Welcome to the Tools of the Mind store.

This is the only place to find prop ideas, books and music curated by Tools staff. On this page you’ll find book recommendations for educators, parents and researchers interested in Tools of the Mind and self-regulation development.

The navigation panel to the left is organized to help Tools PreK and K teachers and administrators find some of the starter and consumable materials they need to implement Tools of the Mind, as well as inspiration to support children’s engagement in high-level make-believe play across many play themes, with prop and book suggestions to build children’s background knowledge and support dramatization. Parents and other educators interested in supporting make-believe play and self-regulation development will find some of these recommended books and prop-ideas helpful, too. Thanks for visiting our store!

Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded): How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

NutureShock: New Thinking About Children

Basics of Assessment: A Primer for Early Childhood Professionals

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Thought and Language – Revised Edition

KS2 Success Workbook: English

Brain Rules for Baby, The Whole-Brain Child, Mindsight 3 Books Collection Set

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation

Theories of Childhood, Second Edition: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky

Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded): 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

Vygotsky’s Educational Theory in Cultural Context (Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives)

Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn–and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less

The Autobiography of Alexander Luria: A Dialogue with The Making of Mind

Assessing and Guiding Young Children’s Development and Learning (5th Edition)

Scaffolding Children’s Learning: Vygotsky and Early Childhood Education