Gryphon House Releases Thrifty Teacher’s Guide to Creative Learning Centers

LEWISVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#centers–It’s a common dilemma in early childhood classrooms: how to provide new,
interesting learning experiences on a shoestring budget. Gryphon
House, Inc.
has released a book that will inspire teachers with easy
and affordable ways to breathe new life into preschool learning centers. Thrifty
Teacher’s Guide to Creative Learning Centers
pulls from the
decades’ worth of experience of authors Shelley Nicholson, PhD, and
Jessica Martinez.

Going beyond tips for sourcing found and recycled materials, Thrifty
Teacher’s Guide to Creative Learning Centers

uses color photos and simple instructions to explain how to
create new materials, integrate them into classroom learning centers,
how to get children started on using the materials, and how to scaffold
learning with open-ended questions.

“Many teachers struggle with providing fresh and engaging learning
materials for their classroom centers,” Nicholson
said. “In this book, we have compiled a multitude of ideas for helping
teachers spark new learning experiences for preschool children that have
been tested in our own classrooms and are based on best practices.”

Teacher’s Guide to Creative Learning Centers
will be widely
available June 1, 2017. The book is available for preorder now. To
request a free excerpt or e-galley copy, contact

ISBN 978-0-87659-695-1; 224 pp.; PB; Full Color; $29.95

About the Authors

, PhD, earned her PhD in curriculum and instruction,
specializing in early childhood education, from the University of Texas
(UT) at Austin. She serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of
Early Childhood Teacher Education. She conducts professional development
seminars for early childhood teachers and is the owner and director of
Nicholson Early Childhood Education Center, Inc., in Austin, Texas.

Jessica Martinez is the director of the Goddard School, a
preschool in Austin, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at

About Gryphon House, Inc.

House, Inc.,
is an award-winning publisher of resource books for
parents and teachers of children from birth through age eight. Filled
with developmentally appropriate and easy-to-use strategies, Gryphon
House books provide parents and teachers with the tools they need to
bring the joy of learning to young children.


Gryphon House, Inc.
Anna Wilmoth, 336-712-3480