|Series:||100 Ideas for the Early Years|
Children should reach the statutory early learning goals before the age of five. This book focuses on one of these goals - knowledge and understanding of the world. It contains one hundred practical and inspiring ideas for teachers to use in early years education.This book will be essential reading for any practitioner involv... read more
|Author:||Anita M. Hughes|
The treasure basket and heuristic play approach is astoundingly simple; by offering natural and household objects to babies and toddlers you can make a profound impact on their learning capabilities, encouraging concentration, exploration and intellectual development. Based on a wealth of research into how babies learn, ... read more
|Author:||Gunilla Dahlberg, Peter Moss & Alan Pence|
Since the first edition was published in 1999, Beyond Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care has established itself as one of the most important books in the early childhood field to have appeared in the last 10 years. Working with a range of critical perspectives and theories and an analysis of the world we live in to... read more
By drawing upon the 'Reggio approach', other post-structural theories and new thinking about democratic politics and power, this book sets out to explore the ethical and political dimensions of early childhood services. With governments worldwide looking for 'returns' through their 'investment' in services for children, the a... read more
The documentation of young children's learning plays a vital role in the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia. This leading edge approach to bringing record-keeping and assessment into the heart of young children's learning is envied and emulated by educators around the world. This unique, accessible and inspiring book is based upon ... read more
The Bulletin is dedicated to the Hungarian pediatrician, Dr Emmi Pikler. From the beginning, her goal was to promote the healthy development of the child. From the experience with her daughter, she knew that a child must not be stimulated to movement and to the game and that every detail in dealing with the child and his ... read more
|Author:||Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton|
This book provides an accessible introduction to the values and principles underlying the Reggio Approach to early years care and education. It demonstrates how practitioners in the United Kingdom have drawn inspiration from the Reggio Approach and developed their own practice in order to provide high quality experiences for ... read more
Peer Relationships in Early Childhood Education and Care brings together a wide range of perspectives and research locating young children's relationships in the context of socio-cultural theories and relational pedagogy.About the author:Margaret Kernan is a Senior Programme Manager in International Child Development Initiati... read more
|Author:||Mary D. Sheridan|
Based on the pioneering work of Mary D. Sheridan, Play in Early Childhood is a classic introductory text to play and development -- key topics for all those who work with young children. Updated for a contemporary audience and fully evidence-based, it explains how children's play develops and how they develop as they play. W... read more
|Author:||Angela Glenn, Jacquie Cousins & Alicia Holps|
Play is crucial to every child's development. Use these practical strategies to ensure all children benefit from learning through play. Includes: Short case studies that illustrate how strategies work in practice Practical, topical information on how to include all children in day-to-day activities Explanation of how di... read more
|Author:||Angela Glenn, Jacquie Cousins & Alicia Helps|
This book shows how different types of SEN can impact on a child's learning and what practitioners can do to help. Includes: photocopiable record sheets helpful explanations of responsibilities in relation to the Code of Practice and SENDA short case studies that illustrate how strategies work in practice.
|Author:||Rory McDowall Clark|
Childhood can only be understood in relation to the multitude of social factors which surround it. This accessible text explores children s place within society through an examination of the different contexts within which a child exists. It begins by looking at the child within the family then goes on to examine the child wi... read more
Why do children do the things they do? What can teachers do to manage it all? While there is not a simple method for understanding and managing all behaviors or all children, teachers can give young children the social and emotional tools needed to grow and thrive on their own. Developed and tested in the classroom, "Beyond B... 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