Professional Development Trainer Network - Professional Development Instructors and Educators - Teaching Strategies, LLC

The Creative Curriuclum LearningGames Guides

How To Order

A Home Visitor's Guide to The Creative Curriculum® LearningGames®

English   |   Item #: 1577

Price: $39.95

In Stock

Using The Creative Curriculum® LearningGames® With Families: A Teacher's Guide

English   |   Item #: 1560

Price: $39.95

In Stock

Questions? Call 800.637.3652  |  E-mail Customer Solutions  |  Visit Our Help Page

Recommended With:

Product Overview

Using The Creative Curriculum® LearningGames® With Families: A Teacher's Guide

This companion resource to our award-winning LearningGames series gives teachers practical guidance for

  • communicating and building positive relationships with families
  • establishing a system for collecting observations and creating children’s portfolios
  • selecting LearningGames activities for individual children on the basis of their skills, abilities, and interests

Includes helpful handouts for families that explain child development and offer strategies for promoting their children’s learning through play.

Includes: 68 pages, paperback

A Home Visitor’s Guide to The Creative Curriculum LearningGames

This companion to our award-winning LearningGames series gives home visitors practical strategies for helping families understand child development, learn about their children through observation, and respond effectively to promote their children’s learning during play. It offers practical guidance on

  • selecting LearningGames activities for individual children and using them with children and families
  • communicating and building meaningful relationships with families
  • understanding the influence of culture in home visitors’ work
  • supporting family–child relationships

Includes helpful handouts for families that describe child development during the first 5 years of life.

Includes: 72 pages, paperback


Diane Trister Dodge
Diane Trister Dodge, MS, is the founder of Teaching Strategies, LLC. She is the lead author of The Creative Curriculum® and many other Teaching Strategies resources. She has been a preschool and kindergarten teacher; served as the education coordinator for Head Start and child care programs in Mississippi and Washington, D.C.; and directed national projects in education and human services. Diane served on the Governing Board of NAEYC (1990–1994) and the Center for the Child Care Workforce (1995–2002), and was a member of the D.C. Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Early Childhood Development (1984–2009). In 2004, she received the Bank Street College Alumni Association Recognition Award for outstanding accomplishments in the field of education. In 2010, Diane was inducted into the Association of Educational Publishers Hall of Fame for her lifetime contributions to education.

Kai-leé Berke

Kai-leé Berke is the CEO of Teaching Strategies, the leading provider of early childhood solutions for programs serving children from birth through third grade. She is a lifelong early childhood educator, having taught and cared for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners in public, private, and Department of Defense programs.

Prior to her appointment as CEO, she held roles as Teaching Strategies’ Vice President of Curriculum and Assessment, Chief Product Officer and Chief Academic Officer, during which time she co-authored many of Teaching Strategies’ most impactful solutions, including the GOLD® assessment system, The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos, and The Creative Curriculum® for Kindergarten (in press).


Joseph Sparling Joseph Sparling, Ph.D., an early childhood educator and former teacher and principal, is the first author of The Creative Curriculum® LearningGames®, Partners for Learning, and Conversation Books, educational resources that have been used widely in the United States. He is a Fellow of the Frank Porter Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Research Professor at Georgetown University. In addition to his work in the United States, Dr. Sparling has developed curriculum and provided training and intervention services for orphanages in Romania.


Susan Mistrett

Look Inside
Look Inside
Look Inside
Look Inside