moving
   2.Get Good at Doing Things
   3.Get to Know Yourself
   4.Get Creative
   5.Get Together
   6.Work With Rules, Limits, & Boundaries
   7.Do Things That Matter
   8.Club & Special Event Ideas


Dollars and Kid Sense explores banking procedures, setting money goals, making a personal budget, as well as how money is made. Children discover money essentials through group games and discussions, arts and crafts, and more. Planning a fantasy vacation, learning about money symbols, playing a bank relay, and answering the question of “What would you do with a million dollars?” are just a few of the exciting activities inside. Resource guide with implementation tips is also included. Written by renowned afterschool professional Roberta L. Newman, this pack meets National AfterSchool Association Standards.

Roberta L. Newman
Over 100 Activities - $14.00
I.D.E.A.'s.....Integrated Developmental Enhancement Activities - Creating Successful Out-of-School Experiences in Programs for Older School-Age Children and Youth

I.D.E.A.'s presents a systematic, practical approach for linking program experiences to the seven developmental needs of early adolescence. This program planning guide uses research on developmental needs and successful programs conducted at the Center for Early Adolescence at the University of North Carolina as a point of departure. The unique I.D.E.A.'s planning guide is designed to help staff work with youth to weave the developmental needs into an ongoing, integrated, balanced program of after school experiences. The guide is packed with useful tools and information:

    --  Exploration of the seven developmental needs of early adolescence and implications for 
        program design and implementation
    --  Template of the I.D.E.A.'s planning model for use in planning your own program experiences
    --  Supplementary planning forms, tools and implementation strategies
    --  Seven sample program experience modules based on the I.D.E.A.'s planning model. Tips for
        using the modules in your program and suggested material to support each module.
    --  Tips for creating a workable program infrastructure to support I.D.E.A.'s programming
        (essential ingredients, flexible program schedules, creating environments, using community
        resources)
    --  Tips for defining staff roles for the I.D.E.A.'s approach (Guiding, supporting and encouraging
        healthy, balanced, individual growth and development; nurturing interests, abilities and
        talents; maintaining a balance between staff initiated and youth initiated activities; involving
        youth in program planning and implementation)
    --  Tips for building relationships with parents of middle school children and youth
    --  Resource list
    --  Materials checklists, linking suggested materials to the seven developmental needs
    --  Sample middle school-age child care checklist for parents
    --  And much more!

Roberta L. Newman
205 pages - $26.95

Creating Portfolios with Kids in Out-of-School Programs - IDEAs for Communicating with Parents and Enhancing Program Quality

In this book, Roberta gives staff new tools for tuning in to the needs and interests of school-age children. Currently being used in a number of colleges and statewide professional development systems, the book includes:
    
Developmental Checklists for three age groups
Guidelines to conduct and document observations
Tips for collecting representative items for Portfolios
Ideas for sharing Portfolios with parents
A supplementary section that provides examples of completed Developmental Checklists and Portfolio items
Roberta L. Newman
129 pages - $16.95
Music for everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!
Connect With Music - IDEAs for Creating Music Experiences With Kids in Out-of-School Programs

Think you're not a musician? Think again!! This new book offers over 70 activities for discovering your inner musician and sharing the spirit of music with kids. It gives dozens of fresh ideas for bringing music alive in your program - ideas for creating an exciting music clubhouse where kids can use their imaginations to create their own tunes, make musical sculptures, and take off with improvisations! You'll learn how to weave music into your program by creating musical links to learning in art, science and writing and use music to foster self-development and diversity.
Includes an extensive list of available resources.
            

Roberta L. Newman
172 pages - $26.95

Helping Children and Youth with ADD Succeed in After-School Programs---A Guide for Program Directors and Staff

Understanding, managing and responding to individual differences in a group setting is one of the primary challenges facing after school programs. This challenge becomes heightened when children and youth with ADD are enrolled in programs. Hundreds of current resources help staff work with individual children and youth with ADD - at home or at school. FINALLY....THERE IS A UNIQUE RESOURCE - DESIGNED ESPECIALLY TO HELP AFTER-SCHOOL STAFF WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH ADD IN INFORMAL GROUP SETTINGS.
  
          


Roberta L. Newman
138 pages - $29.95
Second Edition.
Building Relationships with Parents and Families in School-Age Programs  Resources for Staff Training and Program Planning (2nd Edition, Revised)

"Strong, positive, cooperative relationships with parents and families are at the heart of quality programs for school-age children and youth. Unfortunately, positive relationships with parents and families are not always easy to achieve because parents, like children, have widely varying personalities; some easier to reach than others.....Staff who are successful in building positive relationships begin by recognizing the importance of accepting parents as the most important people in the children's lives, regardless of differences among them."
-----from the Introduction
In this text, school-age care directors and staff will find both staff training activities and tools and tips for working with the parents or family members of the children coming to their programs. Divided into three sections, the book offers guidelines on:
Reaching Out to Parents as Partners (Staff Training Activities for Your Program)
Assessing the Needs, Interests and Concerns of Parents (Tools to Use in Your Program)
Making Connections with Parents (Tip Sheets for You and Your Program Staff)
These guidelines are offered with the goal of unleashing many creative approaches toward building positive relationships with parents and families in school-age programs.


Roberta L. Newman
130 Pages - $29.95
Training New After-School Staff ---Welcome to the World of School-Age Care!  is a response to the many requests the author received from school-age care directors across the country for a basic training guide for new employees. The book is designed as a tool for school-age care directors who want to provide new staff with important information and ideas for carrying out their responsibilities, but who have limited resources and time to devote to staff training. The topics explored in this handbook reflect what directors want staff to know about:
    --understanding and responding to children's needs, interests and concerns
    --building positive relationships with children
    --planning for a successful first day
    --providing safe, effective supervision
    --developing and maintaining effective program rules and limits
    --planning and implementing activities children will enjoy
    --managing conflicts among children and much more..........
Great for self study or trainer led sessions, Training New After-School Staff offers a variety of ways to facilitate training. Each section of the handbook provides interactive questions and scenarios which staff can work through independently, along with an Answer Guide that provides possible answers and ideas for responding to scenarios. New after-school staff members will be able to quickly acclimate to their new job with the tools they need to be responsible and nurturing caregivers of school-age children. The book will become a personal journal that supports professional development.
              

Roberta L. Newman
64 pages - $18.95
What causes ADD?
What are the warning signs of ADD?
When should someone be referred for evaluation of ADD?
What type of diagnostic assessment is needed when ADD is suspected?
What are the best treatments for ADD?
What kind of information will I get from reading Pay Attention!?

Craig B. Liden, M.D.
Jane E. Reck, M.S.
Mary K. Wolowicz, M.Ed.
Roberta L. Newman, M.A.

220 Pages - $ 24.95
Breakthrough to Quality....
By Roberta L. Newman

A series of articles and training resources from a national leader in out-of-school time.

Roberta L. Newman is an experienced after-school professional and nationally recognized speaker, trainer, and author of books and videos on after-school care and related topics. Each article, when purchased, can be reproduced in newsletters both in print and on the web. Each article ends with a Training Resource that can be used as an effective basis for staff training.
By clicking on any of the titles below you will be taken to a brief description of that article and have the option of purchasing it. Individual articles are $60.00 ea. The articles you purchase will be delivered to your email address as Microsoft Word documents.
General Series I:

1.    Making a Place for Every Child and Youth
2.    Helping Kids Live by the Rules in After-School Programs
3.    Bonding with Parents to Benefit Youth
4.    After-School Care: Are You the Right Match for the Job?
5.    When a Job Becomes a Profession - The Ten C’s of Professionalism
6.    Creating Portfolios with School-Age Kids to Bring Out Their Best
7.    Coping with Conflicts in After-School Programs
8.    Creating Successful Clubs with Older Kids
9.    Connect with Music - Connect with Kids
10.  Tapping in to the Magical Rhythms of Summer
11.  Taking Indoor Activities Outside for Maximum Summer Fun
12.  Get Ready, Get Set Go - Making the Transition from Summer to Fall

13.  Motivating Staff for Quality -
Free with purchase of any other article
                                                                                       NOTE COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
Copyright © 2008 by Roberta L. Newman.  Authorized Purchasers of these articles may publish the articles for use in the Purchasers' programs, organizations, or agency newsletters either in print or on the Purchasers' restricted access website.  Authorized Purchasers may also publish the articles as  handouts for training sessions provided by the Purchasers' organizations or agencies. All other uses are prohibited.  No part of this article including the copyright notice may be altered without written permission from the author. Publishing Rights are not transferable.
Leave No CHILDHOOD Behind!
In response to the No Child Left Behind Act that emphasizes academic achievement in programs, this 11x17 poster lists both academic as well as other developmental learning opportunities for quality after-school programs. It lists qualities like:
Fun with friends
Healthy, attractive environments
Joy, smiles and laughter
Active play
Time and space to dream
It can be posted in the program as a mission statement, given to funders, parents and other program advocates. You might want to send copies to your legislators.


Roberta L. Newman
11 X 17 Poster
Sold in sets of six - $12.00 per set

Package and Volume Pricing
Several Packages are available:

Package 1
A set of three Activity Packs -                      Price-     $ 42.00
                                                      


Package 2
A set of three Activity Packs and one copy of
IDEAs-Integrated Developmental Enhancement Activities
                                                                              Price-     $ 59.50
                                                    

Package 3
20 sets of three Activity Packs and 20 copies of
IDEAs-Integrated Developmental Enhancement Activities
                                                                      Price-      $ 53.50/set
                          Total Package Price for 20 sets -  $ 1,070.00           
                          

Package 4
40 sets of three Activity Packs and 40 copies of
IDEAs-Integrated Developmental Enhancement Activities
                                                                      Price-       $ 47.50/set
                           Total Package Price for 40 sets -  $ 1,900.00                             
                          
Volume discounts are available on all products. Email or call (757) 331-3151 with your specific request.
Solution Graphics
All 13 Articles -  $600.00  
 
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Series:
1.   Understanding the Characteristics and Challenges of Children and
          Youth with Attention Deficit Disorder
2.   How Personal Uniqueness Interacts with ADD
3.   The Potential for a Mismatch between Program Expectations and the
           Capabilities of Children and Youth with ADD
4.    Planning Environments and Activities That Help Children and
          Youth with ADD Have Successful After-School Experiences
5.    Helping Children and Youth with ADD Monitor and Manage Their Own
           Behavior and Establish Positive Relationships After-School




These articles are available at $60.00 each if purchased individually or all five for $265.00 (a $35.00 savings)
All 5 Articles
 
 
 
 
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