For over 30 years, Gryphon House, Inc. has been a leader in early childhood care and education with a full line of books for infants, toddlers, and young children. With works from some of the most influential early childhood development authors, we provide advice and teaching ideas for parents and educators. Our books aim to nurture the developmental growth of children with thoroughly researched and insightful activities and resources. Topics range from math books for toddlers to make math easier to learn to books for preschoolers to create a new enthusiasm for learning.
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder is growing tremendously in early childhood classrooms. Our new resources offer educators support and easy strategies for effectively working with students with ASD and pervasive developmental disorders.
Children develop at different speeds. They also grow in spurts, with some periods of rapid development alternating with other times when they don't seem to change as quickly. For those reasons, these age groupings are approximate and are only suggestions.
Tricia Shelton has been an early childhood educator for 17 years. During that time, she taught first and third grades and served as an elementary school principal. Considering herself a life-long learner, Dr. Shelton holds a Master’s Degree in Education and a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Her research interests include teacher attitudes and inclusion of students with ASD. To assist local organizations in efforts to provide inclusive environments for youth with ASD, Dr. Shelton has volunteered as an autism consultant with several local community organizations. She was a 2014 finalist of the Pennsylvania Autism Connection Temple Grandin Award. Dr. Shelton has published with the Keystone State Reading Association (KSRA). Her article, Supporting Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Inclusive Literacy Classrooms, was featured in the 2012 Spring/Summer issue of the professional journal, Pennsylvania Reads. Her research was presented at the 2012 Pennsylvania National Association of Multicultural Education (PA-NAME) conference at Millersville University, the 2013 Eastern Education Research Association (EERA) conference in Sarasota, Florida, and the 2014 National Autism Conference at the Pennsylvania State University.
If you are a teacher, caregiver, or mentor looking for the right toddler curriculum books, preschool teacher resource books, and more, Gryphon House’s expansive library is the place for fun, engaging activities to help kids enjoy learning while building social and emotional development. Our teacher resource books will improve how you educate young, developing minds.
Gryphon House, Inc. is also a resource for books for parents with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary students. Our books for infants make it easier to promote proper cognitive and social-emotional growth in your child. We have books on helpful activities to do with babies, books for preschoolers on art, and other parental resources to assist with early development and prepare kids for school and success ahead.
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