Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Book Review

I was lucky enough to get a request from Gryphon House to review the book Family Child Care Basics: Advice, Activities, and Information to Create a Professional Program by Jennifer Karnopp.

This book was an easy read, giving a nice overview of what you need to get a Family Home Child Care going. I loved the ideas for setting up the home and outdoor space. Ms Karnopp did a nice job with outlining how to set up a daily schedule, implement a curriculum, and even forms you could use. She even has a nice, compact child development checklist/overview to give providers a quick review on what to expect at each stage. It was easy to read and even easier to understand and put into action immediately.

What I really enjoyed was the plentiful amount of activities she outlines. There was something for every stage and age. There was even some new ideas I hadn't heard of, so I am excited to do them with the kids.

Overall, Family Child Care Basics by Jennifer Karnopp is a great book for the new or experienced provider, giving up to date and informative information. It was an easy and enjoyable read.

For more information on this book or other great books like it visit the Gryphon House website.

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