Author Jenny Roe has experience in both mainstream and special needs schools in Europe and New Zealand. This book is a fun and focused approach to teaching communication, language and literacy in an inclusive early years setting. The author provides a wide range of activities to encourage the development of children's key ski... read more
'Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton have been immersed in the field for many years and write authoritatively, with understanding and clarity. The book is thoroughly up to date and offers a useful reference source. This book is very welcome, it is accessible, readable and sound'. (Review of the first edition in "ReFocus", Journal ... read more
Have you ever wondered what the Reggio approach is all about, why it works, and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? This book will answer all your questions and more. It includes: an explanation of how the approach works in its original Italian home town, Reggio Emilia examples of how Reggio has ... read more
Discussing the role of observation in the early years environment, this title helps students and early years practitioners understand the principles and ethical guidelines of observation and assessment methods, and encourages them to take a critical stance on different observation methods. The content is linked to the main po... read more
This is an accessible coursebook for those specifically engaged in playwork and those on Childhood Studies programmes. Most recognize that play is good for children yet we are confused by the dangers we see in the wider environment and so often restrict children's natural opportunities to play. As a result children's play has... read more
A systematic introduction to research with young children, covering both qualitative and quantitative methods, and dealing with the specific challenges of working with young children and their families.
Proven tools and strategies for partnering with parents as an essential element in successful ECE programs.
|Series:||SUNY Series, Early Childhood Education: Inquiries and Insights S.|
This fascinating book presents the stories of infant/toddler caregivers and their work to illustrate the complexity of balancing relationships with babies, families, coworkers, and self, yet remaining emotionally present and mindfully engaged. Enid Elliot explores the inevitable tensions of working within these various re... read more
How should children feel about themselves and their learning? How do I know what children have learnt and how can I move them on? How can I ensure that resources are available for children to use actively and independently? In today's busy setting an understanding of child development sometimes gets overlooked, yet it lies a... read more
What do we mean when we use the word 'play' in terms of learning and development? This book argues that all play is purposeful. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum focuses on play as the prime mode of learning; this thought-provoking book clarifies what is required of practitioners.About the author:Sandra Smidt is a r... read more
This is a complete guide to this area the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), promoting a holistic approach and drawing on examples of good practice. "Knowledge and Understanding of the World" introduces this area of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to trainee and qualified early years professionals. Teaching knowledg... read more
This is a complete guide to supporting problem solving, reasoning and numeracy in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), promoting a holistic approach and exploring good practice. "Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy" introduces this area of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to trainee and qualified early years pr... read more
This is a complete guide to supporting physical development in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), promoting a holistic approach and drawing on examples of good practice. "Creative Development" introduces this area of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to trainee and qualified early years professionals. The creative... read more
|Author:||Wendy Lee and Margaret Carr|
Margaret Carr's seminal work on Learning Stories was first published by SAGE in 2001, and this widely acclaimed approach to assessment has since gained a huge international following. In this new book, the authors outline the philosophy behind Learning Stories and call on the latest findings from the research projects they ha... read more
For most of us, having a baby is the most profound, intense, and fascinating experience of our lives. Now scientists and philosophers are starting to appreciate babies, too. The last decade has witnessed a revolution in our understanding of infants and young children. Scientists used to believe that babies were irrational, an... read more
Infant specialist Magda Gerber shows parents her methods for raising a confident, self-motivated child.
Based on her decades of observing and working with children and their parents, Gerber's refreshing, "back-to-basics" approach works from the premise that each child is unique and should be allowed to develop at his or... read more
|Author:||Laura Davis and Janis Keyser|
Informative, inspiring, and enlightening, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be provides parents with the building blocks they need to discover their own parenting philosophy and develop effective parenting strategies.
Through in-depth information, practical suggestions, and many lively first-person stories, the authors ad... read more
This book provides an overview of early childhood development from birth to age eight. While all children develop differently according to inheritance and environment, there are patterns which help parents to know what milestones they might expect their children to reach - physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively, at... read more
|Author:||Robyn Crowe & Gill Connell Illustrated by Robyn Crowe|
Hours of fun, playing and learning in this essential guide for all parents, carers and educators of children from birth to 3 years.
This fantastic book makes the connection between movement, music, learning and play, with step by step activities, songs and games to play. It includes a 67 track CD of songs, chants and fi... read more