Effective Resources to Support Early Childhood Education
What makes Free Spirit early childhood books unique?
Written for children and to children. The words speak directly to toddlers and preschoolers about the feelings, routines, relationships, and experiences that are important to their lives.
Visually appealing. Each series has its own distinctive, colorful illustration style showing little ones in true-to-life situations at play and at work in home, childcare, and school settings.
Filled with diversity. We're committed to being inclusive and reaching all kids. Our books depict children of all races, a range of cultural backgrounds, varied family settings and configurations, and diverse physical traits and special needs.
Support for adults. Books from Free Spirit include background information, activities, strategies, tips, and resources to help teachers and parents reinforce the lessons children are learning.
Exceptional quality. Durability is a hallmark of every Free Spirit book. So is the quality of the content. Every book is grounded in educational research and focused on best practices. Our development process relies on feedback from child development specialists and early childhood educators.
Free Spirit Publishing Award-Winning Early Childhood Series
Praise for Free Spirit's Toddler Tools series: "Practical, positive tools for building and maintaining the positive care environment that toddlers need.”—Dr. Dan Gartrell, Ed.D., professor of Early Childhood Education, director of Child Development Training Program, Bemidji State University, "Guidance Matters" columnist in Young Children, the journal of NAEYC
Praise for Free Spirit's ParentSmart/KidHappy series: "ParentSmart/KidHappy is a lifesaver for any stressed parent (do you know one who isn't?) who wants to ease daily battles and raise an emotionally healthy child."—Dr. Michele Borba, author of No More Misbehavin' and Parents Do Make a Difference
Praise for author Alison Feigh's title, On Those Runaway Days: "A brilliant book that affirms children and takes away fear in a sometimes frightening world."—Patty Wetterling, cofounder, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center